Multi-Platform Rollout For Disney's “Camp Rock”
DISNEY CHANNEL AND SKY MOVIES TO SHOWCASE AN UNPRECEDENTED MULTI-PLATFORM ROLLOUT FOR DISNEY'S “CAMP ROCK”, A MUSIC AND DANCE-FILLED DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE
BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (6.30pm)
-- “Camp Rock” Soundtrack and DVD Debuts Also Set --
In an unprecedented, far-reaching multi-platform rollout, Disney Channel and SKY MOVIES today announced Disney's ‘Camp Rock,’ a celebratory, song and dance-filled Disney Channel Original Movie for kids and families, will premiere across the two platforms.
In making the announcement, Melissa Dixon, General Manager, Disney Channels Australia and New Zealand said, “Following the extremely successful launch in the U.S, we are thrilled to premiere “Camp Rock” on Disney Channel and partner with SKY MOVIES to present this highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie”.
Starring Platinum-certified Hollywood Records recording artists and US Radio Disney chart-toppers Jonas Brothers (Joe, Kevin and Nick) and singer/songwriter/actress Demi Lovato (of US Disney Channel's ’As the Bell Rings’), "Camp Rock" is the story of a talented yet unsure teen who yearns to share her songs with the world, and a tempestuous young superstar who's lost his passion for music and is sent packing by his band mates. Together, at a camp for aspiring young music artists, they learn to believe in themselves and to value the freedom to be who they really want to be.
Also starring are Alyson Stoner (‘Cheaper by the Dozen’), Meaghan Jette Martin, Anna Maria Perez de Taglé (of Disney Channel's ’Hannah Montana’); Jasmine Richards (‘Naturally Sadie’), Maria Canals-Barrera (of Disney Channel's ‘Wizard of Waverly Place’), Daniel Fathers, Roshon Fegan, Jordan Francis and screenwriter/actress Julie Brown.
The premiere schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 26 – premiere on Disney Channel New Zealand at 6.30pm
Saturday, September 27 – premiere on SKY Movies and simulcast on SKY Movies HD at 5.00pm and time shifted repeat on SKY Movies 2 at 7.00pm.
The encore roll-out schedule is as follows:
Sunday, September 28 – encore on SKY Movies and simulcast on SKY Movies HD at 8:00am and time shifted repeat on SKY Movies 2 at 10:00am
Sunday, September 28 – encore on Disney Channel New Zealand at 8.00pm
The “Camp Rock” soundtrack CD and 2-disc Collectors Edition soundtrack are released on September 8 on Walt Disney Records via EMI Music New Zealand. Then, from 10 December “Camp Rock” is available to own on Disney DVD including an exclusive never-before-seen music scene in an Extended Edition, as well as packed full of other bonus features, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. “Camp Rock” will have its free to air premiere in late 2008 on TV2.
The movie was written by Regina Hicks (‘Girlfriends’) and Karin Gist (Disney Channel's ‘Jump In!’) and Julie Brown (‘Medusa Dare to be Truthful’) and Paul Brown. The director is Matthew Diamond (‘Great Performances: Dance inAmerica’) and the cinematographer is Dean Cundey (‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit‘, ‘Jurassic Park’). Emmy Award winner Alan Sacks (‘Welcome Back, Kotter’, ’The Color of Friendship’) is the executive producer. Kevin Lafferty (‘Twitches’, ‘Twitches Too’, ‘Jump In!’) is the producer.