I am headed to Los Angeles, California for Disney’s Queen of Katwe movie premiere soon! Follow along with Honey + Lime as we pre-screen the film, navigate the red carpet, interview the cast, and as a bonus, tour the sets of a few awesome ABC TV shows!
What are the odds that Honey + Lime is invited to the Disney’s Queen of Katwe movie premiere? A beautiful, uniquely diverse, and inspiring film set in Katwe, Kampala, Uganda, Queen of Katwe tells the story of the life of a young female chess prodigy and her quest to become a Grandmaster, this highest title that a chess player can attain. Yes, yes, I will be heading to Los Angeles with 24 other online influencers to attend the festivities and take in all of the awe inspiring moments. Y’all, I am so excited!
5 Amazing Things I’ll Be Doing In LA for Disney’s Queen of Katwe Movie Premiere!
1. Pre-screen the movie, Disney’s Queen of Katwe
We’ll head to Walt Disney Studios to preview Queen of Katwe and chat with African American Disney Resources Group at the reception after the film.
2. Interview cast members at the Queen of Katwe movie press day
This is probably one of the best parts of the trip! We are so lucky to be able to interview real life film inspirations Phiona Mutesi & Robert Katende, actors Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, and hopefully but not yet confirmed, Director Mira Nair will have the chance to stop by.
3. Attend the Queen of Katwe premiere at El Capitan Theatre
The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will be the host of the Queen of Katwe movie premiere, and I couldn’t be more excited! This theater is where all of the big movie premieres happen – we’ll get to walk the red carpet with actors, movie directors and other celebrity guests, as well as watch the movie once again along with all of them. It’s pretty neat to know that you watched a film with the actual cast who’s in it!
4. Attend a star studded movie premiere after party at the Hard Rock Cafe
Once the movie is over, everyone heads to the after party, which will be held at the hard Rock Cafe this year. Lots of magic happens at these after parties, all of the attendants of the premiere will stop by. I NEED a photo with Lupita Nyong’o!
5. Visit CBS and ABC studios for exclusive set visits of ABC TV shows The Middle, American Housewife, and Once Upon A Time
We are also visiting a few different studios to see some of ABC’s hottest TV shows in action. We will get exclusive behind the scenes access to The Middle, American Housewife, and Once Upon A Time. Also, we’re being treated to a sneak Preview of the Once Upon a Time Season 6 Premiere, “The Savior,” which will be followed by a Q&A with co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
Follow along with #QueenofKatweEvent, 9/19 – 9/21!
This trip is going to be so amazing, I can’t wait to share it with you all! Follow along from Monday September 19 – Wednesday, September 21, we’ll be in Los Angeles using the #QueenofKatweEvent hashtag on all social channels, as well as #ABCTVEvent, #TheMiddle #OnceUponATime, and #AmericanHousewife as we cover those portions of the trip.
Disney’s Queen of Katwe – In theaters September 30th!
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I am attending a press trip courtesy of Disney. Travel, lodging and other logistics are provided, opinions are those of Honey + Lime.
Yay! I’ve never been to the after party before so I’m kind of nervous haha It’s going to be so much fun, can’t wait to see you!
See you there Deanna. It’s going to be lots of fun.
Yes, it truly is!