The recession continues to bite around the world and there has been a version of the double-dip in the KM world too. For the second year running there has been very little to work with and that affects the KM UK Awards too.
Last year’s pessimism proved very much unfounded, but the unexpected success at the Olympics by Team GB (and those from Northern Ireland that wanted to join in) has meant the availability of medals has dropped significantly. We were very nearly forced to just use ribbons left over from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as awards. Luckily there were a lot unsold “I ♡ UK” souvenir teddy bears left over from the tourist traps outside the Olympic park so we have combined the two to create a very unique award: the “I ♡ KM UK” teddy bear 2013. We’re calling him ‘RichE’ in honour of our fearless leader, it seems very appropriate. Trust us, all the big awards ceremonies like the forthcoming BAFTAs and Oscars (we’ve beaten them again!) will now be kicking themselves for not thinking of this. Look out for the BearFTAs and Bears next year
Kathryn’s film work during 2012 did not/will not see the light of day until this year, making it ineligible for the awards until next year. It’s going to make the 2013 awards tricky to say the least. 2014 should be in much better shape.
Due to budget constraints we can’t afford a big Hugh Jackman-style song and dance number. Or a collection of Ricky Gervais put downs. We can’t even put enough pennies together for Beyonce to mime over the Cold Case theme tune. We will not lower ourselves to using the latest X Factor oxygen thief, which we probably can afford. Instead please just watch a few minutes of Pierce Brosnan singing in Mamma Mia! (their exclamation mark) as it sets the (lack of) tone Don’t make the mistake of trying Piers Morgan *spit* instead. We don’t want him back! Off we go…
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The ladies at the Fabulous After 40 website are giving away a copy of the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie The Sweeter Side Of Life on DVD.
This is not a normal commercial DVD but a “screener” disc to be delivered prior to the film airing on the 19th of January (two weeks from today). The sort of thing the press might receive for review purposes. If you win the “sweepstake” you could get to see the film before the première broadcast. Exciting!
Plus, with the DVD will be a copy of the film’s co-writer/producer/director Michael Damian’s new single Rock My Heart, which will feature on the soundtrack of the film and probably the film’s soundtrack album.
All you need to do is visit the site, enter your name and email address, and click submit. We should warn you that there does not appear to be any direct feedback that your submission has been accepted, it just sends you back to the site’s homepage. You will receive a confirmation email though. Entries must be in by 12 noon EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the 9th of January 2013. That’s 5pm GMT on Tuesday.
Here’s a small timer showing the time left until the competition closes:
Note that the competition rules state that it is not open to anyone outside of North America. Presumably this is due to an unwillingness to post internationally. Perhaps some of our American and Canadian friends can volunteer to accept deliveries on behalf of those of us not in North America in the event of one of us foreigners winning.
Update (9 January 2013): The competition is closed and the page is no longer available.
It’s difficult to believe that it this has come around again so quickly. It only seems like a few weeks ago that we opened the first “door” of the 2011 KM UK advent calendar. It wasn’t of course
Each year we have a theme for the images that are unveiled on a daily basis. Last year it was based around Kathryn’s many hair styles from her work on both big and small screens. So what will we be using for 2012?
Whether it was alongside the new HD Cold Case screencaps, a look back at a recent movie project or an exclusive peek at a brand new one, a particular type of image has cropped up on a regular basis across the large number of posts in the past twelve months.
Yes, the KM UK advent calendar for 2012 is all about “On Set”. Assuming it doesn’t get forgotten, starting tomorrow (1st December 2012) a new photo will be revealed each day. Where possible we’ve gone for images that relate, albeit very slightly in most cases, to the things this festive time should be about: family and fun. Enjoy.
The advent calendar is now available in the Gallery. A direct link has been added to the main menu on the right.
Inspired by last week’s posting of about an interview and chat with Kathryn, I was wondering what would you say?
As a quick reminder: reporting for the Pass The Remote website back in 2007, LillyKat attended a special screening of Resurrecting The Champ. After showing the film there was a Q&A session with several key people, including Kathryn, from the project. LillyKat was able to ask Kathryn some questions about the film, the character she played and her return to the big screen.
After the after LillyKat was got a chance to talk one-on-one with Kathryn and ask her some more questions. You can read the two-part article LillyKat wrote about the experience starting HERE.
If you were in the same two situations what would you ask Kathryn? Is there a question you have about Resurrecting The Champ or Kathryn’s character Joyce? Can you think of a way that you would explore those points further in a later one-on-one? Perhaps this would give you a chance to talk more about Kathryn’s wider body of work. Remember that this is 2007 so season 5 of Cold Case is just about to start airing, and Cougars, Inc. or Moneyball do not exist yet.
Please leave your ideas in the comments below, mentioning whether each question would fit in to the Q&A or the 1-on-1. Let’s keep the understandable fan-boy/girl gushing to a minimum and treat it like you are a proper reporter preparing an article for a newspaper or website.
Who knows, maybe one day we’ll be able to put some of your questions to Kathryn herself.