Family Channel Makes a Splash With the Premiere of Teen Beach Movie on July 19

Family Channel Makes a Splash With the Premiere of Teen Beach Movie on July 19 
TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Family Channel rides the tide into summer 
with the highly anticipated premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen 
Beach Movie. Debuting Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, day and date with 
Disney Channel in the U.S., the modern take on classic beach party films 
features Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, R5) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters) as 
surfing sweethearts Brady and McKenzie. Immediately following the epic event, 
viewers will be treated to an exclusive first look of the new Disney Channel 
series Liv and Maddie, which premieres on Family Channel this fall. 
Getting stuck in a movie is no day at the beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie 
who, while riding the final wave of summer, are mysteriously transported into 
Brady's favourite classic beach party film, "Wet Side Story." There, the 
couple find themselves back in the 1960s in the middle of a rivalry between 
the surfers and the bikers for control of the beach hangout - and everyone 
spontaneously breaks into song and dance. While attempting to return to 
present day, Brady and McKenzie accidentally alter the movie's romantic 
storyline causing handsome surfer, Tanner, to fall for McKenzie and biker 
girl, Lela, to swoon over Brady. They need to hatch a plan to get the story 
back on track or they could be stuck in the movie, and the '60s, forever! 
Fans can catch a wave to to learn about their favourite charaters 
and play a variety of beach-themed games that will continue to pop up all 
summer long. Teen Beach Movie will be available on Family OnDemand beginning 
July 20. 
The party continues with a special sneak preview of the new comedy series Liv 
and Maddie immediately following the movie. Newcomer Dove Cameron stars as 
identical twins Liv, a popular television star whose hit show has just 
finished its run, and Maddie, an outstanding student and school basketball 
phenomenon. Maddie's rising popularity at their Wisconsin high school is 
stifled when Liv makes a triumphant return from filming. 
Teen Beach Movie also stars Grace Phipps (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) as 
Lela; Garrett Clayton as Tanner; John Deluca as Butchy; Chrissie Fit (General 
Hospital) as Cheechee; Kevin Chamberlin (Jessie) as Dr. Fusion; and Steve 
Valentine (Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, I'm In The Band) as Les 
In advance of the premiere, Teen Beach Movie's soundtrack, featuring 12 songs 
influenced by surf rock, Motown R&B, rockabilly and pop, will be available 
from Universal Music Canada for pre-sale beginning today on iTunes and sold in 
stores nationally beginning Tuesday, July 16. Acclaimed songwriters and 
producers contributing to the record include Antonina Armato & Tim James, 
Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman, David Lawrence & Faye Greenberg, 
Ali Dee, Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan and Nikki Leonti. 
The writers of Teen Beach Movie are Vince Marcello and Mark Landry (Zombie 
Prom) and Robert Horn (Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure). The movie is directed by 
DGA-nominated Jeffrey Hornaday (Geek Charming, choreographer of A Chorus Line, 
Flashdance) who also choreographed with Chris Scott (Lemonade Mouth, Step Up 
4, So You Think You Can Dance). David Buelow (Bring It On: Fight to the 
Finish) serves as executive producer with Robert F. Phillips (Teen Spirit, 
Valkyrie) as producer. Teen Beach Movie is a production of Rainforest 
Productions, LLC. 
Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in 
family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across 
Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience 
for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large 
portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family 
OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and 
Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available 
at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series plus top-rated 
Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us 
Family Channel is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX: 
ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several 
of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home 
advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in 
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant 
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additional information please contact Joanna Landsberg at  416-956-8547 
SOURCE: Family Channel 
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