First, I would like to thank all of you who have been with me since my very first press trip with Walt Disney Studios for the Strange Magic Event. Since then, God has blessed me with so many exciting experiences that have been beyond my imagination.
This month, I was surprised by an invite for another amazing Disney adventure. I would love for you to join me and 24 other amazing sites as we cover Disney’s new film, “Queen of Katwe “, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and David Oyelowo (“Selma”) from Sept. 19 to 21.
“Queen of Katwe” is based on Tim Crother’s book of the same title. It is the vibrant true story of a young girl from rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. As a result of this and the support she receives from her family and community, she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
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Monday, September 19
Pre-screening reception with the African-American Disney Resource Group and screening of “Queen of Katwe”
Tuesday, September 20
We will do a group interview with Lupita Nyong’o (“Harriet Mutesi”) and David Oyelowo (“Robert Katende”). In addition, we will be talking with the real life inspirations, Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, as well as newcomer Madina Nalwanga (who plays Phiona Mutesi in the film), Martin Kabanza (Phiona’s brother “Brian Mugabi”) and director Mira Nair. We will then end our night at the Red Carpet Premiere for the Queen of Katwe and party the night away at the after-party.
In addition to covering the movie, we will also see an advance screening of the season 6 premiere episode of “Once Upon A Time” and a Q&A with co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz. We will also be seeing “The Savior”.
Wednesday, September 21
Follow us as we go behind the scenes of ABC’s new comedy, “American Housewife”, and meet some of the cast.
I love both “The Middle” and “The Real O’Neals” so I am very excited about visiting the sets of both shows.
This is going be an amazing experience filled with tons of sneak peeks and behind the scenes. Please make sure to follow me on Instagram @mrskathyking and Facebook Live.
So what are you looking forward to me covering on this event?