TCM Announces Movie Camp



Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the premiere of TCM Movie Camp, a new summer-long series targeted to young adults and future filmmakers beginning on June 7 at 8 p.m. Hosts William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, Oscar®-winning filmmakers and co-founders of Moonbot Studios, will guide audiences through great films and landmark movie moments during the series, airing every Sunday this summer.

TCM Movie Camp, previously titled Essentials Jr., invites audiences to join in the adventures of classic films and film making as hosts Joyce and Oldenburg provide greater insight into the filmmaking process. In addition to hosting the series, Joyce and Oldenburg created a new animated open for the series, plus special content for TCM social to promote the franchise and engage a broader audience of younger viewers. Programming titles include:

The series begins with Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), which broke new ground for the science fiction genre in its exploration of the UFO phenomena

Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), a parable about a troupe of big-city insects trying to find a better life, is notable today as the first animated feature to be set in modern day and not based on a classic story

Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), demonstrates Keaton's creative range and comic inventiveness in tackling everything from subdued, facial comedy to stumbling pratfalls, as with a sequence where a hurricane races through the town, toppling buildings like matchsticks

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) TCM premiere of the Oscar® winning short directed by TCM Movie Camp Hosts William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

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"Our goal with TCM Movie Camp is to bring a new audience to the network and to inspire their interest in classic films at a young age," said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM. "We are thrilled to be able to bring our fans this new series and work with Bill and Brandon to offer great insight into the movie making process that will hopefully inspire future filmmakers.”

Additionally, fans are able to watch TCM live whenever and wherever they want via and the Watch TCM mobile apps by logging in with a user name and password provided by their TV service provider. Watch TCM features live streaming of the network, industry leading in-depth movie information, as well as more than 300 titles available on demand each month.


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