Cameron Boyce Disney Channel Tribute Remembers The Late Actor And Tells Fans Not To Bottle Emotions

Boyce was 20 when he died in his sleep. He played Cruella de Vil's teenage son, Carlos, in the Descendants, the story of the children of various Disney villains.
The video included snips of old interviews with Boyce and his off-stage antics, praise from Jessie castmate Debby Ryan and director Kenny Ortega, and footage from his shows, including Michelle Obama's guest appearance on Jessie.
you mean everything to us," read the message that played throughout the video. "Everything you are … Every smile, every laugh, every dance, every hug, every moment, everyone you touched …
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Online, the Disney Channel wrote, "Tonight's premiere of #Descendants3 is dedicated to #CameronBoyce and is a celebration of his talent and the joy he brought to the world. You'll always be in our hearts, Cameron ❤️."
It ended by telling the fans to reach out to friends and family to discuss their feelings on his death, and told them, "You'll feel better with time." The end credits of the Disney Channel film featured a two-minute video highlighting Boyce's career from his time on the sitcom Jessie to all three Descendants films.
The premiere of Cameron Boyce's The Descendants 3 film last night paid multiple tributes to the late actor, who died July 8 in his sleep from epilepsy.
The red carpet premiere for Descendants 3 was cancelled last month in the wake of Boyce's death.

Eunetta T. Boone Dies: ‘One On One’ Creator, ‘Raven’s Home’ Showrunner

This is sad news for the TV writing community. Veteran comedy writer/producer and screenwriting teacher Eunetta T. Boone, who created the 2001 comedy series One on One, passed away Wednesday.
Raven's Home marked a return to TV for Boone, who was a rising-star TV comedy writer in the 1990s and early 2000s, working on such popular series as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, The Parent ‘Hood, The Hughleys and My Wife and Kids.
I'm sending love and my deepest sympathies to Eunetta's family and friends and all who knew and loved her. Thank you for everything Eunetta." She will be missed. "My heart is heavy following the loss of Raven's Home executive producer Eunetta Boone," Raven-Symoné said. She was a masterful storyteller, an empathetic leader and a beacon of light to so many. "Eunetta was a pioneer and an inspiration to everyone she met.
For the past six years, Boone had been a screenwriting instructor with an emphasis in comedy writing for The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She also wrote a feature script, Who Is Doris Payne?” />
That led to Boone creating and executive producing her own successful multi-camera comedy series, One on One starring Kyla Pratt, which aired on UPN for five seasons, sold into syndication and spawned a spinoff series, Cuts, starring Marques Houston and Shannon Elizabeth.
The network has provided grief counselors to the cast and crew. In light of Boone's death, I hear production on Raven's Home was shut down yesterday afternoon for the remainder of this week.
All of us at Disney Channel grieve her passing and send our deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues." "Eunetta Boone was a wonderful person and a consummate storyteller and teacher, and through her leadership on many productions including Raven's Home, she did so well what she enjoyed most — mentoring creative talent," Disney Channel said in a statement. "Eunetta will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by everyone who knew her.
Boone, who was in high demand for staffing, had the distinction of having served as co-executive producer simultaneously on two hit series, My Wife & Kids starring Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and The Hughleys starring DL Hughley and Elise Neal.
At the time of her death, Boone was working as executive producer and showrunner on the third season of Disney Channel’s hit sitcom Raven’s Home, starring and executive produced by Raven-Symoné. Boone joined the series full-time late last year after a stint as a consultant.

Disney Warns Verizon FiOS Customers About Potential Blackout – Update

Dish Network remains at odds with two major programmers, Univision and HBO (which is enduring the first blackout in its history with the satellite operator) and a year ago Starz and Altice had a high-profile outage.” />
Our negotiations continue in earnest and we remain optimistic that we can reach a deal.” The company did not have any immediate response to the Verizon email to customers. In a statement this morning provided to Deadline, Disney said, "Our proven history of providing extraordinary value to consumers and distributors is unmatched.
This year's pace has been a bit slower, with 137 through early December. The American Television Alliance, a consumer watchdog group, said 2017 set a record for the most pay-TV blackouts, with 213. Even so, there is considerable strain on traditional pay-TV distributors and programmers alike as customers seek out new solutions through stand-alone streaming options and skinny bundles.
In an email to FiOS customers this afternoon, Verizon said Disney "is currently proposing that Verizon pay hundreds of millions of dollars more for its programming, despite the fact that many of its key networks are experiencing declining viewership." It added, "The rising cost of programming is the biggest factor in higher TV bills and we are standing up to networks like Disney, refusing to accept these huge increases."
The network also has an NFL wild-card playoff game in early January. Sports is a central issue in the carriage impasse, as it often is. ESPN is preparing to broadcast the two College Football Playoff semi-final games, which have been two of the highest-rated live telecasts in all of television in recent years.
Disney, like its fellow programmers, is far from unfamiliar with blackout brinkmanship. The companies reached a settlement after some acrimonious back and forth about Disney's heavy spending on sports rights boosting fees. In the fall of 2017, it negotiated beyond the contract deadline with Altice but managed to avoid a disruption of carriage.
Unfortunately, as of today, they have rejected our offers and there is a possibility that we won’t be able to reach an agreement with them prior to our contract expiration" at 5PM ET on December 31. The email also said Disney is "demanding" that FiOS add the ACC Network as a condition of getting access to its other networks. Verizon also said it has given Disney "a reasonable offer to continue providing you access to its networks.
'Tis the season for cable carriage fights, with December 31 a common expiration date for major deals, and the latest tussle is between Disney and Verizon FiOS. UPDATED with details from Verizon email to FiOS customers.
Disney has started airing ads aimed at the 4.5 million subscribers to FiOS. The spots carry the message "don't lose your shows." They say that ESPN, Freeform, the Disney Channel and local ABC stations in New York and Philadelphia could go dark by this time next week if the parties cannot reach an agreement.

‘Andi Mack’ Actor Stoney Westmoreland Fired By Disney Channel Following Arrest For Planning Liaison With 13-Year-Old

Westmoreland also sent pornographic photos, according to the affidavit. Police allege Westmoreland asked that person to engage in acts with him and to send nude photos.
UPDATED: Stoney Westmoreland, a 48-year-old actor who plays the grandfather on Disney Channel sitcom Andi Mack, has been arrested for allegedly trying to arrange online to have sex with a 13-year-old.
The age of the alleged victim is the same as the central characters on Andi Mack and the young actors who play them. The comedy, created by Terri Minsky, follows 13-year-old Andi Mack and her best friends, Cyrus Goodman and Buffy Driscoll, as they attend middle school.
Westmoreland has has a long career as a writer, director and producer, appearing on such TV series as Scandal, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and NCIS and in the films Matchstick Men and Godzilla.” />
Westmoreland was arrested Friday in Utah, where Andi Mack films. According to TV station KSL, court documents state he was arrested for investigation of enticing a minor by Internet or text, a second-degree felony, and four counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony.
Hours after the arrest, the kids-focused Disney cable network severed ties with the actor.
"Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week." "Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series Andi Mack, was arrested in Salt Lake City today," a rep for Disney Channel said in a statement Friday night.
An affidavit filed in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City indicated Westmoreland began communicating online with a user he believed was underage "on an Internet app used for dating and meeting people for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity."
Westmoreland played Henry "Ham" Mack, Andi's (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) grandfather on Andi Mack. It is unclear whether the character will be written out or recast. He has been heavily recurring on the series and has appeared in 37 episodes.
The Salt Lake City Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrested Westmoreland when he took a ride-sharing service to pick up the person he believed was a teen, the affidavit states.

Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Tween Series Takes On Gun Safety In Upcoming Storyline

Last year, the critically praised series featured a gay character, a 13-year boy, in Disney Channel's first depiction of a coming-out journey, a storyline which earned the series a GLAAD Media Award and a Peabody nomination.” /> Andi Mack ranks as cable's top-rated series among kids 6-14.
The episodes will air Friday, November 16 and Friday, November 30 at 8 PM on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.
The first episode in the gun safety arc was written by Phil Baker and directed by Paul Hoen, and the second episode was penned by Elena Song and Suzanne Weber and directed by the series executive producer Michelle Manning.
Created by executive producer Terri Minsky (Lizzie McGuire), Andi Mack follows Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) as she comes to terms with news that Bex (Lilan Bowden), the girl she thought was her older sister, is actually her mother.
(Luke Mullen) and his group of friends unexpectedly invite Cyrus to join their unsupervised target practice. The storyline illustrates peer pressure and a true test of character for Cyrus (Joshua Rush) when T.J.
Disney Channel's Andi Mack will feature a story arc on gun safety in two upcoming episodes of the critically praised tween series. Disney Channel programmers developed the episodes under the consultancy of the child development experts at The Brady Center and Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. The episodes include a public service announcement about gun safety.

‘Kim Possible’ Voices Set For Live Action Disney Channel Update

Romano revealed her appearance today during "D23’s Saturday Morning on the Lot," a live event held at the Burbank studios celebrating ABC and Disney Channel cartoons from 1997–2007, including the original Kim Possible animated series.
Christy Carlson Romano – the voice of the original Kim Possible – will have a cameo in the live-action Disney Channel movie update, set for a 2019 debut.
The movie will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Blyth Nailling is the casting director. Stein and Zach Lipovsky. The executive producers are McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine. The live-action movie was written by Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley and Josh Cagan.
Oswalt was the voice of Dementor in the original animated series. Also revealed: comedian/actor Patton Oswalt will play Professor Dementor in the live action.
The live-action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie is a production of Middleton Productions, a subsidiary of Omnifilm Entertainment.” />
Ann Possible (AKA Mom Possible); Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys) and Taylor Ortega will play fan-favorite villains Drakken and Shego, respectively; Connie Ray (The Big C) as grandmother Nana Possible; Ciara Wilson (OMG!) as new high school student Athena; Erika Tham (Make It Pop) as Kim's childhood frenemy, Bonnie and Issac Ryan Brown (Raven's Home) as teen computer genius Wade. Kim Possible is about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains. The movie stars Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible (seen in character for the first time in a newly released on-air promo for the movie); Sean Giambrone (ABC's The Goldbergs) as Kim Possible's loyal best friend, Ron Stoppable; Alyson Hannigan (Disney Junior's animated series Fancy Nancy) as brain surgeon Dr.
Romano also said she will voice young bot-fighter Trina in an upcoming episode of Disney Channel's animated Big Hero 6 The Series.