Saturday, August 6, 2011
All New Kate Plus 8 Movie Making & Cupcakes! Kate Gosselin On The Today Show
8 Movie Makers: Although the eight Gosselin children are no strangers to being on camera, they have a lot to learn about being behind the camera when making their own movie! Once completed, they take to the red carpet, Hollywood-style, for the premiere of their film.
Movie-making with the Kate Plus 8 kids indieweek.com
Lozoff taught filmmaking to the daughter of one of the producers at Figure 8, Kirk Streb, a few years ago, and he fondly remembered the experience when the Figure 8 staff were brainstorming ideas for upcoming episodes. He also knew that one of the 10-year-old Gosselin twins, Mady, really likes putting on little plays. So Figure 8 flew Lozoff to Pennsylvania in March to make a "cute little movie with the Gosselin kids." Lozoff isn't allowed to discuss the particulars of the movie she and the kids came up with. She did say that the two older girls, Cara and Mady, came up with the story, and the 6-year-olds stuck to acting. Even though they've all spent their lives in front of the cameras, acting still presented a bit of a challenge. "They're comfortable in front of the camera, but all of that acting and blocking—that was brand new," Lozoff says, adding that, otherwise: "They're basically like all the other kids that I've worked with." Lozoff went back to Pennsylvania in late May/ early June for the "premiere" of the film in the family's basement. That was the first time that the mom saw the mini-movie, according to Lozoff. "Kate wasn't really around while we were making the movie, because they wanted it to be a surprise for her," she says. "We rented a red carpet and sort of decorated their basement and did their little premiere." That's typical of Lozoff's process with her Movie-Makers camp kids. After the films are made, she'll spend a few weeks editing and then will rent out a venue to show her kids the finished products. Most recently, she rented out The Varsity on Franklin Street. She also has "an advanced group" that makes more professional-caliber films to submit to film festivals. Another particular she's not allowed to talk about much is Kate Gosselin, the fiery star of the show (which, interestingly, is not on the fall schedule recently announced by TLC). "She was always very gracious"
Kate also shot down the rumors on Twitter, telling a follower who asked her about the show’s future: “Zero Truth! Not going anywhere!!! Tons of fun to be had!” And there you have it!
Kate Gosselin On The Today Show, Monday August 8th