BURBANK, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonas Brothers, Hollywood
Records' red-hot recording artists and the popular stars of several Disney
Channel programs, are headed to the big screen in 2009 with a Disney
Digital 3-D(TM) feature film that will include footage from their upcoming
"Burning Up" concert tour, it was announced today by Oren Aviv, president,
Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.
Bruce Hendricks, who helmed Disney's record breaking 3-D motion picture
"Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour," will once
again direct, with Art Repola ("Hannah Montana," ESPN's "Ultimate X: The
Movie") reprising his role as producer. Also producing are Phil McIntyre,
Kevin Jonas Sr., Johnny Wright and Alan Sacks ("Camp Rock"). To be shot in
state-of-the-art 3-D, the Jonas Brothers' feature will include footage from
their high-energy live shows as well as documentary material taking fans
behind the scenes and into the lives and careers of the three brothers --
Kevin, Joe and Nick. "We can't wait to start working on this film for our
fans," said the Jonas Brothers. "It's going to be awesome and we really
want to bring a totally unique and different movie experience to everyone
whether they've seen us live or not."
Commenting on the announcement, Aviv said, "We're very excited to be
bringing the incredibly talented Jonas Brothers to their legions of fans
around the world with this exciting big screen digital 3-D feature. More
than just a concert, this film will take moviegoers inside the band's
creative process, and present them in a very intimate and entertaining way.
Bruce Hendricks and Art Repola did a fantastic job capturing the fun and
excitement of the 'Hannah Montana' concert experience for the digital 3-D
screen, and now they're about to create a wonderful theatrical experience
for this latest musical phenomenon."
The Jonas Brothers' top-selling headline arena tour, the "Burning Up
Tour", is scheduled to kick off in Toronto on July 4th, with special guest
Demi Lovato ("Camp Rock"). The brothers also star in the upcoming Disney
Channel Original Movie, "Camp Rock" (premiering on June 20th), and in the
Disney Channel series, "J.O.N.A.S!," debuting this fall. Their self-titled
debut album, released in August 2007, has gone on to achieve platinum
status. The band's most recent hit single, "When You Look Me In The Eyes,"
debuted as the #1 most added at Top 40 radio.
In addition to the Disney Channel Original Movie "Camp Rock" premiering
in June on Disney Channel, the ABC Television Network, ABC Family, Radio
Disney and Disney.com, they star in a short-form reality series "Jonas
Brothers: Living the Dream," a look at their lives while on concert tour,
debuting May 16, 2008 on Disney Channel, and will star in the upcoming
comedy series, "J.O.N.A.S.," scheduled to begin production in Fall 2008 for
premiere on Disney Channel.
The band is managed by Phil McIntyre, Kevin Jonas and Johnny Wright.
The Jonas Brothers are represented by CAA for film and music and their
legal representation is Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP.
SOURCE Walt Disney Studios