In a little more than 2 hours (4 pm PST) my 13 year-old son, a purple belt Karate student here in L.A., and I will be arriving to cover a special event that celebrates the DVD release of the film The Last Airbender from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.
The Last Airbender with 13 year-old star Noah Ringer
Photo from Paramount via MNRWire.com
Fans of all ages around the globe are invited to attend this event virtually as it happens via http://www.ustream.tv/lastairbender live from Hollywood. On the off chance that you miss the live stream, not to worry -- you'll be able to access the recorded version of this later at your leisure at the same link through 2/16/2011.
The Last Airbender star Noah Ringer, now 13, will address Los Angeles American Taekwondo Association (ATA) students in person, while connecting online with ATA schools across the country in Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami Areas. Special cameras and monitors set up with Ustream will enable ATA schools in these major cities to link up with Noah directly to ask questions about his martial arts background and his action-packed role in The Last Airbender. Additionally, ATA schools across the country will be setting up themed “watch parties” for the online event to mark the film’s home entertainment debut.
More About the Event, the Movie and Noah Ringer
The Last Airbender actor Noah Ringer, who stars as Aang, the lone Avatar, will team up with the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) and Paramount Home Entertainment to participate in this live streaming video event. From Los Angeles, joined by distinguished event moderators Taekwon Lee and Mike Chat along with local ATA students, Noah will connect with ATA schools nationwide to talk about his experience on the film as well as demo some of his favorite Taekwondo moves.
Two years after he began studying Taekwondo at age 10, Noah earned his 1st degree black belt, and utilized his martial arts experience to land the lead role in the live-action family adventure The Last Airbender, now on DVD. Ringer is a 2nd degree black belt instructor and holds the 2009–2010 title of Texas State Champion in his age group in five different categories.
Highlights and other content from today's The Last Airbender Ustream event -- including a VNR and featurette previews of the film -- will be available for viewing and downloading on Wednesday, November 17th at www.MNRwire.com/lastairbender.
Watch for another blogpost on MommyBlogExpert.com after the event with a photographic and written report of the event today.
FTC Disclosure: At the invitation of Paramount Studios, MommyBlogExpert and her son are attending and covering this event in person. I did not receive any payment for this blogpost. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.