Build-A-Bear Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment film is nominated in five categories and features the Grammy-winning team’s music and a message of girl empowerment
ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Build-A-Bear Entertainment is pleased to announce that honey girls, a music-driven live-action film, received three 2022 BC Film Industry LEO Awards. Nominated in five TV movie categories, honey girls picked up wins for picture editing, costume design, and choreography. The film was also nominated for cinematography and production design.
“We are delighted to learn that honey girls won three LEO awards after being nominated in five categories. We are so proud of this film and the inspiring and uplifting message it delivers about the importance of friendship, being true to yourself and how we are better together,” said Sharon PriceJean, President and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop. “The film also features exciting dancing and trendy fashion which has added to positive reviews from fans. We would like to thank all of our partners and the collaboration of so many people for helping us bring this special story and inspirational message to moviegoers around the world. . It’s a win for all of us.”
The LEO Awards are the awards program for British Columbia the film and television industry and founded by the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia. Through a system of peer judges, nominees for the 2022 LEO Awards were chosen from more than 1,300 eligible entries in 16 different categories.
Build-A-Bear sends sincere congratulations to Charles Robichaud for Best Photo Editing, Barbara Gregusova for Best Costume Design, and to Paul Becker, Tori Caro and Mark Samuels for the best choreography. The screenplay was written by the famous screenwriter, producer and director mike mariano and Cindy McCreery and produced in collaboration with Foundation Media Partners.
The feel-good family film, now available to stream on Netflix, follows the story of three young musicians from different backgrounds who enter a contest in search of the “next big thing”, hosted by superstar Fancy G. However, these three contestants quickly discover they are “better together”. To avoid detection and elimination from the contest, they form a secret group and wear masks, calling themselves the “HONEY GIRLS”. Their debut song becomes an immediate viral mega hit creating a close call with Fancy G and forcing them to ultimately decide what’s more important – fame or friendship.
The film’s cross-generational appeal is bolstered by a Grammy Award® singer-songwriter and actor winner, multi-platinum Ashanti, as superstar Fancy G and digital star Tessa Brooks as an executive assistant, and marks the multi-award-winning music video director’s feature directorial debut Trey Fanjoy. The upbeat soundtrack features five original songs written by frequent Lady Gaga collaborator, Mark Nilan, Jr.and music supervisor Julia Michaelbest known for projects like A star is born and the Perfect franchise, the catchy soundtrack is one the whole family will love! The three “HONEY GIRLS” are played by young talents, Ava Grace as Charlie (disguised as Risa), Frankie McNellis as Alex (disguised as Teegan) and Aliyah Mastin as Maya (disguised as Viv).
The film is based on the popular Build-A-Bear IP and product line of the same name and Honey Girls fans can purchase new versions of the original plush characters, Risa (rabbit), Teegan (tiger) and Viv (bear), in Build-A-Bear workshops, on buildabear.com or via the Bear Builder Workshop 3D, the new interactive and experiential e-commerce site from Build-A-Bear. In-store and online purchases of the Honey Girls plush also include a honey girls movie download for fans to use on all streaming platforms including AppleTV, Amazon Prime, Vudu and Google Play.
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Build-A-Bear is a global, multi-generational brand focused on its mission to “add a little more heart to life”, appealing to a wide range of consumer groups who value self-expression by creating their own “furry friends “to celebrate and commemorate life’s moments. Nearly 500 interactive brick-and-mortar outlets operated in a variety of formats provide customers of all ages with a hands-on entertainment experience, which often fosters a lasting and emotional brand connection. The company also offers engaging e-commerce/digital shopping experiences at https://www.buildabear.com/, including its online “Bear-Builder”, “Bear Builder 3D Workshop” animation, and its ” Bear Builder” for adults. Plus, extending its brand power beyond retail, Build-A-Bear Entertainment, a subsidiary of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., is dedicated to creating engaging content for consumers. children and adults that fulfills the company’s mission, while the company also offers products in wholesale and in non-plush consumer categories through licensing agreements with major manufacturers. Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) reported total revenue of $411.5 million in fiscal 2021. For more information, visit the Investor Relations section of buildabear.com.
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