Friday, January 16, 2015

Nickelodeon Writing Program Alumni Gabriel Garza And Jonathan Butler Talk About Their New Show "Bella and the Bulldogs" At TCA Winter Press Tour 2015 Panel

The entertainment industry news website Deadline Hollywood is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon news that, to celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show the networks brand-new original comedy series "Bella and the Bulldogs" on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT, Nickelodeon recently held a special TCA panel for their new show "Bella and the Bulldogs" as part of the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour 2015, in which Nickelodeon Writing Program alumni Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler talked about their all-new Nick show!:

'Bella and the Bulldogs' Creators: Two Guys Writing About A Female Quarterback – TCA

A TCA panel on Nickelodeon's new series Bella and the Bulldogs — starring Brec Bassinger as Bella Dawson, a cheerleader who finds herself taking over as quarterback of the Bulldogs football team — revealed that its two co-creator/EPs, Jonathan Butler and Gabe Garza, were discovered by Nickelodeon's writers development program.

Both of the newcomers praised the Nick writer's program for seeking diverse voices. When they applied for the program with sample scripts. Said Butler: "The writing program prepares you It can take plumbers from Buffalo and turns them into people who can create a show."

The writers still had to work to create diversity in the writers' room though. They knew they wanted to create a fun young female character, not the stereotypical wet blanket to the boys' ambitions, but they acknowledged they are two guys writing about a girl. "So half the writers we hired were females," they said. Also on today's panel: EP Jeff Bushell and actor Coy Stewart.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon speaks onstage during the Viacom Winter Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 10, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Viacom)

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New TV Movie "Splitting Adam" On Monday 16th February 2015

Nickelodeon USA has announced the exciting Nick News on their official website that Nick USA will premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie "Splitting Adam", starring Jace Norman ("Henry Danger"), on Monday 16th February 2015!

In Nick's all-new film, "Splitting Adam", Adam Baker (Jace Norman) is the busiest 15-year-old you'll ever meet! Between juggling multiple jobs, babysitting his sister, and helping his uncle perfect his magic act, his summer schedule is jam-packed. And that leaves little room for flirting with his dream girl, Lori. But after accidentally stumbling into his uncle's mysterious "tanning bed", Adam learns the answer to all of his problems – multiple Adams! With his new collection of clones, Adam is hopping on one wild ride with an epic splash!

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA debuting Nick's all-new film, Nick USA's official website,, , has launched the networks official "Splitting Adam" website, which features information about the movie, bios for each character in "Splitting Adam" - Adam Baker, Adam #2, Winston, Party Boy, Sensitive, Perfect (Jace Norman), Lori (Isabela Moner, "100 Things To Do Before High School"), Vance Hansum (Jack Griffo, "The Thundermans"), Sheldon (Amarr M. Wooten, "Instant Mom", "Step Up 2: The Streets"), Danny (Seth Isaac Johnson) and Gillian (Tate Chapman and Abby Chapman, "React to That", "Liv and Maddie") - plus a "Meet The Adams" photo gallery and Nickelodeon's official message board/forum, where fans can talk about Nick's new movie!

"Splitting Adam", formally known as "Copy-Kid", also features Chris Gauthier as Mr. Mattis, Tony Cavalero as Magic Mitch, Caroline Cave as Mrs. Baker, Katia Peel as the voice of a little girl, Dani Dare as the voice of a little boy, and Brayden Snow as a dancing party kid.

"Splitting Adam" is a movie directed by Scott McAboy, written by John E. Deaver, William S. Walker and produced by Pacific Bay Entertainment. Nickelodeon and Pacific Bay Entertainment filmed some scenes of "Splitting Adam" at Cultus Lake Waterpark, located in British Columbia in Canada.
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