- Keep checking back as I’ll list the appearances on TV, radio, newspaper, and magazine, etc that promote the movie.
- The View- Patricia Heaton will be a guest on Tuesday, December 2nd http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/index
- Rachel Ray- Patricia Heaton will be a guest on Dec. 5th www.rachaelrayshow.com
- Entertainment Tonight- Patricia Heaton will be a guest the week of Dec. 1st www.etonline.com
- Great Day St. Louis-CBS Ellen, Brad’s mother, will be a guest the on December 1st www.greatdaystlouis.com
B98.5 Steve and Vikki Show (Atlanta)- Brad and Patricia Heaton will be guests during the week of December 1st- www.b985.com (listen online)
- WSB 750 Scott Slade Show (Atlanta)- Brad will be a guest the week of Dec. 1st www.wsbradio.com (listen online)
The Early Show- Patricia Heaton will be a guest on Tuesday, December 2nd around 8:00-8:30 EST http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/earlyshow/main500202.shtml
Atlanta Journal Constitution- Thursday December 4th
St. Louis Post Dispatch- Saturday or Sunday December 6th or 7th
Kansas City Star
Marietta Daily Journal
People Magazine (ad on page 41) December 8th issue
Education Week December issue
I’m pleased to announce that Front of the Class is now available in paperback. Thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin you’ll find Front of the Class in stores across America. The release comes 2 weeks before the airing of Front of the Class as a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie on CBS on December 7th. In the book you’ll find a new epilogue and a few more pictures. Grab the book now as I hear it has a great ending. It could be a great holiday gift for someone you know.
I know my agent is still shopping around the book for other rights so if you’re interested, please contact her: Sharlene Martin, Martin Literary Management
It is time to introduce you to me, or shall I say Jimmy Wolk, who plays me in Front of the Class. Jimmy is a great person and an even better guy. He’s got a great personality and gets along with everyone. I know the people on the set took a liking to Jimmy from the beginning. We really have a lot in common. This is Jimmy’s first big role and something tells me you’ll be seeing a lot more of him. I first learned about Jimmy during casting when the producers and directors said they felt they had someone special to play me. He was not a big name in the industry, but they kept saying “This guy can act!” They took a risk and the rest was history.
Jimmy first had to learn about not only me and my personality, but also about Tourette Syndrome. I was recorded on video and explained to Jimmy that there is a method behind the madness with the Tourette’s. That each tic has its own personality. We wanted to make sure that the tics in the film came across naturally, almost unconsciously. We didn’t want it to be forced. Jimmy learned and then he acted. And he did a great job.
When I first arrived in Shreveport on set, people thought I was Jimmy, but then they realized it was the “real” Brad Cohen and they quickly said “Wow, Jimmy really has Brad down nicely.” Our tics were identical. Jimmy’s positive energy came across throughout the entire movie. I’m honored to have Jimmy play me in the movie. As I told Jimmy, this movie is about the underdog getting a chance and becoming successful. Similarly, Jimmy was the underdog for the part as many other big name people were up for it, but the directors and producers took a risk on Jimmy and he is about to shock the world. Thank to Hallmark Hall of Fame for taking the risk and giving Jimmy his first gig. I’d say he did a heck of a job! Cheers
I’m excited to launch my new website. If you had www.frontoftheclassbook.com in the past, it will still take you to the same location as www.classperformance.com But for now, go ahead and make classperformance as your new location of choice when checking out my website. A big thank you to my brother and his team of workers who helped build this site.
I’m hoping to make this website more interactive with resources for others to use. While at the same time promoting me as an author, motivational speaker and of course a teacher.
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