#D23Expo Pictures – One Day at Disney – Stage 28
One Day at Disney is an upcoming documentary series and book. They feature 76 Disney Cast Members and their story all shot on February 12th around the globe. . The series will premiere on Disney+ on December 3rd as a feature length documentary, the 224 page book will be released the same day. Then 50 episodes, one each week featuring one cast member.
Stage 28 hosted a presentation moderated by Jeffrey Epstein, director, Corporate Communications, and Wendy Lefkon, director, Disney Editions featured six of the cast members highlighted in the project to discuss some of their favorite aspects of working for Disney and their photo shoot day. The cast members at the panel were – Este Meza Lucasfilm’s senior events manager, ABC7 helicopter reporter Chris Cristi, Walt Disney Imagineering construction manager Kristina Dewberry, legendary Disney animator Eric Goldberg, Golden Oak Ranch senior manager Steve Sligh, and Radio Disney Network talent Candice Valdez.
The Walt Disney Company has cast members in a number of very unique and interesting roles. The six on stage were a great representation of this showcasing some of this diversity. I found Steve Sligh to be really interesting and in such a unique role. He spoke about several experiences and some of the requests/challenges of operating a movie ranch. For example he shared a recent request he had to create a 7-acre corn field for an upcoming project. In addition to growing the crop they had to make sure it was ready at the time the shooting schedule required, which meant out of season in Southern California.