BTM EXCLUSIVE! – [VIDEO & PICS] School is Back in Session for Edie McClurg, Cinema’s Favorite Secretary from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

Recently, the Principal’s office at the fictitious location of Shermer High school was once again home to actress Edie McClurg, who was given the chance to reprise her role as ‘Grace’, the famous huge-hairdo’d school secretary from the 1986 classic film, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF.  The film celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year.

El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California served as one of the few filming locations based in Southern California that doubled as Chicago in the film (another was the home in Long Beach which served as the Bueller residence). After the conclusion of a busy school day, the high school’s administration graciously allowed the production crew of to recreate a scene with Edie McClurg who, for this updated take, was now portraying an operator at the “Ferris Fest” Headquarters.

The Beyond the Marquee team was on hand lending an experienced crew and equipment to help shoot and produce this exclusive promotional video, directed by Ferris Fest’s very own Event Organizer, David Blanchard.

Click ahead after the jump for some cool behind the scenes pictures from this unique shooting day!

Be sure to check out for all the incredible details of events and invited guests included as part of the big “Ferris Fest” celebration taking place in the next few weeks in Chicago, Illinois!

Stay tuned to and BeyondtheMarqueeShow on YouTube for great exclusives on your favorite movies and television shows.

[BTM EXCLUSIVE] Check out the Teaser Posters for Disney’s New Latin Princess ‘ELENA of AVALOR”

Teaser posters for Disney's 'Elena of Avalor'

Teaser posters for Disney’s ‘Elena of Avalor’

Disney fans around the world are eagerly anticipating Elena of Avalor, the upcoming animated spin-off series of the Disney Junior show, Sofia the First. Premiering this August on Disney Channel, Elena is a brave and adventurous teenager who saves her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must learn to rule until she is old enough to be queen.

POV Kids, a division of POV Entertainment, an all-in-one design agency based out of North Hollywood, California are responsible for the design of these beautiful teaser campaign posters. POV Kids also designed the logo for the upcoming show and are working on packaging elements for the Elena of Avalor consumer product line from Hasbro. Elena is the latest property executed in a long line of Disney Junior PR campaigns created by POV which include Sofia the First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Miles from Tomorrowland and The Lion Guard.

Click ahead to take your first look at the unique set of campaign teaser posters created for the launch of this exciting new property, which showcases Disney’s first Latina Princess, in her gorgeous ruby red gown (designed by Layana Aguilar, from Project Runway All Stars’) and awesome jeweled scepter.

[VIDEO] BTM: the Web-Series, Ep.85 – Unveiling Event of the Back to the Future DeLorean

BacktotheFuture .com and Beyond the Marquee were on hand for the private unveiling event for the restored Delorean ‘A’ car time machine from the iconic ‘Back to the Future movie trilogy as it was welcomed into its new home at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on April 20th, 2016.

Steve Czarnecki, Senior West Coast Correspondent for BacktotheFuture .com and Beyond the Marquee, spoke with the filmmakers, studio execs, and the car’s restoration team to gauge their thoughts and feelings about this historic night.

Back to the Future DeLorean Reveal & FULL Panel Q&A at the Petersen Auto Museum and Beyond the Marquee were on hand at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wednesday, April 20th for the exclusive unveiling of the original ‘A’ car DeLorean time machine from ‘Back to the Future’. After the tarp was pulled back to reveal the fully restored and iconic car used in the movie trilogy, the museum then hosted a panel discussion featuring ‘Back to the Future’ screenwriter and co-creator, Bob Gale, the car’s restoration team, and Universal Studios Hollywood Creative Director, John Murdy.

The panel discussion covered many topics about the car including the genesis of the prop car, its construction for the film, and the painstakingly detailed restoration effort to bring the car back to its original glory.

Visit for more details about the Petersen Automotive Museum and how you can visit the DeLorean time machine in its new home.

For all the latest official ‘Back to the Future’ news, set your time circuits to

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Cameras: Steve Czarnecki / Kevin Stern (Beyond the Marquee)
Special thanks to: Adam Langsbard & Michael Bodell

Seven Superpowers that Would be Great to have in real life Scenarios

This guy won the lottery when he realized his Uber ride was Superman!

This guy won the lottery when he realized his Uber ride was Superman!

We’ve all been in those situations. A moment in time where frustration builds, time is against is, a distance is just too distant, the elements are working against us and life just laughs in the face of us mere mortals.

BUT, what is were…immortal? What if we possessed a little something extra, something that gave us an advantage over the rest, something that worked in our favor to make life simpler, faster, more efficient and fun. What if we had…a Super power!

How convenient would it be to have the abilities ripped from the comic book pages of some of our favorite and most iconic heroes? Well we thought we’d  examine the scenarios! 

[VIDEO] Check out the FERRIS FEST Promotional Video starring Ferris Bueller’s Parents from the Film!

A couple weeks back we posted some photos from a shoot our BTM team conducted at the home in Long Beach used as the Bueller residence in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, the actors who played Ferris’ parents in the film, were great sports and helped partake in a tongue-in-cheek parody to help promote the upcoming event.. Well, here’s the final result; the first promo for FERRIS FEST!

Head to ‪to check out more details about the BIG 30th Anniversary event next month in Chicago and tag #‎FerrisFest2016‬ with any Ferris Bueller fan pics, memories, etc. PLUS, keep checking back here and on the official Ferris Fest site, as more of these fun videos starring actors from the film, will be posted as we get closer to the May 20-22nd celebration.

Ohhhhh Yeeahhhh!

[VIDEO] Lindalee Rose at FIDM’s Star Wars Fan Day Event – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In celebration of the release of STAR WARS: The Force Awakens on Home Video and Digital HD this week, Junior Journalist Lindalee Rose was on hand for the recent FIDM Museum‘s special Star Wars Fan Day Event!

While embracing the Force, she had a chance to meet members of the 501st and Rebel Legion (the worldwide Star Wars costuming organizations), as well as partake in Star Wars activities, see a custom Star Wars fan-made vehicle, check out actual screen-used costumes from the film in the 24th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design museum and more!

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