Production has begun in Toronto on the next big movie musical, Disney's
Camp Rock, slated to debut in summer 2008 as part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie machine.
Camp Rock stars popular Hollywood Records recording artists/Radio Disney faves the Jonas Brothers (aka Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas), who recently guest-starred in a record-breaking episode of
Written by Julie Brown ( Earth Girls Are Easy), Paul Brown, Regina Hicks, and Karen Gist (of Disney Channel's Jump In!), Camp Rock tells the story of Mitchie Lopez, a teenager who dreams of spending her summer enrolled at a prestigious camp for aspiring musicians. Alas, her family can't afford it, so she takes a job in the camp kitchen just to be close to the action. When she's overheard singing - but not seen - by teen pop star and camp guest Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), he is completely taken with her and sets out to find the girl behind the beautiful voice.
Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Matthew Diamond ( Desperate Housewives, Men in Trees) will direct, while Alan Sacks (Disney Channel's award-winning The Color of Friendship) will serve as executive producer. - Reporting by Nerina Rammairone