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November 22, 2010
Apex, NC

The Rusty Bucket Kids Television Show Picks Up Three Regional Emmy® Nominations

"The Rusty Bucket Kids" (TRBK) television show received Emmy® nominations for Set Design, Music and Writing at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards.

July 2, 2010
Apex, NC

The Rusty Bucket Kids Television Show to Broadcast on Charlotte's WJZY on July 10
from Noon-1 pm

"The Rusty Bucket Kids" (TRBK) television show announces a partnership with Charlotte's WJZY as its one-hour show,
'Lincoln, Journey to 16,' will broadcast on Saturday, July 10 at Noon. Golden Corral continues its sponsorship and support of the
show and their shared family values.

May 19, 2010
Carolina Business Connection
Apex, NC

The Rusty Bucket Kids TV Show to Broadcast on Wilmington's WILM on May 22
from Noon-1 pm

Cast members to sign autographs at Golden Corral at Wilmington's Monkey Junction from 4-6 pm

May 19, 2010
Carolina Newswire
Apex, NC

The Rusty Bucket Kids TV Show to Broadcast on Wilmington's WILM

"The Rusty Bucket Kids" (TRBK) television show announces a partnership with WILM-TV as its one-hour show, "Lincoln, Journey to 16," will broadcast on Saturday, May 22 at Noon.

April 7, 2010
Apex, NC

G.W. Pierce and The Rusty Bucket Band Perform at CoolKidz Expo on April 17

G.W. Pierce and The Rusty Bucket Band wrap up the first day of entertainment at the CoolKidz Expo by performing on Saturday, April 17 at 6:45 pm on the Busch Gardens Stage at the Raleigh Convention Center.

March 31, 2010
Raleigh, NC

New CoolKidz Expo Announces Casting Call for The Rusty Bucket Kids TV Show on Sunday, April 18

The inaugural CoolKidz Expo – the show to inspire and entertain today’s family – announces a special casting call for “The Rusty Bucket Kids” (TRBK) TV Show on SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010 starting at NOON at the Raleigh Convention Center.

March 29, 2010
Raleigh, NC

Local kids show to air on WRAL-TV

A new, Triangle-based kids show will start airing on WRAL-TV in April.

March 24, 2010
Raleigh, NC

New CoolKidz Expo Announces Entertainment Schedule for April 17-18

The inaugural CoolKidz Expo – the show to inspire and entertain today’s family – announces its entertainment schedule for April 17-18, 2010 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

March 22, 2010
Apex, NC

“The Rusty Bucket Kids” Television Show to Air on WRAL-TV
Pilot episode to also premiere on April 17 at CoolKidz Expo

“The Rusty Bucket Kids” (TRBK) television and web-based series announces a partnership with WRAL-TV. The one-hour pilot episode of the series, “Lincoln, Journey to 16,” will broadcast initially on Saturday, April 17 at Noon.

March 2, 2010
Raleigh, NC

New CoolKidz Expo Offers Hot Products, Cool Concepts on April 17-18

The first-ever CoolKidz Expo – the show to inspire and entertain today’s family – debuts April 17-18, 2010 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

February 6, 2010
New art exhibit in Wake Forest

Claudio Oswald Niedworok of The Rusty Bucket Kids Show Unveils Show

Get on Board... and join Claudio Oswald Niedworok, our multi–talented Storyteller and Conductor of Steamy the Time–Travel Train, from the new TV show, The Rusty Bucket Claudio is unveiling a new art exhibit in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Dates are Sunday, February 7th through March 8th.

Enjoy watercolor marker/brush art, that Claudio defines as FESTIVAL COLOURS.

Get on board... to The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest on South White Street. For more information check out and

January 19, 2010
Television/Marketing Professional Heads up Production Company

Bud Coggins Tapped as CEO of The Rusty Bucket Kids Show

Bud Coggins joins RBKC, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer. RBKC, Inc. is currently located in New Hill, NC and is the production company for “The Rusty Bucket Kids Club” television/mobisode series. The family-oriented program is produced in Apex, New Hill and at the New Hope Valley Railway in Bonsal, North Carolina. The show is part of a new, unique business paradigm being unveiled in the Triangle area. The transitional media, or transmedia, distribution model uses the show to promote existing area businesses, as filming locations, while at the same time highly emphasizing the value of visibility for show sponsors and advertisers.

December 9, 2009
My Creative Mentor

When Your Networking Gets Rusty

Friends and family of the cast and crew, un-deterred by the rainy night, filled the Gallery to see the first post production viewing of John Demers' TV pilot. Local actor and producer, John Demers, graciously addressed an audience of cast and crew for the experience of working on this project with them.

November 25, 2009
Apex Herald

Stars Come Out for Local Film Festival

Apex, NC – Festival organizers also used the gala to cross promote their kids show, “The Rusty Bucket Kids.”

Demers, who is executive producer of both projects, called the show “edu-tainment” because it teaches aspects of history while entertaining.

The entire show was filmed in downtown Apex, New Hill and Bonsal and features mostly local talent.

November 25, 2009

All Booked Up Raised $1000 in the Peak City Film Festival Silent Auction

Apex, NC – While the curtains have been drawn and the flashing lights, actors and directors have returned to their respective places, the legacy of the First Annual Peak City Film Festival will live in the hearts and minds of Film Festival participants everywhere.

Friday November 6, 2009
NBC 17

Rusty Bucket TV Show   [video]

See a new pilot TV show taped in Apex.

Rusty Bucket Kids Club TV Show

November 6, 2009
Carolina Newswire

Jerry Mathers to Attend Peak City Film Festival:
Actor to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Apex, NC – The Peak City Film Festival– Family Style has announced Jerry Mathers will be attending the event in Apex the weekend of November 20-22, 2009. An actor for most of his life, he is best known for his role as ‘The Beaver” in the long-running television show ’Leave it to Beaver.” He has also appeared on Broadway and in numerous movies and other television shows over the years. Mathers also had a role in the locally produced motion picture “Will to Power” filmed in the Triangle area several years ago.

Wednesday November 4, 2009
Carolina Newswire

Rusty Bucket Kids Club Wraps Production

Apex, NC - Shooting of the pilot episode and theatrical release version of “The Rusty Bucket Kids” has now been completed with work now moving to editing and other post-production tasks. The program made use of locations in Apex, NC and the surrounding area including historic downtown Apex and the New Hope Valley Railway. Throughout the production the Town of Apex portrays the fictional “Peak City.”

Wednesday October 28, 2009
Yes! Weekly

Upcoming children's television series has a home-town feel

Link temporarily unavailable

You may not know “The Rusty Bucket Kids,” but soon enough you might.

With so many small-screen franchises devoted to kids, teens and tweens, it’s no surprise that a local production would seek to make its own mark in the marketplace.

Studio in the Woods, which is based in New Hill and Apex, has joined forces with Simon Barron Productions (based in Los Angeles) to produce the program, for which executive producers John and Michelle Demers expressly wanted to use such local environs as Apex, New Hill and the New Hope Valley Railway, which figures prominently in the story.

Monday October 26, 2009
Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville teen plays Abe Lincoln in TV show pilot

NEW HILL -- Almost every teenager has learned about Abraham Lincoln. Few have gotten to play him in a television show.

Count Scott Taylor among the few. The 17-year-old Fayetteville resident portrays the 16th president as a boy in a time-traveling children's television show being filmed in Wake County.

“I’ve done a lot of school papers on Abraham Lincoln,” said Scott, taking a break from filming “The Rusty Bucket Kids” last week, “but I've never looked into what he was like as a child.”

Friday October 23, 2009

Area talent fills “Rusty Bucket”   [video]

John Demers, executive producer of “The Rusty Bucket Kids,”
discusses the locally produced TV show, which premieres
at an Apex film festival in November.
John Demers on WRAL news

Tuesday October 20, 2009

Good Morning Charlie

In 1960, a gentleman named Charlie Gaddy came to the Triangle, and joined the WPTF family. In 1970, he started “Good Morning Charlie” on WRAL television. Twenty-four years later, Charlie retired as the anchor on WRAL; but as always, good people never fade away, they continue to touch people’s lives. In his final broadcast, July 1, 1994, he stated this to his final audience: “ Thank you for being my friends. We will meet again some sunny day!”

Sunday Oct 18, 2009
Durham Herald Sun

Music to His Ears

Rusty Bucket actor Pablo Vega also a Musician

CHAPEL HILL -- As a kid in fifth grade, Pablo Vega would listen to his sister taking piano lessons, and when she was done he‘d walk over to the piano and play the piece.

“My mom said I would just walk in and play what she was playing from ear,” Vega said. “I would listen to the radio and try to copy what I heard.”

Vega, 23, had a natural talent for playing the piano, but he hated taking piano lessons. It just wasn’t any fun playing scales, holding his hands just so and learning pieces that didn’t interest him, so he usually quit after a few classes.

Saturday October 17, 2009
Apex Herald

Television Shuts Down Streets

Parts of downtown Apex will be closed to traffic during the next two Sunday mornings as filming for the children’s television show The Rusty Bucket Kids continues.

The stretch of Salem St. from Center to Chatham streets will be closed from 5 a.m. to noon on Oct. 18 and 25.

Police will also block off Salem from Center to Hunter Street on Oct.18 from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Wednesday October 14, 2009

The Rusty Bucket Kids TV Show Goes Into Production: TV Pilot uses Local Talent

The pilot episode of “The Rusty Bucket Kids” television show is in full production. The show is being produced by New Hill& Apex based Studio in the Woods, Inc and Los Angeles based Simon Barron Productions. The show’s creator is John M. Demers. John and his wife Michelle are the Executive Producers and are from New Hill, NC. Production locations include the Town of Apex, NC, which plays the fictional Peak City, North Carolina, home to The Rusty Bucket Kids. The community of New Hill and the New Hope Valley Railway also serve as locations for this exciting program. The show tells us what happens when two children, from today, must travel back in time on a steam engine train to visit men and women of history, while still teenagers.

Created by John M. Demers

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