Wanna hear some amazing a cappella to brighten your day? How about supporting phenomenal student groups and critical causes at the same time?
Check out UpStagedAID — the biggest international college a cappella championship ever, and the first virtual college national championship of its kind. Featuring our very own Penn Masala!
Currently, the Mid-Atlantic Region #3 seed Penn Masala is losing to the #2 seed Princeton Footnotes by 43.1% to 56.9% in the NCPA Western Region Semi-Finals. With about 3 and a half days left (voting ends Oct. 2nd!), there’s still time for Penn to catch up, but only with your help!
And here's some additional info from the organizers about this tremendous event: "The most decorated collection of college a cappella groups ever assembled, competing in a 32-team bracket for $10,000+ in prize money for both their groups and social justice charities. Hundreds of legendary U.S. applicants hailing from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Howard, Berklee College of Music, Duke, UCLA, BYU, Florida State, and more. 160+ worldwide applicants from 11 countries and five continents, the biggest international college a cappella championship ever." ~ UpStaged Scholastic Productions... See MoreSee Less
There are some really interesting events coming up, two in the next week, that we’d like to put on your radar!
Professor Peter Decherney, Chair of Penn’s Film Studies Program, is teaching a summer class entitled “Hollywood, Covid-19, and the Future of Media” — As part of this class, he has been conducting weekly interviews with Penn alumni in the industry. It’s super informative and entertaining.
There are only TWO remaining interviews: Former Disney Studios President Rich Ross (TONIGHT July 29th, at 5PM) … and … Beetlejuice star Jill Abromovitz (Wed, August 5th, at 5PM)
YOU'RE INVITED to take part in a really phenomenal film festival that our Penntertainment-NYC Chair (Jesse R. Tendler) has been working with for the past few years. The Lighthouse International Film Festival (lighthousefilmfestival.org) runs all week through Saturday, June 20th, featuring a Virtual Cinema filled with over 80 amazing films and DRIVE-IN MOVIES on Long Beach Island, New Jersey! LIFF will be partnering with the Penn Cinema Studies Dep't to bring even more Penn-associated films to the festival in 2021. More info below...
The FIRST EVER Drive-In Film Festival! Plus, a Virtual Cinema as well!
Featuring WORLD PREMIERES for films selected for SXSW, Tribeca, and Cannes (all of which were canceled/postponed)! We weren't about to let the challenges of a pandemic shut us down. As they say in our industry, the show must go on!!
The selection of films that are screening this year is absolutely spectacular, with a finger on the pulse of our society and everything we’ve been experiencing lately. Join us in supporting filmmakers from all over the world over the course of the next five days. Get your tickets and passes to our Virtual Cinema here: www.goelevent.com/LIFF/e/List
"Because of Penntertainment, I got scouted for Nickelodeon. I had such a great time talking with them. I may be a resource for a show on science, travel, geography, gender etc. Thanks for all you do. It really makes a difference." -Lisa Niver C’89