UME is proud to co-sponsor the Dante Basco Event!
When: Monday, October 14 from 7-9 PM | Where: Class of 49 Auditorium
SOUND OFF WITH DANTE BASCO | A FILIPINO AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Come meet Dante Basco, the keynote speaker for the Penn Philippine Association’s Filipino American Heritage Month
You may know him as Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation (Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender). You may know him as Jake Long the American Dragon (Disney). You may know him as Rufio, leader of the Lost Boys in the 1991 Peter Pan movie titled Hook. Regardless, Dante Basco will be at Penn to talk about his entertainment career, answer questions, and meet his fans! Be sure you don’t miss out on this event!
Co-sponsored by Penn Philippine Association, SPEC, Year of Sound, Cinema Studies Program, Asian American Studies, Harrison College House, Collective for Asian Pacific Events, and PAACH.
When: February 13th at 4:00 PM
Where: JMHH 240
Join us on February 13th at 4pm for an internship panel featuring undergraduates who have experience working in the entertainment industry. Get all the information and ask students questions that you have about breaking into the industry! Each panelist will talk about their experiences in their respective media field–both the positives and the negatives. This will be followed by a question and answer session.
Julie Young– First/Associate Producer, PBS Frontline Documentary
Nick Mishkin– Intern, Atlantic Records
Natalie Bartlett– Intern, NBC’s The Today Show
Hanna Bottger– Intern, NBC International Bureau in London
Joe Pinsker– Intern, Rolling Stone
RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/482738625120752/
It will be held in The Hall of Flags in Houston Hall. More details to come!
Penn M&E Week is presented by Alpha Kappa Psi and the Wharton Undergraduate Media & Entertainment Club
November 12, 7:30PM, JMHH G06
|RSVP now to secure your spot.High demand has resulted in limited seating. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis.
|Allison Shearmur (C’85) is Former President of Production at Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate Films.Ms. Shearmur has also worked for Universal, Walt Disney Pictures and Columbia Pictures, having overseen the production of films such as The Hunger Games, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Bourne Identity and the American Pie trilogy. Made possible by the generous contributions of the Cinema Studies Department. The Penn M&E Week Kick-Off Event with the Former President of Production at Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate Films is hosted by the Alpha Kappa Psi Aspire to Excellence Speaker Series and the Undergraduate Media & Entertainment Club.
To all our new members, welcome to the Undergraduate Media and Entertainment Club (UME)!
The UME Executive Board has been working diligently to bring you UME’s most exciting year yet. To learn more about UME and how to get more involved, meet members of our board, and network with other students interested in media and entertainment, join us for our first GBM of the year this Wednesday, September 19th at 8pm in JMHH F38.
Why get involved in UME?
- You get access to private NYC industry trips to places like the Today Show, Warner Music Group, CAA, Sony, MTV, and more
- We’re connected with some of the most powerful Penn alums in the industry such as Bruce Resnikoff (President, Universal Music Enterprises), Daniel Belson (Executive Director, Warner Bros. Entertainment), Douglas Belgrad (President, Columbia Pictures), Gary Ross (Screenwriter/Director of films such as The Hunger Games), Stacey Snider (CEO, DreamWorks), Allison Shearmur (President of Production, Lionsgate)… the list goes on!
- We bring you some of the best media and entertainment-focused events on campus
Can’t wait to see you at our GBM this Wednesday!
– The UME Board
*** The Undergraduate Media and Entertainment Club – A Wharton student-led initiative
Do you love the Beatles? Be sure to check out The Beatles: The Lost Concert, a documentary that charts the birth and impact of the band and contains unseen footage of their first concert ever! The documentary will be in theaters May 17th at our own Rave Theater as well as at the Ritz downtown. If you’ll be in New York, try to catch the special World Premire at the Ziegfield Theater on May 6th!
People named Beyonce as world’s most beautiful woman of 2012 this week.
Beyonce Knowles is quite the triple threat: she is a mega-millionaire singer, songwriter/producer, and actress. She rose to fame with the success of Destiny’s Child. After releasing her own solo album Dangerously in Love in 2003 and creating two wildly successful hits in the album Crazy in Love and Baby Boy, she established herself as a Billboard #1 hit singer. Her subsequent albums and songs after Destiny’s Child disbanded were all top hits (ex. Irreplaceable, Single Ladies etc.). She broke the record of most Grammy awards won in one night in 2010.
Movies wise, she has been quite successful, appearing in numerous Hollywood blockbusters. She first made her noticeable splash in the movie industry in Austin Powersin 1999. She then went on to a string of movies in various genres including the comedy Pink Panther, the musical Dream Girls and portraying the famed Etta James inCadillac Records. She was seen most recently playing the wife of the main character in the movie Obsessed, a remake of Fatal Attraction.
Beyonce is married to rapper/musician Jay-Z and gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy Carter in 2012. Such a short post can’t completely capture the inspirational spirit of Beyonce’s musical work and her personal glamor, but congratulations Beyonce! Hope to see more of her mind-blowing music, acting performances and her stories as a new mom!
Do you love music and film? If so then take a study break and check out the Philadelphia Film Society’s 2012 XPN Music Film Festival! This is an expansion on the Philly Film Festival and explores movies defined by great soundtracks. The festival will run from April 26-29 and many screenings are right on campus in the Annenberg Performing Arts Center. And don’t miss out on the student discount when purchasing your tickets!
It’s fair to say that the hottest Hollywood celebrity news this week is about an inanimate object instead of an actual personality, and that much talked about object is (drumroll please) – Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring.
Reportedly, Brad Pitt spent an entire year perfecting the design of the ring, which costs a whooping $250,000 or more, with jeweler Robert Procop. The ring consists of an emerald cut of the main diamond with baguette cut diamonds forming the band of the ring; the entire ring is 16 carats.
So a little bit on the lady who got the world’s sexiest man alive to propose to her, give her a 16-carat diamond ring, and adopt/have a soccer team of kids together. Angelina Jolie is Hollywood blueblood: she is famed actor Jon Voight’s daughter, though she has had a strained relationship with her father. She gained recognition through her roles in George Wallace, Gia and Girl, Interrupted, with the last one earning her an Academy nod. Her rebellious behavior, especially during her younger years, were quite controversial: she reportedly shared a lip lock with her brother once on the red carpet, carried Billy Bob Thorton’s (her then husband) blood in a vial around her neck, and stated to her interviewer that she found knifing herself “liberating”. She was then propelled to mainstream Hollywood stardom through her role as Lara Croft and has been the top female choice for many Hollywood action blockbusters such as Wanted and Salt. She earned tabloid notoriety when Brad Pitt broke up with his then wife Jenifer Aniston after working with Jolie on the steamy action film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. However, Hollywood’s resident bad girl has lately been much praised for her work with the UN for peace and international development and has adopted numerous kids from developing countries.
Congratulations Angelina! Keep fighting and adopting!