Networking Event at City Tap House

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Interning in the Media and Entertainment Industry this summer?
Want to meet other Penn undergrads who are doing the same?
Interested in FREE FOOD from Tap House?
Join us for a Networking Event sponsored by Undergraduate Media and Entertainment Club and Interactive Media Group!
TOMORROW FROM 4-6 AT TAP HOUSE!
Have the opportunity to dine on free Tap House food while searching for potential friends and roommates for 
the summer, or simply ask advice from students who have held Entertainment Industry internships in the past

What: The chance to get to know other students working in Entertainment this summer (especially in New York and LA)
Where: City Tap House
When: Tomorrow! Tuesday April 24th, 4-6pm

RSVP HERE (space is limited!)

UME Blog: Sneak Peek Sunday

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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!

See here for a more detailed schedule of the upcoming screenings: http://xpn.org/concerts-events/music-filmfest-2012/film-descriptions

HBO Game of Thrones Premiere Screening

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WAR IS COMING…

The rumors you’ve heard is true. Get out your sigil banner, armory and crowns for the official screening of Game of Thrones, Episode 1 of Season 2. Sponsored by HBO and the Wharton Media & Entertainment Club, the Game of Thrones premiere this Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm at the Rave Theater, will allow you to watch the premiere episode of the highly acclaimed series on big-screen before it airs. Extra points (and prizes) for showing up in your favorite GoT costume (we know you’ve been waiting all year to show off your Stark wolf coat or Cersei dress)!

Please note: although the RSVP period has closed for the Wharton MBA community, we will have stand-by seating available for Wharton/Penn undergrads. After party will be at Drinkers West starting 8pm.

QPenn 2012 Keynote Speaker: Actor Alan Cumming

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Event takes place Saturday, March 24 from 6 to 7:30pm in Room B1 of Meyerson Hall.

From the QPenn Facebook Event webpage found here:

“To purchase tickets, go to http://qpenn2012alancumming.eventbrite.com/!

Join QPenn 2012 in presenting their annual keynote speaker: actor and activist Alan Cumming! Doors open at 5:40 for what will be an exciting talk on some of today’s most pressing LGBT issues. Mr. Cumming will also take questions from the audience after the main address.

A brief introduction to Mr. Cumming:

Right now he is the political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’ The Good Wife, for which he has received Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations, but over the last couple of years he has also: sung at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; appeared in films opposite Helen Mirren, Cher, James Franco and Christina Aguilera; voiced a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entered upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy, and sparred with Dianne Wiest in Chekhov; directed and starred in a musical condom commercial; written articles for Newsweek,Harpers Bazaar and Out; recorded an award-winning album of songs and a dance remix; made three documentaries; released a second fragrance (naturally named Second Cumming); hosted PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery as well as speaking out for LGBT equality and civil rights and going to Buckingham Palace to receive an OBE for all of the above. Time Magazine also called him one of the most fun people in show business.

Alan’s activism and passion for causes such as LGBT rights, sex education and genital integrity have earned him many humanitarian awards from the LGBT Task Force, The Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, Lambda Legal, The Point Foundation and GLAAD’s Vito Russo Media Award.”

2012 Spring Fling Featuring Passion Pit and Tiesto

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SPEC Concerts will be bringing Passion Pit and Tiesto for Spring Fling this year. The concert will take place in Franklin Field on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Floor passes go on sale Thursday, March 22 at 10am on Locust Walk. All other sectioned tickets will be sold online at http://www.specevents.net at the same time. Additional sectioned tickets will be sold on Locust the following week.

Visit http://specevents.net/ and the facebook page for details.

Free Advanced Screening of “Jeff Who Lives at Home”

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SPEC Film Society Presents: “Jeff Who Lives at Home” starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon.

Wednesday, March 14 @ 7:00PM, Rave Theater

SPEC-TRUM Presents: Comedian Aziz Ansari

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From a post on the SPECEVENTS website found here:

“SPEC-TRUM (To Represent Undergraduate Minorities) is pleased to announce that comedian Aziz Ansari will be performing at the 2012 SPEC-TRUM Spring Event. The comedy showcase will be presented in Irvine Auditorium at 8PM (doors open at 7PM) on Tuesday, March 13th.

Tickets will be available for purchase exclusively through SPEC-TRUM’s Event Site (www.azizatpenn.com). You MUST visit and sign up on the website to get information about when and where tickets will be sold. Tickets are available to Penn student cardholders only. A valid Penn Card must be presented with purchase to obtain the discounted ticket price of $10. Day-of-show and online tickets will be $15. Online tickets will not be available until March 2, 2012.”

John Carter Advance Screening – Feb 15th 7PM

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Here is your chance to amp up your film knowledge…BEFORE anyone else!  On Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 PM there will be a special 3D advanced screening for Disney’s exciting new adventure film John Carter at the Franklin Institute and we have tickets for you! All you have to do is print the attached Admit 2 pass and you can enjoy this movie in all of its 3D glory with a friend long before it hits theaters in March.

Even if you cannot attend this screening, you can be the first to hear about other advance film screenings in the Philadelphia area by liking this Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/43KIXPhilly or following this Twitter account http://www.twitter.com/43kixphilly. When you do either of the following, please email Carolyn Brooks at cbro@wharton.upenn.edu with the subject “Liked” or “Followed” and you will be entered to win some awesome John Carter promotional items including t-shirts, ping pong balls and cups!

EXIT STRATEGY: Cast & Crew Event, Thurs. Feb. 9th

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“The Making of Exit Strategy:  A Cast and Filmmaker Discussion”
Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:30pm
JMHH 250 (Huntsman Hall)

A new un-romantic comedy, “Exit Strategy” opens in theaters February 10th and the filmmakers and cast will be part of a special University of Pennsylvania panel discussion on independent filmmaking.
Participating in the panel will be:
Quincy “QDeezy” Harris, Actor (CARVILLE) and Producer / Also on-air radio DJ from Philly’s Hot 107.9
Jameel Saleem, Actor (JAMES) and Screenwriter
Kimelia Weathers, Actress (KIM) and Based on Characters Created By
Kellie Maltagliati, Producer and Production Company Owner, Ask Around Productions
Michael Whitton, Director and Editor
After discussing the process of taking a budget of under $100,000 and delivering a film being played in theaters across the U.S. (opening at AMC Theatres in Philadelphia on February 10th), the filmmakers and cast will answer questions about the project, their current and future career paths, and questions relating to the current process of independent filmmaking and their own unique experience with the release of “Exit Strategy.”

Spring GBM – TUESDAY, Jan. 31- JMHH 360

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Just a reminder that our first GBM of the semester will be tomorrow, January 31 at 8pm in JMHH 360!

And remember… we are currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 UME Executive Board. Thank you to all who have already applied! We look forward to meeting you during interviews this weekend.