CORRALLING WHAT’S NEW AND GOOD EACH MONTH IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS (AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN)
Welcome back, students! After the long weekend, let’s ease into September with what’s new and good this month. There’s a ton happening in September: New network TV shows are popping up. The Emmy Awards are less than two weeks away. And Beyoncé, America’s Queen of Pop, will perform at the Rose Bowl. Check out the other exciting events, releases and contests to look forward to this month.
Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Here are two film contests for students who want show off their creative side outside of the classroom. It’s also a great way to produce new projects or dust off something you’ve been sitting on for a while.
Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge
Sundance Ignite and Adobe Project 1324 are coming together to find the next crop of Sundance Ignite Fellows. Are you an 18 to 24-year-old filmmaker? They want to hear what stories ignite you through a one-to-eight minute short film. All films must be entered by September 17. Official rules here.
VICE x IGTV
VICE, the edgy news outlet, wants emerging filmmakers to share their voice using the new long-form media channel, IGTV. They’re looking for short films that center on “your world”. What does that mean? Well, they’re open to interpretation and creative expression. Submit your short film to by September 15, and follow the official rules on Vice.com.
The LA Film Festival
The LA Film Festival isn’t until the end of the month, but there are a slew of events leading up to it. If independent filmmaking is your thing, you should attend a screening or event. Check out festival updates and purchase individual tickets here.
Two entertainment worlds collide at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, September 18. Comedian, Dave Chappelle, and musical legend, Lauryn Hill, perform on stage together for the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tour. Get tickets here.
The Satellite is an indie-rock concert venue in Silverlake that hosts free shows every Monday. Discover up-and-coming artists and find weekly lineups on thesatellitela.com.
NEW ALBUM RELEASE
After the release of This Is America, fans buzzed about Donald Glover’s fourth and maybe final album as Childish Gambino. The release date is still TBD, but Glover’s fall tour starts this week so the album drop seems imminent.