AMERICAN MOVIE COMPANY TO FILM EVENT AND ADDITIONAL SPECIAL YOUTH PROGRAMMING CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
— New York, NY – American Movie Company, a nationally-based production house, is working with UpStaged Scholastic Productions to capture video footage for UpStaged 1: Step and the City, the National Collegiate Performing Arts Association (NCPA) ™ Step Championship on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 7.30pm at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (1941 Broadway at W. 65th St).
Opening the competition with the national anthem is Broadway star and vocalist N’Kenge. She returns to Alice Tully Hall after performing as a soloist with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Chamber Music Society, and appears on Broadway this season as “The Moon” in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway revival of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline, or Change.
This competition offers an opportunity for young black excellence to share their gifts on stage at one of the world’s most prestigious arts centers. Supporting the youth in our communities is paramount to creating the future leaders of the world, and this unique opportunity for young performers to express themselves in the arena is the first of many.
Alongside the national anthem, other sports traditions are brought to UpStaged 1: Step and the City including the captains’ coin toss, a March Madness-style bracket, and a handshake line post-competition. A performance from the legendary 15-time Showtime at the Apollo winning P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club will open the evening.
The team at American Movie Company, under the helm of Emmy Award-winner Bill Milling and Michael Gonzales, will capture video footage of the competition, as well as the additional programming surrounding the event. Programming will include a special UpStaged Empowerment Program for teens, including a step demonstration with Stomp’s renowned star John Sawicki, followed by a “Step by Step to College” panel featuring Garret Lowe, founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Tutoring, one of the cast members from Hamilton, Pastor Robert Randolph Davis of Abundant Life Family Church (also seen on The Impact Network and The Word Network), and collegiate steppers from several of the competing schools. The panel will be moderated by UpStaged legal counsel, Peter F. May, a long-time education industry attorney, executive, and consultant.
This championship weekend is a unique opportunity to celebrate young black role models who are passionately sharing their gifts on stage, balancing their intense competitive spirit to win, with uncompromising integrity in honoring their opponents.
Scheduled during the height of New York Fashion Week at the largest U.S. performing arts center, the championship line-up will feature top teams from Buffalo State College, Emory University, Lincoln University, Mercy College, Merrimack College, St. John’s University, Syracuse University, Temple University, Tufts University, and Yale University.
Tickets for UpStaged 1: Step and the City are $69-199 and available by visiting bit.ly/UpStaged1Tix, calling 212.721.6500, or in-person at the box office of Alice Tully Hall. For more information on UpStaged, visit UpStagedU.com.
MORE ABOUT AMERICAN MOVIE COMPANY:
American Movie Company (AMC) is a nationally-based, one-stop film production house under the helm of Bill Milling. American Movie Company offers services in video production, Web Casting and Live Streaming, Green and white Cyc stage rentals, teleprompter operation and more.
Milling is the Emmy Award® winning producer of the NBC series “Unicorn Tales” (winner of 18 Emmy Awards, and the prestigious Action For Children’s Television Award®). He created AMC in 1996 with the intent that all film producers should have access to high quality film production at an agreeable price. Bill’s background and experience as a Producer and Director in the film industry became the perfect prequel to AMC’s mission of honesty, integrity, and expert knowledge of the industry.
AMC has worked on many major films including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lucky Number Slevin, Third Miracle, Senseless, 54, The Late Shift etc. We have also worked on many TV series including, The Sopranos, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, CSI NY, Dexter, The West Wing, Mad About You, Friends, Will & Grace, Everybody Loves Raymond, Conviction, The X Files, How I Met Your Mother, Phinease, Ferb, Smallville, Without A Trace, etc.
The American Movie Company also specializes in live WebCasting and Live Streaming Video with locations in the US and Canada.
For more information on American Movie Company, visit americanmovieco.com.
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