Penn Alums in the Film Industry
Mighty Macs, The Muppets, and New Years Eve among the Penn alum movies
Did You Know…
that Penn alumni wrote, produced and directed several movies in the theaters this season? The Mighty Macs, tells the story of tiny Immaculata College winning the inaugural women’s NCAA basketball tournament in 1972. It was written/directed/produced by former Penn Football player Tim Chambers, C’85, and also produced by former Penn Basketball star Vince Curran, ENG’92, W’92. The Muppets, the first Muppets movie in several years, finds the Muppets fighting to save their theater. Todd Lieberman, C’95, and a Mask & Wig alumnus, is a producer on the film. Mike Karz, C’89, W’89, and Class of 1989 president, produced New Year’s Eve , that shows how the lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. It opens today.
Let’s go to the Movies!
Read about The Mighty Macs in the Daily Pennsylvanian:
Read more about New Year’s Eve and see a video clip of Mike talking about the film:
Read more about Todd Lieberman and why his Muppet cameo was cut from The Muppets: