Who doesn’t love awards season? The glitz, the glam, the celebrity appearances – even viewers at home can get a taste of the entertainment industry. But for Penn State Network Television, or PSNtv, it doesn’t take night out in Hollywood to appreciate the successes of film and television. On the coattails of award season, the network will seize the perfect opportunity to reward the hard work of student members and motivate them to create even better content in the years to come.
For the first time since its inception, PSNtv will host an awards ceremony this Wednesday to celebrate the successes of its members and the content created this year.
“Our president thought of the idea during the beginning of the year and since then, has ran with it,” says PSNtv Vice President of Operations, Alli Koch. “The purpose of the event is to feature some of Penn State Network Television’s best work and motivate our members to create high-quality videos through friendly competition.
The network’s debut ceremony will begin with an hour-long pre-show red carpet, complete with food and drinks for guests and their dates to enjoy before the ceremony begins. Hosts Morgan Kravarik and Ben Bobick will lead the event, introducing nominees and presenting brief clips of of each show in a format similar to The Emmys. The most coveted award? Best Show.
After months of preparation, the members of the network have worked extremely hard to make the event as memorable as possible.
“The most difficult part of the award ceremony is setting the expectation,” says senior broadcast journalism major and PSNtv President Megan Swiatkowski. “Since this is our first ever award ceremony, we want to start things off right. We have the team to do it, and hopefully that pays in the execution.”
Valley wishes the best of luck to the nominees – our fingers are crossed for each and every one of you!
Best Produced Segment
Best Show Photo
Best Show Director
Best Show Producer
*IN SHOW (each show will choose a member of their crew to award during the ceremony)
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Where: HUB-Robeson Center, Freeman Auditorium
What: Red Carpet (6:30 p.m.) and Ceremony (7:30 p.m.)