The Newhouse LA program offers so many fun (and free) events that are honestly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Last month, we were invited to the world premiere of Amazon Studios’ “I Want You Back” film. The event lived up to its Valentine’s Day date night theme starting off with a drive-in style screening. When we pulled up to the big screen, we saw the cast and creators of the movie walking the red carpet and giving interviews with reporters. The movie itself was great and it was fun to watch along with my peers. After the showing, there was a huge party full of free food, drinks and carnival snacks. There, we met with creators, cast and multiple crew members from the film. They offered us great advice as we finish our schooling and enter the real world. Charlie Day and Gina Rodriguez, two of the movie’s stars, even posed for photos with us. The night was all I dreamed it would be coming out to Los Angeles as a Syracuse University student!
Katie Lane is a senior in the broadcast and digital journalism program at the Newhouse School.