Ivy Entertainment is inviting Ivy industry professionals to an intimate networking dinner at the famous "power scene" Ivy restaurant on Robertson in Beverly Hills. Ivy at the Ivy is an open round-table discussion and networking series for experienced Ivy entertainment professionals to discuss and share insights on rotating topics. The series kicks off this month with the topic: Film Production. Space is limited. The organization is looking for ONE representative from Penn with 3-4 years of Film Production experience to share insights with Ivy peers.
How it works: Please email a short one-paragraph bio (+ photo) listing Penn as your school, and describing your Film Production background (min 3-4 yrs experience). Email to email@example.com by June 14 with "Ivy at the Ivy" as the subject. They are looking for a diverse range of film production experiences. If selected, you will be contacted and receive the background bios of the other invitees to help facilitate an engaging discussion about Film Production in this exclusive networking opportunity.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Click here to watch as the Dental school's current dean blunders the dental school graduation ceremony by announcing the class as something other than the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
The audience reaction is pretty classic.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
HBO’s documentary on Barbaro premieres tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00 PM.
Barbaro won the 2006 Kentucky Derby and tragically broke his leg during the Preakness last year. Barbaro was owned by Penn alumni Roy Jackson C’61 and Gretchen Jackson CW’59, and was treated at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center .
Click here for more information and additional show times
Click here to read the feature on Barbaro in the Gazette from July/Aug 2006
Click here to read the Barbaro update from the Gazette Mar/Apr 2007 issue
Click here to read Penn Vet’s web information on Barbaro
Monday, June 4, 2007
Although Elizabeth Banks (C'96) got beat out, check out the winning Will Farrell/Sascha Baron Cohen kiss at last night's 2007 MTV Movie Awards. ...Look for a glimpse of Liz featured in minute 2:22.
Click here to check it out. ...You know you want to.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
I don't remember this group when I was at Penn, but it looks like these guys are pretty talented.
Click here to see these guys in action on college green.
Director/Producer Jon Avnet (C'71) will direct Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Righteous Kill. According to Entertainment Weekly, Jon only (barely) reveals "They're both cops, and they're buddies".
...While we're speaking of Jon, his show The Starter Wife debuted this week. For those of you who haven't seen this on the USA network, it's kind of Sex in the City meets a bit of Desperate Housewives. Debra Messing's performance is definitely stellar here showing her Grace-like humor combined with some nice touching/authentic moments we haven't seen from her before.
From youtube, "The Starter Wife is a sexy, savvy and wickedly funny tour de force about life after divorce and one woman's quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head. After being blacklisted from premieres to pilates, Molly Kagan (Debra Messing) searches to rediscover life after divorce. A brief respite in Malibu and some oh-so-Hollywood friends prove to be the perfect cocktail for her transformation from "Starter Wife" to her new life."
Check out a preview of the show here!
...*On another Penn related note, Chris Diamantopoulos who plays "Rodney" in the series is married to Penn alum actress, Becky Newton, C'00 (Ugly Betty)