Friday, June 29, 2007

Mikaelyn Austin (C’04) scores with Palestra documentary on ESPN

Writer/Producer Mikaelyn Austin's (C’04, Women's Basketball) feature-length documentary film The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball, premieres next week on ESPN Classic and ESPN-U.

For those of you who haven't heard about this film, it traces the evolution of college basketball through the rise of one of the most historic basketball arenas in the country. The film traces the storied history of Big 5 basketball at the Palestra and features former Penn players and coaches including: current Penn Athletic Director Steve Bilsky, C’71, David “Corky” Calhoun, C’72, Chuck Daly, and Fran Dunphy.

I met Mikaelyn about 5 years ago when she was first starting this project and it's fantastic to see what such hard work and persistence can do. Congratulations, Mikaelyn!

Click here to see an interview with Mikaelyn

Click here to preview the film and learn more about the Palestra documentary and ESPN airings

ESPN Airings:

Thursday, July 5th @ 10pm EST
Saturday, August 4th @ 8am EST

Wednesday, July 11th @ 10pm EST
Monday, July 16th @ 9pm EST
Friday, July 27th @ 9am EST

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

TV Alert!: Gabriel Mann (C'95) music on CW's Hidden Palms tonight! (8-10 pm)

photo by rich ragsdale

From Gabe:

"just a quick note to let you know i'll have songs on BOTH episodes of the cw's "hidden palms" airing TONIGHT (Wednesday, 6/27)! listen for "go up to go down" from the last record (in the first episode airing tonight, 8p) and "ride" from the upcoming release (in the next episode, also airing tonight, 9p, back to back)!"

Click here to listen to a Dueling Tampons exclusive of Gabe's new song "ride"

Catch up on previous Gabriel Mann news

Check out more exclusive music on from Gabe's upcoming album in weeks to come!


He's not just a Doctor, but Roy Vongtama (C'96) plays one on TV

You'd think after years of medical school, he'd be content with just being a Doctor.

Not so...

Click here to read more about the impressive acting, modeling AND medical (!) career Roy Vongtama (C'96) maintains!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Scott Glosserman's (C'99, Friars) Behind the Mask out on DVD today!

Scott Glosserman's (C'99, Friars) Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon" comes out on DVD today. This is a great take on the traditional horror film where Scott takes us in documentary style "Behind the Mask" of a serial killer. Fantastic premise. And to top that, the film features Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) and Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist)!

Click here to check out a clip from the film.

Click here to see Scott's interview about the film with a puppet.

The detailed premise of the film (from Netflix):
"A self-promoting serial killer who dreams of being the most infamous slasher of all time hires a documentary film crew to follow him as he launches a reign of terror on a small town. Preparing tirelessly for his murderous debut, Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) shares his bloody ambitions with director Taylor Gentry (Angela Goethals) and her crew. Directed by Scott Glosserman, this quirky indie also stars Robert Englund and Scott Wilson."

"First-time director (and co-writer) Scott Glosserman gleefully hacks up horror cliches to deconstruct the genre with carnivorous, lip-smacking delight."
-- Michael Ordona, LOS ANGELES TIMES


Own/rent your copy today!