Friday, November 20, 2009

Valuable Entertainment Career Advice from CW President (and Penn Parent) Dawn Ostroff (VIDEOS)

Dawn Ostroff
Great entertainment career advice alert!

This past summer, the Penn Women's council hosted a "career mentoring" event in Los Angeles featuring "winning woman" CW Entertainment President (and Penn parent) Dawn Ostroff.

The event was for recent female graduates as well as female juniors and senior undergrads.  ...And yes, I attended it so I could bring it all to you, my DT readers!

UPenn Winning WomenAs you'll see in the DT exclusive videos below, Dawn is another example of having a great career path filled with lots of changes and rich experiences. 

Listen to her journey in our videos after the jump! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

He's the Soundtrack King...Especially This Week!

the rescues

Gabriel Mann (C'95, Off the Beat) and his group "The Rescues" are all over TV this week:
  • two songs off their upcoming album, "Let Loose The Horses" and "Stranger Keeper," were featured on the CW's hit series "One Tree Hill" this past Monday, November 16th.

    Listen to them here:
    Let Loose the Horses
    The Rescues - Two Tree Hill - Let Loose the Horses
    Stranger Keeper
    The Rescues - Two Tree Hill - Stranger Keeper

  • a beautiful carol called "All That I Want For Christmas (Is To Give My Love Away)" that will appear in the upcoming November 19th Christmas episode of "Grey's Anatomy" (their 4th! time on this show!).

    All That I Want for Christmas (Is to Give My Love Away)
    The Rescues - All That I Want for Christmas (Is to Give My Love Away) - Single - All That I Want for Christmas (Is to Give My Love Away)

More Penn alumni on TV Shows HERE


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Beauty Is Playing A Hag on TV (VIDEO)

Elizabeth Banks
Another Penn "winning woman" on TV's "Modern Family" this Wednesday (11/18) night!

In the episode Elizabeth Banks (C'96) guest stars as a longtime friend of new parents Cam and Mitchell.

Based on the clip above, it looks like she's going to be pretty funny!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Still A Winning Film Producer: Her Wish Granted

Kristin Fairweather NetflixTo kick off our Winning Women Week, Round 2 series, I've got a good follow-up story....

While she didn't win $350,000 for her film in THIS contest (although came very close), Kristin Fairweather (Penn Grad '01, Masters in Government Administration, Alumni Relations) is still a winner...

Round 2: More Winning Women All This Week!

UPenn Winning WomenAbout a month ago, I launched a "Winning (Penn) Women" series to which many of my DT readers responded postively.   Since then, I've been collecting stories to now launch a Round 2 for this ongoing series.

Look out this week for some entertaining posts including:
  • a filmmaker whose wish was granted
  • an actress to look out for on TV this week
  • some informative "Hollywood insider"videos
  • plus some more fun surprises!
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    This Penn Club Got Lit Up During Homecoming! (VIDEO)

    UPenn Homecoming
    "Congrats to Penn Club of Philly" in PECO lights! A nice note to congratulate the Penn Club of Philadelphia for winning the Alumni Club Award of Merit at the Friday night gala during Homecoming weekend, 2009.