Friday, November 5, 2010

Ten years ago Elizabeth Banks appeared in THIS commercial (GREAT VIDEO!)

UPenn and Elizabeth Banks and pregnancy
Before Liz Banks (C'96) became the big star that she now is (appearing every other week on "30 Rock" and in the upcoming Russell Crowe film, The Next Three Days), she did commercials.

Check out this commercial the then-brunette did for the "Fact Plus Pregnancy Test" in the year 2000.


Perhaps this was foreboding for THIS role she starred in almost 7 years later...

Check out the commercial after the jump!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Have your films seen by TV Industry Professionals and win $$$

Emmys and Upenn

In years past, I've talked about the best entertainment internship you can get while you're an undergrad.

From the same people who bring you this awesome internship (the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences), there is a contest that all talented undergrad filmmakers should enter: the 32nd College Television Awards.

Categories include: Animation, Children, Comedy, Commercial, Documentary, Drama, Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship, Magazine, Music - Best Composition, Music - Best Use, Newscast, Reality, Series - Narrative

More about the competition after the jump!

More entetainment related contests HERE


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Penn Alumni pair go "All In" on Facebook  

UPenn and Las Vegas and Facebook games and Seth Gerson and Gregory Milken
(l to r): Greg Milken (C'95) and Seth Gerson (C'95)
Time to add another tale to the 60+ DT stories about Penn alumni working together...

Years after being Penn freshmen roommates in the Quad and then later as housemates on Chancellor Street, Seth Gerson (C'95, ZBT) and Gregory Milken (C'95) formed a technology gaming company with a hot facebook game you'll want to check out done in conjuntion with a popular Las Vegas hotel!

More about their game and very Penn-centric company after the jump!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Michelle Obama visits Penn (VIDEOS)

UPenn and Michele ObamaLast night, First lady Michelle Obama visited Penn (in Wynn Commons in back of Houston Hall) for a “get out the vote” event for today's midterm elections.  If you remember, the Obama competitors also rallied here.

Check out the videos after the jump!

700,000 Los Angelers will appreciate these 5 Lessons

UPenn and actor and Los Angeles and Hollywood and Alex Weber
After one year of vlogging for DT about his journey as an actor living in Los Angeles, Alex Weber (C'09, Lacrosse) is now able to share with us 5 important pillars any actor should take to heart before getting into the business.

Actually, most of them apply to any personal endeavor, really.

Find out what they are and why he quotes a country song after the jump!