Friday, April 8, 2011

Her March Madness: 2 commercials booked in one month!

UPenn and Jess Garvey

Since she started "Starter Reality Star" for DT, actress Jess Garvey (C'09) is making some great strides.

In her last episode, Jess told us about a national commercial she booked.

Since then she booked another one! (yep, another Penn alum to add to my growing Penn alumni on commercials list.)

After the jump find out:
  • about Jess' feature film audition
  • her "Funny or Die" shoot with Jordana Brewster
  • the chat about the frustrations of being an actor with good friend Penn alum Jeni Sue Birnbaum (C'08)
  • and watch the commercials she appears in (and find out how she and her Penn boyfriend, Matt Ritter (L'02) got cast together in one of the commercials)!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

THE PENN MAFIA and The Offer Not to Be Refused (must read!)

UPenn and Hollywood

A couple weeks ago, during her spring break, I met with Chloe Castellon (C'11), a senior about to graduate from Penn looking for advice on how to navigate through the Hollywood job market using Penn alumni.

That week, Chloe was on a mission to take as many meetings as she could with Penn alumni in anticipation for her post graduation move out to LA.blush

After the jump, take a lesson from Chloe and find out how she scored 50 meetings with some of the most successful Penn alumni in the industry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Penn alumni on Hollywood Powerlists you should know about

UPenn and HollywoodAs you've seen on DT in the past, I like covering stories about how Penn and its alumni make it

on all sorts of great "lists".

Today I have 3 Penn alumni you should know about who have made it onto some great Hollywood Reporter ("THR") power lists.

Today one alum ranked as #33 today on "Reality Power List" and the other two (who I haven't covered on DT in the past) were on last year's "Next Generation Young Guns" list.

After the jump find out who these moguls are.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Wharton alum drives Porsche in a commercial. Surprised?

UPenn and Wharton and Porsche

We've got another Penn alum to add to my growing Penn alumni on commercials list.

After the jump check out Juan E. Alva's (W'92, ENG'92, Wharton Undergrad Dean's Advisory Board) appearance in a Porsche commercial and find out why he was selected.

Alcohol permitted at Spring Fling. Uh huh.

UPenn and April Fools Day and Spring Fling

With titles like "Alcohol permitted at Spring Fling" and "James Franco ready to get high on Penn", I'm going to venture a guess that today's DP issue is the very creative (4 days past) April Fools day issue. : )

The history behind the DP joke issue HERE

What do you think? What was the best April Fools Day story you remember being published in the DP? Comment below!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Elizabeth Banks shares some touching, personal news with the world

Elizabeth Banks
Last week, Penn alum Elizabeth Banks (C'96) shared some very personal news with the world. She and husband Max Handelman (C'95, AEPi) welcomed new baby, Felix Handelman (C'39?) into the world.

Check out Liz's touching blog post HERE

Mazel Tov Liz and Max!

Reunion Time!: DT Stories about your classmates:
2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971


15 second clips: Penn's Singing Professor

UPenn and Kelly DiamondIn our ongoing "Kelly on Campus" series, campus correspondent Kelly Diamond (C'13) musters up some quick "15 second clips" of events and experiences around Penn's campus. 

Last we heard from Kelly, she reminded us all of an annoying Van Pelt practice every student who has gone to Penn in past few decades has gone through.

After the jump, find out how one Penn professor has given students an "entertaining" reason to attend class.