Thursday, July 14, 2011

This Penn alum's Hollywood writing career is anything but cancelled

Rob Forman and Hollywood writer and UPenn

As we approach year 5 of DT, I continues to expand our arsenal of entertaining "insider-tip"-filled vlogs from Penn undergrads and alumni as they pursue the ups and downs of their entertainment career journeys:
Rob Forman and Hollywood writer and UPennToday, we now add Rob, another Penn personality to our mix of vloggers.

Rob Forman (W'06) has been out here in LA for the past 5 years pursuing television writing, and is beyond just starting out in the business.

After the jump, watch Rob as he talks about his journey from Penn to LA, the agency he first worked at, and the TV shows on which he's been a writer's assistant.

I've known Rob for a while now and he remains passionate about TV and passionate about writing.  And as we know, passion is a common thread of many of our successful alumni.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mimes, models and circus freaks: His new music video

Gabriel Mann and The Rescues and UPenn

As I eagerly wait for Gabriel Mann (C'95, Off the Beat) and The Rescues' 2nd full length album (being recorded this summer), I have been temporarily satiated by the creative, newly released official music video for their hit, "Can't Stand the Rain".

After the jump, watch the video and learn about what exciting Fall TV projects Gabe has been working on!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Follow this Penn undergrad as she pursues a career in the biz

As my DT readers know, I've got tons of stories about established Penn alumni musicians, filmmakers, actors, plus dozens more entertainment professions.

I've even begun covering stories about new young alumni trying to break into entertainment careers such as acting, more acting, and music.

What I haven't covered are undergrads getting summer internships who are trying to break into the business.

UPenn and Kelly Diamond and Hollywood and University of PennsylvaniaThis summer, our "15 second clip" campus correspondent Kelly Diamond (C'13) is out in LA and has secured not one, but two GREAT entertainment internships in TV and film at a production company and a studio.

After the jump, get some quick dish from Kelly on:
  • how she researched getting these internships
  • what you need to know about moving from Penn to LA and how to prepare for housing and transportation
  • what responsibilities she has at these internships and the great people she's meeting
For any undergrad or alum considering a move to LA to pursue a career in entertainment, be sure to follow us this summer here and on our Facebook and twitter pages!