Saturday, October 29, 2011

Elizabeth Banks shows us her "Hunger Games" costume!

So far on DT, you've seen a Penn alum professionally modeling some great Halloween costumes.

I now have another Penn alum wearing what will eventually be a great Halloween costume!

After the jump, check out Elizabeth Banks (C'96) in a new movie poster as the flamboyant "Effie Trinket" in the upcoming Hunger Games film!

Friday, October 28, 2011

The secret life of this 10th grade Penn alum English teacher

UPenn and Matt Blackstone and A Scarey Scnee in a Scary MovieAnother story in this week's DT Halloween series for you...

Matt Blackstone (C'03) is not only a 10th grade English teacher, but he is the author of a new young adult novel, A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE (FSG/Macmillan), which released this summer and Seventeen magazine put it on it's Summer Beach Read list! Yep, this is another story about a Penn alum who is an educator and an author!

One liner is "It's about Rene, a male teen with OCD, and his lingo-inventing friend who tutors him in the art of playing it cool."

And if you're at Penn, you can meet him at the Bookstore at 2 pm tomorrow (this Saturday (10/29)).

After the jump, learn more about the book, Matt's perseverant path from Penn to becoming an author, and a great website for aspiring authors looking for agents!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to Make a Monster Halloween Mask

Halloween and Brian Yanish and Scrapkins

If you've got kids, you're going to love this story.

UPenn and Brian YanishI've covered entrepreneur Brian Yanish (C'95, Mask and Wig) and his Scrap Kins children's property on DT in the past.

After the jump, in honor of Halloween, Brian is sharing a great "How To" video (and free printable downloads) that show you how to turn a paper plate and carboard into a monster mask!

Plus download Brian's new free app!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Win his moisturizer that GQ says is "the best on the planet"

UPenn and Kyle Schroeder and Cremo CreamHalloween's right around the corner which always reminds me of our shaving cream business entrepreneurmodel, and Halloween costume model (my favorite DT post!) Kyle Schroeder (W'01).

After the jump, learn how you can be entered to win a gift basket of Kyle's:
  • new Cremo moisturizer, 
  • Cremo Shave Cream
  • Cremo Wash
  • and Fog Free shave mirror!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Penn alum's promo with Ben Stiller, Mark Sanchez and LaDainian Tomlinson

Ben Stiller and Mark Sanchez and LaDainian Tomlinson and New York Jets

I cover lots of traditional entertainment career pursuits from alumni on DT like acting, filmmaking, and writing, but equally creative can be that of Marketing.
UPenn and Melisa Kirkup and Tower Heist
After the jump, check out a promo spot for ESPN that Universal Media Promotions and Marketing manager Melisa Kirkup (C'01) worked on for the new movie Tower Heist (in theaters Nov. 4th) featuring Ben Stiller as well as Mark Sanchez and LaDainian Tomlinson of the New York Jets. Plus check out Melisa's advice to re: job searching.