This Penn Film Producer Brings Us A Star Studded “Valentine’s Day” (Great Interview with Mike!)

UPenn and Mike KarzDid you know that this week’s star studded Valentine’s Day movie was produced was Penn alum Mike Karz (C’89, W’89)? (It doesn’t get more appropriate for my Valentine’s Day Sampler week!)

Check out a great interview Mike did about the movie after the jump!

In the interview below Mike talks about:

  • the chemistry between Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper
  • on broad audience appeal
  • on a once in a lifetime cast
  • on having Gary Marshall’s reputation to thank for his cast


Per Yahoo Movies, the film is about

“A diverse group of Los Angelenos navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one Valentine’s Day. Couples and singles experience the pinnacles and pitfalls of finding, keeping or ending relationships in a day in the life of love.”

The film has a ton of stars!: Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Emma Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Taylor Lautner, Carter Jenkins, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah.

Valentine's Day and UPennThis formula for having lots of stars (at a lower price per star because each star is only in a part of the film) has prompted Mike to already produce a similar formula for another movie about another momentous day: New Year’s Eve.

More of my Mike Karz posts HERE


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