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Catch This Alum’s Film on DVD!

Jon Hurwtitz’s (W’00) Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay now on DVD

My past posts about Jon here

He’s On a New Show and He’s Looking for an Agent

Tom Christensen (W’03, Mask and Wig) just landed a co-starring role on the new series, Leverage, an Ocean’s-11-Meets-A-Team series set to air on TNT in the next 6 months. Tom will play a “sweet, corn fed” guy from the Midwest” He is marrying a mob-boss’s daughter, and that wedding is the setting for the episode. 

When Tom arrived in LA five years ago, fellow Mask & Wig member Brian Appel (C ’01) introduced him to the show’s casting director. After cutting his teeth with M&W, Tom still performs sketch and improv several improv groups around LA. You can see his upcoming shows on his website,

He is currently looking for an agent. Any alumni agents out there who will take a meeting? Contact Tom via his website!

Tom’s Headshot
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Another Reality Show Debuts for This Alum

Mark Cronin’s (Eng’86) next VH1 reality show, New York Goes to Hollywood premieres on Monday, 8/4.

More here
My past posts about Mark here

This Alum Counterchecks Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel mega-hit, said in an interview the other day that the upcoming season of “Hannah Montana” could be the last one. “We’re thinking this is our last season,” she told E! Online.

Rich Ross (C’83), president of Disney Channels Worldwide, told the New York Post, “I fully expect we will continue production (beyond this season)—and I can stand by that.” Ross said Disney has a option for a fourth season of the show.

More here

Wish They Had This When I Was an Undergrad!

The Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design (at the University of Pennsylvania) are pleased to announce ArtsEdge, a new collaborative residency project to encourage the careers of emergent writers and artists.

Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department will subsidize the rent of a shared live/work space near Penn’s campus for an emergent writer and artist.

More here and here

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