Daylight savings means longer days, and these Penn alums are putting all that extra time to use. Check out the hardworking alumni who have been logging hours on all kinds of projects lately.
Two Penn alums are about to team up! Marc Platt (C’79, Glee Club) is set to produce Universal’s Section 6, a film about British intelligence agency M16. Platt is known for his work in theater (Wicked) and film (Drive, Legally Blonde, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World). Sara Scott (C’00) is Director of Development at Universal and will oversee the project. Nothing more heartwarming than Penn alumni coming together to create a masterpiece.
Alison Greenspan (C’94, Bloomers) has just helped acquire the rights to The First Call From Heaven , a bestselling novel from writer Mitch Albom (Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet In Heaven). Greenspan is slated to produce the upcoming film, which is a spiritual story about a small town that receives phone calls from up above.
Todd Lieberman (C’95) and his company Mandeville Films, along with Reese Witherspoon and her own company, have just inked a deal to produce a fantasy trilogy titled The Outliers. The young adult series focuses on a young woman whose best friend goes missing and is then found in a remote area with a group called The Outliers, who harness intuition and turn it into a powerful weapon.
Jeremy Lerman (C’97) just had his film App invited to be a part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Lerman is an editor who just received his MFA from AFI Conservatory and has since been working on Dumb and Dumber To. Check out the trailer for App below and look for it on the upcoming Tribeca schedule!
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