Comedy in a Digital Age: Comedy Showcase To Benefit Writer’s Scholarship and Celebrate the Launch of the Adobe Media Player

in College of Communication, College of Fine Arts, Entertainment, News Releases
October 11th, 2007

Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

Los Angeles – Boston University Los Angeles Internship Program (BULA) has collaborated with DV411, Inc. to create the first annual benefit for the BULA Internship Program’s Writer in Hollywood scholarship. The event, Comedy in a Digital Age, will take place on Tuesday, October 16 at the Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles, CA. BU alumnus Jason Alexander (CFA ’81) will host the event along with comedians and fellow BU alumni Bruce Fine (SMG ‘88), Jamie Kaler (CAS ’87), Elon Gold (CAS ’92), and Jeffrey Ross (COM ’66).

“Boston University is planning to take over Hollywood one laugh at a time!” remarks Robert Shampain, Director, BULA Graduate Program. “This event is a great example – bringing together five incredibly talented and funny BU alums to perform for an audience of BU alums and fans with ties to all aspects of Hollywood, to benefit a scholarship fund for talented young comedy writers.”

This comedy showcase features actor Jason Alexander, actor, director, producer; comedian Bruce Fine, who was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and serves as a writer/producer for Wayans Brothers Productions; actor Jamie Kaler, now appearing in the second season of TBS’s hit series My Boys; actor Elon Gold, who was a regular guest on the Dana Carvey Show and most recently appeared in the Fox sitcom Stacked; and comedian Jeffrey Ross, who frequently performs at celebrity roasts for Comedy Central and the New York Friars’ Club.

Guests will enjoy:
 A pre-showcase cocktail party hosted by a cast of prominent BU alumni including celebrities, studio heads and top executives in entertainment.
 A comedy showcase with some of today’s funniest comedians in the business.
 The launch of Adobe Media Player from Adobe Systems, Inc.
 Digital Technology solutions from event sponsors Adobe Systems, Inc., Avid Technology, Inc., AJA Video Systems, G-Technology and others.

Tickets to this exclusive event are $45 and include the cocktail meet and greet and comedy showcase. To inquire about limited seating available to the public, please contact Robert Shampain at the BULA office at 323.571.4535.

Further details can be found on the DV411, Inc. website at http://dv411.com/improv101607.html.

About BULA
The Los Angeles Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in the heart of the film, television, advertising, public relations and entertainment management and law industries. Courses range from “Entertainment Marketing” to the “Acting in Hollywood” and “The Writer in Hollywood” graduate programs, and all are taught by Boston University faculty and alumni who serve as mentors in and out of the classroom. Internship placements have included virtually all the major studios, production and development offices, top agencies, casting offices, etc. BULA is the foundation of the increasingly successful efforts to widen and engage the enormous community of BU alumni in LA. For more information, please visit: www.bu.edu/abroad/programs/usa/los_angeles/los_angeles_int/

About DV411, Inc.
DV411, Inc. is an innovator in the field of Digital Video providing the most advanced tools for digital content creation. Based in Los Angeles, DV411 specializes in systems and components for Non-Linear Editing, Video Compositing and 3D Animation. Clients include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dreamworks SKG, Comedy Central, The Indianapolis Colts, Coca-Cola, Boeing, ESPN, Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers Studios and many others. DV411 has been providing the industry’s premiere support, service and solutions for over 15 years. For more information, please visit http://dv411.com.

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