Posts Tagged television

Alumni duo writes “Under My Skin”

Robert Sternin, A77, and Prudence Fraser, A77, are the writers behind “Under My Skin,” a  new comedic play that opened in Pasadena, CA last week. “Under My Skin” provides a humorous look at the healthcare industry, and – at its core – is a hilarious and sexy love story with some serious attitude.

Sternin and Fraser met in a directing class at Tufts in 1977, and moved to California upon graduation to pursue careers in entertainment. The duo has been married for 31 years has also worked on a host of different projects together. They’ve written for hundreds of different television shows, everything from “Three’s Company” to “The Simple Life,” and they were the co-creators and executive produces of “The Nanny.”

Sternin and Fraser wrote “Under My Skin” in 2007 and have taken it on the road for various readings and performances. Check out the “Under My Skin” blog, which includes tons of photos, reviews, interviews, and more!


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TV and Films and Students, Oh My!

With the option of Tufts admissions videos for prospective students and the enhancement in one’s ability to watch whatever they want, whenever they want, it shouldn’t be surprising that we have some entertainment gurus on campus.

Ben Phelps, A’11, and a current Masters student for Educational Studies, writes about and critiques dozens of television shows on his blog BP on TV. From predictions about the 63rd Emmy Award Show to his five most anticipated fall season shows, Phelps journeys through an eclectic television landscape.

Acting as the other side of the same coin, so to speak,  Erik Leupp, A’12 shows off his cinematic knowledge on FilmBuffet, a blog dedicated to movie reviews. In predicting this to be the most epic movie season ever, Leupp writes,

All of this pales in comparison though to this upcoming fall and winter movie season. This one might be one for the record books. Never before have I seen a film season packing this much of a Hollywood punch. Many of the biggest directors are releasing films and many of the most prominent and talented actors of our time have films coming out. There is the very real potential that this year’s Oscar telecast will be the most star-studded in recent memory. Everyone from Meryl Streep to Brad Pitt to Tilda Swinton to Ryan Gosling to Kate Winslet to Leonardo DiCaprio to Sandra Bullock to Viggo Mortenson have a chance of being nominated

Be sure to follow Phelps on Twitter and like FilmBuffet on Facebook.

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Azaria is a ‘Free Agent’

Hank Azaria, A85, is starring in a new NBC sitcom this fall, “Free Agents.”

Based on the witty, cult U.K. series of the same name, “Free Agents” is a crooked, romantic comedy from creator John Enbom (“Party Down”) and Emmy Award-winning director Todd Holland (“Malcolm in the Middle”) that explores the trials and tribulations of finding love and companionship – the second time around.

Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons,” “Huff”) stars as newly divorced Alex, who is missing his kids and trying to keep himself together. Alex’s co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn, “Hung”) thinks she has it together, but she drinks too much in order to cope with her fiance’s untimely death. It’s no surprise then when these two overworked public relations executives share an ill-fated night of passion and are forced to cope with the awkward aftermath.

Watch this interview with Azaria to learn more:

Azaria also talked to the Associated Press about the new show:

You can also check out his interview with The Onion’s A/V Club.

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