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Northwestern University, 1994
During the summer, Greg Berlantiserved as executive producer and screen- writer for the USA Network hit miniseries“Political Animals” starring Sigourney Weaver. This fall, he was executive pro-ducer of five episodes and co-wrote 11episodes of the CW drama “Arrow.”Through Berlanti Productions, he alsoserved as executive producer of the mid-season CBS-TV drama “Golden Boy.”
Emory University, 1979
As the first ex-member of R.E.M. totake the solo plunge, Peter Buck has doneit his way by cutting the whole album (self-titled Peter Buck) in five days on analog tape with friends, including R.E.M. bassistMike Mills, several other R.E.M. associatesand members of the Decemberists andSleater-Kinney. Instead of the new musicbeing put out on a CD, it is only on vinyl. A brief review in the Nov. 22 issue of Rolling Stone calls Buck’s album “great fun withcrackling garage rock.”
Timothy J. Cox
Marietta College, 1999
Character actor Timothy Cox contin-ues to stay busy in numerous stage andfilm appearances. Among his recent 2012short films are “Greg’s Guardian Angel,”“Linda LeThorn & the Music Box,” “You’reNot Safe Here,” and “Simple Mind.” Up-coming films include “Marty and Doug’sNew Religion, Part II,” “Trouble,” and“Rickshaw.”
University of Southern California, 1990
Ferrell’s most recent comedies, “Casade mi Padre” and “The Candidate” cameout on DVD during the last several months.In the post-production stage is “The In-ternship,” scheduled for release in 2013,and the long-awaited “Anchorman: TheLegend Continues” will go into productionover the next several months and also be intheaters in 2013.
University of Kentucky, 1987
The former Oscar and Golden Globe winner will direct 2013 film “Candy Store”,a crime thriller which he also wrote. Actorsbeing considered for lead roles are BradPitt, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx.
Texas Christian University, 2001
The first CD by Hodges was in retailstores in August and featured his first twotop 40 country hits, “Hunt You Down” and“Goodbyes Made You Mine.” The Aug. 27issue of Country Weekly magazine featureda three-page story on his new CD andseven photos taken in his Nashville home.
Every once in awhile we discover a Deltfrom the past who madehis mark in the enter-tainment industry butwas never mentioned inThe Rainbow. A recentissue of Films of theGolden Age featured astory and photo of James Corner, an up-and-coming stage andmovie actor whose ca-reer was cut short byWorld War II. After act-ing in several west coastplays, he moved to NewYork and starred onBroadway in “What aLife” and “Run SheepRun.” When Paramountbought the rights to“What a Life”, Cornerstarred in the film ver-sion as Henry Aldrichand was also in 1938s“Run Sheep Run” and1939s “Winter Carni-val”. He returned toBroadway for two pro-ductions, then did hislast film, “ScattergoodPulls the Strings,” in1941 before enlisting inthe Army in 1942. Laterpromoted to captain,Corner was killed in ac-tion on Dec. 2, 1944.
University of Oklahoma, 1984
In late November, Mickey Liddell’smost recent film, “The Collection” (thefollow-up to his 2009 film “The Collec-tor”), was in theaters across the nationon Nov. 30. He was executive producerof the Liam Neeson film, “The Grey,”which came out on DVD several monthsago. Upcoming films produced by Lid-dell for 2013 are “The Occult” and“Therese Raquin,” a crime drama star-ring Jessica Lange.