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Ryan O'Donnell ('05) writes that he landed his first feature-length film job. He will be the Post Production Supervisor/Assistant Editor on a documentary called "The Meaning of Tea." The production is based out of the West Village in New York City. The film is being shot all over the world and explores what tea consumption and ceremony means to different cultures. Ryan reports that he was hired for the job because of the quality of his independent study production on his demo reel and because of his experience at Channel 8. In addition to working on this documentary, Ryan is still working at WTNH-8, and he hopes to complete a short stop-motion animation piece.

After graduation, John Samsel and Larry Henriksen ('06) flew off to Hollywood, Calif., to work on the set of a made-for-TV movie for the Hallmark Channel. Larry worked with the lighting and electrical department and later shadowed the camera operator and his assistant.  Larry writes, "I've officially finished my first movie gig. We had a nice wrap party at a local bar. But here's the best part; a job offer. . . This was one of the best experiences in my life." He is planning on checking out opportunities in New York City before deciding whether or not to move back to L.A. Meanwhile, John worked with the prop master in the prop department. He, too, was offered a job, but will work back east for a while to earn some money before going back out to L.A.

Rob Carpentier ('99) writes that he is Assistant Director of Academic Computing at Southern Connecticut State University. He has almost completed his MBA from School of Business at Southern.

Rob Cork ('94) was promoted to Director, Internal Communications with the American Diabetes Association in December. His department prepares and delivers messages to volunteers and staff, and is also responsible for the organization's annual report, Intranet, and volunteer Web site.