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Behind the Scenes of E! Television's The Brini Maxwell Show

May 1, 2006

Behind the Scenes: The Brini Maxwell Show

  • May 1, 2006, 4:30-5:30pm
  • University Crossings Screening Room 030
  • For information call 215-895-1029

Interested in Lifestyle Television? Fashion? Interior Design? Television Production?

The come learn what goes into making a lifestyle television show with The Brini Maxwell Show's producer and director Julie Harman and editor Michael DeMirjian.

The Brini Maxwell Show is enjoying a successful second season on E! Television's The Style Network. Described as part Donna Reed, part Mary Tyler Moore, Brini Maxwell makes kitsch feel classy through her unparalleled personal flair for home design, entertaining and savvy household tips.

Julie Harman is an award-winning TV Producer and Director, with more years of experience than she will admit to. She has worked on many of the shows you've come to love over the years (Hard Copy, America's Most Wanted, Ripley's Believe it or Not! and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous among them). When she's not concocting subversive, suggestive double entendres for Miss B, Julie lives in a tony suburb outside NYC, where she declares that she is NOT a desperate housewife, and that the Botox was for migraines.

Although work takes him to New York these days, Michael DeMirjian is a lifer in the Philadelphia scene; he was born here and still annually collects at least five dozen parking violations in Old City. He's paid off these infractions for the past 17 years by working as a video editor; although there was a five month 'blank' period in '93 when he worked for Mambo Movers. Fortunately, he ditched the moving van to become a four-time nominated and one-time Emmy winner for work he created for NFL Films and Fox TV's Under the Helmet. But his most enjoyable experience to date has been cutting the simply marvelous The Brini Maxwell Show, where he never once needed to explain his jokes.

Sponsored by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and The Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.