Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Professor Jones and the Committee of Doom?

Inside Higher Ed reports:
...Blowtorch Entertainment will next month begin filming on “Tenure,” which is about a college professor coming up for tenure (Luke Wilson) and facing off against a female rival who recently arrived at (fictional) Grey College. (The part of the institution will be played by Bryn Mawr College, where the movie will be shot.) David Koechner will play the professorial sidekick to the Wilson character, and the production company is planning kickoff events next year to promote the film in college towns.

Brendan McDonald, the producer, said that he viewed academe as “one of the interesting worlds to explore” and said that he viewed the project as “lampooning the tenure process.”

Hmmm... the tenure process certainly could use some lampooning. Its hard to see that doing well at the box office, but I'll go see it. Then again, maybe I should wait and rent it after I get tenure. OK, back to work...

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