January 29, 1982 |
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Occupation||online community manager, television personality, Webhost|
|Known for||NBC television personality, MtvU video jockey, Our Feature Presentation|
Gardner Willson Loulan (born January 29, 1982) is an online community manager for Tout.com (formerly Kicktag.com) and former television host at MTV Networks and NBC Universal. He has produced and edited a wide variety of television, film and internet media; most recently for NBC's LXTV, and as a member of The Bajillionaires Club (a professional collective of directors, writers, producers and on-camera talent based in Hollywood, California). He received an Emmy Award nomination as a television host, for LXTV's "1st Look" on NBC highlighting the best destinations and the latest developments in food, nightlife, art, fashion, travel, and entertainment.
His professional television career began as a video jockey, writer and producer for MTV University (MtvU). He was part of the team that won an Emmy for their reporting on the conditions in Darfur. He got this job while a sophomore at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) after sneaking into the Metropolitan Opera House prior to the MTV Video Awards. He later created an irreverent short video about the show. The video was passed throughout the dormitory and ultimately into the hands of executives at MTV Networks.
While with MTV University he wrote scripts, produced segments and toured the country interviewing entertainers, celebrities (at the MTV Video Awards and Movie Awards) and students. MtvU is seen on more than 750 college campuses nationwide.
During his time at Fordham University, he was voted Student Government President and participated extensively in Fordham's Global Outreach programs leading community service projects throughout New York, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Haiti. In addition to his degree from Fordham he has studied at both NYU and USC film schools.
Gardner Loulan has also worked with the US Forest Service, Habitat for Humanity, Diane E. Watson (Member of the US House of Representatives) as well as the Sisters of Charity and Champions (an outdoor education program based in Los Angeles). In 2006 he co-wrote, directed and co-produced the feature film Our Feature Presentation(90min) which had a theatrical premiere on December 21, 2008 and is now available on DVD.
- 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards
- Festival Judge Gardner Loulan
- About LXTV.com
- Gardner Loulan's segments
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors MtvU for its Sudan public service campaign with the 2006 Governors Award
- "Irreverent Film Lands Student a Job with MTV". Fordham University. May 2004. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "How to Get a Job as an MTV VJ? Have Fun!". Youtube Website. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- Heather Murtagh. "Portola Valley Prankster gets MTV Gig". San Mateo Daily Journal.
- MIT Team Wins MtvU Eco-Challenge
- Halber, Deborah (March 16, 2007). "MIT Biodiesel Student Group Wins National Contest". Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Dowling Students Make "Dean's List"". Dowling College Student Newspaper.
- MTVU website
- "Greetings from the Student Body". Fordham Enewsroom.
- "Fordham Copes with Sept. 11 Attacks". Fordham Observer Volume XX, Issue 20. October 1, 2001.
- "GO West (Part 1)". youtube website.
- "The Silver Lining". Youtube Website.
- Barry Caine (December 19, 2008). "Coming Attractions: Hey, kids, let's make a movie". Oakland Tribune.
- "Friends launch local feature film project". The Almanac. March 22, 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Short Takes: 15 minutes of fame in Portola Valley". The Alamanac. June 21, 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Woodside readies for its closeup". Palo Alto Daily News. July 11, 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Their Feature Presentation". The Almanac. August 9, 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Kicktag: Stealth, Killer Founders, $2 Million In Funding. What Is It?". Kicktag Stealth Killer Founders.
- "Ashamed Of The Boom; Let's Go on A Guilt Trip". Dowling, Denise, The New York Times. November 23, 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "MTV visits Penn State, excites students". The Daily Collegian. October 29, 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "University pilots a new MTV program". Hilliard, Hillary, University of Georgia RedabdBlack.com. November 6, 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "MTVU rocks the UMass scene". Markantonatos, Nikolas, The Daily Collegian. November 16, 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2008.[dead link]
- "Hillel Students Rock with Matisyahu at MTV Event". Queens College Hillel. September 12, 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "Television network MtvU launched on campuses". Jackson, Tarryl, Central Michigan Life. February 16, 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "Windy Hill Kids Film Festival - Shooting for the Stars". Nomad Journal Trips. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- Gardner Loulan at the Internet Movie Database
- MtvU video "MY SHOT WITH... Save Darfur Now"
- Gardner's videos on Vimeo
- Windyhill Kids Festival website
- thefutoncritic.com, "MTV Relaunches College Network With New Name: mtvU"
- signal-online.com, "More than simple entertainment, MtvU looks to inspire youth"
- Our Feature Presentation at the Internet Movie Database
- Our Feature Presentation official website
- Our Feature Presentation at Aunt Colony Productions, LLC
- Hollywood Up Close, Our Feature Presentatuion complete cast list
- Our Feature Presentation at Film.com
- Carnival MTV shoots footage for "Dean's List"