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  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Meet-up at the Black List DC Happy Hour

    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    CIRCA at Dupont in Washington, DC

    The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow writers at the DC happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

    This event is free and open to the public (cash bar). RSVP at the link below.

    See the cover story on Black List founder Franklin Leonard AB ’00 in the July-August 2016 Harvard Magazine—and Harvardwood's profile from a few years ago!

    C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed

    Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM · $40.00 USD
    Art Share LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Don't miss this invaluable 2-1/2 hour seminar on the essentials of income tax for individual artists of all disciplines. Learn how artists and artists groups can efficiently track income and expense throughout the year and how to correctly file your taxes. Topics will include record keeping, IRS form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedules, itemized deductions, hobby losses, home offices and much more!

    A comprehensive 38-page tax workbook "The Art of Deduction" is included with paid admission!

    Presenter: Abe Carnow, C.P.A. is very active in tax practice and tax education. As a nationwide lecturer for Gear Up Tax Seminars. Abe teaches other accountants about individual income taxation, business income taxation, and ethics. In his tax practice, Abe works with a variety of professions, including graphic artists, performers, and other service professionals. From 1974-1990, Abe worked for the Internal Revenue Service, in the examination and appeals divisions. Abe has taught the California Lawyers for the Arts Relax with Tax Seminar for a long, long time and looks forward to not only this year but into the future.

    Parking is located at 321 Hewitt Street. Please park up the ramp on the 2nd floor. Parking is free and unattended.

    These workshops are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.

    Tackling Diversity from the Front Lines: #WritingWhileAsian

    Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Emerson LA in Los Angeles, CA

    After last year's #OscarsSoWhite outcry, the Academy improved its diversity rates in the 2017 Oscars nominations. So our work here is done, right?

    Not so fast.

    In this new series, Harvardwood aims to bring together and spotlight diverse creatives and execs from all parts of the industry—actors, producers, directors, showrunners, development execs, managers, and agents—to talk frankly about their experiences and the challenges specific to their fields, with the aim of furthering the discussion of diversity in Hollywood and what can be done at all levels to address the lack thereof.

    We're kicking off the series with #WritingWhileAsian, featuring Harvard alumni TV writers Leonard ChangSue Chung, Teresa Hsiao, and Ryan Koh. The event will begin with a small wine reception before we launch into a moderated discussion with our guest speakers, followed by a brief Q&A open to audience members.

    Please register at the bottom of this page.

    • FREE for Harvardwood members & friends // $20 for non-members
    • $25 for everybody at the door, regardless of Harvardwood membership (online registration closes at 10am the day of the event)

    Guest Speakers

    chang.jpegLeonard Chang is the author of eight novels, including the recently published Triplines, and the forthcoming The Lockpicker (May 2017). He wrote for NBC's Awake and FX's Justified, and is currently a writer/co-executive producer for the new FX drama, Snowfall, about the introduction of crack cocaine to Los Angeles, and premiering this summer. He studied philosophy at Harvard, creative writing at UC-Irvine's graduate writing program, and lives in south L.A.


    After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Sue Chung started her career as a freelance beauty and health writer for various Time Inc. publications including In Style and Real Simple.

    Since breaking into screenwriting in 2013, she has sold drama pilots to 20th Century Fox, ABC, the CW, Warner Bros., and Odd Lot Entertainment.  She has also staffed on Fox's GOTHAM and Marvel's AGENT CARTER on ABC. 


    Hsiao.jpgAfter graduating from Harvard, Teresa Hsiao brought great shame to her family by turning down a job offer from Lehman Brothers and moving to LA.  She is currently a writer/producer for AMERICAN DAD and has also written for FAMILY GUY. She has developed pilots for ABC and COMEDY CENTRAL. Her parents think she's in her eighth year of business school.


    Ryan Koh 
    has written TV commercials, game show trivia, kids' shows and episodes of The Office, Workaholics, New Girl and The Simpsons. He is now middle-aged.


    Members, register here

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    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

  • Harvard / Harvardwood at SXSW 2017

    If you're heading to Austin this year, there are a ton of Harvardians to support! Harvard alumni are debuting several feature films (Dara JuInheritance, and The Archer) and shorts (Waiting for HassanaHold Me) at SXSW 2017, and featured guest speakers include Baratunde Thurston AB '99 and Madame Gandhi MBA '15.

    Check out our calendar for a list of panels, film screenings, and other events.

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    Call for Film Submissions: Global Voices Film Festival

    Global Voices Film Festival, presented by USNC - UN Women, seeks to empower women by showcasing films that spotlight the unique voices, stories and experiences of women. The festival, now in its second year, supports female producers, directors and writers, who are creating some of the most insightful and groundbreaking work in cinema.

    The goal of the festival is to raise money and awareness for the work of UN Women with 100% of the profits going to fund UN Women initiatives for gender equality worldwide. We are emphasizing films by female producers, directors and/or writers, or protagonists. Films by non- female filmmakers, which specifically focus on women’s stories or experiences, will also be considered.

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  • Issue 145 | February 2017


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    Issue 144 | January 2017


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