Happy New Year! Donate to Harvardwood before 2018.
This January, attend a Salon with author, activist, & former producer Winnie Li AB '00, who will be joining #HarvardwoodLA from London!
Brainstorming gift ideas? View the Board's top TV, movie, and book recommendations!
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
So you’ve read an article, graphic novel, book or screenplay, or found someone with a life story to tell? Acquiring story rights or understanding keys issues involved in tying them up is an essential skill for producers and writers - and existing stories are often more attractive to studios or financiers, as well as to an agent.
With 25 years of film studio experience at Columbia and Fox, Jack Monderer AB '82 managed hundreds of rights situations of every conceivable type. As a producer or writer, when and how do you initiate a rights agreement? How much of an agreement do you need? Is there any way to price a particular type of material? Come join us as Jack shares his experience and gives guidance on these and other story rights issues.
Jack Monderer AB '82
Jack Monderer has several decades of experience as the key manager and analyst in Business and Legal affairs for film development projects at Fox and Columbia. He recently completed 20 years at the Fox film group, administering all talent deals and property rights for the film projects at Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight, Fox Animation and Fox International Productions. Projects he has managed from development through production include everything from franchises like Ghostbusters, X-Men, Avatar and Ice Age, to specialty films like Slumdog Millionaire and Grand Budapest Hotel.
NOTE: Harvardwood is instituting a new late-arrival policy. Those who arrive over 15 minutes past the event's listed starting time will not be admitted. THIS EVENT WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7:30PM.
The Ivy Plus Society is kicking off 2018 at the exclusive Asian inspired lounge, The Blind Dragon. A hidden gem located on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, The Blind Dragon has 4 luxury sing or die karaoke suites with over 25,000 licensed songs. Start The Year of the Dog off right by mixing and mingling with LA’s finest and brightest.
Attire: Smart Casual
20% Off Promo Code: ALUMNI2018
Please join us at the Landmark Regent in Westwood (1045 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024) for the LA Premier of the Indy film Solver!
Solver is a classic treasure hunt with the modern twist of an escape room. Written and produced by Jack Kelley and John Ruby, the film follows Luke Williams (played by Ruby) as he arrives at his late grandfather's cabin in Upstate New York and discovers a mysterious puzzle leading to a dangerous secret. And if that's not enough, the film marks HLS alum Ohia Amadi's (uncredited) feature film debut as Officer #2. :-)
Hang around later for a Q&A with the cast and crew and afterparty at Barney's Beanery right next to the theater (1037 Broxton Ave.).
You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solver-movie-premiere-los-angeles-tickets-41850540092
See you there!!
The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions! The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past fifteen years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities and setting the course for the entire organization.
We're looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Tuesday, January 9th! The event runs from 7-10pm at The District by Hannah An, and as always, we're expecting a big crowd at the LA GNN.
Additional event details about Global Networking Night are here. If you can help out, please contact us soon—thank you for your help and volunteer time! In addition to our gratitude, volunteers will receive 3 months of complimentary Harvardwood membership.