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    Harvardwood Masterclass: Acquiring Story Rights for Producers & Writers

    Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA

    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.

    Masterclasses are only open to dues-current Harvardwood Full Members. You must be logged in to the site to access the RSVP link below. Join or renew your membership.

    Screen_Shot_2017-12-19_at_1.47.09_PM.pngJack 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.

    Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Year of the 狗 - 2018 Kickoff Party

    Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 08:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    The Blind Dragon in Los Angeles, CA

    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

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    Harvardwood Heads To... SOLVER Movie Premiere - Los Angeles

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:30 PM · $20.00 USD
    Landmark Regent in Westwood in Los Angeles, CA

    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!!


  • Join the Harvardwood Board of Directors

    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. 

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    Seeking volunteers for Global Networking Night in LA

    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.

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  • Issue 156 | January 2018

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