Preview the 2016 VIP Lunch Online Auction. Bidding opens August 1st at midnight!
Accepting features, pilots, and shorts to the annual Harvardwood Writers Competition has opened. Early Deadline: June 30th | Regular Deadline: July 31st. It's the last week to apply, no more procrastinating, writers!
Upcoming Harvardwood Summer Internship Program events for current undergrads are the July 28th Tour, Panel, & Reception at Collab, the August 3rd Panel & Mixer at The Mission Entertainment, and our August 7th Farewell Lunch for students jetting out of LA early.
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Thanks to former Harvardwood Board member Ryan Slattery Ext '09, Harvardwood Summer Internship Program participants are getting an in-depth tour of COLLAB STUDIOS, followed by a panel with Ryan and other Collab executives. The event, beginning promptly at 5:30pm, will include a tour of Collab Studios, followed by the panel and a light reception (pizza and salad).
"Collab is one of the leading multi-platform creator development studios working with rising video creators. They use proprietary software and analytics to develop talent and help build their audiences across all social channels, while collaborating with select creators and brands to produce premium shows for TV and OTT platforms. In 2013, Collab pioneered a system that allowed Vine Stars to monetize their Vines for the first time. Their mission is to boost the digital entertainer economy and make the lives of independent creators easier. Collab's network includes over 350 of the top social influencers reaching 450MM+ fans and representing billions of views per month. Their in-house content team also develops and produces original IP including projects for Spike, the NFL Player's Association and Spotify, to name a few" (PRNewswire.com).
This event is only open to participants of the 2016 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program. If you are a current Harvard undergraduate in Los Angeles for an entertainment internship this summer, sign up to join HSIP below (must be a Harvardwood member*) if you haven't already.
*If you are a current Harvard undergraduate and the $45/year Harvardwood membership fee
presents a financial difficulty for you, contact Katie Fell of the Harvard OCS.
Documentary The Seventh Fire opens the weekend of July 29th, and on the evening of July 30th, Harvardwood members are invited to attend a special screening + Q&A with writer/director Jack Riccobono AB '03, Executive Producer Chris Eyre, Producer Shane Slattery-Quintanilla AB '03, Editor Adelaide Papazoglou AB '02, and main subject Rob Brown.
From executive producers Terrence Malick AB '65, Natalie Portman AB '03, and Chris Eyre comes a fascinating new documentary. When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.
Purchase your tickets directly from the Laemmle website at the link below, but RSVP to let us know if you're coming to the July 30th screening + Q&A. When you RSVP below, you'll receive an email with the special Harvardwood discount code (see info below).
From July 29th to August 4th, all Harvardwood members can get discounted tickets to all showings of The Seventh Fire (daily at 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, & 9:55; $9 for regular showings, $7 for Bargain Matinees). GET THE DISCOUNT CODE BY REGISTERING BELOW. The discount code is only applicable when you purchase your tickets online, not at the box office.
Bootleg Theater presents A New Play by John Ross Bowie: Four Chords and a Gun.
Four Chords and a Gun tells the crazy, funny, sad and true story of the Ramones. In 1978 the pioneering punk band, desperate for a hit, enlisted legendary (and legendarily ... eccentric) producer Phil Spector to produce their 5th album. In the ensuing months guns were drawn, hearts were broken, and an incredible record was created. An exciting portrayal of the lunacy of creative endeavors, Four Chords and a Gun was written by John Ross Bowie and directed by Jessica Hanna.
The cast will feature Josh Brener AB '07 (Silicon Valley, The Internship), Arden Myrin (MadTV, W/Bob and David), Johnathan McClain (Retired at 35, Mad Men), Matthew Patrick Davis (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Greek), James Pumphrey (Arrested Development, Key & Peele) and Michael Daniel Cassady (Love, Drunk History).
Scenic Design by David Offner (Asterion), Costume Design by Kerry Hennessey (Gogol Project), Lighting Design by Brandon Baruch (Wood Boy Dog Fish, Vieux Carre) and Sound Design by Cricket Myers (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Stoneface).
Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 pm)
Harvardwood is currently looking for an undergraduate student who is eligible for the Federal Work Study Program to assist with weekly administrative duties and other projects as needed. All work can be done online, and the hours (6-10 per week) are very flexible.
This is a great way to learn more about Harvardwood, the programming we offer across our nationwide chapters, and other opportunities that undergraduates and alumni can enjoy. It's a particularly great position for someone interested in exploring the arts, media, and entertainment after graduation!
Last fall, we awarded Harvardwood Heroes grants of $500 each to Harvard alums and Harvardwood members who are dedicated to using the arts to engage in meaningful service with four organizations worldwide. Now that it's been half a year since we selected our Heroes, we caught up with them recently to find out how the Harvardwood Heroes grant has impacted their amazing and diverse community service projects.