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    Harvardwood Film Festival Presents: DRUNK WEDDING Screening + Q&A

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 08:30 PM
    Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA

    Attend a free pre-screening of Drunk Wedding with Harvardwood and then stick around afterward for Q&As with Nick Weiss (Writer-Director), Tony Weiss (Writer), and Couper Samuelson (Producer).

    drunkwedding.jpgAbout DRUNK WEDDING: Jon and Elissa dreamed of having an epic destination wedding surrounded by their best friends. But their trip to paradise turns into an outrageous drunken weekend they wish they could forget. One hilarious bad decision leads to another as the jaw-dropping debauchery escalates into chaos that threatens to derail their wedded bliss. 

    Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez, Christian Cooke, Victoria Gold, Dan Gill, Anne Gregory, and more.

    Watch the Trailer

    nw_full.jpgNICK WEISS decided to become a filmmaker after he was kicked out of Harvard University halfway through his freshmen year (due to a night of debaucherous pot-smoking gone very wrong). He bummed around making short films (and one ridiculous direct-to-video movie starring Tara Reid and Norm MacDonald) before he and an old friend hatched the idea to do a filthy wedding comedy that felt totally real. They scraped together a hundred grand, went down to central America, and finagled a bunch of free stuff from the Nicaraguan government. Paramount dug the movie, bought it, and they’re releasing it this month. Now Nick is writing more movies for Paramount and New Regency and developing TV with ABC. And he owes it all to the disciplinary board at Harvard.

    AWeiss_headshot_lg.jpgTONY WEISS joined the "Drunk Wedding" team shortly after he moved to Los Angeles to attend the screenwriting program at the AFI Conservatory. The idea of a member of the wedding party causing chaos at a wedding appealed to Tony, as his brother Nick had just asked Tony to serve as best man at Nick's upcoming wedding. In addition to his crack work on writing drunken hook-up scenes, Tony has been awarded AFI's William J. Fadiman Screenwriter Award for best script by a recent graduate. He has also worked as an award-winning journalist, writing for a variety of national publications.

    COUPER SAMUELSON is the President of Feature Production at Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, which has produced some of the most popular original horror franchises, including Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Purge. While at Blumhouse, Samuelson has shepherded and executive-produced more than two dozen low-budget films, including hits like The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez and Ouija which has grossed over $110m worldwide and Whiplash, which he developed from a short film into the lowest-budget feature in history to win three Oscars. Prior to Blumhouse, Samuelson produced the upcoming Destination Wedding. Made for $100,000, the film will be the lowest-budget feature produced and released theatrically by a major studio in the modern era. Samuelson began his career at Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions, where he co-produced movies such as James Gray’s We Own the Night and Two Lovers, both of which were nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or.  

    Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society Entrepreneur Panel

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 06:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    Cross Campus in Santa Monica, CA

    Join The Ivy Plus Society, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, and Wharton Club of Southern California for the Entrepreneur Panel of 2015. We will be asking LA's top entrepreneurs how their businesses came to fruition, what challenges they faced along the way, and the best piece of advice they can give to budding entrepreneurs. 

    Our Moderator for the evening is Louis Wharton, partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Louis received his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

    Our Panelists: 

    • Tina Hay | Harvard University & UCLA | CEO & Founder of Cardblanc
    • Aaron Zagha | The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | COO of ShopSquad Inc/ Ownza.com
    • Freya Estreller | Cornell University | CEO & Founder of Ludlows Cocktail Co. and Co-Founder of Coolhaus
    • Vincent Bradley | University of Michigan | CEO & Co-Founder of Flash Funders
    • Karen Jashinsky | University of Washington in St. Louis | CEO & Founder of O2 Max Fitness


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    Seeking a 2015 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program volunteer

    Harvardwood is looking for an energetic volunteer to assist the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program Director in producing this career development program for current Harvard students.

    This summer, the volunteer will coordinate career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA (and/or other cities in which there is critical mass). This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate who is interested in building up his/her professional network and joining the Harvardwood Board of Directors in future.

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    Get a year of FREE membership—HOST A SUMMER INTERN (LA & NY)

    What's an easy way to get a year of free Harvardwood membership? Host an intern this summer in Los Angeles or New York!

    Harvardwood seeks accommodations hosts for the 2015 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) participants. The HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media, and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA.

    Because several of these internships are unpaid, many HSIP participants are in need of free or discounted accommodations to help defray the costs of accepting these opportunities. 

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