Have you recently completed a short, feature, documentary, web series, or other video project? We're here to support up-and-coming and established filmmakers alike, so if you're a Harvard student, alum, faculty, or staff member who has been involved in the making of a recent film, get in touch and tell us more about yourself and your latest work.
This month in LA, we're bringing you a Harvardwood Masterclass, THE ART OF PITCHING, with TV producer/writer and author Maiya Williams AB '84 on May 17th. A couple of days later, Harvardwood Seminars presents An Evening with producer Michael Roiff AB '01 in a conversation moderated by indie filmmaker Tiffanie Hsu AB '09.
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The Harvard Club of Southern California is hosting a dinner featuring special guest Harry R. Lewis AB ’68, PhD ’74, the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and former Dean of Harvard College, who will be speaking on "The Past and Future of Engineering at Harvard."
Even faculty at Harvard now note that, Harvard engineering has a curious and not entirely proud history. The University long considered the subject ungentlemanly, its goals and requirements at odds with liberal learning. That period is dramatically over now, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home for some of Harvard’s most exciting research and undergraduate opportunities—which will be carried out, eventually, in new buildings being conceived as the anchor of the Allston campus.
Parking: $12 at Parking Structure D/Gate 4 (located at the corner of Figueroa and Jefferson Blvd)
HAVEABABY gives a voice to infertility and unveils the class disparity complicating a topic that is often clouded by judgment and stereotypes. Oscar-nominated director and Harvard alum Amanda Micheli’s provocative and suspenseful documentary follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby, but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of Las Vegas doctor Geoffrey Sher and his annual contest, which offers a prize of a free round of in vitro fertilization (IVF)––with no guarantee of pregnancy. Contestants post video entries online telling their stories, counting on the votes of strangers to make their dreams of becoming parents true. IVF can be cripplingly expensive and is rarely covered by insurance. So, although exposing private pain online to win a contest is a brutal proposition, many infertile couples see it as a gamble worth taking.
Using Sher’s controversial contest as a conduit, Micheli navigates the complexities of America’s burgeoning fertility industry and paints an intimate portrait of the many resilient individuals––from a working-class, biracial couple in Green Bay to a lesbian Lady Gaga impersonator in Manhattan––determined to have a baby against all odds.
The MFA students from the American Repertory Theater Training Institute are celebrating the culmination of their graduate work at PS 213, a recently revamped gastropub in the heart of downtown LA. Going along with its public school theme, our private gameroom area comes with fun activities like dartboards, life sized jenga, connect four, and various old school board games.
Come by to congratulate them on their achievement, and expand your network with a night of drinks, grub, and games!
If you would like to attend the showcase, you are very welcome! It will be held at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Bl. 90016 on May 2nd and 3rd at 1pm and 7:30 pm. For more info, and to RSVP, please go to www.harvardshowcase.com
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Connect. Experience. Grow. And, make this summer count! If you're lucky, you might even get summer housing.*
Harvardwood kicks off the summer with an orientation-mixer, hosts some career-related events, then wraps it up with a goodbye party. Network professionally or simply wind down for a happy hour—either way, get more out of your time in L.A. and be a part of this cool resource. You never know who you’ll meet along the way or what you’ll discover. Just be sure you’re a Full Member of Harvardwood to take advantage of this opportunity. And, even if you didn’t secure your internship through our listings, we invite you to participate.
*Free or low-cost housing options in L.A. by Harvard alums are very limited, open only for current students or graduating seniors, and determined by a lottery. Submit your HSIP participant form by midnight on May 15, 2016 to enter.
Have you recently completed a short, feature, documentary, web series, or other video project? We invite you to share it with Harvardwood!
We're here to support up-and-coming and established filmmakers alike, and we know there are a ton of talented folks out there with exciting projects to share. Harvardwood has a network of ~6,500 subscribers/members reachable via our newsletter, website, and social media outlets—all great ways to spread the word about your creative endeavors.
So if you're a Harvard student, alum, faculty, or staff member who has been involved in the making of a recent film (any genre, any length, any medium), we invite you to get in touch at email@example.com and tell us more about yourself and your latest work.
Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!