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    Harvardwood Chicago Writers' Meet-up

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Corcoran's in Chicago, IL

    Harvardwood's Chicago Chapter is creating a space for writers from varied backgrounds to get together and connect in person. Writers in all genres and career stages, from beginner to working professional, are welcome. Playwrights, comedy writers, screenwriters, authors, novelists, poets, content producers... all writers, any specialty!

    Head back to the beer garden to find us!

    Writer friends are welcome. Free to attend. Cash bar and pub food options available.

    Harvardwood Masterclass: Pitching Yourself

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    Emerson LA in Los Angeles, CA

    So you've landed a general meeting, and now a manager, agent, studio exec, or producer is staring at your expectantly. "Tell us about yourself." What's your brief (think <1 minute) introduction (think pitch) of yourself as a writer/creative, as a person? Being able to craft and deliver your own story is a learned skill, and Harvardwood has put together a masterclass to help you learn it! Whether you've had a more traditional and straight-forward path to entertainment or you've dipped into other industries/careers before landing in Hollywood, learn how to coalesce your personal and professional experiences into a concise but compelling "personal pitch" that is key to making a good impression and standing out at in-person meetings! This masterclass will be led by Warren Hsu Leonard JD '99 (GoliathPowerHow to Get Away with Murder).

    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.

    Warren Hsu Leonard JD '99
    (GoliathHow to Get Away with Murder)

    Warren Hsu Leonard was born in Linkou, Taiwan to a multiracial family, and grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine. He is an honors graduate of City College of San Francisco, UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School. In his legal career, he practiced at international white-shoe firms, and at small., non-profit legal clinics. Sine 2012, he's written and produced television for shows on broadcast, basic cable, premium cable and streaming networks. He's repped by ICM Partners and Writ Large.

    Read Harvardwood's profile of Warren!


    Harvardwood Classical Salon: Italian Splendor

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM · $28.00 USD

    If you're dreaming of escape from summer in the city, what could be better than a musical journey to romantic Italy, with music from Corelli and Frescobaldi to Chopin and Liszt, transported by the playing of one of our favorite pianists, Yelena Grinberg?

    Cost:  $18 for Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood (and their guests); 
              $28 for non-members.

    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  The performance will begin promptly at 7 p.m.  There will be a wine and cheese reception with pianist Yelena Grinberg after the performance.

    Limited to just 21 people.  Advance registration is REQUIRED. 

    One of the greatest and rarest joys of music is the opportunity to hear a great musician in the intimacy of her own home. We are thrilled that Yelena Grinberg, one of New York's finest pianists, has agreed to welcome us into her home a very few times each year for a special series of intimate concerts, played on her own piano, just for us. At these concerts, Yelena will talk about and perform some of her very favorite works from her vast repertory. Yelena's living room seats just 21 people, so we strongly recommend early registration. 

    Yelena Grinberg is a virtuoso whose playing combines strength, intellect, and passion. She has performed with the Moscow Symphony as well as at important festivals in England, Spain, France, and Switzerland. She has won major awards in numerous competitions and was the 2005 winner of the Artists International Competition. Her sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall was hailed by the New York Concert Review as "a grand performance in a grand tradition."

    Special thanks to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.


    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $18.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.


  • It's not too late for a summer internship!

    IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Harvard College students looking for a summer (entertainment) internship? Contact the Director of the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program, Marie Kim, at hsip@harvardwood.org ASAP to learn more about this exclusive opportunity in Los Angeles.

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    Chicago Int'l Film Festival is accepting entries

    The Chicago International Film Festival is now open for entries. The 53rd CIFF will be held October 12-26, 2017.

    Films are programmed for public screening in a diverse selection of competitive and non-competitive categories. Each film is presented in one or more of the following sections and is placed at the discretion of the Programming Committee.

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    Issue 148 | May 2017

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