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 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
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear what’s #NewNowNext from the producers and executives who run the world of Alternative and Nonfiction Programming (Live Television, Award Shows, Follow Docs, Unscripted, and yes, REALITY TV). Hosted by the Trojan Entertainment Network.
Ron Bloom – Founder, BiteSizeTV
Endiya Kinney-Sterns – VP Programming & Development, OWN
Mark Bracco – EVP, Programming & Development, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
Narendra Reddy – EVP, Content & Global Operations, THE AFRICA CHANNEL
Johnnie Raines - Supervising Casting Director & President, ON TV, INC.
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Mixer with wine and light h'orderves
7:30pm - 9:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
May 5-29th, Sci-Fest LA returns to the ACME Theatre Hollywood! Learn more about Sci-Fest LA, this year's line-up of short sci-fi plays, and get your tickets below. Guaranteed to be mind-bending, occasionally hilarious and sometimes just plain scary!
Harvardwood members receive a special discount for the May 20th showing. Once you have purchased your GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS from the Sci-Fest LA website (link below), email email@example.com with the subject line "SCI-FEST LA Special" and you will receive PRIORITY ADMISSION and one of this year's Sci-Fest LA 2016 posters free of charge. Priority admission means you can enter the theatre first to select your desired seats.
About Sci-Fest LA
Co-founded by veteran Los Angeles theatre producers, Michael Blaha and Lee Costello and actor, David Dean Bottrell, SCI-FEST LA: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival debuted to a sold-out house at the famous ACME Theatre in Los Angeles on May 6, 2014 and has since become a critically acclaimed and highly anticipated annual event.
This first-of-its-kind festival offers audiences two rotating evenings of new, professionally produced, visually compelling, 15-minute sci-fi plays - all performed live on stage. Since its inception, the festival has produced scripts by many up-and-coming sci-fi writers as well as world premiere stage adaptations based on the work of literary legends like Neil Gaiman (“The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds”), Ursula Le Guin (“The Wife’s Story”) Clive Barker (“The Departed”) and Ray Bradbury (“Kaleidoscope”). In addition, the festival sponsors two short story writing contests: The Tomorrow Prize (for local high school students) and The Roswell Award (for adult writers of science fiction).
All of the one-act plays produced by the festival are directed and designed by an “A-Team” of Los Angeles-based theatre professionals and feature many well-known actors from iconic sci-fi franchises such as “Star Trek,” “The X-Files,” “The Walking Dead,” “Supernatural,” “Lost,” “Grimm,” “Heroes,” “Fringe,” “The Hunger Games,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “True Blood.”
Want access to exclusive events and meet-ups with other Harvardians or industry veterans?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more about yourself and your latest work.
Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!