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    Harvardwood Masterclass with Dave Eilenberg (President, ITV Entertainment)

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Reality TV

    We know you watch it! We know you love it! Now here's your chance to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the writing, development, and production of hit reality shows ranging from Hell's Kitchen to Shark TankThe Voice to Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

    LIMITED CAPACITY, SO RSVP BELOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Masterclasses are only open to dues-current Harvardwood members. You must be logged in to the site to access the RSVP link below. Join or renew your membership.

    Dave Eilenberg AB '97 (President, ITV Entertainment)

    David Eilenberg is President of ITV Entertainment, part of ITV America, responsible for all development, programming and production across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Current programming for ITV Entertainment includes FOX’s long-running Hell’s Kitchen, E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and A&E’s The First 48. Prior to ITV, Eilenberg was senior vice president of unscripted development, late night and specials at Turner, overseeing for TNT and TBS hit series including King of the Nerds, Cold Justice and Howie Mandel’s Deal with It, as well as late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien. Previously, Eilenberg was head of development and current programming for Mark Burnett Productions where he helped sell, develop and produce myriad popular and award-winning series, including The Voice, Shark Tank, The Bible and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, for which he received a Daytime Emmy nomination. Also a prolific creator, writer and producer, Eilenberg was head writer on Weakest Link and a writer on Da Ali G Show. He also was a co-director/ producer of the critically acclaimed documentary On Common Ground, and co-created the series Dismissed.

    Read Dave Eilenberg's Harvardwood alum profile from this month's Highlights!

    C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Fair Use in Filmmaking

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 07:00 PM · $45.00 USD
    Spear Steak & Seafood House in Los Angeles, CA

    Davis Wright Tremaine’s Karen Henry and Brendan Charney will lead a participatory seminar that explores the fair use of copyrighted audiovisual works in film. In appropriate circumstances, fair use permits creators to use a copyrighted work without permission or payment, if the use serves a “transformative” or socially valuable purpose such as criticism, commentary, or illustration. Although filmmakers often license copyrighted works, there are also many opportunities for fair use — especially if the copyright owner would refuse to license a work, or if the work is considered an “orphan” because the owner can’t be located.

    In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the doctrine of fair use and explain how to apply it. We will summarize recent developments and review notable cases, displaying excerpts from the copyrighted works at issue to illustrate how courts analyze these cases. The presentation will include practical guidance about obtaining E+O insurance and sending and receiving takedown notices. Opportunity will be provided for discussion and Q&A.

    Fair use is essential for documentary filmmakers, but we will also discuss how fictional and comedic filmmakers can make fair use. This seminar is at an intermediate level. Filmmakers and producers with a basic understanding of copyright law are welcome to attend. Attorneys will find it especially useful.

    Presenters: Brendan Charney, Esq. focuses his practice on media and intellectual property law. Brendan litigates cases brought in state and federal court, and counsels documentary filmmakers, journalists, and other creative clients on fair use and other legal issues in order to control legal risk prior to distribution, publication, or broadcast. While a law student, Brendan represented documentary filmmakers in an administrative rulemaking before the Copyright office, helping the filmmakers obtain a legal exemption that allows them to circumvent copy controls on DVDs in order to make fair use in film. Brendan received his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of USC’s national moot court team.

    Karen Henry, Esq. Litigating in state and federal court, Karen maintains a broad and diverse practice, focusing primarily on media, IP, and entertainment law. In her practice, she defends clients in a range of matters, including copyright, trademark, right-of-publicity, theft of ideas, defamation, and invasion of privacy litigation. She also has extensive expertise in defending news organizations against subpoenas, in gaining access to court proceedings and records, in defending clients in business disputes against claims for breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition and other business torts, and in representing newspapers in adjudication proceedings.

    Harvardwood Summer Concert Featuring the Gary Negbaur Group

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 07:30 PM
    Bar Fedora at Au Lac Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA

    Head over to Bar Fedora at the Au Lac Restaurant for jazz, blues, and New Orleans-style rhythm & blues performed by the Gary Negbaur Group featuring Tim Kobza (gtr), Randy Landas (bs) and Jon Schlitt (dr).

    Showtimes at 7:30pm and 9pm. Doors open at 6pm.
    $10 cover* / 2-item minimum

    The $10 cover will be waived for Harvardwood members; simply log in and show this page (or print/bring it with you) when you arrive at Bar Figaro.


  • Fall 2016 TV Modules - Apply by Sept. 1st!

    Now through September 1st, we're accepting applications to the HWP — TV Modules in Los Angeles. Please check back for updates about the NY program.

    The Harvardwood Writers Program — TV Modules use peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. The HWP — TV program is currently available in Los Angeles and runs in the fall and spring semesters yearly. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List.

    Taking place in Los Angeles, we anticipate having modules for Original Drama Pilot, Original Comedy Pilot, and Original Pilot Rewrites. The program fee for each module is $100.

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