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    Harvardwood Salon with Peter Blake AB '91, JD '95

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Who better to tell you EVERYTHING you've ever wanted to know about TV drama than Peter Blake AB '91, JD '95 of HOUSE, THE PRACTICE, GOTHAM, and more?! Join our small group for a candid discussion with Peter about his extensive TV writing experience. Seats for Harvardwood Salons are extremely limited (capacity = 10) in order to nurture a more intimate conversation among attendees and our Salon guest.

    $15/attendee
    Attendees will cover their own food & drink at dinner

    The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting. Salons are only open to Harvardwood Members & Friends. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how you may attend.

    Peter_Blake_headshot_2017.jpgPeter Blake AB '91, JD '95
    TV Writer

    Peter Blake was a lawyer and management consultant before he started writing for television. He wrote for HOUSE, M.D. for eight seasons, and has written for THE PRACTICE, ELEMENTARY and BILLIONS, among other shows. He has also written screenplays for Universal, Warner Brothers and Paramount. He is currently a Co-Executive Producer on Fox’s GOTHAM.

    Peter earned three Emmy nominations as producer for HOUSE, MD. His teleplays have won the PEN/USA literary award and the Edgar award, and have been nominated for the WGA and Humanitas awards.

    Peter is from New York City and is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer and two-year-old son Sullivan.


    If you're interested in attending this Harvardwood Salon, please read the information below carefully and follow the steps.

    1) You must be a dues-current Harvardwood Member or Friend. Not a member

    2) Complete this brief interest form so we can learn more about you and your interest in attending this event. Please log in to access the form. The deadline for the interest form is October 10, 2017.

    3) You will be contacted by the Directors of Harvardwood Salons. If it is possible for you to attend, the Directors will send you the link to RSVPIf not, you will be placed on a waitlist. Capacity is extremely limited, and priority for future Salon registrations will be given to people who have previously been waitlisted in order to ensure equitable distribution among the membership.

    This is a restricted event, and advance and approved registration completed per the steps above is required. Due to extremely limited capacity, no walk-ins will be admitted; anyone who is not registered will be turned away at the door.

    We appreciate you waiting to be contacted by the Directors. Please read this page carefully to make sure your question can't be answered by information here before reaching out with any email inquiries.

    Harvardwood Heads To... A Conversation with CAA Agent Kevin Lin AB '12

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Harvard OCS in Cambridge, MA

    Interested in learning what it's like to be a Theatre Agent at one of the world's leading entertainment and sports talent agencies? Want to hear about CAA's diversity initiatives and other career opportunities? Join us for a conversation with Kevin Lin, '12! Among the clients Kevin represents are Leslie Odom, Jr., Matthew Lopez, Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac, Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir, and Tony nominees Michael Arden and Robert Fairchild. Pizza will be served.

    "Town Hall" with the Harvardwood Board

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 08:30 PM
    Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA

    Here is your chance to meet the Harvardwood Board and fellow members/friends to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions about the Harvardwood community. Our dedicated Board members—who are all volunteers giving their time to help run Harvardwood's programs and events—are eager to hear directly from YOU, our community members, in this "town hall" meeting format.

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    All Harvardwood members & subscribers are welcome! Just RSVP below so that we know how many folks are coming. Thanks so much, and we are very excited to see you all in person.


  • Unsure of your membership status? Check now!

    NEW FEATURE! If you're unsure about your membership status (whether your membership is active or lapsed, if you have an active monthly membership subscription, if you're subscribed to receive Harvardwood emails but not a dues-paying member), now you have an easy way to check that will just take a few seconds of your time!

    Simply log in and visit this page (or copy/paste this link into your browser: http://www.harvardwood.org/membership_status).

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    APPLY NOW: Harvardwood 101 in January 2018

    Current students, you've got until Sunday, October 22nd to apply to the 2018 Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

    The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry.  The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

    The 2017 Harvardwood 101 program will run from Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

    • The MANDATORY bootcamp week will run from Jan. 2-8th.
    • The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from Jan. 9-21st, or a portion thereof.
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