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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.
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 (Goliath, Power, How to Get Away with Murder).
Warren Hsu Leonard JD '99
(Goliath, How 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.
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.
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In today's digital age, when social media is the easiest and often best way to share your work, it’s more important than ever to know how to communicate the heart of your artistic brand in order to connect with your target audience. Jenie Dahlmann, a digital communications expert, will guide you through exercises to create a succinct vision statement and develop an engaging and consistent profile for social media. Learn how to magnify your artistic brand across digital media channels and harness your audience's interest in instant imagery to your advantage.
Presenter: Jenie Dahlmann recently leveraged her twenty-plus year career in marketing and communications to launch her San Diego-based consulting firm, Idealchemy. Idealchemy helps purpose-driven organizations and companies share their stories through traditional and transformational digital communication strategies. As the Vice President of Communications and Engagement for the $45M Interlochen Center for the Arts, Jenie led a digital content transformation that brought the remotely located arts organization back into the international spotlight. As part of the leadership team, she oversaw 40 employees in Marketing and Communications, two public radio services, Interlochen's continuing education program, and Information Technology. Before Interlochen, she led global public relations and marketing efforts for Amway's $4B Nutrilite Vitamin and Dietary Supplement brand and oversaw executive communications and corporate affairs for their Americas region. Previously, she held leadership roles in marketing and public relations at PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., in San Diego, California and at the global book retailer Borders Group, Inc., in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Author Evening Series celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. PEN Center USA’s Author Evening Series presents an evening with The Paris Review.
Established in 1953, The Paris Review is America’s premier literary magazine. It is known both for discovering new writers and for its in-depth interview series, Writers at Work.
This evening, hosted by editor Lorin Stein, will feature readings and discussion by Paris Review contributors Sarah Manguso AB '96 and Ottessa Moshfegh, and The Paris Review’s southern editor, John Jeremiah Sullivan.
Afterward, PEN Center USA and The Paris Review invite you to join us and the authors for a book-signing and complimentary reception with drinks.
Harvardwood, use the code PENPARIS for discounted general admission tickets at the link below!
The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow writers at the DC happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!
This event is free and open to the public (cash bar). RSVP at the link below.
See the cover story on Black List founder Franklin Leonard AB ’00 in the July-August 2016 Harvard Magazine—and Harvardwood's profile from a few years ago!
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBT film festival in the world.
The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will open with Francis Lee’s poignant and masterful feature debut, God’s Own Country starring Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu. The Achievement Award Ceremony honoring Bryan Fuller will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on July 6, followed by the screening of God’s Own Country.
Additional gala screenings include: a rare spotlight on a bisexual lead character in the West Coast premiere of the TV series “Strangers,” (U.S. Centerpiece) written and directed by Mia Lidofsky; the groundbreaking, Japanese trans family drama Close Knit (International Centerpiece) from filmmaker Naoko Ogigami; the World Premiere of Logo Documentary Films and Putti Media’s KEVYN AUCOIN Beauty & The Beast In Me (Documentary Centerpiece), directed by Lori Kaye, on makeup artist legend Kevyn Aucoin; and Awesomeness Films’ Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall (Special Centerpiece), directed by Katherine Fairfax-Wright, following the life of multifaceted performer Todrick Hall.
The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will close on July 16 at The Ace Theatre with Trudie Styler’s comedic Freak Show, starring Bette Midler, Alex Lawther, AnnaSophia Robb, Abigail Breslin, Ian Nelson, Larry Pine and featuring a cameo from Laverne Cox.
The complete lineup for the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will be announced on Thursday, June 1.
Outfest Los Angeles screens at state-of-the-art venues including the festival headquarters at the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the historic Orpheum Theatre and Ace Theatre, REDCAT: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, outdoors at the Ford Theatres, and Harmony Gold Theatre.