Upcoming Harvardwood Salon: Get dinner with Cort Cass AB '03 (ABC Studios VP, Drama Development)
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
Come explore a Summer networking experience at the Marina del Rey Marriott in the heart of one of the most desirable coastal communities in Southern California. We’re mixing and mingling at their spacious Sinder Lounge with only the finest and brightest LA has to offer. Sinder is a refreshing indoor and outdoor venue surrounded by a special blend of water and fire elements. An exclusive $8 Barcardi Punch drink special for our group will be available during the duration of the event.
Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media, fashion, and storytelling. She was the youngest person ever appointed editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, and in 2012 had been the first African American ever to hold the post of beauty and health director at a Condé Nast publication. To celebrate the release of her timely memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), Welteroth discusses her personal experiences as a barrier breaker and advocates for next-gen trailblazers to know they are #morethanenough. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Eso Won Books.
Presented in partnership with the California African American Museum.
Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist and judge on the new Project Runway, and was most recently editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. She was the youngest person ever appointed editor-in-chief in 2017 and the first African American to ever hold the post of beauty and health director at a Condé Nast publication in 2012. Prior to Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and the beauty and style editor at Ebony.
On June 23, there will be a screening of the award winning film, "Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century" in Philadelphia as part of New Freedom Theatre's first Juneteenth celebration. For the post-screening discussion there will be people with ties to Heritage House, which in the 1960s was the Black cultural center founded by Eugene Wayman Jones, the remarkable activist and composer who is prominently featured in the film. Heritage House was located where New Freedom Theatre is now. Pope and Jones served together in WWII at the Battle of the Bulge in the 969th Field Artillery Battalion, becoming close friends despite their very different backgrounds. The 969th was the first Black unit the Army "allowed" to go into battle in WWII and was the first to win a Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service at the Bulge.
The film has been rated an average of 5 out of 5 by a wide range of audiences.
Writers, it's that time of year again! The annual Harvardwood Writers Competition is now open for submissions through July 31, 2019.
We're accepting feature screenplays, original TV pilots, and shorts (<30pp), and all writers are eligible to submit their scripts, as long as they are Full Members of Harvardwood. The Harvardwood Writers Competition (HWC) was founded in 2006 with the aim of recognizing superior work by Harvard writers and giving these talented individuals the opportunity to gain industry exposure. View the list of past HWC winners.
START BIDDING: Harvardwood's Summer 2019 VIP Lunch auction is LIVE now through Friday, June 28th!
We're auctioning off one-on-one lunches with amazing Harvard entertainment VIPs: Albert Cheng MBA '97 (COO & Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios), Jon Goldman AB '87 (Managing Partner, Skybound), Jenette Kahn AB '68 (Co-Founder, Double Nickel Entertainment), and Keri Putnam AB '87 (CEO, Sundance Institute).
Please read the auction rules and guidelines before placing any bid on a VIP lunch. Bidding ends at 11am on Friday, June 28th, but Harvardwood members get a special perk: one extra hour of bidding from 11am-12pm! If you aren’t a current Harvardwood member, this is a great time to join or renew your membership.