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    Harvardwood Heads To... Managing Cash Flow

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 01:00 PM


    A six-week workshop designed to build on the skills introduced in Budgeting Nuts & Bolts. Participants will learn and begin to implement specific strategies for organizing expenses, balancing multiple sources of income, planning for dry spells, managing debt, saving, investing, aligning professional and financial goals, and more.

    More info HERE

    Harvardwood Heads To... Self-Care for Women in Entertainment Industry

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM


    An 8-week group for women in the entertainment industry who are living with a disability. If you are experiencing an ongoing medical illness or injury, and are interested in connecting with other women to promote self-care though discussion and support, please join The Actors Fund.

    More info HERE.

    Being Nimble in an Uncertain Media Landscape: In Conversation with Michelle Melanson

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 04:00 PM

    At 7pm EST (4pm PST) on Wednesday, February 24th, join us for our first virtual salon event in Toronto, where we will be welcoming powerhouse producer and ardent supporter for BIPOC and women in entertainment, Michelle Melanson of Headspinner Productions for an exclusive Q&A session. As the world has seen dramatic shifts in the era of COVID-19, so too has the entertainment industry; some for the better, and some with room to improve upon. Skye R. Regan will be sitting down with Michelle to discuss how to pivot production to adhere to safety guidelines, creating safe, diverse, and inclusive spaces for minorities in the industry, and adapting to new production norms of pitching and producing. If you have questions to ask our speaker, please send them directly to: [email protected].

    More about the speaker:
    Emmy and Bafta Nominated, Michelle Melanson has over 25 years experience in the production business with hundreds of episodes produced and over 50 awards and nominations. In 2018, Michelle launched Headspinner Productions with Showrunner and Husband Ken Cuperus. Prior to Headspinner, Michelle was President of Radical Sheep Productions - a Boat Rocker Media company, executive producing such shows as the worldwide hit The Next Step, as well as Fangbone!, The Bagel & Becky Show, Tee & Mo, Stella and Sam, The Yup Yups and Ollie The Boy Who Became What He Ate. Michelle has won the Canadian Screen award, the Grand Prize of the Youth Media Alliance, multiple Kidscreen Awards, and Cynopsis Awards. She also has a Juno Award for producing the Stella and Sam album. Michelle is also the Founder of Women Drawn Together - a free organization that fosters learning, networking, and mentorship for Women in the Animation community. In the past five years, the group has grown to 5 cities and over 1000 members. In 2019, Michelle was inducted into the Ryerson Radio and Television Wall of Fame.
    Headspinner is an award-winning creative production company spearheaded by industry veterans Michelle Melanson and Ken Cuperus headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are We are committed to creating and executing great content for the international market. From kids and family to drama and genre, Ken and Michelle are driven by an unparalleled passion for the creative industry.

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  • Help establish Harvardwood's South Korea Chapter!

    Help establish Harvardwood's South Korea Chapter!

    Are you interested in helping to establish Harvardwood's South Korea Chapter? We are currently looking for chapter co-leads and other positions. If you have interest in helping plan digital events for this chapter for early 2021, please email us at [email protected]

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    Apply to Harvardwood 101's First Virtual Year

    Harvardwood student members:

    Today, the application opens for our first Virtual Harvardwood 101 Program! The application will close October 18th, 2020.

    The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate undergraduates 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.

    This program is open to all current Harvard College students who are Full Members of Harvardwood. Students do not have to demonstrate prior experience in the arts, media, and entertainment—just a genuine interest in pursuing a career in one (or more!) of those fields!

    The application can be found here. Please bear with us for changes to the 101 website, as dates and details are changing in real time.

    Due to the virtual nature of the program, there may be more spaces available than in a typical year. However, 101 slots fill up quickly, so please get your application in as soon as possible!

    Questions? Email us!

    Harvardwood 101

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    Issue 192 | January 2021

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