Harvardwood 101

History

2014_101.jpgHistorically, the Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brought two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provided 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 of Career Services.

 

Digital Offering

Due to COVID, we pivoted to a Digital Offering in 2021 and will be offering an online program again in 2022, which consists of:

Boot Camp Week (upcoming) - January 10-14th, 2022

An intensive, informational week led on Zoom, featuring 50+ hours of speakers throughout the industry, with interactive sessions, student Q&As, and panelist-led sessions

  • Participating companies last year included Netflix, Amazon Video, Spotify, BMG Music Group, Activision, United Masters, Upland Workshop, CAA, Anonymous Content, Westbrook Inc., and more
    • 55+ students hosted
    • Covering Writing, Producing, Agent/Manager Path, Sports, Music, & More
    • 6 hours of completely optional acting training
    • Various networking sessions

J-Termships

  • Two weeks in January in which students hold informal positions at Production Companies, Agencies, and with Individually Accomplished Writers and Producers
    • Duration is not limited to 2 weeks if student chooses to continue work
    • Students are unpaid, but receive official certificates from OCS
    • Relationships are conducted over Zoom
    • Activities might include talent scouting, script reading, organization, or other tasks 

Application Information

The upcoming Harvardwood 101 Boot Camp program will run from Monday, Jan. 10 to Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

  • The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from approximately Jan. 3-21st, 2022.

Learn more about the Harvardwood 101 application process.

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For Companies

If your company has offices in Los Angeles and you're interested in:

  • Having Harvardwood 101 students visit your office
  • Hosting a company informational
  • Interviewing current Harvard students for summer internship opportunities

... review more complete information about your company's opportunities and then COMPLETE THIS FORM. A Harvardwood 101 program director will get in touch with you promptly to coordinate the details of the students' visit, interviews, and/or company informational.

101_Fox.jpgDozens of companies and productions have participated in previous Harvardwood 101 programs, including:

Alegra Entertainment, Arena Films 3D, Attention Span Media, Bluegate, LLC, "California Solo," Cause & Affect, Collective Conscience, Commonwealth Talent Group, Das Films, Don Buchwald & Assoc./Fortitude, Echo Lake Entertainment, Emerson LA, Ethan Gold Records, Freud Communications, Great Road Capital, Inc., Gurney Productions, Heyday Films, the set of How to Get Away with Murder, Indian Paintbrush Productions, Inside Out Community Arts, Interscope Records, Jackson-Medavoy Entertainment, KSR & Assoc., London Ink Productions, Los Angeles Film School, Lukewarm Alibi, Inc., Martin Chase Productions, Millennium Films, NBC-Universal, Night & Day Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment, Partos Company, PhD Productions, Realio Trulio Media, Red Wagon Entertainment, Reveille and Shine International, Right of Way Films, River Road Entertainment, Staples Center Foundation, Storm Lion, Team Downey, Temple Hill Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company, Tiara Blu Films, Tricon Films, Unique Features, Universal Cable Productions, USC Film School, UCLA Film School, United Talent Agency, Vuguru, Whitewater Films, YRF Entertainment, 2929 Productions, Artfire Films, Attention Span Media, Bedford Falls Company, Brancato Productions, Circle of Confusion, Deep Focus, Fanscape, The Film Department, The Firm, Gersh Agency, Groundswell Productions, HBO, Imaginarium Entertainment Group, Innovative Artists, Participant Productions, Peirce Pictures, Polsky Films, Roserock Films, Samuels Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Temple Hill Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment-Creative Advertising, Walt Disney Studios, Whitewater Films, Seed Productions, The Schiff Company, Screen Gems/Tristar, & YouTube Space LA.


Please review the 101 FAQs, and should you still have questions about the program, you can contact us at [email protected].

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