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  • Harvardwood Meetup at the 2019 Austin Film Festival

    Meet Harvardwood members and friends who are attending the 2019 Austin Film Festival! RSVP so that we have a headcount of who is coming. Cash bar // all are welcome!

    WHEN
    October 25, 2019 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Stephen F's Bar & Terrace
    701 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States
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  • published 🎁 Harvardwood's Holiday Hurrah ❄ in Upcoming Events 2019-10-18 14:28:14 -0700

    🎁 Harvardwood's Holiday Hurrah ❄

    Three hurrahs for Harvardwood! Come revel in holiday cheer and happy festivities with your fellow Harvardwood members, friends, and volunteers on Thursday, December 12th. It'll be a wonderful way to kick off not just your weekend, but also the season of holiday festivities! We're celebrating at The Parlor on Melrose, where you'll rub shoulders and make merry with entertainment's favorite Harvard alums. 

    Food will be available for purchase at The Parlor. Cash bar. One free drink ticket per person to the first 75 people to RSVP!

    • Early-bird tickets are $15/Members & Friends and $20/Non-Members now through November 30th
    • Regular tickets will be $20/Members & Friends and $25/Non-Members from Dec. 1 - 11th
    • All walk-ins will be $25, regardless of Harvardwood membership status

    In addition to the holiday festivities, join Harvardwood Helps in a toy drive for the holidays!  The Los Angeles County Fire Department's "Spark of Love" drive collects new toys and sports equipment for the Department of Children and Family Services for distribution to the foster children of Los Angeles County.  Any remaining toys are then distributed to non-profit charitable organizations within Los Angeles County.  New, unused, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for every age are appreciated.  Every year, however, there is an extra need for "Toys for Teens" and "Infant Toys. 1 DONATED NEW TOY = 1 RAFFLE TICKET

    You can also get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while celebrating. We are hosting our annual holiday silent auction in support of the Harvardwood Fund. Auction items, which will be featured at the holiday party for in-person bidding, include one-on-one lunches with industry VIPs, autographed feature film scripts, unique film/TV memorabilia, gift certificates, museum/show tickets... the list goes on and on.


    CHECK BACK IN NOVEMBER FOR TICKETS!

    WHEN
    December 12, 2019 at 7pm
    WHERE
    The Parlor
    7250 Melrose Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    United States
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  • Harvardwood Salon with Actor Andrew Burlinson AB ’97

    Let’s talk about the things that acting classes don’t usually talk about. Let’s talk about the strange intersection of art, commerce, passion and endurance that is life as a working actor. Actor Andrew Burlinson AB ’97 (Parks and Recreation, Just Add Magic) talks about his nearly twenty-year career as a character actor and the challenges of navigating between work in theater, film, television, new media and commercials. Whether you’re fresh out of acting school or fighting career burnout, Andrew will share his experiences to help you keep your eye on the big picture while keeping your finger on your own artistic pulse.

    $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.

    Andrew Burlinson AB '97
    (Blue Man Group, Parks & RecJust Add Magic)

    Andrew_Burlinson.jpgAndrew Burlinson is a seasoned actor whose professional career spans nearly twenty years. He is currently a series regular on the Amazon Prime Original JUST ADD MAGIC. He had a recurring role on PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC) and has appeared on SILICON VALLEY (HBO), CASUAL (Hulu), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC) and CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS). He will appear next in the feature film FORD VS. FERRARI from director James Mangold (WALK THE LINE, LOGAN) which stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

    Originally from Larchmont, New York, Andrew graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University where he was active in the theater and improv scene. At Harvard, Andrew was a four year member and President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

    After college, Andrew studied acting in New York and eventually won a coveted spot as a Blue Man in the world famous BLUE MAN GROUP. He performed for thousands of theater goers in New York, Boston, Chicago and Brazil over the course of his nearly seven year tenure as a Blue Man.

    Andrew has also appeared in highly visible commercials for Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford, Tamiflu, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Avis, Vizio, and AT&T among many others. Andrew has appeared in so many commercials, he was once recognized at Dodgers Stadium as "that guy" from "that thing" on "my TV."

    For more info, head over to www.andrewburlinson.com.


    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 November 7, 2019.

    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.

    WHEN
    November 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Location given upon confirmed registration
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
    United States
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  • published Issue 174 | July 2019 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2019-07-01 16:27:01 -0700

  • responded to Amazon Prime launches shorts competition for underrepresented filmmakers with submitted 2019-04-08 14:58:19 -0700

    Amazon Prime launches shorts competition for underrepresented filmmakers

    Prime Video will host the first annual All Voices Film Festival, celebrating underrepresented communities. This digital short film festival is seeking entries from filmmakers in the U.S. from all backgrounds, where the creator or content represents the diversity of our world. Submissions are open and will be accepted until May 20th, 2019.

    The writer, director, cast or theme of the short must reflect underrepresented communities. This includes but is not limited to people of color, ethnic, gender and religious minorities, members of the LGBTQI community, people with disabilities, veterans, young, aspiring filmmakers as well as older adults, and other groups that are underrepresented or marginalized in the US or globally. Submissions must be published as a “Standalone” film in the “Short Films” category, offer availability set to “US” and “Prime”, and may not exceed 40 minutes. The title must also comply with the requirements to be included in Prime Video, including (i) HD picture quality, (ii) closed captioned or subtitled and (iii) have a rating of “R” or less (or an equivalent through local rating agencies).

    All submissions must comply with the Rules and Regulations.

    Submit your film here!


  • published Issue 171 | April 2019 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2019-04-03 13:59:39 -0700

  • Attending the Austin Film Festival? Connect with Harvardwood members!

    If you're attending this year's Austin Film Festival and would like to get connected with other Harvardwood members who will be there, get in touch! Email harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line "AFF 2018" and the contact info where you'd like to be reached. Then we'll put together the list of folks willing to share their contact info and connect all of you together.


  • Boston/Cambridge screenwriters, apply to join the 2018-19 Writers Program

    The 2018-19 Harvardwood Writers Program in Boston will begin meeting weekly in early October, and we're accepting applications from interested writers now through Sept. 25th.

    New participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this year. Only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply and participate, so if you're not a current member, join Harvardwood or renew your membership before accessing the application link. The participation fee is $80/writer.

    If you're interested in joining the Boston Screenwriting Group, make sure you're a current Harvardwood member, log in to our website, and fill out this brief form.


  • published Seeking venue options in the DC metro area! in News 2018-08-15 00:33:32 -0700

    Seeking venue options in the DC metro area!

    DC-area residents, we need YOUR assistance! Harvardwood is eager to bring more events to our DC members, but in order to do so, we need access to free or affordable venues.

    If you live in or familiar with the DC area and can hook us up with such a space, please email us. Examples of good spaces are: the conference room of a law firm; small theaters or screening rooms; the private room at a restaurant, bar, wine bar, etc.; classrooms at a community college or local school; the community room of a public library; art galleries... get creative, we're open!

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  • published Enter the 2018 Harvardwood Writers Competition in News 2018-06-19 19:15:53 -0700

    Enter the 2018 Harvardwood Writers Competition

    We are now accepting submissions to the 2018 Harvardwood Writers Competition!

    Industry professionals, with support from the Harvardwood Board of Directors, will evaluate all scripts entered to determine the winner and two runners up from each category. Results will be announced in late 2019.

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  • published Give to the HSIP Travel Fund in Give to Harvardwood 2018-06-08 12:40:02 -0700

    Give to the HSIP Travel Fund

    $1,500.00 raised
    GOAL: $1,500.00

    Your donation to this fund will enable Harvard students participating in the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program to travel to/from events hosted by the program throughout the summer. Many students interning in Los Angeles do not have access to a car, and the travel funds go strictly toward ridesharing or public transportation expenses to attend HSIP events.

    "I am a junior in Kirkland House studying Sociology and VES. This summer, I was able to attend numerous Harvardwood events in the LA area, including a private tour of Elon Musk's SpaceX facility, a visit to Lin Pictures [now Rideback] - the creators of the Lego Movie and It, and an alumni event in which I was able to share the room with numerous Harvard alumni working in the entertainment industry. Being a member of the Harvardwood community has allowed me to have the opportunity to meet with a handful of very powerful and influential individuals in entertainment who have shown me the true reality of what the industry is really like, and what to expect when looking for jobs in the future."

    - Katherine Hess AB '20

    BEING A HARVARDWOOD DONOR

    As a Harvardwood donor, you will receive special recognition on our website, in addition to recognition at selected events and programs throughout the year. You will also receive invitations to periodic exclusive VIP Harvardwood events throughout the year.

    Donor levels are determined cumulatively, e.g., if you donate $250 to the General Fund and $250 to the Harvardwood Heroes Fund, you would be considered a Bronze Donor.

    If you do not wish to be named on our website, please email us and let us know!

    DONOR LEVELS

    $100 - Friends
    $250 - Crimson Donors
    $500 - Bronze Donors
    $1,000 - Silver Donors
    $2,500 - Gold Donors
    $5,000 and above - Platinum Donors

     

     

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  • Heading to Tribeca 2018? Share your screening info with Harvardwood

    If you're involved in a film that will be screened at Tribeca this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community! We're here to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.

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  • published Issue 158 | March 2018 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2018-03-01 01:28:13 -0800

  • published Executive Assistant/Researcher - NY in Job Listings 2018-01-08 19:46:02 -0800

    Executive Assistant/Researcher - NY

    Company: SurvivorNet Inc.
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Type of Position:
    Full-time
    Minimum Education Level:
    Bachelor's
    Minimum Experience Level:
     1-2 years

    Job Description: We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our team as an Executive Assistant and Researcher. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants a foot in the door of the media world. There will be significant exposure to all aspects of video production, brand building, and digital media. We are creating an innovative new source for health information. This is an opportunity to become part of an exciting effort to revolutionize content in the health space. We are solving a very specific problem for millions of people and we have a viable business plan. Our founding team has an excellent track creating digital video, award winning TV programs, and brands seen by millions of people.

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  • published January 2018 | Jonathan Aibel AB '91 in Alumni Profiles 2017-12-31 13:15:14 -0800

    January 2018 | Jonathan Aibel AB '91

    Aibel1.jpgWriter & Producer, Kung Fu Panda 1, 2, 3Trolls

    By Adrian Horton AB '17

    To hear him tell it, Jonathan Aibel AB '91 always had a creative bent, though it took him nearly a quarter century to learn what a spec script was. Growing up in Demarest, New Jersey, right outside Manhattan, Aibel participated in theatre in high school, then continued indulging his creative side while at Harvard. The psychology major unofficially minored in music theory and a cappella (he was a four year member of the Din & Tonics), before penning the Hasting Pudding Theatricals show with a friend in his senior year.

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  • Exclusive Q&A with Michael Colton (A FUTILE & STUPID GESTURE)

    By Henry Johnson AB '18

    Michael Colton '97 is a humorist and screenwriter, most recently of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, which tells the story of National Lampoon’s founding. The film will be released on Netflix on January 26 following a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. With writing partner John Aboud ’95, Colton also scripted Penguins of Madagascar and The Comebacks, as well as episodes of Childrens Hospital and Newsreaders. He has appeared as a commentator on several VH1 shows, including Best Week Ever and I Love the ‘90s.

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    Q. When did you realize you wanted to go into comedy?

    A. Like almost every comedy writer I know, I wrote a humor column in my high school newspaper. (Our faculty adviser, paranoid about lawsuits, insisted the column be called “Just Kidding,” which is a horrible name for a column.) I fell in love with crafting jokes and getting a reaction from people. But it was a long time before I thought I could be a screenwriter. I interned at newspapers all through college and wrote for the Washington Post for a couple years after graduation. It was a fantastic job and I was lucky to have it. And I will always be a newspaper addict (print subscriber for life!). But I realized that what I loved about journalism was the writing aspect, not the reporting. I wasn’t a great investigator and didn’t care about landing scoops. I wanted to tell stories and make people laugh. So being a screenwriter was ultimately a better fit.

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  • Give a Harvardwood gift certificate this holiday season!

    Scrambling to think of the perfect gift idea for the artist, writer, filmmaker, musician in your life? Look no further! Now you can purchase Harvardwood gift certificates for a year (or more) of Harvardwood membership, event tickets (e.g., admission to three masterclasses in 2018), the Writers Competition application fee, or the new Script Review Service, to name a few examples. Ready to give the gift of Harvardwood this year? Contact us to tell us what "item" you want to gift, or we can also help you put together the ultimate Harvardwood gift package!

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  • published Preview the 2017 Holiday Silent Auction! in News 2017-12-01 15:29:09 -0800

    Preview the 2017 Holiday Silent Auction!

    Mark your calendars now: our 2017 Holiday Silent Auction goes live on Friday, Dec. 15th and will end on Monday, Dec. 18th! Bids will be accepted online AND by text. When the auction page goes live at the end of this week, you'll get all the instructions on how to place bids on your computer or mobile device.

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  • Support Harvardwood when you do your holiday shopping!

    Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0483549 and Amazon donates to Harvardwood. Thank you, and have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

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  • Exclusive Q&A with ROSHAN SETHI MD '13 (THE RESIDENT)

    By Michael Robin AB '08

    Roshan Sethi MD ’13 is a writer and physician whose show The Resident, a medical drama about the darker side of modern medicine, will premiere on Fox in January. Roshan’s feature Call Jane recently attached Elizabeth Moss to star. After completing undergrad at Yale and medical school at Harvard, Roshan began a residency at Harvard in Radiation Oncology, all while balancing a burgeoning career as a writer. Here, we talk with him about his path, his process, and his experiences working with writing partner Hayley Schore.Sethi.jpg

    Q. When did you start writing? When did you begin to consider yourself "a writer”?

    A. I started writing as a teenager. Mainly epic fantasy. That was my favorite genre. I read Game of Thrones way before it was fashionable.

    Q. What drove you to attend medical school? Did you always know you wanted to be a physician?

    A. I did. At a young age, I worked in my mother’s clinic as a receptionist. My twin brother and I sat at the front desk dressed in the same clothes, and led patients back to the examining rooms. I was always in awe of my mother, a general practitioner, who saw children and adults and could handle anything.

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