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  • published Production Assistant - SF in Job Listings 2021-05-20 20:19:23 -0700

    Production Assistant - SF

    Company: NBC Sports Bay Area
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: 

    • Graphics Producer: Produce, Create, Research & Generate Graphics for Pre/Post Shows & any other scheduled Linear programs.
    • Work closely with Producers & Show Pilots/Directors on Graphic Ideas/Style/Layout & implementing graphics/video in Studio Monitors.
    • Generate Segment/Breakdown/Story Ideas for Pre/Post Game Shows
    • Work as a Fill-In Associate Producer:  Perform all the duties of an Associate Producer when needed including creating & generating story/segment/breakdown ideas, using our Libero segment breakdown program, editing & writing highlights, contributing to social media coverage & field producing. 
    • Stage Manager: Work on-site at games helping the talent & producer on Game Day.
    • Log Content:  Logging any content including games, game melts, interviews or any other content.
    • Communicate and collaborate across Production, Creative, Editorial & Digital Departments
       
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  • 2021 Winners of the Harvardwood Writers Competition & Most Staffable TV Writers

    Harvardwood has announced its Writers Competition winners and Most Staffable TV Writers List. Several categories are led by writers from underrepresented groups. The winners are chosen via a blind judging process, and Harvardwood’s writers programs and competition have always had a far more diverse population than any WGA statistics on TV writers’ rooms or feature projects. 

    “Harvardwood has strived to support new voices in the industry, and we are proud to see those efforts reflected in our competition winners,” says President Allison Kiessling.

    Please see the Deadline announcement here.


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  • Fall 2021 Creative Development Internship - Remote

    Company: Warner Brothers
    Location: Remote 
    Start Date: September 20, 2021
    Type of Position: Internship, Part-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Students must be currently enrolled in a college degree program for full duration of the internship.
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Our internship program is designed to provide an opportunity to gain knowledge of and exposure to a working studio environment. The Company makes a special effort to provide the support and training needed to prepare interns to succeed in real-time projects and assignments. 

    • We are seeking interns who would be able to bring their knowledge of film/television and pop culture, and organizational and administrative skills to our teams involved with Film/TV development. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in pursuing a career within development, production, creative affairs, or other related fields. Interns will gain insight and knowledge of the industry by way of practical work experience, such as script coverage, reviewing dailies, creating and maintaining lists of available actors, writers, and directors, and other various projects to gain exposure to all facets of the business.
    • We have multiple internship opportunities available within Creative Development. By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all internship opportunities within this area. If you are selected for further consideration, a recruiter will reach out to you, and he or she is happy to provide more detail on the specific roles at that time. Please note that our applications are filled on a rolling basis, and you may view your current application status by logging into your application profile.

     

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  • published Publishing Assistant - NY in Job Listings 2021-05-14 11:01:52 -0700

    Publishing Assistant - NY

    Company: Simon & Schuster
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: This is a unique opportunity for a Publishing Assistant with the new Simon & Schuster lifestyle imprint to support both the Publisher and the Editor in Chief. This role will provide an opportunity to learn both the editorial function and the overall publishing process.

    On the editorial side, the assistant will work on a wide range of titles in the core lifestyle categories of cooking, health and wellness, self-help, psychology and personal growth.  Core responsibilities will include reading and reporting on submissions; assisting supervisor with acquisitions (this involves finding comparison titles and drafting P&Ls); targeting potential blurbers through data mining; drafting and editing tip sheets; helping with editing; and managing the production process for all titles.

    On the publishing side, the assistant will write and distribute weekly editorial board meeting minutes, schedule meetings with authors and agents, assist with collection and distribution of materials for seasonal sales meetings, and perform basic administrative duties for the Publisher.

    The ideal candidate for this position possesses superb writing skills, can track and fulfill multiple tasks under deadline pressure, and can clearly and persuasively represent the imprint to our authors and their representatives. Meticulous attention to details is essential.

     

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  • Assistant, Music, Touring, Hip-Hop/R&B - LA

    Company: Creative Artists Agency
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 10 months

    Job Description: The Assistant, Music - Touring (Hip-Hop/R&B) will provide administrative support to three Agents in our Music - Touring department. The ideal candidate should be passionate about music (specifically in the Hip-Hop/R&B space), motivated, quick-thinking and open to working in an environment where he/she is capable of performing administrative tasks in a fast-paced environment. The individual should be flexible, highly organized and have the ability to multi-task under pressure.

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  • Executive Assistant to the President and an Executive - LA

    Company: The Jackal Group
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: This is a great opportunity for someone with  at least one year of agency experience who wants to dive into development in TV (scripted and non scripted), Film and Theatre. Ability to give thoughtful creative input is a must! The role will also entail basic assistant duties: high-volume scheduling, sending submissions, managing tracking grids, to-do lists, organizing and generating materials for pitches, as well as gather market intel, help to identify/target writers, creators and IP. Ideal candidate is hard working, takes initiative, and can start right away.

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  • published Assistant Editor, Watch Magazine - NY in Job Listings 2021-05-07 20:18:44 -0700

    Assistant Editor, Watch Magazine - NY

    Company: CBS
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: Watch Magazine, a leading entertainment content magazine that publishes 6 times a year with a commanding web profile, is searching for a full-time Assistant Editor to join our team. As a member of the ViacomCBS company, Watch's ideal candidate will have a love of all things editorial and a strong knowledge of pop culture and CBS Television content. This candidate will join a top tier editorial team with the main goal of promoting our key brands like CBS, Showtime, The CW and Paramount + on the pages of Watch Magazine and our website. They will assist our Art, Edit, and Photo departments with the day-to-day duties of the magazine including:

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  • Entertainment Associate, Condé Nast Entertainment - NY

    Company: Condé Nast
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 

    Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) is seeking an Entertainment Associate to the VPs of Digital Video Development and Programming. Based out of our New York office, qualified candidates must have exemplary, detailed-oriented organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and writing abilities. Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, experience handling complex and ever-changing schedules, and an understanding of the digital video and publishing industry. 

    This is a new role in a new team and is a real opportunity to be a part of a group of innovative storytellers, who are strategically building dynamic digital video and podcast content for one of the world’s foremost media and entertainment companies. The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization within CNE and will thrive in a multi-faceted role working across a diverse collection of brands.

    The Culture division hosts some of the most inspiring, award winning, and thought provoking brands, whose work changes the dialogue and shifts the culture, including – Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Teen Vogue, them., Pitchfork, Tatler, and LOVE. 

    The Tech division is home to Wired and Ars Technica, two innovative brands that illuminate how technology is changing every aspect of our lives. 

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  • published Assistant, Music Touring - NY in Job Listings 2021-05-07 20:03:55 -0700

    Assistant, Music Touring - NY

    Company: United Talent Agency
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: UTA ‘s Music department is seeking an Agent Assistant. UTA Music is home to a diverse roster of some of the world’s premier musical talent, from emerging acts to superstars. UTA Music works globally, driving client careers through recording deals, touring, performances, licensing, and brand partnerships. 

    Candidates must have the ability to proactively function under tight deadlines in a fast -paced working environment and experience managing daily schedules/calendars, as well as preparing for meetings. Qualified candidates must have precise, detailed-oriented organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and writing abilities.The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about the music industry and the entertainment industry as a whole. 

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  • published Assistant, Motion Pictures Talent - LA in Job Listings 2021-05-07 19:58:48 -0700

    Assistant, Motion Pictures Talent - LA

    Company: Creative Artists Agency
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: The Assistant will provide support to an agent in our Motion Pictures Talent department. They will also work closely with various departments in the agency as the agent is heavily involved in packaging opportunities for clients. The ideal candidate will have a passion for artist representation in the entertainment business with an interest in pursuing the agent track.

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  • published Creative Coordinator, Series - LA in Job Listings 2021-05-07 19:43:26 -0700

    Creative Coordinator, Series - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level:
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: We are currently seeking an experienced Creative Coordinator to work with our series team. Teams will need your support on a range of projects, such as, getting a second set of eyes on a script, sourcing global talent options, syncing productions, finding US-based writers and editors to consult, evaluating scripted pitches, etc. The role will also provide lots of coverage and feedback to creatives as we evaluate opportunities to expand. You will use your excellent organizational skills to respond to situations and events that require quick action or turnaround; and efficiently and creatively solve interesting and complex problems that affect the teams you will be working with.

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  • Script Assistant, Late Night Programming - NY

    Company: NBCUniversal
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: 

    • Assist in creating and assembling script for the show

    • Copy and distribute show related paperwork to proper departments

    • Track script changes with writers and production departments

    • Provide as broadcast scripts and rundowns

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  • published Entertainment Coordinator - LA in Job Listings 2021-05-07 19:04:34 -0700

    Entertainment Coordinator - LA

    Company: NBCUniversal
    Location: Universal City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: The Entertainment Coordinator will provide support to two Directors in Comedy Development in NBCUniversal Entertainment Content, Scripted Programming, and serve as office liaison communicating with internal divisions as well as the external business and creative community. 

    • Manage heavy phones, calendar & contact management; development research
    • Maintain pitch logs
    • Collaborate with two other coordinators on the comedy development team
    • Manage expenses and coordinate travel
    • Interface with creative executives, agents, producers and talent on a regular basis and therefore professionalism and great customer service is needed
    • Tracking internal docs (i.e. status of pitches, what is being read by the team, what has been passed on, what the team is acquiring)
    • Share creative insight and voice opinions on development projects
    • Complete other development and administrative duties as assigned

     

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  • published Issue 196 | May 2021 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2021-05-02 10:46:02 -0700

  • published Exclusive Q&A With Shirley Chen AB '22 in The #HWIRE 2021-05-02 00:35:32 -0700

    Exclusive Q&A With Shirley Chen AB '22

    Shirley Chen stars as the female lead in Beast Beast, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020, opened in select theaters on April 16, and will be available for streaming on May 4. Shirley is a junior at Harvard pursuing a joint degree in Theater, Dance, & Media and History & Literature with a focus in Asian American Studies.

    Q. When did your interest for theater and acting first begin?


    A. When I was in elementary school, I would go to every one of my older brother’s high school theater productions. Back then, from the audience, I remember thinking that collaborating with friends on stage looked absolutely electric. I began to take acting classes in Seattle and fell in love with acting as a way to connect with others— whether that be a scene partner, director, crew, or the audience. Then, in middle school, my mother moved with me to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time. I’ve realized that when that connection feels authentic and every part of the creative team works to produce great art together, it feels like pure magic; that’s the feeling I love when acting and always try to chase.

    Q. Do you think starting your acting career at such a young age has informed your perspective on the career or the industry more broadly?

    A. Definitely. The more experience I’ve gained through working on projects, the more I have been able to see directors, writers, and producers as collaborators, rather than as an intimidating pressure, which has allowed me to develop stronger relationships and work more freely in a professional environment. Growing up as an Asian American child actor has particularly allowed me to more deeply appreciate recent industry conversations on “diverse representation.” As a kid, I often viewed other Asian performers as “competition” because of the scarcity mentality surrounding such limited opportunities, but as conversations have shifted in the past few years, I have been able to see the types of roles I’m considered for opening up in a new and exciting way. There’s still work to be done, but starting out in the industry at an early age has ultimately hardened my sensibilities so that I now have a clearer perspective when approaching the industry as a business.

    Q. What compelled you to apply to Harvard and to continue your acting journey there?

    A. Harvard was actually a far-off dream of mine — I never thought of it as a real possibility! I was a theater major at a public performing arts school, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and was originally planning to apply to conservatory programs in Los Angeles so that I could continue my education while auditioning. At the end of my junior year, my guidance counselor recommended that I try applying to a school like Harvard, where students gifted in both the arts and academics would fit well into its new theater program. I applied to Harvard on a whim and, to my surprise, I was accepted early! Compared to other programs, Harvard has such a rich, unique history in the arts and humanities — both academically and extracurricularly — and I found the prospect of auditioning for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals during its first year of women in the cast to be a particularly exciting opportunity!

    Q. What do you study at Harvard, and how does that relate to your interests and aspirations?

    A. I am currently pursuing a joint degree in Theater, Dance, & Media and History & Literature, with a focus in Asian American Studies. While I plan to continue acting after college, in my long-term career, I aim to also write and produce work that draws focus to Asian American history and culture. Through my studies, I constantly find new historical narratives to tell through art, which will culminate in my senior creative thesis approach.

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  • published May 2021 | Carolyn Strauss AB '85 in Alumni Profiles 2021-05-02 00:19:25 -0700

    May 2021 | Carolyn Strauss AB '85

    Is TV moving away from antiheroes? Game of Thrones producer, Carolyn  Strauss (SHS '81), speaks out - Scarsdale Alumni Association

    Television executive & producer

    by Connor Riordan AB '23

    When I asked
    Carolyn Strauss AB ’85 about her proudest career moment, I could hear her smile through the phone. “I’m the worst at answering that kind of question. I don’t know!” she laughed. “I love when stuff that I love gets recognized, I think that’s always great… and when you have a show that’s very difficult to do, and then you turn it around. And it’s not me turning it around but the group involved… I think that’s always a really satisfying moment and something I’m always proud of.”

    Her humble nature shone through the entire interview. She continuously emphasized the contributions of the artists she’s worked with and made sure to emphasize how fortunate she feels to have her career – which includes 34 years with HBO, being an executive producer on shows like Game of Thrones and Chernobyl (for which she has won five Primetime Emmy Awards), as well as the upcoming TV adaptation of the popular video game The Last of Us.

    Coming out of Harvard with a degree in History and Literature, Strauss had no idea she would end up where she is today. In fact, going into entertainment wasn’t even on her radar. “I was trying to figure out, after I graduated, what I was going to do,” she told me. “Maybe I’d apply to law school or whatever. And then I got [a temp job]. And I liked it!”

    For a time, she temped for several different workplaces in financing, marketing, publicity, and other areas. Eventually, she found her way to being a temp in the documentaries department at HBO in 1986. In her charming and enthusiastic way, Strauss exclaimed that at HBO, “The people who worked there were really impressive to me, and smart, and it was stimulating… I just thought, this place is kind of cool!”

    Strauss’s time at HBO has clearly worked out well for her. She started with a temp job, and clearly liked it there. She moved on to become Senior Vice President for original programming in 1999 and Executive Vice President for the same department in 2002. Just two years later, she assumed the position of HBO Entertainment President before segueing to a producing deal in 2008.

    Strauss’s career is the stuff of legend. She has both green-lit and developed some of the most successful shows on television, including Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood and its film continuation (which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award), Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Wire, along with the aforementioned GOT, Chernobyl, and The Last of Us.

    But Strauss doesn’t like keeping the focus on herself and took every opportunity to praise her collaborators. “As producers, you don’t write the shows, you don’t direct the shows, you don’t do any of that, but you find the people who do.” She attributes her success to “…being able to hitch my wagon to the stars, you know, being able to find really talented writers who have a voice, who have something to say, and with great directors, and being able to be part of a team that’s really trying to be excellent at what they do, with a lot of attention to detail, and who are really interested in telling compelling stories about complex characters.”

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  • Associate Game Writer - Salt Lake City, UT

    Company: Avalanche / Warner Brothers Games
    Location: Salt Lake City, UT
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: Avalanche, a division of WB Games Inc., seeks an Associate Writer for their Story department. Join the team working on the upcoming game, Hogwarts Legacy, a new open world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World.

    • Strong collaboration skills. Ability to work with a team of writers and designers to create intriguing narratives that fit the themes and style of our product
    • Self-Starter who will work quickly to research brand specific details to ensure the authenticity of the writing
    • An avid gamer who follows current gaming trends and understands how storytelling works in an interactive environment
    • Good organizational skills. Ability to utilize their time wisely and managing their writing through multiple stages of development and iteration
    • Receive feedback and modify work based on direction from both the internal team and franchise representatives

     

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  • published Coordinator, Creative Services - LA in Job Listings 2021-04-30 19:28:03 -0700

    Coordinator, Creative Services - LA

    Company: Pluto TV
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: Pluto TV is looking for an organized, adaptable and meticulous Creative Services Coordinator to help support the workflow of the Creative Studio team! The Creative Services Coordinator is responsible for assisting in managing the Creative team’s workflow and ensuring that all production processes are followed in order to maximize efficiency, meet deadlines and deliver effective creative. This role will work with the Creative team, inter-departmental partners, and outside partners, and will report directly to the Director, Creative Services.

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  • published Executive Assistant - LA in Job Listings 2021-04-30 19:10:53 -0700

    Executive Assistant - LA

    Company: Paramount Pictures
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support for Vice President Production/Creative. Is this for you? If so, please apply!

    • Manages supervisor's calendar and schedules appointments

    • Screens and responds to incoming calls and correspondence

    • Is responsible for coordinating heavy travel schedules for staff and talent

    • Process all travel and departmental expenses

    • Distributes mail and maintains office supplies

    • Performs clerical duties such as filing, typing, and copying documents

    • Arranges programs, events, or conferences by arranging for facilities, issuing information or invitations, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget

    • Acts as custodian of corporate documents and records

    • Composes and prepares confidential correspondence, reports, and other documents

    • Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files

    • Arranges travel plans and itineraries, compiles documents for travel-related meetings, and accompanies supervisor when requested

    • Acts as direct liaison with filmmakers

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  • published Administrative Assistant, New Growth - NY in Job Listings 2021-04-30 19:03:54 -0700

    Administrative Assistant, New Growth - NY

    Company: IMG Performance / Endeavor 
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 

    • Assist with management of incoming/outgoing communications, including confidential information, calendars, planning/scheduling meetings, conference calls, etc.
    • Assist with scheduling of building conference rooms, times and attendees.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements and prepare itineraries, travel forms and reimbursements
    • Assist with visits to/from IMG Academy
    • Assist with presentations, power points, excel sheets, etc.
    • Assist in the organization of template documents
    • Assist with revision of contracts including preparation, word processing needs, drafting of letters, and finalization of agreements as directed.
    • Assist with daily building administration duties such as maintaining office supplies, and distribution of mail
    • Other responsibilities as assigned
    • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethic codes
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