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    Harvardwood Presents The Changing Face of Publishing

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 06:30 PM · $15.00 USD

    April Eberhardt on The Changing Face of Publishing: What All Authors Need to Know

    How is publishing changing? What are the implications and opportunities for authors? In her talk, April Eberhardt will examine five different paths to publication, including a candid discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach from an author’s perspective. In addition to the current realities as well as the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing, she will discuss what partnership publishing is, along with hybrid authorship, and collaborative (also known as cooperative) publishing. Learn how to choose the right path for you and your work, which sometimes involves different paths for different projects, and how to develop a publishing strategy and approach that meets your goals, dreams, timetable, and budget.

    In particular, Eberhardt will talk about:

    • Five questions to ask yourself before embarking on your publishing career
    • Key steps in evaluating your publishing options project by project
    • Vetting publishers and freelance service providers 
    • Budgeting essentials
    • Mistakes to avoid

    Cost: $5 for dues-paying Harvardwood members (and their guests); $15 for all others.

    Advance registratiion is REQUIRED.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 

    The doors will open at 6:30 pm (please do NOT arrive earlier) and the evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception.  The talk will begin promptly at 7 pm.

    AEE_portrait.jpgApril Eberhardt is a literary change agent and author advocate, passionate about helping authors be published in the most effective and satisfying way. After 25 years as a corporate strategist and consultant, Ms. Eberhardt joined the literary world, where she saw strategic opportunity to play a role in the changing world of publishing. Ms. Eberhardt advises and assists authors worldwide, as they choose the best pathway to publication for their work, be it indie or traditional, digital or print, and serves as a consultant to new publishing startups. Ms. Eberhardt divides her time between San Francisco, New York, and Paris. She also is a reader for the Best American Short Stories series published annually by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Special thanks to Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, to Jane Ranzman for arranging the speaker,
    and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

    Harvardwood Heads To... 2018 ATL Film Festival ScreenCraft Writers Summit

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:00 AM through April 16, 2018 · $275.00 USD
    Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA

    In April 2018, the Atlanta Film Society is partnering with ScreenCraft to present a three-day Writers Summit at the Atlanta Film Festival. This event will feature panels, workshops, private mentoring and parties with top Oscar and Emmy-winning and blockbuster screenwriters, as well as agents, managers, producers and studio executives. It will be an exclusive and unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best in Hollywood, in a personal environment where unguarded conversations and long-term partnerships can be forged. All attendees will have access to the opening night and evening parties of the Atlanta Film Festival as well as private networking with industry giants at daily writers Happy Hours.

    What's in store:

    • Three days of panels and workshops with Oscar, Emmy and WGA winning writers of film and television
    • Summit opening night reception for all attendees and panelists
    • Atlanta Film Festival Opening Night Party on Friday April 13th
    • Daily Writers Happy Hours with complementary beer & wine
    • The Pitch Competition – Have your 90-second pitch judged to make it into the top five, who will pitch to celebrity judges for an amazing prize and bragging rights as the “Best Pitch of the Summit!” (free for all Summit badge-holders to enter)
    • ATLFF Saturday and Sunday Night Parties
    • The Mentor Sit-Downs:  Small group personal meetings with industry panelists to take your writing and business savvy to the next level
    • The Industry Lunch: a casual catered lunch with the panelist of your choice
    • Mimosa Brunch on Monday April 16th

    Harvardwood Salon with Michael Roberts AB '80

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    Sit down to lunch with The CW's Executive Vice President of Current Programming, Michael S. Roberts AB '80. Having over 30 years of experience on the creative side of both television and film, he has a wealth of information to your most pressing questions about the industry and the way things work. Come share a meal and learn.

    $15/attendee
    Attendees will cover their own food & drink at lunch

    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.

    Michael_Roberts.jpgMichael S. Roberts AB '80
    Executive Vice President, Current Programming, The CW

    Michael Roberts was named Executive Vice President, Current Programming, The CW, in 2006. Roberts provides creative direction and oversees staffing for all scripted series on The CW's primetime schedule.

    Roberts joined The CW from The WB, where he had served as Executive Vice President, Current Programming since 2004. He joined The WB in 2001 as Senior Vice President, Current Programming.

    During his 17 years at The CW and The WB, Roberts has worked on series such as Riverdale, Black Lightning, Supernatural, Flash, Jane The Virgin, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Supergirl, Gilmore Girls, and Smallville.

    Before joining The WB, Roberts spent 15 years as an executive in motion pictures, most recently at Walt Disney Pictures, rising to Senior Vice President of Production.  Roberts began his career at Paramount Pictures as a Creative Executive. Roberts has worked on movies such as Top Gun, Beverly Hill Cop II, and Three Men and a Little Lady.

    Roberts has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


    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 April 6, 2018.

    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.


  • 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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    Apply for a 2018 Harvardwood Heroes community service grant

    This April, apply to become a 2018 Harvardwood Heroes and receive a $500 unrestricted grant! The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2018.

    Harvardwood awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

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