Lean on Us: a Harvardwood Tribute to the Classes of 2020-2024
Congratulations to our 2020 Harvardwood Heroes!
Upcoming: Casting in 2020 and Beyond
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CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
This year has been like no other. From the global coronavirus pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement to protests following the killing of George Floyd, the news media has played a critical role in shaping how we understand these stories. However, these crises have also exposed challenges in newsrooms themselves, including a lack of racial diversity in newsrooms and inclusive editorial assignments that could help tell these stories more effectively. The media is being challenged to cover issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in society while reflecting on whether there is enough diversity in broadcast news itself, and if the right people are telling the right stories.
Join SAG-AFTRA President's Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement for their latest livestream in which they will discuss some real-life examples of media coverage; unpack issues around the need for diverse voices when reporting on crucial issues; examine how stories are assigned, shaped and covered in the newsroom; and discuss best practices of telling stories better.
This event is open to the public. Click here to RSVP. You will be emailed a link to view the livestream as a confirmation of your RSVP.
Join Georgina Pazcoguin and Phil Chan for an evening event about their efforts to question and reform outdated representations of Asians in ballet performances. The 'Final Bow for Yellowface' project they co-founded aims to make ballet more inclusive by eliminating offensive stereotypes of Asians and, more broadly, challenges organizations to forthrightly address the legacy of Orientalism in the performing arts. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Harvard University Professor Ju Yon Kim. Free and open to the public (registration required).
To register and for additional information, click here.
While the WGF may have hit pause on its live events, thanks to technology, they're aiming to provide more access to advice and knowledge from film and TV writers while we’re all social distancing. Over the last few months, WGF has been hosting free Zoom panels about craft and all things relevant to writers.
For this session, WGF goes one-on-one with Darren Star, creator and showrunner of Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Sex and the City, Younger and his latest series, Emily in Paris on Netflix. You will learn Star’s process for developing his influential series, his approach for creating iconic characters, and how he’s honed his instinct for defining the Zeitgeist.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!
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!