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  • Comic actors, writers and stand-up comedians provide much needed relief in an often-changing world. These comedy professionals are vital to the well-being of our society. However, professionals in comedy often rely on income streams dependent on live audiences. Due to the pandemic and today’s uncertainties within the entertainment industry, comedy professionals are struggling to maintain financial stability and agency over their careers.
     
    Join The Actors Fund for this spotlight on comedy professionals. During this discussion, they will explore:

    • Obstacles unique to the world of comedy
    • Potential solutions to navigate a landscape of work within comedy, during and after the pandemic
    • Self-care practices for comedy professionals 
    • Resources that can be used to support your comedy career

    More info HERE

  • Harvardwood Presents: Harvardwood FREE Talent Showings - January

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 05:00 PM - PST

    Monthly showings is BACK! 

    Actor with monologues to run? 
    Singer with a video to share?
    Dancer with new routines to test in your bedroom?
    Writer with a piece to share?

    Test any and everything by blessing your fellow members at our FREE TALENT SHOWINGS! Simply RSVP BELOW

    Share for 5 to 7 minutes, live or from video, with optional Q&A! You can opt in or out of feedback. You will receive more information upon RSVP!

    Sunday, January 31st, 2021 @ 5pm PST / 8pm EST

    We'll be holding sessions Monthly! 

  • You’ve written the film—now how do you execute it? For this session, WGF features writers/directors who will explore how to write for the camera, techniques for working with actors, and how to build dynamic scenes from elements of your story.

    Panelists:

    • Sean Durkin - Writer/Director, The Nest, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    • Eliza Hittman - Writer/Director, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Beach Rats

    Plus more to be announced!

    Moderated by WGF VP of Programming Larry Andries (Godfather of Harlem, How to Get Away with Murder).

    Panel starts at 4:00pm Pacific time.

    More info HERE

  • You’ve written the film—now how do you execute it? For this session, we feature writers/directors who will explore how to write for the camera, techniques for working with actors, and how to build dynamic scenes from elements of your story.

    Panelists:

    • Sean Durkin - Writer/Director, The Nest, Martha Marcy May Marlene

    • Eliza Hittman - Writer/Director, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Beach Rats

    • Shaka King - Writer/Director, Judas and the Black Messiah, Newlyweeds

    • Ryan Koo - Writer/Director, Amateur

    Moderated by WGF VP of Programming Larry Andries (Godfather of Harlem, How to Get Away with Murder).

    Panel starts at 4:00pm Pacific time.

    More info HERE

  • Kiese Laymon will talk with Courtney R. Baker about whether the actual histories of American colleges and universities should be ripe sites for Black American horror and comedic narratives. Laymon will create a live novella and a live essay during this talk, while questioning the ethics of making art “for” an audience longing for both titillation and innocence from the horrific histories of Black Americans in and around American institutions of higher learning.

    Kiese Laymon, 2020–2021 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, and Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Mississippi

    Discussant:

    Courtney R. Baker, HR '96, associate professor, Department of English, University of California, Riverside


    Free and open to the public. To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

    For instructions on how to join, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.


    Live closed captioning will be available for this webinar.

    The Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities was established to honor the late Julia S. Phelps, longtime instructor in the Radcliffe Seminars, and is supported by the generous contributions of her family, friends, and colleagues.

  • Join Business of Creating and Brain & Bullish for an interactive panel and Q&A with seasoned entertainment executives and real-life disaster experts to learn the ins and outs of creating and producing crisis-focused storylines. Topics include: what writers and producers get right, what they get wrong (!), what resources are available to ensure authenticity at all stages, and what practical action steps you, the creator, can take right now to make sure your project rises to the top.

    Panelists:

    • Aaron Rahsaan Thomas - Executive Producer and Showrunner, S.W.A.T.

    • Lorraine Schneider - Global Crisis Management, The Walt Disney Co.

    • Kate Hutton - Emergency Manager, City of Seattle, Washington

    Moderated by Jennifer Mangan (Writer/Producer Beautiful Day Productions) and Gabby Almon (Founder, Brain & Bullish).

    Panel starts at 4:00pm Pacific time.

    More info HERE

  • DeeperDive + Harvardwood Present: Religious Literacy in Television

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 04:00 PM - PST · $10.00 USD

    On February 25th, 7pm EST / 4pm PST, please join Harvardwood and DeeperDive for their inaugural event: Religious Literacy in Television!

    The event will consist of a Q&A session with one of Ramy’s staff-writers, Dr. Maytha Alhassenscreenwriter, public historian, journalist, and storyteller focused on providing more nuanced portrayals of Muslims and Arabs on television and in film.

    The second portion will consist of an introduction to religious literacy in entertainment media, presented by the co-founders of 
    DeeperDive, Lindsey Smith and Jason Hoelzel.

    DeeperDive is the first social impact partnership and consulting firm specializing in religious literacy in entertainment media. Spearheaded by Harvard Divinity School alumni and fellows, DeeperDive advises public, private and nonprofit organizations seeking to improve internal diversity and social responsibility strategy, evaluates media content using HDS’ Religious Literacy Project metrics, and offers specialized media executive’s education for social impact storytelling.

    An extension of KC Social Impact Lab, led by experts in philanthropy, media, and public affairs with proven track records of delivering effective messages in over 140 countries and 40 different languages, our goal is to shift public attitudes and improve general knowledge related to religious literacy specifically and social justice more broadly.


    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.00 Members & Friends

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