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  • Spellbinding storyteller, 100-year-old, African-American Isaac Pope takes us through 100 years of American history through the microcosm of his remarkable life. Grandson of enslaved people and son of sharecroppers, he's an unsung hero of the first Black unit the Army allowed to go into battle and the first to win a Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service. Working as a janitor at DuPont in the Jim Crow South, he quietly and tirelessly worked with the NAACP as a volunteer, walking picket lines and registering voters in the early 1960s, bravely advocating for the labor union, sustained through many losses by his faith, by love, and by music.  Awardwinning Producer Paula J. Caplan '69's documentary is already an Official Selection in 3 film festivals. Trailer and more info are at isaacpopefilm.com

  • Spellbinding storyteller, 100-year-old, African-American Isaac Pope takes us through 100 years of American history through the microcosm of his remarkable life. Grandson of enslaved people and son of sharecroppers, he's an unsung hero of the first Black unit the Army allowed to go into battle and the first to win a Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service. Working as a janitor at DuPont in the Jim Crow South, he quietly and tirelessly worked with the NAACP as a volunteer, walking picket lines and registering voters in the early 1960s, bravely advocating for the labor union, sustained through many losses by his faith, by love, and by music.  Awardwinning Producer Paula J. Caplan '69's documentary is already an Official Selection in 3 film festivals. Trailer and more info at isaacpopefilm.com

  • Harvardwood Presents: Two-Time Tony Winner HELEN GALLAGHER

    Monday, February 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    Helen Gallagher won her first Tony Award in 1952 for her performance as Gladys Bumps in Pal Joey.  Her second Tony came in 1971 for her performance in No, No, Nanette.  She won three Daytime Emmy Awards, in 1976, 1977, and 1988, for her performances as Maeve Ryan in Ryan's Hope.

    Faculty-HelenGallagher.jpgGallagher first appeared on Broadway in 1946, in the corps of Seven Lively Arts.  Her first starring role on Broadway was in Hazel Flagg in 1953.  Her other Broadway credits include Brigadoon, High Button Shoes, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, Mame, Sugar Babies, Cry For Us All, and many many many others.  Her television credits include The Ed Sullivan Show, Another World, All My Children, and One Life to Live.  Today, at 92, she remains active as an acting teacher.

    Helen Gallagher will be interviewed about her long career and the fascinating people she's worked with, by Foster Hirsch. Hirsch is Professor of Film at Brooklyn College and the author of 16 books on film and theater, including the classic study Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen, as well as Harold Prince and the American Musical Theatre, and, most recently, Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King.

    Cost: Dues-paying Harvardwood members can buy tickets for $5; $10 for all others.

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

    DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner (the Pub at The Lambs will accept credit cards), JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

    This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

    Special thanks to Anne Griffin


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  • Harvardwood Meet-up at the Black List DC Happy Hour

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Barrafina in Washington, DC

    The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow writers at the DC happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

    This event is free and open to the public (cash bar). RSVP at the link below.


    The Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays, was founded in 2005. Since then, more than 319 Black List scripts have been produced, grossing over $26 billion in box office worldwide. Black List movies have won 51 Academy Awards from 264 nominations, including four of the last nine Best Picture Oscars and ten of the last twenty Best Screenplay Oscars.

    In October of 2012, the Black List launched a unique online community where screenwriters make their work available to readers, buyers and employers. Since its inception, it has hosted more than 40,000 screenplays and teleplays and provided more than 65,000 script evaluations. As a direct result of introductions made on the Black List, dozens of writers have found representation at major talent agencies and management companies, as well as sold or optioned their screenplays. In only three years, a half dozen films have been produced from scripts introduced on the website including Golden Globe nominated NIGHTINGALE, starring Dave Oyelowo.

    Currently, the Black List hosts over 2,600 scripts for consideration by over 3,500 film industry professionals ranging from agency assistants, to studio and network presidents, to A-list actors and directors.

  • Join Marc and Maria Unger, co-creators of  THESPIAN (now available on Amazon and Amazon Prime), along with THESPIAN cast members including Sasha Carrera EDM ‘00 for this one-day comprehensive workshop. They’ll tell you what you need to know to create your own DIY indie episodic series, feature or short film, and provide practical advice and an overview of the entire process. Learn from their triumphs and mistakes. The workshop will use examples from THESPIAN’s eight-episode first season, and will cover the following:

    • Creating a compelling story arc
    • Writing unique characters with a specific “voice”
    • Pre-production - Storyboards, planning a shot list to get the proper coverage, set design, creating a shooting schedule to maximize efficiency, etc.
    • How to find the essential crew needed to realize your vision (and how to keep them happy)
    • The audition process and what you should look for when putting together a cast
    • Shot composition, camera movement and lighting- what will make your work stand out from all the rest
    • Finding interesting locations
    • Directing actors
    • Tips on directing yourself as an actor (while dealing with issues like lighting, too much traffic noise and lunch)
    • How to avoid “on set” chaos
    • The importance of good sound and tricks for getting it in unfavorable conditions
    • Understanding how operating under a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) New Media contract is beneficial and how to handle the paperwork.
    • Post-Production - Understanding the challenges you’ll encounter and how to get your work out of the camera and onto the screen.
    • Marketing techniques to maximize the size of your audience (and how to attract funding through crowd-sourced platforms)

    SIGN UP BEFORE FEB 1stand RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT. SPACE IS LIMITED

    For more information email thespianseries@gmail.com or call Marc at 443-630-4022.

    If you’d like to check out THESPIAN, here’s the link to Amazon: http://a.co/d/flrxGWp.(Free for Amazon Prime members. If you don’t have Prime and would like to watch the series just sign up for the workshop and we’ll send you links to view all eight first season episodes.)

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