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  • Harvardwood Heads To... Copyright Law for Creatives by C.L.A.

    Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 06:30 PM · $20.00 USD
    Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA

    When it comes to the law, there are many issues artists should know about in order to protect their work and avoid legal pitfalls. Join our Copyright Law discussion as attorney Stephen Davis presents an overview of many of these issues, including: What is intellectual property? How do I legally protect my work?What are Moral Rights and what is VARA? Who owns mural art... the artist or the building owner? Can an artist use images of people in their artwork? How do you know if you are an independent contractor, work for hire or freelance artist?,  and many other issues related to Copyright Law. There will be a Q and A at the end of the presentation. 

    Presenter: Steve Davis - Law Offices of Stephen L. Davis

    Mr. Davis' practice encompasses copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, the Internet and e-commerce, and art law, as well as general business formation, finance, and operations. His practice is equally divided in these areas between transactional work, including advice, registration, and drafting contracts, and litigation. Steve has extensive experience in civil litigation in state and federal courts, and has prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases as a deputy district attorney with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Harvardwood Heads To... IVY Entertainment's Oscars Viewing Party

    Sunday, February 09, 2020 at 04:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    The Parlor in Los Angeles, CA

    Get ready for the big awards show of the year: it's our 12th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Reception and we're rolling out the red carpet for you! We had so much fun dressing up and watching the show together, we're looking forward to more of the fun this year at a new venue.

    We'll also cheer on and toast IVY nominations at the Oscars.

    Dress up (optional): black tie for guys, cocktail dress for ladies. Drink specials. Network like crazy during the commercial breaks!

  • Harvardwood DC Writers Meet-up

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 05:15 PM
    Free State Bar in Washington, DC

    Join your fellow writers at the DC Screenwriters Happy Hour. It’s free and open to the public (cash bar), so spread the word. Come to discuss the craft of screenwriting and enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

    When you arrive, please ask the host for the Harvardwood DC Screenwriters Group. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Harvardwood Presents Actress & Broadway Star ANITA GILLETTE

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 07:00 PM · $15.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    We expect this event to sell out several weeks in advance--early registration is strongly recommended, the sooner the better!

    Anita Gillette has had one of the great careers: She's appeared in 14 Broadway shows, starting with the original production of Gypsy, and including Irving Berlin's Mr President (yes, that's a photo of her laughing backstage with Mr Berlin), Chapter Two (Tony nomination), Cabaret, Don't Drink the Water, They're Playing Our Song, and Brighton Beach Memoirs, as well as countless off-Broadway and regional productions. On film and television, she was Mona the Mistress in Moonstruck, Tina Fey's mother in 30 Rock, and Jack Klugman's wife in Quincy, to mention only a few from a long, long list. She appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show more than 50 times. She's performed her one-woman show After All at Birdland and Feinstein's in New York, and at the St James Theater in London.Backstage_with_Mr_B.jpg

    Foster Hirsch will interview Ms Gillette. Hirsch is Professor of Film at Brooklyn College and is 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.

    In addition to the interview, Anita Gillette has graciously agreed to perform a few songs for us, with Paul Greenwood at the piano.


    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.

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Helps: Wednesday Night Dinner with SELAH

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    Silver Lake Community Church in Los Angeles, CA

    Harvardwood Helps is planning a volunteer event this month in partnership with SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition. We’ll be serving a hot meal to people experiencing homelessness and people in need in the Silver Lake area. It’s an easy volunteer activity and it’s a great way to connect with our community. You can sign up to prepare a food item and/or sign up to volunteer. We’ll set up, serve, chat with attendees and then clean up. The whole thing is less than three hours and it’s really a rewarding event.

    We will need about 10 volunteers to cover the following for 50 people:

    • Main course
    • Main course
    • Vegetable
    • Vegetable
    • Side dish
    • Side dish
    • Side dish
    • Dessert
    • Dessert
    • Beverages

    If you can volunteer to provide and serve food on Feb. 19th, please sign up on this Google doc.

    About Selah

    SELAH was founded on May 5th, 2017, over many cups of coffee and after a months-long deep dive to see how our city and our community were responding to the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles.

    Our goal was to take an active, compassionate, solutions-oriented approach to helping our neighbors. The SELAH launch party was held on May 22nd, where we invited homeless activists, nonprofits, local service providers, elected officials, and eager volunteers to meet up and commit to be being part of the solution to this crisis.

    Our first official event took place May 27 where the passionate and long-time activist Rebecca Prine from Recycled Resources provided our group of 20+ volunteers with four-hour homeless engagement training. We learned the root causes of homelessness, some of the services that are available, and we left equipped us with the best strategies for engagement.

    Read more here.

  • Harvardwood Masterclass - Writing for Animation: Board-Driven vs. Script-Driven

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD
    LA Film School in Los Angeles, CA

    Writers, animators, and story developers: attend the next Harvardwood masterclass featuring Angie Sun AB '03 of Glen Keane Productions. Angie will discuss the nuances of board-driven versus script-driven development in animation.

    This masterclass is only open to dues-current Harvardwood Members & Friends. You must be logged in to the site to access the RSVP link below. 

    Angie Sun AB '03
    (Creative Producer, Glen Keane Productions)

    Angie Sun is a story developer and creative director who works with production companies, individual directors and writers, and brands to create compelling stories in all mediums, including film (feature, short, documentary / animated, VFX, live-action), mobile games, and even children’s books. She loves bringing creative ideas to life. Her projects have won many awards, including Emmy's, Webbys, Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Annie's, among others. 

  • Harvardwood Heads To... TIPS: Party at Phoenix

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    The Phoenix in Los Angeles, CA

    Rise once again because the wait is finally over. Meet us at what UrbanDaddy awarded "Outstanding Achievement in Naming Your Drinking Establishment," Phoenix LA. This vintage-chic bar will be the place for you to meet someone new in 2020. Join The Ivy Plus Society on February 26th at their stylish patio for a night of networking you won't forget.

    Business Attire, Must be 21+ with valid I.D.

    20% off promo: 2020ALUMNI

  • "After reading the poignant, heartbreaking, defiant pages of BROKE, no one should question the need for a moral referendum on how policy is created in and for urban America" - Michael Eric Dyson

    Broke_cover.jpg"A powerful answer to anyone who believes that austerity and job cuts are a necessary path to prosperity.  At turns, heartbreaking, enraging, and inspiring" - Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor, Harper's Magazine

    BROKE is the urgent narrative of Detroit's bankruptcy and its aftermath.  Kirshner asks, "How could policymakers hype bankrupcy as the solution to struggling cities without understanding the efficacy or basic consequences of its use?"  In BROKE, Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy.  Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family.  Cindy fights drug use, prostitution, and dumping on her block.  Lola commutes two hours a day to her suburban job.  For them, financial issues are mired within the larger ramifications of poor urban policies, negligence on the State and Federal levels, and the root causes of a city's fiscal demise.

    BROKE was named a November must-read by Salon.

    Jodie_Kirshner_Nora_Canfield.jpgJodie Adams Kirshner is a research professor at New York University. She also teaches bankruptcy law at Columbia Law School.  She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, past term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a technical advisor to the Bank for International Settlements. Until 2014, Kirshner was a law professor at Cambridge University, where she was deputy director of the Cambridge LLM program, deputy director of the Cambridge Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, and a fellow of Peterhouse College.  Kirshner received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and graduate degrees in law and in journalism from Columbia University.

    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 7:00 pm. 

    An independent bookseller will be present to make copies of BROKE available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the talk.

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

    Special thanks to Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu P.C.
    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 
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  • Harvardwood Heads To... TIPS: The Seaside Social

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey, CA

    Overlooking the picturesque Marina del Rey harbor, Cafe del Rey offers a truly remarkable networking experience with coastal-inspired cuisine in an elegant seaside setting. This "Best Ocean-View Restaurant" (Food Network) has received The Argonaut's "Best of the Westside" for four years as well as an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Mix and mingle with SoCal's brightest achievers this March with The Ivy Plus Society. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Business Attire, Must be 21+ with valid I.D.

    20% off promo: 2020ALUMNI

  • Harvardwood Heads To... TIPS: The Network Rush

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Rush Street Culver City in Culver City, CA

    Named after the infamous mile-long stretch in downtown Chicago, Rush Street Culver City is our end of March destination. For the first time ever, The Ivy Plus Society invites you to meet us at their music-driven Upper Lounge, located on the 2nd floor. Experience Chi-Town vibes as you network the night away with the finest and brightest in tech, entertainment, finance, marketing, education, health, and more!

    Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    Attire: Business Attire

    20% off promo: 2020ALUMNI

    Parking: First hour free in parking structures (Watseka and Cardiff lots), additional $1 per 30 minutes. Max $12.
    Valet: $8 per car, station is in front of neighboring restaurant.

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