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  • Harvardwood Suggests... 43RD NAGASAKI JAPAN PEACE EXHIBITION

    Tuesday, August 09, 2022 at 12:00 PM - JST through August 16, 2022

    For 42 years the City of Nagasaki in Japan has hosted a PEACE EXHIBITION.  It is an exciting World-class exhibition held at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. Harvardwood fine artist and a strong advocate for peace, Janai-Ami,  will have two works included in the show. Both of the pieces are from her Pandemic Series, and neither have been shown previously elsewhere.  The works are both oil on canvas.  One is titled "MODERNA" and the other "PRAYING FOR AI-FEN." The characteristics of this period of the artist's work are symbolic crowns (standing in for 'corona') and bubbles (symbolizing the viral capsules); as well as the characteristic graphs that were a frequent accompaniment to the nightly news in the USA for well over a year. The works from this period are distinctly different from the artist's contemporary florals for which she is known, but it is interesting to see what a different path the pandemic led her down as it did with so many artists.  "PRAYING FOR AI-FEN" is on loan from a private collection for this Exhibition. 

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Pano Power Hour: Film Festival Strategy

    Monday, August 15, 2022 at 04:00 PM - PDT

    Pano Power Hour: Film Festival Strategy

    Hosted by Meenakshi Shedde

    Join us for our next Pano Power Hour featuring Meenakshi Shedde, a veteran film curator, programmer, and jury member, who has been on the jury of celebrated festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, and Venice. During this session, you will learn how to catch the eye of festival programmers and hear tips on creating a strong festival strategy for your film. The event will be moderated by Pano Advisory Board Member Richa Rudola.

    About the Host

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    Meenakshi Shedde is an India and South Asia Delegate at the Berlin Film Festival, pre-selecting their films since 1998, and an independent film curator, based in Mumbai. Winner of India’s National Film Award for Best Film Critic, she has been on the jury of 20 international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, and Venice.

    As Curator/Programmer/Consultant, she has worked with the Berlin Film Festival, TIFF Cinematheque-Toronto, Locarno, Busan, Dubai Film Festivals; British Film Institute (BFI), Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA, Australia), and Kochi Muziris Biennale (India). A journalist, she has freelanced for Variety, Screen International, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Cahiers du Cinema, and Times of India; is a columnist with Sunday Midday, and has written for/edited 20 books, mainly on cinema.

    She has been a Script Mentor/Consultant for 15 years on Script Labs worldwide, and on the selection committees of top script and film funds of prestigious film institutions in the US, Europe, and Asia, including the Sundance Institute Screenwriters’ Labs-India, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College Cinema, Rotterdam Film Festival’s Hubert Bals Fund, Locarno Film Festival-Open Doors, Asia Pacific Screen Lab, Australia; Dhaka International Film Festival’s West Meets East Screenplay Lab; Dhaka Doc Lab; Sultana’s Dream: Breaking the Silence: Script Mentor for an all-women lab addressing sexual abuse, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Clinik, South Asian Filmmakers’ Lab, Docskool, Kathmandu (Nepal) and Bangalore, and National Film Development Corp (NFDC, India). This work includes films, projects, and scripts, both fiction and documentary.

    About the Moderator

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    Richa Rudola is a statistician-turned-filmmaker. Her films have screened at 45+ festivals around the world and won 10+ awards. Her work has been supported by The Future Of Film Is Female, Stowe Narrative Lab, Tasveer, and Diverse Intelligence Summer Institute. You can catch her films on Amazon Prime, ShortsTV, Tasveer TV, Future Of Film Is Female, Alaska Airlines, and Visible Poetry Project.

    Richa's works marry the cerebral with the emotional and aim to bring you into the metacognitive rabbit holes she herself finds fascinating. Current projects include a TV series in development about neuroscience which won Best Hour Pilot at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival; a genre anthology piece for the Open Door Film Project, and a feature-length film about the self-perception of motherhood. Her work has been profiled in Women & Hollywood, Brown Girl Magazine, New York Women in Film & Television podcast, and more. She is a 2022 New York Stage & Film Fellow.

    Richa is a strong proponent of increasing diversity in storytelling and serves on the advisory board for Pano (formerly, NYC Women Filmmakers), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women in film. She is drawn to stories of courage, even more as a new mother. She grew up in India and currently resides in NYC with her husband, baby boy, and a punkish puppy.

    More info HERE.
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm - 4:00pm CT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm PT

    This workshop is offered nationally. Please adjust for your time zone.

    Getting started with investing does not have to be intimidating–and it’s definitely not just for the wealthy! Join Rebecca Selkowe, J.D., AFC®, Financial Wellness Program Manager, and David Maurice Sharp, author of The Thriving Artist, for this informative and engaging webinar specifically designed for creative professionals.

    • In Part 1 of this webinar, you will learn the elements of a sound financial plan, including assessing your comfort level with risk, the basics of different types of investments and ideas for creating a portfolio with limited and varying income.
    • In Part 2 of this webinar, we will explore the pieces that comprise our later-life financial resources, including individual retirement accounts, social security income and Union pensions. 

    Part 1 and Part 2 may be attended in either order. Attendance at both parts is recommended but not required. View upcoming offerings of both parts here.

    Demystify the jargon and understand how to begin (or continue!) to integrate wealth-building into your financial life. We will also cover what you need to know about investing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

    ***Please note that this workshop is not recorded. You must attend live to participate.***


    More info HERE.

  • For this special live event, we take a closer look inside script pages from TV shows nominated for a 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie. Writers will walk us through their process for crafting memorable scenes from their nominated series and how their words were given life on screen.

    All ticket proceeds benefit the Writers Guild Foundation Library and community outreach programs.

    If you’re a member of the WGA West or WGA East, click the WGA Member button for your complimentary ticket.


    • Sarah Burgess - “Man Handled” Impeachment: American Crime Story

    • Molly Smith Metzler - “Snaps” Maid

    • Patrick Somerville - “Unbroken Circle” Station Eleven

    • Danny Strong - “The People vs. Purdue Pharma” Dopesick

    Stay tuned for more panelist announcements!

    Moderated by WGF librarian Lauren O’Connor.

    After purchasing a ticket, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom panel.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]


    More info HERE.

  • Aug 16 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT (live online)

    On Tuesday, August 16th at 8pm ET (5pm PT), join Harvardwood Toronto for a virtual panel on Playing Through: Breaking Barriers & Making it Big. Following up our screening of Playing Through, live from the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival on August 8th, we’ll be bringing filmmaker, Curtis Jordan, along with lead actors, Andia Winslow and Julia Rae back to Harvardwood to discuss their experience in creating the film telling the story of legendary pro golfer, Ann Gregory.

    About the film: 
    Playing Through is a feature-length fictional film honoring the life and legacy of Ann Gregory, a pioneering female athlete and civil rights advocate. The movie is a fictionalized account inspired by actual events and people. The impact and achievements of Ann Gregory are very real. Learn more about the film here:


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Office for the Arts Virtual Open House

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:00 PM - PDT

    Welcome Class of 2026! Stop by our virtual Open House to meet staff of the Office for the Arts and find out ways you can discover, enjoy, engage in and make art — all of them! — at Harvard. 

    Your talents, interests and curiosity in theater, dance, music, visual arts and other creative projects will find a home and an incubator at the OFA, the hub for co-curricular artmaking.

    Join us for our drop-in virtual Office Hours!


    More info HERE.

  • Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career-building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.

    Music and sound design are two of the most powerful tools for filmmakers to tell their stories. In this Master Class centered around The Daniels’ independent hit, Everything Everywhere All At Once, we explore how these elements work together to communicate tone and emotion and build a unique and fantastical world.

    Join Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute, and accomplished composer, Peter Golub, who will moderate a conversation with Everything Everywhere All At Once directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor, Brent Kiser, sound designer and sound effects editor, Andrew Twite, and Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang, the three members of the band, Son Lux, who composed the original, spellbinding score. In this live, interactive session, they'll discuss the process by which composers and sound designers can build the world with the filmmaker and be an essential part of shaping a film’s story.

    Past classes have included Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams on Documentary Storytelling, Finding Dory’s Victoria Strouse on Comedy Writing, Emmy-nominated director Lesli Linka Glatter on Blocking a Scene, The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara on TV Writing, and more.

    Sundance Collab Master Classes are open and free of charge to all members as live events. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library within 24 hours to all members for 48 hours after posting. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Creator+ and Course Pass members. Sign up today to get a free 30-day trial Creator+ Membership.

    If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please complete this form, contact us at (435) 776-7790 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; requests made within 5 days of the event may not be guaranteed.


    More info HERE.

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm PT / 1:00pm - 2:30pm CT / 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

    PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

    Sometimes online job applications and job boards can feel like a black hole. However, there are some best practices that can help you navigate submitting job applications. In this seminar, we will explore application and time management strategies that will help you stay efficient and effective. 

    About Job Search Seminar:
    This is a 5-unit series that covers the main areas all individuals who are actively pursuing a job search should consider. See below for all unit topics: 

    Interested participants only need to register once via Zoom to access all 5 units.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Presents: Should I Write a Book?

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 05:00 PM - PDT · $10.00 USD

    Wednesday, August 17th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.

    Join us for our panel Should I Write a Book?

    Featuring Susan Walter AB '91,  Judy Melinek AB '91, T.J. Mitchell AB '91, and John Kroger JD '96

    We'll talk with four best-selling authors about what it takes to write a book from start to finish. As experts in their fields, these authors will explain their journeys on the road to publishing.  Join us for this informative and exciting panel!

    Susan Walter (@susie_filmmaker) spent her youth working her way up the Hollywood ladder, taking the longest road possible to become a filmmaker, which she finally did after nearly two decades working on movies such as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Alien Resurrection, and Naked Gun 33-1/3. The film she wrote and directed, All I Wish, is streaming on Netflix, and stars Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn.

    Susan is native of Cambridge, MA, and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated Harvard with an AB in government. When not writing (and also maybe while writing) Susan can be found streaming Red Sox baseball and drinking too much coffee. Her debut novel, Good As Dead, is an Amazon bestseller and hit #1 on Audible. Her follow-up, Over Her Dead Body, is due out on November 1, 2022. For "behind the scenes" content or to join her mailing list, please visit her at www.susanwalterwriter.com.


    Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (Scribner), and the detective novels First Cut and Aftershock (Hanover Square Press). Dr. Melinek, a forensic pathologist, conducted death investigations in California for 17 years before relocating with her family to New Zealand in July, 2020, to perform coronial autopsies. Her writing partner and husband, T.J. Mitchell, worked in Hollywood and as a stay-at-home dad before the publication of Working Stiff in 2014 and their first two novels in 2020 and 2021. The Working Stiffs are Harvard College 1991 classmates, having met on the steps of Widener Library during freshman orientation week and having enjoyed their first date in the Mather House dining hall on Valentine’s Day, 1988. They make their home in windy Wellington with their kids and their American mutt, Winston, and are working on a new book.

    Photo credits: Amal Bisharat

    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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  • Harvardwood Suggests... TDM Fall Courses 2022 Info Session

    Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 01:30 PM - PDT

    Learn about TDM Fall 2022 courses! Meet new and returning TDM Faculty and learn about TDM courses ahead of Course Preview Week. Faculty will briefly present their courses, followed by breakout rooms with faculty.

    This event is open to current students who are eligible to enroll in Harvard Fall 2022 courses, including Harvard undergraduate/graduate students and MIT students. Please use your Harvard or MIT email address to register. For questions, please email [email protected]


    More info HERE.

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