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  • Harvardwood Suggests... TDM Fall 2022 Production: The Poacher

    Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 05:00 PM - PST

    About the Show
    The Poacher is a visually evocative puppet show for discerning adult audiences. A young puppet seeks refuge from a difficult home-life by poaching mushrooms in a dark, but spirited forest. This impenetrable fortress hides a bright secret which our protagonist dares to disturb. Adapted from Ursula K LeGuin’s short story of the same name, The Poacher walks a sharp edge betwixt reality and fantasy, sleeping and waking, and the distinction between animate and inanimate. Featuring bunraku-style, shadow, tabletop, full body, and scenic puppetry.

    Performance Dates and Times
    Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA
    Thursday, December 1 at 8pm
    Friday, December 2 at 8pm
    Saturday, December 3 at 3pm and 8pm

    Click here to RSVP for The Poacher. Free and open to the public.

    Adapted from the short story by Ursula K. Le Guin
    Adapted and Directed…Kate Brehm
    Created with Students in TDM Production Studio… Tess Carney ’23, Yuan Ting Chan GSAS '23, Avery Hansberger ’25, Katie McClanan ’23, Madison Pankey ’24, Yolanda Peng GSD '23, Tatara Tang GSE '23, and Ari Troper ’23
    Set Design…Andreea Mincic
    Lighting Design…Caitlin Smith Rapoport
    Burnaku-style Puppet Design…Tom Lee
    Tabletop and Shadow Puppet Design…Linda Wingerter
    Hedge Puppet and Costume Design…Sarah Lafferty
    Composition and Sound Design…Sxip Shirey
    Stage Management…Sam Tirrell

    Accessibility
    Farkas Hall is wheelchair accessible and assisted listening devices are available.
    Please note below or contact [email protected] if you anticipate needing another type of access.

     

    The title and production information for The Poacher, surrounded by the silhouette of branches

  • Harvardwood Holiday Party 2022

    Sunday, December 04, 2022 at 04:00 PM - PST · $35.00 USD

    You're invited to Harvardwood's Annual Holiday Party! 

    Sunday, December 4th, 4:00-7:00pm at the St. Felix Hollywood

    Join us for a wonderful wintery holiday fest!

    Address: 1602 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028


     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Writer's Cafe (December)

    Monday, December 05, 2022 at 09:00 AM - PST

    Every Monday and Friday

    9:00 - 10:00 am (PT) - Quiet Writing Space 

    10:00 - 10:30 am (PT) - Optional Breakout Rooms 

    Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us for an hour of dedicated writing every Monday and Friday at 9:00 am (PT) in our online Writers’ Cafe. It's the perfect time to join others working on their projects or simply exercising their creative muscles. We’ll have a writing prompt posted to spark the imagination and the room’s chat function enabled if you want to pose a question, get community feedback, or make new connections. It's free, so there’s no reason not to pull up a chair and join in.

    We meet in the same location each session so feel free to bookmark our Zoom link for future sessions. 

    Please note: There will be no Writers' Cafe on Friday, November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Writers’ Cafe is also on Discord

    Join the Writers’ Cafe community anywhere, anytime on Discord. Click the yellow “Register”, “Start” or “Resume” button at the top of this page and go to the “Writers’ Cafe on Discord” section for instructions on how to log in.

    If you would like to stop receiving email reminders for live sessions, email [email protected]

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Insider Session: Native Lab

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 at 04:00 PM - PST

    Sundance Insider Sessions provide behind-the-scenes information and guidance on our Labs, grants and festivals. Sundance Institute staff will be on-hand to answer frequently asked questions and help guide you through discovering and applying to the many programs and funds that the Institute offers.

    For this Insider Session, join Indigenous Program Director, Adam Piron, and program alumni, Tai Leclaire and Bryson Chun to learn more about applying to the Sundance Native Lab. 

    The Indigenous Program has built and sustained an Indigenous film circle, which now spans over three generations. The cycle of work begins by scouting for and identifying indigenous artists, bringing them through the mechanisms of support at Sundance Institute to get their work made and shown, then bringing the filmmakers and their work back to native lands. The Native Lab has been a vital part of supporting indigenous filmmakers since 2004. The lab focuses on the specific development of storytellers from Native and Indigenous backgrounds, encompassing feature film and episodic work. During the Lab, Fellows will hone their storytelling and technical skills in a hands-on and supportive environment, including one-on-one feedback sessions with advisors and roundtable discussions. With Fellows working across both feature and episodic formats, they will also explore and discuss indigenizing their creative practices in regard to writing their scripts.

    The Native Lab provides direct support to emerging filmmakers and episodic creators from the U.S.-based Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, and Canada-based Indigenous Canadian (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) communities. Fellowship for Indigenous Canadian film artists made possible with support from the Indigenous Screen Office. Please note that you are required to submit a narrative feature or episodic pilot script. 

    Live event registration for Sundance Collab Insider Sessions is open and free of charge. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library until December 19, 2022, which is when the Sundance Institute’s Native Lab applications close. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Collaborator and All Access members, or can be purchased for $5. Sign up today for a 14-day free trial for our memberships.

    APPLICATION DATES

    Opens December 5, 2022; STANDARDIZED OPEN TIME: 1:00PM PACIFIC / 2:00PM MOUNTAIN / 4:00PM EASTERN

    Closes December 19, 2022; STANDARDIZED CLOSE TIME: 3:30PM PACIFIC / 4:30PM MOUNTAIN / 6:30PM EASTERN

     

    About the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program

    The Sundance Institute Indigenous Program champions and provides deep support of Indigenous-created stories on a global scale. From labs and fellowships to screenings and gatherings around the world, the program’s offerings are designed in response to the specific needs of Native and Indigenous storytellers. Through our work, we emulate our core values of decolonizing the screen and uplifting the voices of Indigenous artists, recognizing that telling their stories comes with great responsibility and obligation towards Indigenous peoples, communities and their sovereignty.

    Find out more about the Sundance Insitute Indigenous Program here.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Showrunner Sessions with Carlton Cuse

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 at 05:00 PM - PST

    Showrunner Sessions is our ongoing event series where we go one-on-one with a showrunner (or showrunning team) to find out, “What exactly does a showrunner do?” Find out what they look for in a writing staff, the lessons they’ve learned on the job, and their approaches to running the writers’ room.

    For this session, we learn from Carlton Cuse, the co-creator and showrunner of AppleTV+ limited series Five Days at Memorial. The seasoned showrunner of series such as Locke & Key, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Bates Motel, and LOST shares his approach to the job, from how he staffs his rooms and what skills he’s had to cultivate to how he adapts real-life events for television.

    Panel starts at 5:00pm Pacific time.

    After signing up, 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.

     

  • Challenged by having that difficult conversation with your co-writer, collaborator, producer? Not quite sure how to address your creative partner's lack of authenticity in communicating?

    Join Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant/Writers Guild Foundation Workshop Facilitator Jim Arnoff for an immersive workshop that will give you the coaching tools to have those tough talks with ease and strengthen your relationships. Learn the most effective ways to overcome blocks that hold you back from having powerful conversations, owning your power and communicating with impact.

    Workshop starts at 4:00pm Pacific time.

    After signing up, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom meeting.

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

    To encourage attendees’ open participation, we will not record this workshop.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Ceramics Program Winter Show and Sale

    Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 07:00 AM - PST

    Twice a year in May and December, the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard hosts an exhibition and sale featuring thousands of pieces of original ceramic artwork by participants in Ceramics Program classes. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone!

    Please sign up for our newsletter or check back for full details and updates about this and future Show and Sale events.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm - 3:00pm CT / 11:00am - 1:00pm PT

    This event is offered nationally. Please adjust for your time zone!

    Tackle tax time with confidence! Join the Entertainment Community Fund Financial Wellness Program and Dominic Comperatore of Empire Tax Prep for this practical, informative workshop on tax strategies geared toward creative professionals. Dominic will share his insights as a performer and a professional tax preparer.

    We’ll cover what every creative professional needs to know about tax forms, deductions, exemptions, audits, tax-related scams and more. You’ll also learn simple strategies for record-keeping so you can navigate tax season with (relative) ease.

    This event is open only to performing artists and entertainment industry professionals. RSVP to reserve your spot!

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

     

    More info HERE.

    RSVP HERE.

     

  • Sundance Insider Sessions provide behind-the-scenes information and guidance on our Labs, grants and festivals. Sundance Institute staff will be on-hand to answer frequently asked questions and help guide you through discovering and applying to the many programs and funds that the Institute offers.

    For this Insider Session, join Sundance Institute team members Shira Rockowitz, Kristin Feeley, Lauren Lukow, Maria Clement, and Andrea Alarcon to learn more about applying to the Feature Film Producers Track, Documentary Producers Track and Documentary Edit and Story Lab!

    The Producers Track is an open application that supports emerging independent producers with a work-in-progress feature-length film to be considered for the Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program commencing July 2023) and the Producers Intensive (two-day concentrated program in fall 2023). There are two different Producer Tracks: Feature Film (fiction) and Documentary Film (nonfiction). For more information on the Producers Track, visit the Sundance Institute Producers Program homepage.

    Live event registration for Sundance Collab Insider Sessions is open and free of charge. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library until February 15, 2023, which is when the Sundance Institute’s Producers Track and Doc Edit Lab Program applications close. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Collaborator and All Access members, or can be purchased for $5. Sign up today for a 14-day free trial for our memberships.

     

    APPLICATION DATES

    FFP Producers Track: closes February 15, 2023

    DFP Producers Track: closes February 15, 2023


    To apply visit:

    FEATURE FILM PRODUCERS TRACK: LINK HERE

    DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCERS TRACK: LINK HERE

     

    ABOUT THE FEATURE FILM PRODUCERS TRACK

    Applicants to the Feature Film Producers Track will be considered for two opportunities: the Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program, commencing July 2023) and the Producers Intensive (two-day program in fall 2023). The Feature Film Producers Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab and Producers Summit, a grant to support the producer and the project, year-round mentorship from a dedicated industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communication and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next feature film. The Feature Film Producers Intensive provides emerging producers with the opportunity to hone their craft in a two-day concentrated workshop. The program provides creative, strategic, and professional development support for producers from traditionally underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their filmmaking career. Like the residency lab, the intensive features interactive group sessions and roundtable conversations with producer and industry advisors on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, legal and business affairs, packaging and financing, budgeting, and sustainability, and fosters community among the participants.

    For more information about the Producers Program, click here.

    For more information about the Feature Film Program, click here.

     

    ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCERS TRACK

    Applicants to the Documentary Film Producers Track will be considered for two opportunities: the Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program, commencing July 2023) and the Producers Intensive (two-day program in fall 2023). The Documentary Film Producers Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab and Producers Summit, a grant to support the producer and the project, year-round mentorship from a dedicated industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communication and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next documentary film. The Documentary Film Producers Intensive provides emerging producers with the opportunity to hone their craft in a two-day concentrated workshop. The program provides creative, strategic, and professional development support for producers from traditionally underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their filmmaking career. Like the residency lab, the intensive features interactive group sessions and roundtable conversations with producer and industry advisors on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, budgeting, financing and distribution and sustainability, and fosters community among the participants.

    For more information about the Producers Program, click here.

    For more information about the Documentary Film Program, click here.

     

    ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY EDIT & STORY LAB APPLICATION

    The Documentary Edit and Story Lab is an invitation only application that supports four film teams (directors and editors) with documentary feature films in mid-/late post-production. Lab fellows advance their projects through rigorous creative exploration and discussion of story structure and character development with world-class advisors. If you are interested in applying to the Edit and Story Lab, email [email protected] for more information.

     

    ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM

    The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports nonfiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht’s Crip Camp; Maite Alberdi’s The Mole Agent; Jacqueline Olive’s Always in Season; Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar’s American Factory; Petra Costa’s The Edge of Democracy; Talal Derki’s Of Fathers and Sons; RaMell Ross’s Hale County This Morning, This Evening; and Bing Lui’s Minding the Gap. Year-round support of filmmakers—including granting, creative labs, and strategic advice from development to distribution—amounts to a commitment to documentary as an increasingly important global art form and a critical cultural practice in the 21st century.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Nothingness | Everythingness

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 07:00 AM - PST

    Exhibition dates:

    December 14 – 16, 2022: Gallery 224 will be open to visitors between 10am – 4pm. This exhibition will remain installed from December 17 - January 3, 2023 and passersby are invited to view this exhibition through the windows of Gallery 224.

    Inspired by the Buddhist Heart Sutra that “form is emptiness and emptiness is form”, this series of sculptures explores emptiness as a positive space. Challenging our understanding of positive and negative space, these sculptures assert emptiness to be the opposite of nothingness. The hollow tubes are not empty nothingness; they are full of potential, seeking transformation and reaching for hope. The empty vessel is not barren and hollow; it is replete with the potential for pulsing life and birth. These forms of emptiness open the possibility for completeness. Nothingness is everythingness.

    Artist Bio

    Alexandra Kim is a ceramicist from Newton, Massachusetts and is currently a senior at Harvard College with a concentration in Psychology and a secondary in Arts, Film, and Visual Studies. Working with clay since the age of eight, Kim now works with all types of clay bodies and utilizes a variety of techniques: wheel-throwing, hand-building, extruded forms, incision work, inlay, and more. Kim enjoys creating functional ceramics but has increasingly been focusing on creating sculptural pieces, often using them to create installations that explore themes of climate change, female labor, emotion and the inner life, her Korean heritage, and her Korean American identity.

     

    More info HERE.

     

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