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  • This group is intended for people in the industry who do the challenging work of caring for a loved one who is an older adult (whether a partner, spouse, parent, friend or other family). This initiative gives voice to the caregiver in a supportive, confidential and safe space, as well as looking at the importance of self-care, including mind-body exercises, community, discussion and expression for replenishment and empowerment.

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund: entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth

    This support group is available to anyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico and US territories.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • 4–5:30 pm ET/3–4:30 pm CT/1–2:30 pm PT

    This webinar for dramatists will help you sort through health insurance options and available resources, just in time for the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period. Led by the Entertainment Community Fund’s Renata Marinaro, this webinar will help you understand the ACA, give you clear, step-by-step guidance on all your insurance options, and explain how to get the most affordable coverage. You’ll find out how to estimate variable income to get the most out of your healthcare dollar, and to see if you’re eligible for free insurance or reduced premiums. You’ll learn how to lower your drug costs, where to find care if you’re temporarily uninsured, and more. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased, comprehensive information targeted specifically for self-employed writers who need health insurance that is not employer-based.

    The event is free and open to all dramatists, brought to tiy by the Entertainment Community Fund and Venturous Theater Fund, with the cooperation of the Dramatists Guild, the Dramatists Guild Foundation, New Dramatists, and the Playwrights’ Center.

     

    More info HERE.

    RSVP HERE.

     

  • Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

    Writing a screenplay can feel intimidating. Writing a great screenplay is a momentous task and a labor of love!

    First impressions matter! Introducing your protagonist in their world is your moment to engage your audience. Giving your main character complex and memorable moments and obstacles is essential for developing the rest of the story. How you introduce your protagonist and your film world should keep your audience wanting more.

    This Advisor Studio event will help you tackle this work under the guidance of veteran screenwriter, novelist, and educator Howard Rodman. Rodman's television credits include several episodes of the Showtime anthologies FALLEN ANGELS and THE HUNGER for directors Tony Scott, Steven Soderbergh, and Tom Cruise. Rodman has also written for Errol Morris, Clive Barker, David Lynch, Chantal Akerman, Maurice Sendak, and John McTiernan. Howard is also the former President of the Writers Guild of America, West, former Chair of the USC Screenwriting Program and currently the Artistic Director of the Sundance June Screenwriters Lab.

    For this Advisor Studio event you will have the opportunity to watch selected clips that Howard curated to show effective openings to several films. You will also hear how Howard works to set up the beginning of a screenplay focusing on the protagonist and world of the film. The session will end with a Q&A about this topic and other aspects of writing a screenplay.

    The moderated conversation will be recorded and posted to our video library within 24 hours.

    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.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Virtual How-To: Create Your Own Yes!

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM - PST

    11 am–12:30 pm PT/1–2:30 pm CT/2–3:30 pm ET 

    In order to participate fully in the activities set out during this workshop, you’ll need to use either a computer or tablet and not a phone when signing onto the Zoom link.

    Tired of Hearing No?
    Create Your Own Yes!  
     
    Gain insight on strategically managing career rejection.  
    Learn how to pivot a no towards a positive outcome. 
     
    Rejection is something that everyone experiences, especially in our careers. Join us for the final Virtual How-To of 2022! This event will help provide you with innovative strategies to break through personal and career barriers.   

    We will be raffling ten copies of Angela Hutchinson's book, "Create Your Yes!" at the end of this event. 

    About our Speaker: 

    Angela Marie Hutchinson is a television and film producer, author, TV commentator and former social media professor. Recognized as a media and arts trailblazer by the U.S. Congress, Los Angeles mayor and Los Angeles city council, Angela has over fifteen years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has worked for MGM, Warner Bros. Television and the GRAMMY’s. In 2005, Angela founded BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps creative and business professionals pursue their careers.

     

    More info HERE.

    RSVP HERE.

     

  • 2022-23 Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship Info Session 2

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 03:00 PM - EST

    Virtual event!
    12pm PT / 3pm ET

    Join Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship Founder Mia Alpert for an information session on applying to the second year or the fellowship. 

    Read more information about the fellowship here

    Please RSVP below! Info session link is here

  • Hollywood Now! 2022

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 07:00 PM - PST

    What happens when you get the top alumni from the top entertainment schools in the top entertainment city together in one place? Hollywood Now! happens. Join alumni from USC, NYU, Emerson, UCLA, AFI, Chapman and Northwestern at Hollywood’s Dragonfly for an evening of drinks and socializing. Expand your network of passionate and driven entertainment professionals in an exclusive setting. A limited number of tickets will be sold, which provides you entrance and a drink.

    Wed, November 30, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

    Dragonfly Hollywood
    6510 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038

     

    Get tickets HERE.

  • Harvardwood Suggests... A Night of High Energy Jazz with Alum Julie Mack

    Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 04:30 PM - PST
    Hear the Julie Mack Quartet and more at the iconic Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill on Thursday, December 1st, 7:30-10:30 pm.
    601 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    Washington, DC
    Hurry, available tickets are limited: bit.ly/juliesingsdec1
    Proof of vaccination and ID required.
  • Harvardwood Suggests... TDM Fall 2022 Production: The Poacher

    Thursday, December 01, 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 Suggests... Metro DC Harvardwood Holiday Gathering

    Friday, December 02, 2022 at 06:00 PM - EST · 1 rsvp
    Carrabba's Italian Grill in Reston, VA

    Join us as we ring in the holiday season. RSVP at [email protected]. Cheers!

     

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

    Friday, December 02, 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

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