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  • PACIFIC RIM TO JURASSIC WORLD: Action AMA with Emily Carmichael AB '04

    Join ScreenCraft for a power-packed AMA with Screenwriter & Director, Emily Carmichael AB '04!

    Emily followed an unconventional path to becoming a writer-director. Today she is a sought-after action-adventure filmmaker who has co-written massive budget blockbuster films such as Pacific Rim: Uprising, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Disney’s reboot of the 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole. Both a writer and director, her short films have screened at Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, and numerous other top festivals all around the world.

    Emily is also a member of the 2020 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Writing Competition jury. You do not want to miss this AMA! 

      • Speaker: Emily Carmichael, Screenwriter, and Director
      • Moderator: Kevin Bachar, Producer, Writer, and Cinematographer, Pangolin Pictures

    Register HERE free

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    October 27, 2020 at 11am
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  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation are proud to announce a one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of the songs from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney’s classic animated film, as interpreted by some of Broadway’s most ghoulishly talented artists. The evening will be presented by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, in cooperation with Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and Disney Music Group. The terrifyingly tantalizing one-night-only event will be available to stream for 24 hours, beginning Saturday, October 31 at 7 pm ET.

    James Monroe Iglehart, who dazzled audiences as the Genie in his Tony Award-winning performance in Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin, and his Broadway friends, using only items and clothing found around their house combined with their imaginations, will bring this delightful evening of music, storytelling and Halloween fun to life for one-night-only. 

    The cast includes: Rafael Casal (Blindspotting, Bad Education), Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Shuffle Along, Bring It On: The Musical), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Memphis), Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge!, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), Nik Walker (Ain’t Too Proud, Hamilton, Motown The Musical), Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda, EmojiLand), Rob McClure (Chaplin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice) and more.

    More info HERE & TICKETS HERE

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    October 31, 2020 at 4pm
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  • Halloween is NOT Cancelled: The Actors Fund

    Staying safe at home this Halloween season? Well, that is no reason to not celebrate! Join The Actors Fund online on October 28 for Halloween is NOT Cancelled, hosted by Freestyle Love Supreme co-creator Anthony Veneziale with a special appearance by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! This live stream event will celebrate all the things we love about Halloween: costumes, make-up and spooky treats, as well as tricks, treats and surprise guests!

    The evening will include appearances by American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, joined by Tony Award-winning costume designer Linda Cho (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) and make-up artist and educator Eddie Duyos.

    Leading up to the streaming event there will be an Instagram costume contest with two divisions: people over the age of 18 and pets. To enter, post a picture of yourself or your pet in costume using #notcancelledcostumecontest or #notcancelledcostumecontestpet and tag the Instagram account: @theactorsfund. The top five posts in each category by October 19 will move on to donation voting on the Britesiders website. Britesiders voting ends October 27, and the top three costumes in each category who receive the most votes will then be featured on the Halloween streaming event and win a prize.

    The Actors Fund is excited to partner with Britesiders for this event. It means that every donation enters you for the chance to win something from the Prize Cauldron. So whether you are voting for your favorites in the costume contests or donating to help support all of the wonderful work The Actors Fund does to support the community, you will be entered to win one of several prizes.

    • Donate $1 or more to vote for your favorite costume
    • Donate $250 to get a shout-out from our host during the show
    • Donate $500 to be included in the end-of-show freestyle, performed by Anthony Veneziale

    More info & register HERE 

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    October 28, 2020 at 5pm
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  • Voting, Activism, and Art: Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Inspired by the Long 19th Amendment Project, spearheaded by the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, this program will examine works from the collections at the Harvard Art Museums and Houghton Library that offer a lens on voting rights in the United States in the 20th century.

    Free and open to the public (registration required). To register and for additional information, click 
    here.

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    October 28, 2020 at 4pm
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  • WGFestival 2020: Two-Day Writing Conference Hosted by The Writers Guild Foundation

    WGFestival 2020: The One That Was Virtual is a two-day festival of panels and sessions focused uniquely on the craft and business of writing for film and TV.

    Featuring the industry's best and brightest writers, producers, and executives, expect an educational, insightful, and inspiring experience for writers at all levels. 

    In light of recent events, WGFestival goes virtual for its fifth year with a series of panels and workshops that have a unique focus on the craft and business of writing for the screen. WGFestival draws on the industry’s top talents and a highly engaged, sophisticated audience to provide an experience that stands out among the rest.

    WGFestival 2020 is a public event open to anyone who is interested in writing for the screen. All proceeds benefit the Writers Guild Foundation's Library, Archives, and community outreach programs such as the Veterans Writing ProjectVisiting Writers Program, and Volunteer & Mentorship Program.   

    More info HERE

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    November 19, 2020 at 12pm - November 20, 2020 at 6pm
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  • published Harvardwood Lowdown in Upcoming Events 2020-10-23 19:59:12 -0700

    Harvardwood Lowdown: November 2020

    All of your entertainment industry questions answered!! Well, we'll try. This Lowdown call is open to ALL Harvardwood members. Confirmed panelists include Harvardwood Co-Founders Adam Fratto and Mia Riverton Alpert, as well as President Allison Kiessling

    Attendance is capped, so sign up now! 

    The Harvardwood Lowdown is an open Q&A for members to pick our brains about anything on your minds -- career questions, creative questions, or questions and suggestions about Harvardwood's programming. We look forward to talking to you!

    If you are not currently a Harvardwood Full Member, join today or renew your membership.

    SIGN UP TO ATTEND

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    November 13, 2020 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Zoom / online
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  • published Welcome to Chechnya in Upcoming Events 2020-10-23 18:28:28 -0700

    Welcome to Chechnya: Q&A with Producer and Harvardwood Advisory Board Member Neal Baer

    Harvardwood is screening the HBO Documentary Welcome to Chechnya online for up to 50 Harvard students!

    Be one of the first 50 current students to register below, and receive a code to watch the film beginning November 5th.

    The Q&A discussion with Dr. Neal Baer will be moderated by Professor Doris Sommer on November 16th.

    About Welcome to Chechnya

    From Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) comes Welcome to Chechnya, a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.

    With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chehnya’s underreported atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on. The film follows these LGBTQ+ activists as they work undercover to rescue victims and provide them with safe houses and visa assistance to escape persecution.

    About the Panelists: 

    • Dr. Neal Baer is an award-winning showrunner, television writer/producer, physician, author and a public health advocate and expert. Dr. Baer currently serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner of the third season of Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland and coming back to audiences globally on Netflix in the summer 2019. He was most recently an Executive Producer and Showrunner for the hit CBS television series Under The Dome.  Previously, he was Executive Producer of the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, as well as the Executive Producer of the hit NBC television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2000-2011, where he oversaw all aspects of producing and writing the show, with a budget of $100 million. During his tenure, among the awards the series won include the Shine Award, People’s Choice Award, the Prism Award, Edgar Award, Sentinel for Health Award and the Media Access Award. Actors on the show have won six Emmys and the Golden Globe. 

    • Professor Doris Sommer, Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, is the Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies. Her academic and outreach work promotes development through arts and humanities, specifically through Pre-Texts in Boston Public Schools, throughout Latin America and beyond. Pre-Texts is an arts-based training program for teachers of literacy, critical thinking, and citizenship. Among her books are Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America (1991) about novels that helped to consolidate new republics; Proceed with Caution when Engaged by Minority Literature (1999) on a rhetoric of particularism; Bilingual Aesthetics: A New Sentimental Education (2004); and The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities (2014).  Sommer has enjoyed and is dedicated to developing good public school education. She has a B.A. from New Jersey's Douglass College for Women, and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

    This event is open to all. Pricing tiers are:

    • Student members/Harvard students: Free
    • Harvardwood members: $5
    • Non-members: $10

    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!

    Current Harvard Students, Register Here

    Free Screening

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.00 Members & Friends

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    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

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    November 16, 2020 at 5pm
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  • published Executive Assistant - LA in Job Listings 2020-10-22 22:56:17 -0700

    Executive Assistant - LA

    Company: Management 360
    Location: Los Angeles, CA / Remote
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Management 360 is seeking an assistant for one or more executives (they are sharing assistants at the moment). Ideal candidates are resourceful, proactive, highly organized, energetic multi-taskers with professional presentation and a passion for the business. Duties involve high volume scheduling, calendar management, placing & rolling calls, organizing travel, script reading and analysis, maintaining grids, and tracking material. We are interested in any experiences and skill sets that translate to substantive support for busy work-from-home managers and their clients. The role is currently remote but will transition back into an office setting.

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  • published Coordinator, Scripted Series - LA in Job Listings 2020-10-22 22:47:46 -0700

    Coordinator, Scripted Series - LA

    Company: ViacomCBS
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years

    Job Description: Would you like to work for Awesomeness TV - the Kids and Family Studio? Then, we would like to invite you to apply for this Coordinator for Scripted Series assisting the team that oversees the creative development and production of series for the Studio!

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  • Executive Assistant to Chief Digital Officer - NY

    Company: Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years

    Job Description: Endeavor seeking full-time executive assistant to join our company, a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion, operating in more than 100 offices across more than 30 countries. Ideal candidates will have proven experience balancing a varied workload, confidence in interacting with other high level executives, and will have the ability to manage a complex calendar. Experience in organizing a high volume of information is a must.

    The Executive Assistant candidate will exercise discretion and independent judgment, as well as the ability to interface and work with the most senior level business leaders and their teams, both internally at Endeavor and externally at other Companies. This candidate should be able to anticipate problems and proactively identify solutions. The candidate will have the ability to effectively navigate media platforms, as well as expertly handle the shifting needs and demands of the clients, senior business leaders and their teams. The ideal candidate will be fluid, adaptable and available as needed outside of working hours.

    This role requires advanced Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint skills. The opportunity for special projects and additional responsibilities may apply depending on experience. Additional responsibilities could include diverse digital and technology related work across multiple business units.

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  • published Associate Visuals Editor - NY in Job Listings 2020-10-22 22:34:47 -0700

    Associate Visuals Editor - NY

    Company: Teen Vogue
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: The available position is for the brand Teen Vogue within the Creative Group. They are responsible for assisting in all aspects of photo shoot production for Branded and Digital. Candidates should have excellent editorial judgement and a strong ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once. A knowledge of industry teams and connections is a must, i.e. relationships with agencies, photographers, stylists, studios, etc. The position works closely with the branded content team and the Digital Art Director of teenvogue.com to ensure that client expectations are met and strong content is created for Teen Vogue.

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  • published Newsletter Producer/Copy Editor - NY in Job Listings 2020-10-22 22:32:40 -0700

    Newsletter Producer/Copy Editor - NY

    Company: The New Yorker
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: The New Yorker is seeking a producer/copy editor to join its newsletter team. Ideal candidates have a demonstrated enthusiasm for email newsletters. The position may begin remotely because of the current coronavirus crisis but will permanently transition to on-site work in our Manhattan office. 

    This role is primarily to support the newsletter team by producing, copy editing, and deploying The New Yorker’s robust suite of editorial newsletters. The selected applicant will work closely with newsletter editors to manage about two dozen sends each week. This includes programming newsletter contents in our CMS, lightly editing copy for fit and context, ensuring copy adheres to house style, and deploying campaigns.

    A good candidate has a keen attention to detail, a proclivity for working in multiple content management systems, and experience juggling multiple deadlines a day. We are looking for someone who is a thorough reader who can quickly catch and fix mistakes of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax, and is interested in being trained as a New Yorker copy editor. 

    Applicants should have a strong sense of The New Yorkers tone and sensibility. Candidates should be comfortable learning new editorial systems.

    The role is a full-time position at our offices in New York, and may occasionally require working late nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the demands of the news cycle. 

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  • published Assistant, Digital Media - LA in Job Listings 2020-10-22 22:29:53 -0700

    Assistant, Digital Media - LA

    Company: Creative Arts Agency (CAA)
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: The Assistant, Digital Media, will support an Agent or Executive in CAA’s Digital Talent and Packaging department which connects clients with digital distribution platforms and advertisers to create original content and strategic, multi-platform partnerships. The ideal candidate should be a master of all things administratively related, a polished communicator, and able to interface directly with clients while remaining poised during all encounters (in-person, phone, email, etc.). The individual should be flexible, highly organized and have the ability to multi-task under pressure. Administrative duties include heavy phones, coordinating meetings and schedules, preparing expense reports, producing correspondence, travel booking/coordinating, special projects and personal assistance as needed. A successful assistant would be someone who can be given limited amounts of information and can respond accordingly. The ability to work unexpected frequent overtime is required.

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  • Creative Coordinator, Programming and Development - London

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: London, GBR
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Amazon Studios and the IMDb TV team is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Creative Coordinator to support the Co-Head of Content & Programming across the US and UK. You will help the team build on its early success, helping define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching. We are looking for a creative, strategic and administratively adept person with a passion for TV and movies who thrives in a highly collaborative environment, but is also comfortable working autonomously.

    The successful candidate will be able to effectively multi-task, juggling both executive administration and production creative. You will have the ability to independently complete content and programming projects, reacting with appropriate urgency and expertise to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround. You will use your excellent communication and written skills to respond to situations and requests. We look forward to you using your creativity to solve interesting and complex problems that affect the teams and productions with which you will be working.

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  • published NFL Writer/Content Creator - Stamford in Job Listings 2020-10-22 22:22:54 -0700

    NFL Writer/Content Creator - Stamford

    Company: NBC Sports
    Location: Stamford, CT
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years

    Job Description: The NFL Writer/Content Creator will be responsible for writing original content regarding the key NFL news and events of the day as well as selected columns, and video and audio appearances across multiple platforms.
     
    Responsibilities:

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  • published Chechnya | Nonmembers in Welcome to Chechnya 2020-10-22 07:54:06 -0700

  • Harvardwood Social Impact: A Conversation with Rebecca Henderson

    In the next installment of Harvardwood's social impact entertainment initiative, we examine how social problems of our time can be addressed through narrative storytelling.  Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson has developed a new way of thinking about the purpose of business, their role in society, and their relationship to society.  Her framework strives to build a profitable, equitable, and sustainable capitalism to address three great problems of our time:  environmental degradation, economic inequality, and institutional collapse.  In addition to this "meta-story" her work contains a number of additional fascinating storylines that can be used for film and television.  HBS alum Erik Osmundsen transformed waste management from a boring, corrupt industry to one using technology to solve both the increasing global waste problem and diminishing future supply of natural resources.  At Lipton, Michael Leijnse reinvented the tea business by committing Unilever, the parent company, to purchasing 100% sustainably grown tea.  While this move increased costs in an intensely competitive business, it not only expanded Lipton's tea business, but also transformed the entire industry across the globe to follow Lipton's lead.

    Hosted by Gene Pao HBS '97 and Director of Harvardwood's Social Impact initiative, join us for a highly interactive discussion on how film and television can help advance the messages in Professor Henderson's stories!


    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

    Registration   Free

    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 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

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    November 10, 2020 at 4pm
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  • Tech in Entertainment: Video Games, VR, and Beyond - with Jonathan Hamel

    A live Q&A / AMA discussing interactive technologies, their ever-increasing impact on entertainment and the world, and the strange career path of our own Jonathan Hamel AB '91. More about Jonathan is below: 

    Jonathan Hamel is an author and veteran game designer with over 20 years of experience in entertainment and software development. As a Designer/Programmer on What Remains of Edith Finch (winner of Best Game at the 2018 BAFTAs), he proved that yes, a game can make people cry. He helped reinvent one of the most recognizable and commercially-successful game franchises in the world with his design leadership on the Tomb Raider reboot (2013) and its sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015). He gave players new battle strategies to explore in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king. And he has made children smile, launching over 100 games on SesameStreet.com. He currently works as Lead Game Designer at Ready At Dawn, part of Facebook Reality Labs, where he supports teams on two of the most beloved VR games in the world--Lone Echo and Echo VR--as well as future unannounced projects.

    We are so excited for our members to join this event! 



    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

    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 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

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    November 02, 2020 at 5pm
    $10.00 USD · rsvp

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