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  • Assistant for a VP, Production and Development - LA

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

    Job Description: Paramount Pictures is looking to hire an assistant for a VP,  Production and Development. Responsibilities include reading and providing feedback on submissions and projects in development, as well as scheduling, phones, and general admin. Agency experience preferred.

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  • Executive Assistant, Entertainment Networks - NY

    Company: NBC Universal
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: The Executive Assistant, Entertainment Networks will provide full administrative support to the Chairman, Entertainment Networks and Chief Financial Officer, Entertainment as well as serve as liaison with both internal and external constituencies. 

    • Support administrative needs of the Chairman & CFO by professionally answering phones, preparing all correspondence and coordinating calendars, including meetings and appointments
    • Assist in preparation and drafting of documents and presentations
    • Assist in multiple capacities on special portfolio-wide events
    • Track and file departmental invoices and handle departmental purchasing card expenses
    • Coordinate IT and facilities services
    • Prepare expense reports and order supplies as needed
    • Coordinate travel arrangements
    • Special projects as assigned

     

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  • published Harvard-Affiliated Memberships in Join 2021-03-03 18:25:49 -0800

    Harvard-Affiliated Membership Options

    FULL HARVARDWOOD MEMBERSHIP

    This membership option costs only $60/year and is available to all Harvard students, faculty, alumni, and staff. You must be affiliated with Harvard University in order to join Harvardwood as a Full Member. Full Members have access to all Harvardwood programs, events, professional programs, and online resources. Please also use this link to renew.

    JOIN HARVARDWOOD

    HARVARDWOOD & A.R.T. ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP

    This membership option costs $65/year and gives American Repertory Theatre alums membership to both Harvardwood and the A.R.T. You must be an alum of the American Repertory Theatre in order to join Harvardwood as an A.R.T. Joint Member. A.R.T. Joint Members have access to all Harvardwood programs, events, professional programs, and online resources. Please also use this link to renew.

    JOIN HARVARDWOOD & A.R.T. ALUMNI


    Note: If you have extenuating circumstances that make Harvardwood dues a financial burden, please contact us.


  • published Issue 194 | March 2021 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2021-03-01 17:48:08 -0800

  • published March 2021 | Dionne Harmon AB '01 in Alumni Profiles 2021-03-01 17:32:36 -0800

    March 2021 | Dionne Harmon AB '01

    Executive Vice President of Content & Strategy, Jesse Collins Entertainment

    As we were preparing this month’s Alumni Profile of Dionne Harmon (AB’ 01), the news broke that she has just been promoted to Executive Vice President of Content & Strategy at Jesse Collins Entertainment.  Since Harvardwood profiled her back in 2010 (as up and coming DJ Lady Dee), Dionne has rapidly ascended through the ranks at Jesse Collins, just recently becoming among the first Black production team of Superbowl LV in February. 

    Dionne moved to Los Angeles the day after she graduated from Harvard. She quickly found her way to MTV, where she worked in casting for the shows Dismissed, Becoming, Wanna Come In as well as music videos for Usher, Diddy, Busta Rhymes and Alicia Keys. She has won the NAACP Image Award four times, and worked for The Kanye West Foundation, Foxx-King Entertainment and OWN before landing at Jesse Collins to work in Development. Once there, she helped to produce many broadcast events, including CBS’s John Lewis: Celebrating a HeroBET AwardsBET Hip Hop AwardsSoul Train Awards and Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration as well as the comedy specials Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ on HBO and Leslie Jones: Time Machine on Netflix.

    When asked about last month’s Superbowl, which was considered a success despite the pandemic and reduced live audience, Dionne was reflective. “No matter what the circumstances or limitations may be, you can always find a creative way to execute your vision at a high level. Every previous show has taken place on the field with thousands of people involved both in front of and behind the camera. The challenge for us was figuring out how to still deliver a high production value performance with a significantly smaller amount of people that was not centered around a big stage on the field. We brought together an amazing team in support of The Weeknd and we all worked hand in hand to develop and deliver a show that we all could be proud of. We are thrilled that it was so well-received.”

    In terms of how her previous experience with live events will translate into her brand new role: “It’s all connected. Live events fall under the umbrella of unscripted content, and I did casting for music videos, which is a key part of pre-production for scripted content. In fact, there’s a lot of overlap in the development and production of unscripted and scripted content. Whether it’s an award show performance or a scripted series, everything starts with a vision, and as a producer, it’s my job to execute that vision – through budget, directors, art department, wardrobe, special effects, music/score… all of these elements exist on both sides.”

    Harmon majored in African-American Studies at Harvard, but jokes she wishes she could go back and switch her concentration to Romance Languages and Literature as she tries to master French and Italian in her downtime. Upon graduation, she found many Black graduates pursuing careers in entertainment, and “we were each other’s support system through all of the ups and downs as we tried to find our places in this industry. It was also helpful to have organizations like Harvardwood where you could meet and network with other alumni in entertainment. It’s funny, because I had no idea I would end up on this path, but nonetheless, my time at Harvard gave me the confidence to be open to new possibilities and to recognize and capitalize on the opportunities that are set in front of me. Most importantly, I learned not to shy away from challenges; rather, to keep my head up and to face them head on."

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  • published Exclusive Q&A With Daniel Rogers AB '12 in The #HWIRE 2021-02-28 15:44:38 -0800

    Exclusive Q&A With Daniel Rogers AB '12

    Daniel Rogers AB '12 is an award-winning writer, producer and actor. He's currently a TV staff writer, is developing his own series, and won the 2019 Harvardwood Writers Competition. 

    Q. When did you know you wanted to get into writing? Can you explain the journey from the first light bulbs, to any light practice, to now?

    A. I think I first knew I liked writing in elementary school. I always had a knack for telling stories, and actually won some writing competitions at my school and in some regional events. I dabbled here and there throughout middle school and high school, but fell off during college (though I did take a creative writing class about poetry!). But the real lightbulb moment came when I was in grad school and took my first screenwriting course with Ken Lazebnik in USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. Up until that point, I knew I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, and was still figuring out exactly what my niche would be. That class helped me rekindle my love for writing, and now almost five years later, I guess it’s working out!

    Q. How did your time at Harvard (Acting, Glee Club, etc.) play into that story?

    A. I studied English at Harvard, which obviously involved a lot of reading novelists and playwrights in the Western canon. Spending so much time with Byron and Shakespeare and George Eliot, plus the poetry writing course, definitely lends my writing a classical (dare I say musical?) bent. My time in the Glee Club inflamed my passion for music, and these days I think every other project I take on is about musicians, whether rockstars, choral singers, conductors, or whatever. In addition, being Manager of the Glee Club gave me a firm foundation in running an arts organization with a large budget and dueling creative and administrative goals. As an aspiring showrunner, that background is crucial. I know how to be creative, and I also know how to keep the trains running. You’d be surprised how rare that combination is!

    Q. Can you speak about Writing vs. Producing and your MFA journey? How did you pursue both career-wise, to the point where you now produce content while operating in a writer's room?

    A. 
    People say “Film is a director’s medium, while television is a writer’s medium,” and it really is true. While at USC, I learned that most (or at least, a large chunk) of the producers on TV shows are writers. These folks have significant creative control over the direction of a series, in a way that most film screenwriters simply don’t. When I realized this, the choice between film and TV was easy. These days, as a member of a writers’ room, writing an outline or script or breaking story is basically second nature, though of course I’m always improving. But producing is its own beast. I was lucky enough to be a producing writer on set for an episode of “In the Dark” in 2019, and the hours we kept and the decisions I had to make were overwhelming. I had a say in everything from costumes to props to actor’s notes to set design to lighting to… well, the list goes on and on. That’s the kind of work I got into this business to do. Someday I’ll be able to separate the two, so I can produce the writing of younger writers I believe in. But for the moment, my focus is on producing for TV shows that I write for.

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  • published Summer 2021 NBA Digital Intern - Remote in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:59:39 -0800

    Summer 2021 NBA Digital Intern - Remote

    Company: Turner Sports
    Location: Remote
    Start Date: June 7th, 2021
    Type of Position: Full-Time, Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Students must be currently enrolled in a college degree program for full duration of the internship.
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: On the NBA Digital Strategy & Business Operations team we help support the NBA Digital business operations, with a focus on strategy, revenue and analytics. We are looking for an Intern who can work with our team to help support the development of business goals, KPIs and metrics while helping the business to deliver against these targets.

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  • published Executive Assistant, Post Production - LA in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:54:09 -0800

    Executive Assistant, Post Production - LA

    Company: Paramount Pictures
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Do you love the world of Post Production? Then this position, providing administrative support for the President, Post Production is for you!

    • Manages supervisor's calendar and schedules appointments

    • Screens and responds to incoming calls and correspondence

    • Responsible for coordinating heavy travel schedules

    • Process all travel and departmental expenses

    • Distributes mail and maintains office supplies

    • Performs clerical duties such as filing, typing, and copying documents

    • Arranges programs, events, or conferences by arranging for facilities, issuing information or invitations, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget

    • Acts as custodian of corporate documents and records

    • Composes and prepares confidential correspondence, reports, and other documents

    • Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files

    • Arranges travel plans and itineraries, compiles documents for travel-related meetings, and accompanies supervisor when requested

    • Acts as direct liaison with filmmakers

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  • published Staff Writer, HWD, Vanity Fair - NY in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:49:58 -0800

    Staff Writer, HWD, Vanity Fair - NY

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

    Job Description: Vanity Fair is seeking a smart, savvy pop culture obsessive to cover television, streaming, film, and awards season for HWD, the magazine's online hub for entertainment news and commentary. Our ideal candidate is sharp, self-motivated, and versatile enough to write everything from breaking news stories to reported features and conversation-driving opinion pieces, all while displaying the signature mixture of fierce intelligence and distinct voice that defines Vanity Fair.

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  • Assistant, Television Scripted (International Division) - LA

    Company: Creative Artists Agency
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 10 months

    Job Description: The Assistant will provide support to an Agent in CAA’s Television Scripted Department representing directors, producers, writers and showrunners within the international space, most specifically in Latin America. The Assistant will also work closely with various departments across the agency (such as Accounting and Business Affairs). The ideal candidate will have a passion for scripted television and artist representation in the entertainment business. Additionally, the Assistant is administratively capable of handling a high volume of tasks with ability to clearly communicate with Agents, Executives, clients, etc.

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  • published Assistant to Book Publishing Agents - NY in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:39:39 -0800

    Assistant to Book Publishing Agents - NY

    Company: Creative Artists Agency
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: CAA is seeking an assistant to support two Agents in our Book Publishing department. These Agents work with clients across all departments to create literary opportunities for A-list celebrity talent.

    CAA Book Publishing represents award-winning and bestselling storytellers across a wide range of disciplines, including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, memoirs, cookbooks, children’s books, and more. Our authors include media personalities, musicians, actors, political figures, trendsetters, and more.

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  • published Content Assistant - NY in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:34:42 -0800

    Content Assistant - NY

    Company: Verve Label Group / Universal Music Group
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: The Verve Label Group is currently looking for a Content Assistant to support the label. The ideal candidate will have experience working within the music/entertainment field in a supporting role and be able to multi-task and prioritize.

    This exciting role requires superior attention to detail, great organizational skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines and to juggle multiple critical requests. A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with senior professionals inside and outside the company is important. Must be very efficient and highly attuned to the smallest of details, as well as being able to multi-task and working on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment is crucial. No task is too small and no challenge too great. A “can-do” attitude is essential.

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  • published Video Creative - LA in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:24:39 -0800

    Video Creative - LA

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

    Job Description: Asset Lab within Creative Labs experiments with compelling video, artwork, and audio for our global platform. We’re looking for a Video Creative to join the Asset Lab team, to develop the best short-form videos (such as trailers) for our members and the best workflows for our internal creative teams.  This opportunity combines hands on strong strategic thinking, creative executions, creative direction, and project management in a fully autonomous environment.  This role is an integral part of defining how films and TV shows are represented globally on our service.

    Reporting to the Asset Lab Manager, the Creative will be integral in the development and evolution of testing different types of videos within Netflix. The Creative will identify creative and business-led opportunities, align projects with the priorities of our team and partners and company, and lead groups of contract video editors through creative direction while collaborating with engineers and researchers.
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  • published Production Intern - Remote in Job Listings 2021-02-25 18:06:11 -0800

    Production Intern - Remote

    Company: ThreeFourTwo Productions
    Location: Remote
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Part-Time, Internship
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: ThreeFourTwo Productions (ThreeFourTwo.com) aims to give an inside look at the stories and personalities in the worlds of sports, business, politics and entertainment. The company’s flagship show, “The Old Man and the Three”, is hosted by founders JJ Redick and Tommy Alter.  The show was the only podcast to broadcast from inside the NBA bubble in Orlando. Featuring exclusive conversations with the biggest names in the NBA, “The Old Man and the Three” immediately became a go-to listen for coaches, fans, and players for news and insight about the league. As ThreeFourTwo Productions expands, it will branch out into the worlds of business, film, television, and food using the same targeted strategies that made “The Old Man and the Three” a success.

    This internship will be an opportunity to work hand in hand with the co-founders of the company and be part of a team that is continuing to expand and produce creative content. Participant will be offered an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. 

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  • published Summer 2021 WB Animation Intern - Remote in Job Listings 2021-02-19 12:58:18 -0800

    Summer 2021 Animation Intern - Remote

    Company: Warner Brothers
    Location: Remote / Virtual
    Start Date: June 7th
    Type of Position: Full-Time, Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Students must be currently enrolled in a college degree program for full duration of the internship.
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Warner Bros. Animation Inc. seeks a graphic design intern for the WBA TV Production department. Position will gain insight and knowledge of the animation industry by way of practical work experience and exposure to various facets of the Warner Bros. Animation design process.

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  • published Publicity Assistant, S&S Books - NY in Job Listings 2021-02-19 12:47:12 -0800

    Publicity Assistant - NY

    Company: Simon & Schuster
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking a Publicity Assistant to work in a very active publicity department with a dynamic publishing program. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of the book publishing process and work on both commercial fiction and non-fiction titles.

    Responsibilities include administrative duties, as well as involvement in all aspects of publicity campaigns including: Creating press materials; booking tours; and pitching media.

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  • published Social Media Manager, Sports - NY in Job Listings 2021-02-19 12:38:44 -0800

    Social Media Manager, Sports - NY

    Company: Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: 

    • Oversee activities related to content publishing for key sports properties including World’s Strongest Man on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and Snap with the goal of fan engagement, growing our audience, and driving revenue
    • Ensure content is approved, delivered and posts are published and optimized for each platform and timely manner and error-free
    • Manage all workflow and coordination with internal and external stakeholders including production teams, as well as regular communication with owned and represented properties
    • Develop and execute the reporting for all activity related to content programming and rights management
    • Ensure actionable insights from reporting are incorporated into day-to-day programming efforts
    • Be able to plan not just create specific posts but execute a game plan
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  • published Post Production Coordinator, IMDb TV - LA in Job Listings 2021-02-19 12:30:16 -0800

    Post Production Coordinator, IMDb TV - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level:
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: As a Post Production Coordinator for the IMDb TV team, this individual will be responsible for tracking and facilitating the end-to-end workflows for the Post Production Management team across all genres of content. This will include attention to cost, quality, and time management on all series titles. The position will be responsible for working across multiple territory verticals, and a high level of organizational and innovative thinking is required. The position will require working on multiple large-scale projects at a time and will involve working daily with internal and external partners. We are a quickly growing team with a large slate and seek candidates who are ready to jump in and learn by doing. The ideal candidate will be interested in growing beyond the role through mentorship and training.

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  • Coordinator, Original Programming Editorial - NY

    Company: HBO
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: The Coordinator, Original Programming Editorial, reporting to the Manager, Original Programming Editorial, will support the creation and distribution of HBO and Max original programming write-ups. An integral part of the Original Programming (OP) Editorial team, the position will coordinate internal processes as they relate to Editorial, working collaboratively with the larger Content Strategy & Planning team, as well as with various other key partner teams across the company. The Coordinator will also contribute as a writer and editor for HBO/Max original programming write-ups.

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  • published Coordinator, Licensed Games - LA in Job Listings 2021-02-12 14:59:15 -0800

    Coordinator, Licensed Games - LA

    Company: ViacomCBS
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level:
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: ViacomCBS Consumer Products is seeking a motivated and creative professional who is passionate about television, gaming, media, retail and entertainment!

    The ideal candidate excels in a collaborative environment and is relentlessly focused upon the objective of connecting consumers with content, community and interactivity of ViacomCBS brands via games, apps and other revenue driving video game products.

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