In this Issue:
+ Director's Notes
+ Message from Allison
+ Featured Member Posting: Executive Director of the Boston Arts Academy
+ Companies: Participate in our Harvardwood 101 Career Fair (LA, Jan. 10th)
+ Launch of the Literary Workshop Series by Harvardwood Publishing (LA)
+ Connect with Harvardwood in YOUR city: Global Networking Night (Worldwide, Jan. 13th)
+ Seeking a new Co-Chapter Head for Chicago
+ Q & A with Cameron Porsandeh, KSG '04 - Behind the Scenes on HELIX, SyFy
+ Industry Successes
+ New Members' Welcome
+ Member Profile: Damien Chazelle '07-'08 - Writer-Director of WHIPLASH, premiering opening night at Sundance
CALENDAR & NOTES
+ New Year, New Goals, & New Accomplishments: Access the Harvardwood Community
Greetings and Happy 2014 to all! I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy holiday and you are ready to kick off a great new year. As per usual, a new crop of fresh-faced 101ers join us in LA next week, so please help us welcome our next class! If you'd like to help with any of the 101 activities, email us at [email protected]
Message from Allison
Happy 2014! I'm very excited this month to watch the premiere of HELIX on SyFy - Friday, January 10 at 10 PM. The show was created by Cameron Porsandeh (read his Q&A below), a participant in theHarvardwood Writers' Program. The early reviews have been extremely positive and check out the awesome trailer. If you read the 2013 annual appeal, you'll know that this is just one of the many successes from our hardworking writers in 2013, I am definitely looking forward to see what our powerhouse of a community can do in 2014!
Featured Member Posting: Executive Director of the Boston Arts Academy
Boston Arts Academy (BAA), a public high school for the visual and performing arts, is starting its 16th year in September 2014 with 420 students in Grades 9-12. It is a joint project of the Pro Arts Consortium, Inc., (comprising Berklee College of Music, The Boston Architectural College, the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts) and the Boston Public Schools. The Center for Arts in Education at BAA is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader and administrator with extensive fundraising, program development, and program implementation experience to fill the position of Executive Director. BAA is charged with being a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation. BAA prepares a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=175350
Companies: Participate in our Harvardwood 101 Career Fair (Jan. 10th)
Attention LA employers! Looking for a new assistant, intern, or set of hands this summer? Participate in the 2nd Annual Harvardwood 101 Career Fair! This month, 26 Harvard undergraduates will be visiting LA for the annual Harvardwood 101 program, and they're all interested in pursuing careers and internships in the entertainment industry. You can meet these students by reserving a table for your company and having a representative meet them at our annual Harvardwood 101 career fair on January 10, 2014. Please email [email protected] with the subject line "Career Fair" to get started… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/news/149294/Companies-Participate-in-our-Harvardwood-101-Career-Fair.htm
Launch of the Literary Workshop Series by Harvardwood Publishing - LA
Harvardwood Publishing is excited to launch the Harvardwood Literary Workshop Series, and we're kicking it off with two courses in the spring of 2014. These workshops are open to members and non-members, although Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood receive a reduced course fee. The first classes begin THIS month and will take place at The Writers Junction. We're offering a Fiction Writing Toolkit course and a Memoir Writing course… To view full posting and to register, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/?LiteraryWorkshop
Connect with Harvardwood in YOUR city: Global Networking Night (Worldwide, Jan. 13th)
Join your Harvardwood chapter, the Harvard Alumni Association, and Harvard Clubs worldwide at Global Networking Night on Monday, January 13th! The evening is a unique opportunity to network with fellow alumni and current students from across the University. Build new connections, reconnect with classmates, share your experiences with students, and welcome recent graduates to YOUR city. Tap into the power of our Harvard network! Harvardwood will be co-hosting GNN events in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Seeking a new Co-Chapter Head for Chicago
The Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood is seeking an enthusiastic co-Chapter Head to help strengthen membership in the region. Ideally this person is energetic, full of ideas, people smart, and able to organize events and programs effectively. If you are in the Chicago area and have an interest in cultivating the Harvard arts, entertainment, & media community in that region, please email Amy Stebbins at [email protected] to learn more about the position.
Q & A with Cameron Porsandeh, KSG '04 - Creator / Co-Executive Producer of SyFy's HELIX
by Sara Lynne Wright
Where did the idea for HELIX come from? Do you write what you know?
I do write what I know, but more often it simply serves as the launching point for the story. I was in the Arctic Circle years ago and two things struck me:
It seemed like the closest to being on the moon that you can be on earth. It was stunning. The landscape was barren and haunting, and I thought someone should do a show set there.
The kinds of people who would choose to live there are equally compelling. Werner Herzog did a documentary called ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE EARTH about the kind of people who would inhabit a place like the base on HELIX. I wanted to do a show that took place in the Arctic Circle filled with people on the fringes of society who have found another community among themselves.
Are there any themes in HELIX that are especially personal to you?
I was in an elevator and a girl I had dated years before got on with her new boyfriend. It was the longest elevator ride of my life. So I thought about how to translate this emotional experience into a TV show.
In HELIX our lead flies up there with his estranged ex-wife to meet his infected brother, who had slept with the ex-wife years before causing the divorce in the first place. I wanted to take a slightly nontraditional love triangle and put it in a pressure cooker. They’re in an Arctic base, the world’s falling apart for thirteen days, and all hell is breaking loose. I wanted to create the most messed up family reunion ever, but more importantly a love triangle in a way we hadn’t seen before.
Is there any advice you would give to people who want to do what you do?
Not really. I feel like most of people I work with took radically different paths to get to where they are and it’s sometimes hard to find meaningful common threads. HELIX began as a tough sell –- the premise, and mythology, was just so peculiar. The first piece I’d optioned off was a cop procedural, so there was a certain push do another one. HELIX required me taking two months off of everything else, reading a pile of library books on my own, and then just taking a chance and writing the thing. So all I can really say is if you have an idea you think is the coolest thing ever, just write it. Most likely nothing will come of it, but if it happened for me, there’s no reason it couldn’t happen for anyone else.
What location do you use for the Arctic Circle, and was it a challenge?
Shooting in Montreal was definitely a challenge. Our writers room was in Los Angeles, so we couldn’t walk across the lot and talk to the crew or the actors. They were in a different time zone in a different country – often shooting would begin at 4am our time. A lot of the interaction with the cast was phone calls while driving to work. It’s not a challenge unique to our show, but it’s certainly a big one, especially in the first season. But once you know the actors and they know their characters better and better, it gets easier. We have a great cast.
You’ve had tons of experiences outside Hollywood. What was the moment you decided to move into entertainment?
If I had to point to one moment, it was in Ethiopia. There was a kid watching WILL AND GRACE. This kid was gay in a community where that wasn’t tolerated. And I thought, there are lots of ways to make the world a better place: Building infrastructure in developing countries, economics, politics, being a doctor…and all those ways are important. But another way is to just let people know they are connected to a bigger world. TV does that. I had spent so much of my life up until then trying to be a good "citizen” or whatever you want to call it, but at that moment it occurred to me that entertaining people is a good way to contribute too. Watching him watch that show, I thought, "I want to do that."
What was the first thing you sold?
It was that cop procedural, but the real story was rooted in a couple who couldn’t afford to leave each other because their home had fallen in value. So it was two people trying to move on with their lives, but stuck living in the same house. I loved it. Ultimately, it didn’t move forward, so next I wanted to do something radically different. That’s what HELIX was.
Anything you want people to know about before the show starts?
The story is meant to be a sort of unpredictable joyride, a rollercoaster. But by the end of the first season one thing that was really important to me is that we answer the questions we raised at the beginning. Some of my favorite shows in the past didn’t do that, which was frustrating to me at the time. So we will get answers at the end of the first season that should catapult us into season two, while also playing with some larger philosophical issues including about what it means to human in a rapidly changing world. Science fiction gives us the license to talk about some pretty unusual stuff on tv, and we try to take advantage of that.
Eve Marson '04 is producer of FED UP, a feature documentary film that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2014 in U.S. Documentary Competition.Executive produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.
Sara Lynn Wright '09 has a featured role in Lynn Shelton's LAGGIES, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014. She currently works for Phoenix Pictures and last year wrote, produced and acted in an original short film, TRIXIE'S SCORE, which won awards on the festival circuit and was picked up for distribution by Shorts International.
THE MATHARE PROJECT by Randy Bell '00 is a documentary shot over 12 years about the hopes and dreams of five orphans struggling to reach adulthood in Kenya's Mathare slum. (Photo by Shravan Vidyarthi). Randy's Kickstarter campaign for the documentary was extraordinarily successful, with almost 300 backers exceeding the $30,000 goal. Congratulations, Randy!
Michael Langan, a Visiting Artist at Harvard in 2011, has a film called BUTLER, WOMAN, MAN that will be screening at Slamdance Film Festival this month! The 9-minute short will be screened on Jan. 18th and Jan. 22nd. More information about the film can be found here: http://langanfilms.com/butler.html
New Members' Welcome
Harvardwood warmly welcomes all members that joined the organization over the past month, including:
+ Jacob Beech, Full Member, Boston
+ Randolph Bell, Full Member, DC
+ Mary Catherine Brouder, Full Member, NY
+ Leslie Castanuela Barnes, Full Member, LA
+ Nancy L. Khristensen King, Full Member, Other U.S.
+ Fei Fei, Full Member, Other U.S.
+ Dan Fitzpatrick, Full Member, Boston
+ Andrew Herwitz, Full Member, NY
+ Argyro Nicolaou, Full Member, Boston
+ David Pullman, Full Member, LA
+ Warren T. Sata, Full Member, LA
+ Gregory D. Schaefer, Full Member, On-campus
+ Joseph Seller, Full Member, LA
+ Kelly Shapiro, Full Member, LA
+ Kurt P. Slawitschka, Full Member, Boston
+ Ed Walsh, A.R.T. Full Member, NY
+ Victoria White-Mason, Full Member, On-campus
+ Lisa Yu, Full Member, LA
+ Ashley Zhou, Full Member, On-campus
We have a super exciting year ahead, and we're thrilled to see so many new faces on board with Harvardwood! Lano Williams, Director of Membership Experience, will also be hosting a Q1 New Members' Orientation in Los Angeles -- stay tuned for details about that event. And in the meantime, feel free to send Lano any questions you may have about the Harvardwood membership experience.
Member Profile: Damien Chazelle '07-'08 - Writer-Director of WHIPLASH, premiering opening night at Sundance
by D. Dona Le
This month, writer-director Damien Chazelle ‘07-‘08 opens the Sundance Film Festival with his feature film WHIPLASH.
Not to mention that before hitting his ten-year college reunion, Chazelle has already sold three screenplays, and his directorial debut, GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH (2009), won multiple film awards and was named one of the best films of the year byThe New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, and more.
"Ever since I was a little kid, I knew that I wanted to make movies," says Chazelle. Instead of choosing film school for college, he opted to attend Harvard College, where he expected to concentrate in English or a similar field. Then, he discovered Visual & Environmental Sciences.
"The VES Department wound up being a great resource for me. It certainly enabled me to make my first film and also to meet a lot of my future collaborators, such as Jasmine (McGlade Chazelle AB ‘07) and Justin Hurwitz (AB ‘07)."
Jasmine McGlade Chazelle, an alum of the Harvardwood 101 program, is also a director, producer, and writer (MARIA MY LOVE, 2011). Though they have not collaborated since she was a producer of GUY & MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, the Chazelles continue to be the first readers of each other’s writing.
GUY & MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH was originally conceived as Damien’s senior thesis at Harvard. He wrote the lyrics for the American jazz featured in the musical film, and the score was composed by long-time friend and collaborator Hurwitz.
Upon its release in 2009, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Los Angeles, the Torino Film Festival, and the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, among numerous other international festivals. The film’s positive reception by critics provided a strong foundation for Chazelle's career in entertainment, as he began selling scripts and obtaining regular work as a screenwriter.
Before making GUY & MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, Chazelle had supported himself by tutoring and other freelance work.
"The plan [after graduation] was to make films. It was just a matter of getting into a position where you can make what you want to make. It’s always more difficult than it should be."
The next script he wrote was GRAND PIANO, which was directed by Eugenio Mira and is slated for limited release in the United States in March 2014. GRAND PIANO, featuring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, is an intense thriller about a concert pianist who becomes the target of an assassin during his comeback performance.
Another spec thriller by Chazelle, THE CLAIM, was featured on the 2010 Black List and has since been acquired by Route One.
Though Chazelle boasts a writing portfolio that most up-and-coming screenwriters would covet, he views his writing projects differently.
After finishing GUY & MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, Chazelle explains matter-of-factly, "I needed to make some money, so I wrote something commercial, the kind of movie that I liked to watch as a kid—a straight-edge thriller. That began the writing-for-hire career that I’ve always separated very much from the directing."
This is in stark contrast to Chazelle’s film WHIPLASH, which—like GUY & MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH—he wrote and directed.
"Any directing I do, I want [the work] to be personal, to be a certain kind of film. But when it comes to the writing, it was either going to be that or working at Starbucks. With writing, at least you get to do some version of what you like to do."
The first draft of WHIPLASH was completed in 2011, when Chazelle was "dealing with memories of certain experiences, but had never really thought about dramatizing them. Then one day, it occurred to me that I could and should do that, so I did."
Those experiences occurred during Chazelle’s high school years, when music and jazz drumming became much more than just a hobby.
"I had a teacher-conductor in high school who was very charismatic, inspiring, and also very terrifying. He compelled me to practice like there was no tomorrow. Basically, that became my life for a while."
WHIPLASH follows a young jazz drummer who attends a prestigious conservatory, where he struggles under the tutelage of an unforgiving music teacher, played by J.K. Simmons.
Chazelle hastens to clarify that his real-life music teacher, who passed away shortly after he graduated from high school, did not resemble at all Simmons’s sadistic character in WHIPLASH.
Rather, the inspiration for the film came from Chazelle’s experience "as an impressionable young musician overwhelmed by this larger-than-life teacher, from the teacher-student relationship of yearning for someone’s approval—of being simultaneously scared by and inspired by someone, and having this mix of feelings where you hate feeling so anxious and terrified, and yet, you become a better musician than you ever would have without it."
WHIPLASH made the 2012 Black List, and then Chazelle condensed the feature-length script into an 18-minute short to serve as a "proof of concept” to pitch the feature to investors and financiers. This short version of WHIPLASH was adapted from a 20-minute scene from the middle of the script that takes place in one room.
"We had to make a few adjustments, but not much; you got an idea of the world. It’s not quite a full story, in the sense that I would hope the feature is, but it didn’t really need to be jiggered too much to stand on its own."
Doing more than simply standing on its own, the short version of WHIPLASH won the Short Film Jury Prize for U.S. Fiction at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. With the support of Jason Reitman, the feature version of WHIPLASH was developed by Right of Way Films, Bold Films, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, and producer Nicholas Britell, among others.
Chazelle spent the summer of 2013 directing the feature-length version of WHIPLASH, and at the time of this interview, he was preparing it to open Sundance on January 16th as an entry in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. This is Chazelle’s favorite part of the filmmaking process—being in the editing room.
"The editing room is where I feel the most at ease," says Chazelle. "The whole filmmaking process has its pros and cons. Writing has those momentary thrills where you hit on something that you’re proud of or get a rhythm going, but I have a hard time losing myself in the writing. I definitely prefer directing to writing, but I can really lose myself in the making."
Chazelle’s preference may even be rooted in his musical background as a jazz drummer.
"Editing is the most rhythmic part of filmmaking, where the process becomes about tempo and timing. I intuitively respond to that."
But there’s a more unsettling parallel Chazelle finds between music-making and filmmaking: stage fright.
"I certainly feel a lot of performance anxiety, whether I’m stepping onto the set or, even more so, screening something I’ve done. It’s more terrifying than anything on set. Every time I’m at a screening, I feel like I’m back in the jazz outfit as a drummer, about to go onstage."
At opening night of Sundance, Chazelle may feel as nervous as his protagonist, but expect audience members and critics to be blown away by his performance as director/writer of WHIPLASH.
In addition to serving as Harvardwood's Coordinator, D. Dona Le '05 is a small business owner and freelance writer based out of Los Angeles.
***NY - Harvardwood presents: Diner Chez Docteur Benjamin Franklin, Thurs., Jan. 9***
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have dinner with Benjamin Franklin in Paris during the American Revolution? Here's a unique opportunity, through the magic of food, to travel back in time, to the Paris of the 1770s. Harvard University's distinguished James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Joyce Chaplin has a special interest in the history of food, and, specifically for this event, she has researched Franklin and Parisian menus of the period to recreate the sort of menu Benjamin Franklin would have served to an honored dinner guest during his Paris years. This is not today's French cuisine, but the distinctively different French cuisine of almost 250 years ago, researched by Professor Chaplin, brilliantly recreated by the DTA's wonderful Chef Anthony LoCastro, and served with French wines selected to complement the menu. Advance registration is required... To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=374492&group=
NY - Harvardwood presents: Laughter Times Three - Standup Comedy, Wed., Jan. 29
Start the New Year on a laughing note with a scrumptious dinner with wine, and THREE of the smartest, funniest comics anywhere: Robin Fox, Bob Greenberg, and Jane Stroll. The event will commence with a reception of wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner with wine as well, and conclude with the performance and dessert. Advance registration is required… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=384213&group=
LA - Harvardwood Heads To ... an Evening with Ethan Gold, Wed., Jan. 8
In celebration of the end of this album cycle, Ethan Gold will be playing all nine videos from his debut album SONGS FROM A TOXIC APARTMENT, followed by a complete end-to-end performance of the record Pitchfork called "emotions delivered with an unfiltered, glaring legibility." The $10 ticket price includes a CD with a deluxe art insert of the album Rock N Roll Experience called "the most interesting record I've listened to in the last five years."… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=388087&group=
LA - Harvardwood Co-hosts Global Networking Night LA, Mon., Jan. 13
The evening is a unique opportunity to network with fellow alumni and current students from across the University. Build new connections, reconnect with classmates, share your experiences with students, and welcome recent graduates to our city. Tap into the power of our Harvard network! Please note that GNN will be taking place outside around the Viceroy Hotel's pool area, with cabanas and an incredible number of heat lamps. Bring a sweater just in case!… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=381541&group=
LA - C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Fashion Law: IP Protection of Designs & Licensing Agreements, Tues., Jan. 14
In this workshop, Nancy McCullough, Esq. and Christa Perez, Esq. will cover intellectual property legal protections as they apply to fashion designs and brands. First, we will discuss copyright and the limited protection it affords designs. Second, we will discuss design patents and their application to the fashion industry and conclude with a review of trademarks and trade dress protections. By popular request, we're featuring two of the attorneys from C.L.A.'s well-received Fall 2013 "Protecting Fashion Designs" program… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386916&group=
LA - Harvardwood Heads To ... The Ivy Plus Society's First Event of 2014, Thurs., Jan. 16
Start the year off with a bang at TIPS first cocktail party of 2014! Put your resolutions on hold and join tons of fellow alumni and professionals at The Phoenix. Each guest will receive a complimentary cocktail and enjoy happy hour pricing until 9pm. Take advantage of the new year by meeting new people and making new connects… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=388446&group=
LA - C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Understanding the New Healthcare Law for the Creative Arts Community, Tues., Jan. 21
This FREE event is presented by the Actor's Fund in association with California Lawyers for the Arts. Are you confused about healthcare reform? This FREE workshop will walk you through your Covered CA options and requirements; provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed; help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with the help of tax credits and federal subsidies; and more...To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386914&group=
LA - C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Fair Use in Filmmaking, Wed., Jan. 22
Join C.L.A. and USC Law professor Jack Lerner (HLS '99) in a seminar that explores the fair use of artistic works in film. Fair use is the right to use a copyrighted work without permission or payment, when it is used for certain socially valuable purposes like criticism and commentary. Although filmmakers license most music, film clips, or art for use in their projects, they can make fair use more often than they would know. In this workshop, we will dive into the practical applications of fair use, the DMCA exemptions that allow documentary filmmakers to obtain footage from DVDs and online media, and go through the tests used in making a fair use evaluation... To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386917&group=
CHI - Harvardwood Co-hosts Global Networking Night CHI, Mon., Jan. 13
Please join Harvardwood along with the Harvard Alumni Association, the Harvard Club of Chicago, and Harvard Clubs worldwide at our Global Networking Night! The evening is a unique opportunity to network with fellow alumni and current students from across the University. Build new connections, reconnect with classmates, share your experiences with students, and welcome recent graduates to Chicago… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386919&group=
SF - C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Understanding the New Healthcare Law for the Creative Arts Community, Wed., Jan. 22
This FREE event is presented by the Actor's Fund in association with California Lawyers for the Arts. Are you confused about healthcare reform? This FREE workshop will walk you through your Covered CA options and requirements; provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed; help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with the help of tax credits and federal subsidies; and more...To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386909&group=
SF - C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Relax with Tax for Artists & the Self-Employed, Sat., Jan. 25
Don't miss this invaluable 3-hour seminar with Tom Andres, J.D., C.P.A., on the essentials of income tax for individual artists of all disciplines. Learn how artists and artists groups can efficiently track income and expense throughout the year and how to correctly file their taxes. Topics will include record keeping, Form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedule, deductions, hobby losses, home offices, and more… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386910&group=
SF - C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Fair Use for Creative Artists, Wed., Jan. 29
At the beginning of every DVD, the FBI shouts: copying this movie is a federal crime! But this is not necessarily so. Copying, emulating, criticizing, and commenting on original copyrighted works is absolutely crucial to the healthy flourishing of the arts and sciences; and that is why we have the legal doctrine of "Fair Use." This workshop with Douglas Robbins is for the documentarian, the journalist, the video blogger, the filmmaker, the media artist, and any creative artist who uses and exploits other people's copyright work… To view full posting, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/events/event_details.asp?id=386911&group=
New Year, New Goals, New Accomplishments: Access the Harvardwood Community
Are you a dues-current member of Harvardwood? Take advantage of the fresh start the new year affords to join or renew your membership. Whether you're writing a spec or a song, releasing a film or music video, Harvardwood offers you several avenues to showcase your work. The Harvardwood Radio, Harvardwood Members' Channel, the Harvardwood Visual Arts Gallery, the Harvardwood Talent Group, and of course our Weeklies and monthly HIGHLIGHTS newsletters are just a few of the ways you can spread the word about your industry-related projects and successes. Many of these benefits are exclusive to Full Members only, and Harvardwood strives to keep dues low to support our artistic community. At only $45 for the ENTIRE year, you gain full access to Harvardwood's resources, Career Center, Mentorship Program, Writers' Competition, and much more!
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