In This Issue:
- Director's Notes
- Message from Allison
- Featured Member Posting: Director's Assistant - NY
- Our graduation gift to the Class of 2016: Special membership discount now through June 15th
- 2016 Harvardwood Writers Competition accepting submissions now through July 31st
- Summer interns, sign up for the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program
- Mid-year update from our Harvardwood Heroes!
- Exclusive Q&A with Animator Becky James '07
- Industry Successes
- New Members' Welcome
- Campus Updates | Concentration: Sparking Creativity & Ingenuity
- Alumni Profile: Anne Fulenwider '95 (Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire)
CALENDAR & NOTES
- Make sure you have access to the Harvardwood Jobs Board
June already?! Summertime signals the opening of the Harvardwood Writers Competition. That's right, writers, it's time to submit your scripts—features, pilots, and shorts—to the annual HWC by July 31st. And non-procrastinating writers, if you're out there, apply by the end of this month to get a discount off the entry fee.
LA folks, I look forward to seeing you at the June 15th Global Networking Night, jointly hosted with the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of Southern California. In fact, we're looking for a few volunteers to help out (in exchange for a couple months of free membership!), so if you can assist with registration that evening, please email me.
Message from Allison
The update from our current Harvardwood Heroes is just in! Find out below what they've been up to since receiving the Harvardwood Heroes community service grant last fall. The amazing projects range from California to Kenya and across the visual, literary, and cinematic arts!
And congratulations to the seniors who graduated last week! Don't miss out on our special membership offer just for members of the Class of 2016.
Featured Member Posting: Director's Assistant - NY
Seeking an assistant to multiple Academy Award-nominated director Bennett Miller. Responsibilities will include managing schedule, assisting with research for current projects, and some general administrative and personal assistant duties. This is an ideal position for a young, hungry, extremely organized, whip-smart person interested in creative producing or directing. Must be NYC-based and willing to travel for shoots/work trips. 1-2 years experience preferred, ideally in film. Previous assistant experience preferred but not required.
Our graduation gift to the Class of 2016: Special membership discount now through June 15th
To celebrate their achievements as they start their post-college adventures, we are thrilled to welcome members of the Class of 2016 to Harvardwood with a $10 discount off yearly membership to all members of your graduating class. Our yearly membership dues are ordinarily just $45/year ($3.75/month), but members of the Class of 2016 may join Harvardwood for $35/year.
This offer is only valid for new Harvardwood members. To receive your membership gift, email us with your full name, as registered with the College, and we'll send you the special link to become a member.
2016 Harvardwood Writers Competition accepting submissions now through July 31st
Started in 2006, the Harvardwood Writers Competition (HWC) was created to give emerging Harvard writers the opportunity to gain industry exposure and to recognize superior work. The contest includes the following three categories: 1) Feature screenplays (90 - 120 pp., all genres); 2) Television pilots (30-min and 60-min, all genres); and 3) Shorts (30-min maximum, no minimum).
This year's submission deadline will be Sunday, July 31st, at 11:59pm PT. Scripts will be evaluated by industry professionals, and first-place winners in each category will receive a cash award and free admission to the 2016-2017 Harvardwood Writers Program.
Summer interns, sign up for the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program
Want access to exclusive events and meet-ups with other Harvardians or industry veterans? Connect. Experience. Grow. Make this summer count!
Harvardwood kicks off the summer with an orientation-mixer, hosts some career-related events, then wraps it up with a goodbye party. Network professionally or simply wind down for a happy hour—either way, get more out of your time in L.A. and be a part of this cool resource. You never know who you’ll meet along the way or what you’ll discover. Just be sure you’re a Full Member of Harvardwood to take advantage of this opportunity. And, even if you didn’t secure your internship through our listings, we invite you to participate.
Mid-year update from our Harvardwood Heroes!
Last fall, we awarded Harvardwood Heroes grants of $500 each to Harvard alums and Harvardwood members who are dedicated to using the arts to engage in meaningful service with four organizations worldwide. Now that it's been half a year since we selected our Heroes, we caught up with them recently to find out how the Harvardwood Heroes grant has impacted their amazing and diverse community service projects.
From Theodore Cheng AB '91 of Storytelling Arts, Inc. (Princeton, NJ):
"During the 2015-2016 school year, with the assistance of the Harvard Heroes Grant (in conjunction with other funding sources), SAI was able to serve the Paterson and Morristown, NJ communities by (1) finishing a three-year residency model with the Alexander Hamilton Academy; (2) providing In-Classroom Residency and Mentoring Program with St. Mary’s Preschool and School #19; (3) developing and executing the first year of a Creating Student Storyteller program with the Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts; and (4) teaching Middle School Youth Through the Art of Storytelling with the Frelinghuysen Middle School."
From Marissa Gutiérrez-Vicario EDM '13 of Art & Resistance Through Education (New York, NY):
"Through the generous support of the Harvardwood Heroes Fund, one of our students will be awarded an academic scholarship in order to continue their studies after high school. For our students, this scholarship is incredibly important, as many of them may not be able to access federal funding due to their immigration status. Furthermore, ARTE believes it is important for our students to feel empowered as individuals. We want them to understand that their voice matters and that they are capable of making positive change in their communities, particularly on pressing human rights issues that directly affect them. As one of our students, Meylin, 16, best says it, 'The message of my project is to show that people can fly. I chose to break the stereotype that people have limits; humans can fly high and reach as far as we want.' Thank you for giving ARTE and our students the opportunity to fly."
From Margot Kessler AB '77 of Venice Arts (Venice, CA):
"Working with Venice Arts, and their DIRECT THIS class, I have had the pleasure of meeting some truly inspirational kids.... Our field trip to YOUTUBE occurred in the middle of shooting [their] final short movie. The kids got to visit a green screen room, explore the equipment and props bay and experiment with a dolly camera.... On our final day of editing, several declared the YouTube visit had been the highlight of the year. The Harvardwood grant was helpful both as an entrée to YouTube, and in giving these hard-working, inspiring and creative kids a sense of possibility (and of cool factor) as they head into high school. If you want to know more about them, definitely take a look at their short movies at the Venice Arts YouTube channel."
From Margot Leger AB '13 of Margot's Murals (Johannesburg, South Africa):
"I applied for a Harvardwood Heroes Grant because I wanted to be able to make a larger contribution to communities that could do with more color. A lot of my previous murals have been for enterprises – like hostels, bars and cafes - as they had the ability to pay the supplies. With my Harvardwood Hero grant, I have been able to pick schools that didn’t have the capacity to pay for paint. It also allowed me to tackle larger murals, bigger than I had dreamed of before, because I had budget to buy the paint required for artwork of that scale.... In Kenya, I did three wall murals at Mekealas Academy. The primary school had burnt down completely when the thatch roof had caught on fire last Easter. They had rebuilt the classrooms by Christmas, and my murals added some rainbows to this resilient school.... I have not used up my Harvardwood grant yet, and I’m looking forward to painting more murals in France over the summer. I’ll be sharing my work on www.margotmedia.co.za."
Thank you, Heroes, for your dedication to leveraging the arts, media, and entertainment as forces for positive social change!
Exclusive Q&A with Animator Becky James '07
by Nicole Torres
Becky James AB '07 uses humor, violence, and fragmentation to explore the fringes of narrative. She has exhibited animation and installation at galleries including James Fuentes, Recess Art, Venus LA, and Primetime. She has also participated in dozens of film festivals including SXSW (three-time award winner), Slamdance, Animation Block Party (audience award), Newport Beach, and International Film Festival Rotterdam. A native New Yorker, James graduated from Harvard in 2007 and received her MFA from Bard in 2014.
Q. How did you get started with animation?
A. I got started with making animation at Harvard. I had gone to Harvard doing science and math. I was very committed to science, and much to my parents chagrin, took an animation class my freshman year and felt like it changed the way I saw everything at all times and it felt really empowering. Suddenly everything had the possibility to behave in a surprising way, and it felt really exciting. It also felt like there was so much territory to cover.
There’s a lot of room for being very intellectual with animation, a kind of combination of extremely silly and extremely academic, in a way that I like. I felt like animation synthesized a lot of my interests. You could really talk about philosophy, you could talk about art, you could make jokes, and then you could also do the, sort of, scientific. A lot of doing scientific work is very repetitive and slow, and then breakthroughs every now and then, and honestly that’s a lot how animation is. You have to really enjoy sitting down and working really hard on an idea and playing with it in different ways. Doing a lot of pretty repetitive work that’s very detail oriented and then suddenly having it come together fast. And I just like that way of working. Weirdly the structure of that is very similar to working in a lab, and I like that.
Q. Do you have any particular goals with your animation, or messages that you’re trying to get across?
A. With a lot of my work both in galleries and in film festivals, and it’s slightly different, I’m trying to make the viewer aware of the work that they do when they think, of just kind of being active in how you think and how you see. What you see has as much to do with yourself and your own knowledge and interests as what’s actually around you, and that can be extremely empowering. I think it’s really important for people to realize that they have a power as an individual, at least over themselves and their mind, and that you can make some choices about how you want to see things. And also, that you are an individual and you’re not the same as your friends, and you should take that seriously and try to figure out what you want and who you are and stand up for yourself.
Q. Your latest film, Vocabulary 1, was featured in SXSW this year, congratulations! How was SXSW?
A. I’ve been twice before and it’s just a really great festival, which is why I wanted it for my premiere. It’s really fun, the theaters are really full, the people have really interesting questions to ask. Everybody there has a really nice, genuine approach to filmmaking, and I always have really interesting conversations and the best time there. I really wanted to go this year so I basically finished my film for their deadline and turned it in and hoped for the best, and it worked, so that was great it was really, really fun.
This month, TV drama series Cleverman—executive produced by Harvardwood Co-Founder Adam Fratto AB '90—premieres on SundanceTV and ABC TV and has been hailed as an international sensation. The Guardian says, "A superhero story with too much to think about? What a great problem to have. The first episode of Cleverman—wickedly exciting and frantically thoughtful—will be enough to get you hooked." No wonder the show has already been renewed for Season 2!
In more TV news, there's a lot to look forward to in Fall 2016:
- NBC has ordered to series a fish-out-of-water comedy, Trial & Error, starring John Lithgow AB '67, Ar.D. '05, Master of the Arts at Harvard.
- Mark Goffman MPP '94 and Rodrigo Garcia AB '82 are Executive Producers on CBS drama Bull, the pilot of which was directed by Garcia as well.
- HBO has announced the much-anticipated premiere of Westworld, a ten-episode drama co-written and executive produced by Lisa Joy JD '07.
Jamie Mayer AB '90 is writing and directing a short film for Indigenous Media based on her coming-of-age feature screenplay Crowbar Smile. The project is part of the 'Big Script' Incubator, facilitated by The Black List, which will be distributed by Conde Nast Media on TheScene.com.
The musical adaptation of Waitress, produced by Michael Roiff AB '01, has been nominated for multiple Tony awards, including Best Musical! Waitress, released in 2007, was Roiff's first feature film; the original musical production premiered at the American Repertory Theater last year, before moving to Broadway just this spring.
New Members' Welcome
Harvardwood warmly welcomes all members who joined the organization over the past month, including:
- Abdullah Alrakhis, Boston/On-Campus, KSG
- Malcolm Buxton, Boston/On-Campus, Ext.
- Marcelo Castro Salinas, NY, Ext.
- Dawn Epstein, Boston/On-Campus, Ext.
- Lauren Estevez, LA, HLS
- Jonathan Foster, NY, HMS
- Michelle Jackson, LA, FOH
- Tori Keenan-Zelt, NY, College
- Michael Lampert, NY, HLS
- Daniel Levenson, Boston/On-Campus, Ext.
- Maricela Lupercio, LA, College
- Derek McLane, NY, College
- Nancy Michell, NY, Ext.
- Dima Mironenko, NY, GSAS
- Avanti Nagral, Boston/On-Campus, College
- Andrew Paul, NY, HBS
- Margit Pfeiffer, Boston/On-Campus, Ext.
- Brenda Prescott, Boston/On-Campus, College
- Elizabeth Searle, Boston/On-Campus, FOH
- Elizabeth Segal, LA, College
- Antwan Steele, Boston/On-Campus, HDS
- Ali Stoner, NY, A.R.T.
- Sun-Ui Yum, Boston/On-Campus, College
*FOH = Friend of Harvardwood
Campus Updates | Concentration: Sparking Creativity & Ingenuity
By Sean O’Rourke MAT ’68
At Harvard, engineering and information technology are thriving as never before. To remind us that the arts are just as important as the sciences, the Harvard Campaign sponsored a symposium on Friday, May 6, 2016. In his remarks, incoming Dean of Humanities Robin Kelsey discussed creativity in terms of historicity, boundaries and ingenuity.
Professor Martin Puchner and Lecturer Jill Johnson reviewed the status of the new concentration in Theater, Dance and Media (TDM), which at this point remains a very flexible undertaking. This year the program enrolled thirteen concentrators and 65 freshmen—numbers which bode well for the future.
Professor of Music Alexander Rehding led us through the worlds of John Cage, Ezra Pound and Bella Bartok, then introduced us to physicist Wallace Sabine, who pioneered the scientific study of acoustics and is responsible for the fine sound at Symphony Hall in Boston, as well as Sanders Theater in Cambridge.
Professor Emma Dench is an ancient historian, classicist and visiting professor in the Business School. She took an incident narrated in Tacitus’ Annals and asked us to parse it in modern terms. She then used our experiences to enunciate a basic principle of leadership as valid today as it was two thousand years ago.
Novelist and Lecturer Claire Messud reviewed the offerings of the creative writing program. Unfortunately her presentation took place in the dining room of the Faculty Club and she had to compete for our attention with an excellent lunch.
After lunch, Professor of Egyptology Peter Der Manuelian led a tour of the recently refurbished Semitic Museum and demonstrated how he and his staff are using computer technology to preserve and enhance the discoveries of archeology and scientific research.
His and all the other presentations developed and exemplified Dean Kelsey’s opening remarks. In both the sciences and the humanities, creativity involves knowing history, encountering boundaries and using ingenuity to transcend them.
Alumni Profile: Anne Fulenwider '95 (Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire)
by Dayna Wilkinson
What do Harvey Weinstein, Fashion Week and SXSW have in common? Add NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Ivanka Trump to the mix, and the mind boggles—until you realize you’ve entered Anne Fulenwider’s world.
As Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, Anne oversees all content for Marie Claire’s print magazine, website, tablet editions and brand extensions, including the partnership with Lifetime Television’s Project Runway.
“Writing was always the easiest and most natural way to express myself,” she says. “I interned at a Rhode Island magazine at sixteen and was editor of my high school newspaper. But I didn’t enter Harvard knowing what I wanted to do. My sense at the time was that other people were there because they were interested in one particular thing. I spent freshman year searching for what that one thing for me might be.
“I tried out for a bunch of plays, and was on the squash team for one bizarre season even though I’d never played before. I wrote a couple of articles for The Harvard Crimson but found it relentless. Ultimately I found a like-minded group of people at The Harvard Advocate.”
Anne’s favorite Harvard class was creative nonfiction. “That’s where I discovered the literary memoir. I read Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem and remember thinking ‘this is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read.’ Her work reinforced my desire to have a career as a writer or an editor.”
Anne graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and American Literature, and got a firsthand view of the literary world in New York after spotting a notice for an internship at The Paris Review in the office of The Harvard Advocate. She ultimately became George Plimpton’s assistant and a senior editor, and among other things, helped him finish a book about Truman Capote. “George had pages of the manuscript sitting in crates. Once I had to bring transcripts of his interviews with Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne to their apartment for their approval, and sit there while they went over them—it was a highlight of my early career.”
When the Capote book was finished, Anne gave a copy to the Vanity Fair book editor, a former Paris Review colleague. “I said ‘by the way, now that the book is done, I’m kind of out of a job. Any ideas for me?’ She said I should interview with her editor at Vanity Fair, and that was that—I was hired,” Anne recalls. “I’ve been very lucky but I also believe people make their own luck.”
One year into her Vanity Fair tenure, the tech boom started. “It seemed that everyone I knew from Harvard and high school was moving to San Francisco to start an internet company. I always had a yearning to go west, so I decided this was the time to try my luck as a freelance writer. I slept on my college roommate’s couch in San Francisco and got some pretty crazy assignments—I was up for anything.”
When Vanity Fair called with a new opportunity, Anne was torn. “I loved the freedom of San Francisco, but in the end I wanted to make my life in the New York publishing world.” It was a good call. “At Vanity Fair I worked for a fantastic boss who was endlessly curious and always open to good ideas. I learned how to create an excellent product and how to ask people for their best performance.
“I thought I’d spend the rest of my career at Vanity Fair—there was this feeling ‘you’re at the number one magazine in the world, why would you go anywhere else?’ But in 2008 the economy was collapsing and there was a general feeling of uncertainty in the air, so I went on an interview at Marie Claire.
“There was something really light and bright and exciting about Marie Claire. There was a lot to be done—everyone was going to roll up their sleeves and dig in. I was offered the Executive Editor job the day after the interview and accepted it without hesitation.”
It was Anne’s first real position of leadership. “I was leading the features team and had a huge amount of ownership of projects for the whole magazine. It was pretty heady for me at the time. I was inspired by Marie Claire’s interest in empowering women. I already had a daughter at the time and felt a responsibility to create excellent content for women.
“Over the years I worked for great bosses—George Plimpton at The Paris Review, Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair and, at Marie Claire, Joanna Coles. Joanna’s style was different, much more relatable and democratic. As number two at Marie Claire I watched Joanna in action as Editor-in-Chief and thought ‘that looks like fun.’”
She got her chance at the number one job when Condé Nast recruited her as Editor-in-Chief of Brides. She was in the midst of a major redesign of Brides when she was offered the position of Editor-in-Chief at Marie Claire, which she had just left nine months earlier.
“I was blown away—it was the best opportunity I’d ever heard of,” Anne says. “The timing wasn’t ideal, but I’ve learned that things rarely happen at the perfect time.”
As Marie Claire’s Editor-in-Chief, Anne was Media Industry Newsletter’s “Editor of the Year,” in 2013 and Folio: Magazine’s “Editor of the Year” Eddie Award winner in 2015. “I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the women we cover in Marie Claire,” Anne says, “women who have founded companies and social movements, entered politics, been entrepreneurial in a host of settings. I have no idea what's next, but I really love Marie Claire. It means so much to me to be part of this global network of women at such a pivotal time in our culture.”
Dayna Wilkinson is a proud New Yorker currently living, working and writing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
FEATURED EVENT | Harvardwood Masterclass: ELEMENTARY with Showrunner/Executive Producer ROB DOHERTY - Thursday, June 30th
In the June 2016 Harvardwood Masterclass, Rob Doherty (Showrunner/Executive Producer of ELEMENTARY) will discuss the crafting of an episode of this hit procedural drama.
The masterclass will begin at 7:30pm at Emerson LA; this event is only open to dues-current Harvardwood members ($15/member). Participants will be required to read an ELEMENTARY script in advance in order to prepare for the masterclass. Only confirmed registrants will receive the script via email.
Rob Doherty is currently Showrunning/Executive Producing the hit drama ELEMENTARY (currently in its fifth season) which he created for CBS Studios/CBS. Before that, Rob was an Executive Producer of MEDIUM for Paramount/CBS, where he worked for six seasons. Rob got his start at STAR TREK: VOYAGER.
SOLD OUT - Harvardwood Presents: A Dinner with Alexander Hamilton - Wednesday, June 1st
What would it have been like to have dinner with Alexander Hamilton, one of the most fascinating of the Founding Fathers Here's a unique opportunity, through the magic of food, to travel back in time to the New York of the 1790s. Harvard Professor Joyce Chaplin has a special interest in the history of food, and, specifically for this event, she has studied Hamilton and menus of the period to create a special dinner of dishes closely associated with Hamilton, researched and planned by Professor Chaplin, brilliantly recreated by the DTA's wonderful Chef Anthony LoCastro, and served with wines and other beverages typical of the era. SOLD OUT.
Harvardwood Presents: From Off-Broadway to Blockbusters - ALBERT POLAND - Thursday, June 9th
Legendary Producer and General Manager Albert Poland's work has spanned the dawn of Off-Broadway, the Broadway blockbusters of the 1980s and 1990s, and beyond. Witty, colorful, unconventional, and wickedly insightful, Poland has had a career that comprises a fascinating portrait of the social and cultural landscape of New York from the early 60s to the present, seen through the lens of a life in the theater (and yes, he managed the play with that title).
In this conversation moderated by theater critic and dramaturg Martha Wade Steketee, you may get some good dish about such stars as Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Redgrave and Liza Minnelli, as well as such theatrical titans as Cameron Mackintosh, Gerald Schoenfeld, Bernard B. Jacobs, and Ellen Stewart. Just $3 for members and $8 for all others!
Veterans have said this film captures what they want their loved ones and all Americans to know, and nonveterans have said it humanizes veterans, showing them neither to be superhuman and perfect specimens of heroism nor violent and mentally ill people. We use interviews, archival footage, and art work to tell the story. View the trailer, endorsers, audience members' reactions, cast and crew, list of screenings, and more at isanybodylisteningmovie.org.
C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to the FAQs of Film Distribution - Thursday, June 2nd
Join CLA and Elsa Ramo, Esq., for an overview of how film distribution works. From drafting, negotiating terms as well as finalizing domestic and foreign distribution agreements, you will learn the legal framework that drives the process. We'll then explore the elements of a distribution deal - reporting and other compliance provided by distributors and or/sales agents-representing producers in self-distribution and TV license agreements.
Harvardwood Heads To... UCLA Festival of Animation 2016 - Wednesday, June 8th & Saturday, June 11th
UCLA's annual Festival of Animation, affectionately known as "Prom," has been a tradition since 1959. The UCLA Animation Workshop promotes a "one person, one film" philosophy, allowing the animators to realize their concepts independently. The works screened at Prom represent a diverse swath of animation techniques, from 2D hand-drawn to stop-motion and 3D/CGI.
Harvardwood members presenting films at the screening include Kate Isenberg, whose short film DEAR DEATH received a Matt Groening Production Fellowship in Animation and a grant from the National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada.
A meet-and-greet with filmmakers will follow the June 8 screening. All are welcome, but please note, some films may not be appropriate for children.
Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Santa Monica Summer - Thursday, June 9th
"Step inside Santa Monica’s posh 31Ten Lounge for a swanky cocktail amongst a mix of the after-work crowd, thirsty beach-goers, and local undergrads" (TimeOut LA). The Ivy Plus Society invites you to our Santa Monica Summer at one of the hottest spots on the west side. Network with the finest and bightest alumni and professionals in the Los Angeles area. Happy Hour is extended until 9pm exclusively for our members.
Harvardwood Heads To... Ruby Clouds Live at Crane's Bar Downtown - Tuesday, June 14th
Ruby Clouds is playing a free show at Crane's Bar Downtown, an underground spot in an old bank vault on Tuesday June 14th at 7PM. This RnB/Alternative duo will be performing original songs in English and Spanish from their upcoming EP. Crane's Bar is located at 801 South Spring Street in the basement of the NCT Building at the corner of 8th and Spring in downtown Los Angeles.
Harvard Global Networking Night - LOS ANGELES - Wednesday, June 15th
Twice a year, thousands of Harvard alumni make new connections at Global Networking Night (GNN) events in cities across the globe. The last GNN drew more than 5,000 alumni in 85 cities worldwide! The next opportunity to tap into your Harvard Network is on Wednesday, June 15th.
Cash bar // free attendance, but register with the Harvard Alumni Association at the link below. This event is open to Harvard students and alumni. Guests are welcome. No recruiters or external companies please.
2016 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program Kickoff - Saturday, June 25th
Join Harvard College students spending their summer in Los Angeles for internships in the arts, media, and entertainment, as they are introduced to the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program with Program Directors Amit Samuel & Marie Kim. At noon on Saturday, June 25th, HSIPers will get together at The Last Bookstore for the #HSIP2016 Kickoff, before heading to Guisados around 2pm for some tasty tacos. Come welcome our 2016 HSIPers!
Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Summer Oasis - Thursday, June 23rd
The LA Times calls Beach Nation "a beach oasis," and Los Angeles Eater, "a seaside hangout." The Ivy Plus Society is taking you to the beach in the middle of West Hollywood. Join the finest and brightest alumni and professionals for our first-time mixer at the hottest oasis on the west side, Beach Nation. "When you go to the beach now it's don't bring your dog, don't smoke, don't drink, don't, don't don't. This space is very do."— Thomas Schoos, Beach Nation Designer/ Developer.
C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Trademarks for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs - Monday, June 27th
Are you planning to start a new business venture? Do you have a really great name for a product or service? Are you an artist who wants to use existing logos in your creative artwork?
Join CLA and attorney Justin Sterling for a workshop on trademarks—what they are, what they mean, and ways they can help you create a strong brand identity. The workshop will provide a background on basic trademark law, including an introduction to trademark selection and registration, an overview of the spectrum of distinctiveness, and methods to enforce trademark rights. It will also cover the use of trademarks in business and art, protection for trade dress, and trademark dilution claims for famous marks.
C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to The Business of Making and Distributing a Film - Tuesday, June 7th
This workshop covers the business of making and distributing an Independent film. Topics covered include the development, production, post-production, and distribution phases. The workshop will conclude with a review of useful Film Production Resources.
C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Legal Issues for Podcasters - Wednesday, June 15th
Join Daniel Senter of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for a discussion of the essential legal and business concerns that podcasters need to consider when developing their podcasts. This workshop will cover use of music and other copyrighted materials in podcasts, standard podcast distribution contracts, advertising issues, and the like.
C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Copyright 101 for Songwriters & Musicians - Monday, June 20th
Jennifer Burke Sylva will provide an overview of the bundle of rights contained in a song’s copyrights, requirements for copyright registration, the importance of the timing of registration, the potential value of each copyright, the duration of copyright protection, as well as some practical tips about the Copyright Office’s online system for the registration of copyrights, where to find additional information, and, if time allows, a walk through the application form.
Imagine this, you’ve done the work and now you are ready to publish your first book. Where do you begin? How do you find an agent? How do you secure a publisher? And what do you do when you get one? Let’s say you find a publisher and they give you that all important book contract. Do you understand it? What should you look out for? Are some clauses more important than others? Not all contracts are created equal, and, not all lawyers have experience negotiating book contracts. And, few have actually been published by a major NY publisher. But Francine Ward has that firsthand experience, both as a published author and as a lawyer, who negotiates deals. In this highly informative session, intellectual property attorney and twice published author Francine Ward will share with you tips and strategies on getting and navigating the publishing deal.
Make sure you have access to the Harvardwood Jobs Board
Through the Harvard/Harvardwood network, we often get exclusive tips to exciting job opportunities that are posted in the Harvardwood Jobs Board. It's well known that arts, media, and especially entertainment jobs come and go quickly, so make sure you're able to access these listings by being a Harvardwood member. Join or renew your membership subscription!
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