Issue 163 | August 2018


In This Issue:

  • Message from Dona


  • Featured Member Posting: Marketing & Distribution Coordinator, Originals (Amazon) - LA
  • Get ready for our end-of-summer VIP Lunch Silent Auction | Aug. 10-15th
  • Volunteer to be a Harvardwood mentor or advisor in 2018-19
  • Accepting applications to the NYC HWP-TV Modules - Deadline Sept. 1st
  • Submit your short story or poem to HW Publishing's Once Upon a Fairytale


  • Exclusive Q&A with Marielle Woods AB '08 (Director, Spin, Do No Harm)
  • Urgent Seeds of a Nation docu update: Peter Ajak MPA '09 arrested without charge in South Sudan
  • Industry Successes
  • New Members' Welcome
  • Alumni Profile: Amy Aquino AB '79 (Actor, Bosch, White OleanderWorking Girl)


  • Calendar
  • Connect with Harvardwood at TIFF 2018

Message from Dona

Whew, the 2018 Writers Competition submission period is DONE, and now we are processing a record number of scripts to send out to our judges. Congratulations to all of the writers who entered their scripts!

It's a fun month ahead, with our seasonal #HarvardwoodNYC party and a great panel, Diversity Behind the Scenes in Hollywood, at the CAA Theater in Los Angeles. And online, we'll be having our annual Summer 2018 Silent Auction for several amazing VIP lunches... check out those deets below!

— Dona

P.S. Harvardwood is the nonprofit fiscal sponsor for feature documentary Seeds of a Nation, directed by and featuring a couple of Harvard Kennedy School alumni. Please read the update below about the documentary subject, Peter Ajak MPA '09, who was recently arrested and is being held without charge in the South Sudan. #FreePeterBiar

Featured Member Posting: Marketing & Distribution Coordinator, Originals (Amazon) - LA

Amazon Studios is seeking a bright, personable and self-motivated Marketing & Distribution Coordinator to join the Original Movies team - with the aim to work hard, have fun and make history. This person will be tasked with a high volume workload and operates as dedicated support to the Head of Marketing & Distribution for Original Movies. The role requires someone who is savvy, collaborative and able to drive effective communications across other departments including development, production, post production, legal, finance and with our filmmakers, producers, managers, agencies and vendors.

The ideal candidate will have a huge passion for movies and a fierce hunger to learn the business of marketing and distribution for theatrical movies. We are seeking a team member who takes initiative and has the ability to manage administrative tasks, an in-depth awareness of industry best practices, an awareness of major festivals and key industry players. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate great attention to detail, sophisticated organization skills and an ability to switch gears at a moment's notice. Prior experience at a major studio, distributor or agency is preferred. 


Get ready for our end-of-summer VIP Lunch Silent Auction | Aug. 10-15th

Our Summer 2018 Silent Auction will go live later this month, so put the dates down on your calendar now! Harvardwood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and our annual auction proceeds will be crucial to supporting our events and programs in 2018-19. As we head into the upcoming academic year, we are eager to bring our programming to more Harvard students and Harvardwood members across the country—nay, the globe! 

Our upcoming auction is a great way for you to support Harvardwood AND have the opportunity to attend lunch one-on-one with a Harvard alum VIP in the industry. Among this year's VIP lunch dates are TV writer & series creator Kayla Alpert AB '91 (False Profits), Lin Pictures CEO Dan Lin MBA '99VEEP showrunner David Mandel AB '92, and film producer Michael Roiff AB '01 (The Space BetweenWaitress). Stay tuned for when the auction goes LIVE!

Volunteer to be a Harvardwood mentor or advisor in 2018-19

CYMERA_20180801_193834.jpgWe are seeking volunteer mentors for the 2018-19 Harvardwood Mentorship Program, which aims to foster meaningful professional relationships between Full Members of Harvardwood and well-established alums in their fields of interest. Our volunteer mentors and advisors are what enable Harvardwood programs to continue to thrive and support the next generation of Harvard arts, media, and entertainment professionals.

We are looking for mentors and advisors who are established in their arts-related professional field for the 2018-19 HMP, and we hope you'll join us!

Accepting applications to the NYC HWP-TV Modules - Deadline Sept. 1st

Do you have an idea for an original TV pilot? Or a finished script you’re looking to rewrite? If so, apply for the Fall 2018 NYC Harvardwood TV Writing Group! Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2018. All applicants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and two ideas for a pilot you'd like to work on this fall. We will pitch our ideas in the first meeting and select one to move forward with.

The group will meet weekly for 10 workshops between September 20 - December 13, 2018. The NYC TV Writer’s Module is for Harvardwood members, so if you're not a current member, join Harvardwood or renew your membership before accessing the application. Friends of Harvardwood are also eligible to apply (NYC HWP-TV program only). The participation fee is $120/writer and will be due once you're notified of your status in the program.


Submit your short story or poem to HW Publishing's Once Upon a Fairytale

Harvardwood Publishing is reinventing the fairytale! We are accepting submissions for our upcoming anthology, Once Upon a Fairytale, which will feature modern retellings of classic fairytales in the form of short stories, poems, and songs. What would a contemporary version of a Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, or Little Red Riding Hood read like if written today?

Submissions must be written in English. Open to unpublished and previously-published authors. No Harvard or Harvardwood affiliation necessary, so spread the word to all of your writerly friends and colleagues!

Exlusive Q&A with Marielle Woods AB '08 (Director, Spin, Do No Harm)

Marielle Woods AB '08 is a filmmaker from New Jersey who concentrated in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard. Right after graduation, Marielle first worked as a director and producer for docudrama shows on Discovery, History, A&A, and Animal Planet. Marielle has since transitioned into scripted and directed award-winning shorts Mi Corazon and Do No Harm. This year, Marielle was selected to participate in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

Q. When did you decide to become a director, and did your experience at Harvard play a role in that decision?

A. I actually came to Harvard planning to be a Classics major (I took 10 years of Latin and still love it) but taking a few VES classes solidified what I already knew deep down – that filmmaking was my future. I had previously directed some theater (including a rousing stage rendition of 101 Dalmatians one summer) and growing up I would often try to convince teachers to let me make a movie in lieu of writing a paper, which led to some hilarious early work. So on some level, I think I’ve always known I wanted to direct but I didn’t have the tools or verbiage to say so until I got to college. 

Q. How did you transition from Harvard to Hollywood / "break into" the industry?

A. I came to LA for the first time the summer before my senior year because I knew I would soon be moving west. I signed up for a free two-week trial to and sleuthed contact info for anyone who was listed as a producer or AD on films “in production.” Many cold calls and emails later, I was brought on to intern on an indie feature, and by the end of the first week, I was the Key Set PA.

Ten years later, some of the people I met on that film are still my closest friends out here. I made the official move to LA a month after graduation and actually found my first job from a posting on Harvardwood—at a then-small production company making Shark Week shows. I spent about six years working in docu-drama television and cut my teeth filming gun fights, avalanches, and animal attacks.

Four years ago, I moved into scripted content (thanks to more cold calls and emails) and, when I’m not making my own content, I now work with stunt coordinators and second unit directors on action films—which is my heaven. I want to always be blowing things up and lighting people on fire and crashing cars.

Q. What was the very first project you shot, and can you share with us how it came together?

A.Speaking of crashing cars… the first short film I made after school, Mi Corazon, was shot on location in Puerto Rico and was about a young American couple who get into a car wreck on a remote jungle road. After years of telling stories of near-death experiences for Discovery, Animal Planet, etc., I was fascinated by the effect traumatic situations have on individuals and relationships, and I asked Jason Lazarcheck AB '08 to write the script. After relentless crowdfunding, it came together largely thanks to Erin Krozek, my producer, and many other brilliant cast and crew members. We were lucky to team up with a wonderful local production company in San Juan (Do More Productions), and brought out our DP, AC, and stunt coordinator from LA.


Urgent Seeds of a Nation docu update: Peter Ajak MPA '09 arrested without charge in South Sudan

Harvardwood is the nonprofit fiscal sponsor for the feature-length documentary Seeds of a Nation, directed by alum Catherine Lee MPA '09, about a group of South Sudanese youth led by Peter Biar Ajak MPA '09 calling for peace in his wartorn home.

Peter—a child soldier at age five, refugee to the United States at age 17, and now Harvard and Cambridge graduate—was arrested on July 28, 2018 at Juba Airport by South Sudan’s National Security Service. He is currently being detained without charge or due process. Please visit the Seeds of a Nation page on our website for more info. A petition for Peter is in circulation, and the hashtag #FreePeterBiar has been tweeted by Samantha Power and others.

About Peter & the documentary:

South Sudanese “Lost Boy” Peter Biar Ajak (34), whose life has only known war and flight, decides enough is enough. Against the wishes of his president, he galvanizes young leaders from warring tribes to bring peace to his beloved homeland. Upon Peter’s appeal, a dozen “seeds of a nation”—young men and women, with diverging political beliefs, professions, and personalities—drop everything for five weeks and gather to start a youth movement to end the conflict.

This group of lawyers, doctor, bishop, reggae artist, and more have an ambitious goal: to form a unified policy stance and message of peace that they will deliver to highest levels of leadership in the East African capitals of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda, all players in perpetuation of South Sudan’s war.  But first the group itself must become one, finding common ground and unexpected friendships. Above all, each member mustreckon with past tragedies, fears, and hard sacrificial choices as they arrive to their last and most challenging destination, their home South Sudan.

Industry Successes

Congrats to all the Emmy nominees this year, including Harvard alum-helmed shows such as Game of Thrones, WestworldSilicon ValleyBarryThe AmericansCurb Your Enthusiasm, and The Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtAn Emmy for Megan, a shortform web series by comedy writer Megan Amram AB '10, received two nominations, for Outstanding Actress in a Shortform Comedy/Drama and Outstanding Shortform Comedy/Drama. And as Deadline pointed out, Alec Berg AB '91 achieved the rare feat of double writing and series nominations for Silicon Valley AND Barry—incredible! As for the News & Documentary Emmys, The Mars Generation, produced by Lauren Estevez JD '13, has been nominated in the Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary category. Congratulations to everyone! 

Award-winning videogame What Remains of Edith Finch from Jonathan Hamel AB '91 recently won the Best Gameplay award at Games for Change! The aim of the annual Games for Change festival is to promote equality, understanding, and inclusivity in videogames.

Earlier this summer, Peter Dodd AB '06 moved from UTA to Warner Bros., where he is now VP of Creative Development. Congratulations, Peter!

Author Winnie M. Li AB '00 (Dark Chapter) gave a must-watch TEDxLondon talk on "reframing the way we think about sexual violence." If you've already picked up her debut novel, Dark Chapter, and are itching for more, Winnie also recently contributed a guest article to The Dark Mountain Project.  

On August 17th, Netflix will release Matt Groening's Disenchantment—watch the trailer now. Three of the show's co-executive producers are Harvard alumni: David X. CohenBill Oakley, and Patric Verrone!

And for all you Hulu subscribers, we hope you're watching Castle Rock, from Sam Shaw AB '99 (Manhattan, Masters of Sex) & Dustin Thomason AB '98 (ManhattanLie to Me). The Stephen King series just premiered on July 25, 2018.

Kelsey Grammar is set to star in upcoming feature The Space Between, an indie comedy about the music biz. Milan Popelka AB '01 (Arrival) and Michael Roiff AB '01 (Waitress) are producing, alongside Steven Samuels (Michael Clayton).

Don't miss the Aug. 2nd broadcast debut of Marvel's Runaways on Freeform! Warren Hsu Leonard JD '99 (GoliathHow to Get Away with Murder) is a writer-producer on the series. 

The main title theme from HBO's Succession , composed by Nicholas Britell AB '03 (SuccessionThe Big Short12 Years a Slave), is now available for streaming and download. ICYMI, here's a great article about Nicholas from The Ringer! Speaking of, The Ringer chatted with some Harvard alumni showrunners—Alec Berg AB '91, Greg Daniels AB '85, David Mandel AB '92, and Michael Schur AB '97to discuss "When Do TV Shows Peak?" Another great read!

Adam Schneider AB ’07 is the Executive Producer of A.X.L., which will be released in theaters worldwide on August 24th by Global Road Entertainment. The film stars Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, and Thomas Jane and is also produced by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight). The film is based on the 2015 short film, Miles, which Schneider developed and produced from its inception.

New Members' Welcome

Harvardwood warmly welcomes all members who joined the organization over the past month, including:

  • Devin Adair, College, LA
  • David Allyn, GSAS, NY
  • Charles Alvare, HBS, LA
  • Julia Ames, KSG, Other U.S.
  • Nate Berner, College, NY
  • Royce Clifford, SPH, LA
  • Brendan Clifford, FOH, LA
  • Ethan Cohen, College, NY
  • Lev Craig, College, NY
  • Debbie Danielpour-Chapel, College, Boston/Campus
  • Linda Falcao, HLS, DC
  • Shawn Jain, ART, NY
  • Calvin Lew, Ext., LA
  • Carina Livoti, College, NY
  • Tim Marrinan, College, UK
  • Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, College, NY
  • Lawrence McLeod, Ext., Boston/Campus
  • Alicia Mergenthaler, College, SF/Bay Area
  • Michael Ng, HBS, LA
  • Susie Petruccelli, College, NY
  • Elian Pres-Gurwits, HBS, LA
  • Nora Sagal, College, LA
  • Buzz Shattan, College, NY
  • Ian Steaman, College, ATL
  • Jeannie Sui Wonders, College, Boston/Campus
  • Susan Lasley Wainwright, HBS, NY
  • Cecil Williams, College, LA
  • Robin Woods, Radcliffe, NY

FOH = Friend of Harvardwood

Alumni Profile: Amy Aquino AB '79 (Actor, BoschWhite OleanderWorking Girl)

Written by Nicole Torres AB '11

Amy Aquino’s love for acting began in junior high and high school. When it came time to choose a career path, she was passionate about acting, but feared it was no way to make a living. Amy also loved science and medicine, having interned in the emergency room growing up in Philadelphia, and decided that might be a more practical career path. With this pragmatism, she chose to attend Harvard, although it did not have a theater department and offered only one theater class. But her love for acting was ever present.

As she recalls, “Actually, the essay that I wrote for my [Harvard] application was all about acting and what it meant to me.”

As an undergraduate, Amy concentrated in biology, but immediately immersed herself in Harvard’s theater scene. She enrolled in the one theater class at the time, the freshman acting seminar, and performed in numerous house theater productions throughout her time there. Ultimately, she realized where her priorities were: “By my junior year, I had noticed that I was spending, oh, 40 hours a week doing theater in a school with no theater program. And hardly any hours at all, you know, the absolute minimum on my biology. So I had determined at that point that I needed to at least give acting a try. So [I] moved to New York from there.”

Living in New York, she had great difficulty finding work as an actor for several years. She recalls, “I was getting practically nothing. I got one job in a theater company. We did Two Gentlemen of Verona and I was hired as one of the woods people to play my bassoon and run around in a leotard. And I was appreciative of that. Riverside Shakespeare Company, I don't know if they're still around, but that was basically it.”

From an objective standpoint, she was doing all the right things. She found a flexible nighttime job working as a paralegal, and was taking numerous classes at studios throughout the city, ranging from acting classes at the Uta Hagen Herbert Bergoff studio to singing and dance classes. But it was not enough.

Ultimately, Amy determined that the people who were getting acting jobs were those who had attended drama schools like Julliard and Yale, so she began applying. However, her initial attempts were not successful. She recalls, “I started applying to Yale Drama School and Juilliard once. I applied to Yale three years in a row before they finally admitted me. And by the time they did admit me, I had been working professionally in Minneapolis. I had moved from New York to Minneapolis, I went out there because I had heard that their unemployment rate for actors there at any given time was 50 percent versus the 95 in New York, and it actually worked. They were incredibly inviting and open and cast me in a show right away, and I got a commercial agent and was ready to move there when Yale finally admitted me, which is the way it happens.”

Amy capitalized on every minute of her time at Yale and remembers those years very fondly. She states, “It was really difficult and really wonderful and a very supportive class. It taught me a tremendous amount.” One thing she did find frustrating, however, was her classification as a character actor during her time at Yale for small, funny roles. In part to try and break out of this characterization, she took a risk on her final audition, where students perform for industry members.

Amy recalls, “For the big audition at the end, I took kind of a big chance and did a very irreverent interpretation of Agnes of God, which is a play about a nun who gives birth to a baby and they’re trying to figure out how it happened. It got an enormous reaction, which you typically don't get any reaction at all at these big league auditions. They literally sit silently. They don't laugh, they don't clap. They're just looking. And they went nuts for me and Kimberly and everything reversed. My fortunes just reversed. So that ended up really kicking off my career.”

And indeed, professional work started flowing in.

Immediately after graduating, Amy was hired to do a play in La Jolla. Soon after, her first professional television job came through a Harvard contact, Andy Borowitz AB '80, whom she had worked with during her theater days at Harvard. She was cast as an Italian maid on the show Easy Street, and she jokes, “So that was my introduction to the American public, singing opera in French and acting in an Italian accent.”

In the years that followed, Amy was somewhat bicoastal. She lived and did theater in New York, continuing to work nights at her old law firm, and would travel to Los Angeles for pilot season where she would book work occasionally in television as well. Then, somewhere between her third and fifth pilot seasons, Amy received her big break when she was cast as Phyllis Berger Silver in the show Brooklyn Bridge. This brought her out to Los Angeles full-time, where she bought her home in Hollywood that she still lives in today, and met her husband.

Twenty-five years later, Amy has remained in Los Angeles and her career path has followed a similar trajectory. She continues to alternate between her work in theater and her work in television. Her resume is as impressive as it is diverse, and she has had the opportunity to work on many iconic shows over the years.

She describes her experiences fondly. “I had a really wonderful run at one point where I was doing what I call repertory television. I was doing recurring roles on four different, all wonderful shows that were beautifully written. And it was really great. I was doing Felicity, which was this crazy character. And then I was doing Judging Amy with the fabulous Amy Brenneman AB '86, where I was playing a judge who also was dealing with cancer, so that was a very different character. I did Freaks and Geeks, with the unbelievably talented Judd Apatow and the extraordinary cast there and Paul Feig, and that was a very different feel and type of storytelling. And I was doing ER, [with] the unbelievable John Wells with the original cast.

"And I did ER for 15 years on and off from the beginning to the end and got to work with extraordinary people there. She was the toughest of all my tough characters. And switching back and forth between them gave me tremendous pleasure and always kept me in the game and kept me interested. So it was always challenging and interesting and what acting is about—creating people and telling stories—and I got to create all these different people and switch around with them. I feel very blessed to have been able to do that.”

And blessed she has been because just finding work as an actor is no cake walk. Her story is a testament to that. A strong work ethic and solid training are essential, and Amy is a strong believer in the value that drama school can provide for actors. A degree from a reputable school provides solid training, confidence (in your own abilities as well as industry members’ confidence in you) and relationships, each of which can significantly aid an actor’s career.

Yet ultimately, Amy believes it is essential that aspiring actors understand the arbitrary nature of Hollywood. She explains, “If you remember one thing, it's that the business is arbitrary. You can be a brilliant actor and get nowhere and you can be a really sucky actor but have that indefinable thing and end up having a very lucrative, successful career, so you just can't take anything personally. It doesn't mean you don't try, but you [have to] just remember that the odds are that the industry's not going to respect you or it's not going to work out and that's okay. It's not a reflection on you as a person. You can't let a business that's this arbitrary define you as an individual. I never let it diminish my self-esteem. And what happens is some people just keep pushing it and pushing it, and after a while they don't feel good about themselves. And if you don't feel good about yourself, you can pretty much forget it because you bring that into the room and no one's [going to] want to hire you. And you have one life and you can do any number of things. Don't let your life go by just because this ridiculously arbitrary business isn't going to give you the things you want. Find something that will.”

Currently, Amy is keeping her streak of playing strong female characters alive with her role as Lieutenant Grace Billets on Amazon’s series Bosch, now entering its fifth season. She also recently had a small role in the Amazon studios film Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, out on October 12.

In addition to acting, Amy also harbors a huge passion for gardening and has been tending to her home garden throughout our conversation. She has found a great way to combine that passion with philanthropy, and excitedly tells me about an Alzheimer’s fundraiser she recently participated in, the Longest Day, where she made blackberry jam from her garden to honor her father and his siblings. You can still donate here!

Nicole Torres is an attorney, actor, and writer living in Los Angeles.


FEATURED EVENT Harvardwood Panel: Diversity Behind the Scenes in Hollywood - Thurs., Aug. 16 (LA)

How diverse is Hollywood’s workforce? How does diversity behind the scenes influence what’s on the screen? What does it feel like working behind the scenes in the industry as a minority? Come join us in a panel discussion with a diverse group of agents, executives and managers in the entertainment industry to discuss topics ranging from their work experience to the impact of diversity on Hollywood. 


  • Emily Song MBA '17, US- China cross border business initiatives at CAA
  • Jason Hafford, US-India cross border business initiatives at CAA
  • Mike Wheet, Movie Acquision at Netflix
  • More to be announced!

Los Angeles, CA

Harvardwood Heads To... Ivy Entertainment Summit & Awards 2018 - Sat., Aug. 4

You are invited to the IVY Entertainment Summit and Awards, an exclusive experience at AFI. The event will feature insider strategies to finance your independent project, mentoring roundtables, a keynote about the history and future of entertainment and technology, and a Q&A with Netflix set to spend $13-billion on content this year. The full day event will culminate with an exclusive power networking reception FREE for All Access Pass Holders.

Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's 3rd Annual White Party - Sun., Aug. 19

With over 300 guests last year, The Ivy Plus Society invites you to wear all white and celebrate the end of summer at a “romantic AF” outdoor patio (LA Mag)! Join us at The Viceroy’s Cast Patio which the LA Timescalls “the best kept secret in LA.” Get your tickets now, this special day-time event will only bring out the finest and brightest in the city.

Harvardwood Heads To... HAAAA Crazy Rich Asians Movie Event - Sun., Aug. 19

Join fellow Harvard alums to watch the Crazy Rich Asians movie together at the Pacific Theater at The Grove in Los Angeles. This is the first movie with an all Asian cast in 25 years - since The Joy Luck Club.

What's more, get to know Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim along with your fellow alumni and other Ivy school alumni over drinks after the movie at the bar inside the movie theater lobby. Prepay for the ticket if you want a seat together with the group. 

New York, NY

Harvardwood Presents Mike Reiss AB '81 on SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: A Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons - Mon., Aug. 13

When Mike Reiss AB '81 was asked to write for a new animated sitcom called The Simpsons, he was less than enthusiastic. There hadn’t been a cartoon in prime time since The Flintstones, a generation before, and nobody thought that would work. Still, Mike had been a fan of Simpsons creator Matt Groening and executive producer Sam Simon for years, so he took on the gig, treating it as one would a summer job (not very seriously). The day before The Simpsons premiered in December 1989, Mike was sitting in the trailer with the other writers when he asked the question that was on everyone’s minds: “How long do you think this show will last?” Every writer had the same answer. Six weeks. Only Sam Simon was optimistic. “I think it will last thirteen weeks,” he said. “But don’t worry. No one will ever see it. It won’t hurt your career.”

Sam was right about one thing—no one’s career was hurt. Now a four-time Emmy winner, Mike Reiss is one of the few writers, producers and showrunners to have worked on the series since its very first episode. And in this, The Simpsons’ 30th anniversary year, there are few better suited to give an inside look at the making of one of the most famous shows in television history.

Now Mike has written a new book, SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons, telling how The Simpsons came to be America's most iconic cartoon family. He explains how the episodes are created and provides an inside look at the show's writers, animators, actors, and celebrity guests. Mike Reiss's book will be available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the talk.

Our Sexy Sizzling Harvardwood Summer PARTY!! - Tues., Aug. 21

Sure, New York in August is hot—but Harvardwood is HOTTER!  Yes, it's time for our sizzling spectacular Summer PARTY! Major FUN alert! Admission is free, but you MUST bring something to eat or drink! 

Wine, beer, salad, chicken, cheese, pizza, pasta, brownies... everything will be welcome. Things that are real FOOD (as opposed to chips and such) are especially strongly encouraged. Harvardwood members are HUNGRY people!

Washington, DC

Harvardwood Meet-up at the Blacklist DC Happy Hour - Wed., Aug. 1

The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow writers at the DC happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

Boston/Cambridge, MA

Harvardwood Meet-up at the Blacklist Boston Happy Hour - Wed., Aug. 1

The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. We'll be hosting happy hours on the first Wednesday of every month. The event is free and open to the public (cash bar), so spread the word to your writer friends but be sure to RSVP.

Connect with Harvardwood at TIFF 2018

Calling all filmmakers and film lovers who are attending the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival! Whether you're presenting a film you worked on or you simply want to connect with other Harvard folks in attendance, get in touch with Harvardwood and let us know you'll be there. We want to do all we can to promote you/your film, AND if there's a critical mass of Harvardwood members and friends attending, we'd be happy to help organize a casual get-together. Historical biopic First Man (starring Ryan Gosling, directed by Damien Chazelle AB '07-'08) will have a gala presentation at TIFF 2018 too! 


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