Laura Frustaci

  • Harvardwood Presents: Activism and Writing the #MeToo Narrative

    5pm PST / 8pm EST

    Join us for a virtual conversation with novelist Winnie M Li AB '00 about her latest novel COMPLICIT, which explores #MeToo in the film industry. She’ll also discuss activism born out of lived experience, survivorhood and writing, and the ethics of commercializing a #MeToo narrative. 
    Winnie M Li AB ‘00 is an author and activist.  She worked as a film producer in London before her life was disrupted by a violent stranger rape in Belfast in 2008. Her debut novel, DARK CHAPTER, is a fictional retelling of that event from victim and perpetrator perspectives. Translated into ten languages, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and was nominated for an Edgar Award.  She is currently adapting it for the screen. Her second novel COMPLICIT was published in Summer 2022 and selected by The New York Times for their ‘Group Text' book club. Winnie is also Co-Founder of the Clear Lines Festival, the UK’s first-ever festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Her ongoing PhD research at the London School of Economics explores media engagement by rape survivors as a form of activism. Winnie has given over 200 public talks and appeared on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Irish Times, and TEDx London. She holds an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland in recognition of her writing and activism, and currently lives in the English countryside with her partner and toddler. http://winniemli.com.

    You can read more about Winnie’s work in this exclusive Harvardwood Q&A earlier this spring: 
    https://www.harvardwood.org/exclusive_qa_li_winnie


    Links: 
    Social media: 
    Twitter @winniemli
    Instagram winniemli

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    October 11, 2022 at 5:00pm
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  • Harvardwood Presents: Write Your Life: Memoirs, Personal Essays and more

    5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST

    Join Harvardwood to learn how to write your memoir: a conversation between author Jesse Leon MPP '01 and Ruben Navarrette AB '90 MPA '00 about writing and sharing Latino stories, featuring Jesse Leon's new memoir "I'm Not Broken". 

    In this unflinching and inspiring memoir, Jesse Leon tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival, shining a light on a childhood spent devastated by sex trafficking, street life, and substance abuse.

    Born to indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants in San Diego in the 1970s, Jesse Leon’s childhood was violently ruptured. A dangerous and harrowing encounter at a local gift shop when he was eleven years old left Jesse with a deadly secret. Hurt, alone, and scared for his life, Jesse numbed his pain by losing himself in the hyper-masculine culture of the streets and wherever else he could find it—in alcohol, drugs, and prostitution.

    Overlooked by state sanctioned institutions and systems intended to help victims of abuse, neglected like many other low-income Latinos, Jesse spiraled into cycles of suicide and substance abuse. I’m Not Broken is the heartbreaking and remarkable story of the journey Jesse takes to win back his life, leading him to the steps of Harvard University. From being the lone young person of color in Narcotics Anonymous meetings to coming to terms with his own sexual identity, to becoming an engaged mentor for incarcerated youth, Jesse finds the will to live with the love and support of his family, friends, and mentors. Recounting the extraordinary circumstances of his life, Jesse offers a powerful, raw testament to the possibilities of self-transformation and self-acceptance. Unforgettable, I’m Not Broken is an inspirational portrait of one young man’s indomitable strength and spirit to survive—against all possible odds.

    JESSE LEON is a social impact consultant to foundations and investors on ways to address issues of substance abuse/addiction, affordable housing, and mental health. He is a native English and Spanish speaker and fluent in Portuguese. He is an alum of UC Berkeley and Harvard and based in San Diego.

    RUBEN NAVARRETTE is a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group, a contributor to The Daily Beast, a feature writer for Latino Magazine, a weekly contributor of short-form video to Straight Arrow News, a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, host of the podcast “Ruben In The Center,” author of “A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano” (Bantam), founder/CEO of “Navarrette Sonic Podcast Network” (NSPN), and a communications coach specializing in personal brand development. For more information, visit: www.rubennavarrette.com

    Jesse and Ruben have known each other for 23 years. They met in the Fall of 1999, when they were both enrolled at the K-School. Jesse was in the MPP program, and Ruben was in the MPA mid-career program. They are both Mexican American, and both live in San Diego County.


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    September 28, 2022 at 5:30pm
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  • Skybound Entertainment Seeks Executive Assistant to CEO

    Company: Skybound Entertainment
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2+ years’ experience assisting an entertainment executive with excellent organization skills, acute attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment

    Job Description: Skybound Entertainment is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The ideal candidate is strategic, resourceful, detail-oriented and motivated at prioritization in a fast-paced environment. The EA will support the CEO by handling a variety of scheduling, project tracking, and cross-departmental administrative duties. Strong interpersonal skills, capacity to multi-task, and confidence communicating with high-level executives are important aspects of the position. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in growing within an IP based company in the direction of Film, TV, Video Games, Tabletop Games, Editorial, and more.

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  • 30% OFF Tracking Board Yearlong Membership

    The Tracking Board is a jobs search database with a yearly membership fee, We've partnered with them to offer a 30% off discount for full members!

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  • published John Bowman Memorial Tribute in News 2022-06-24 16:38:56 -0700

    John Bowman Memorial Tribute

    Earlier this year we said goodbye to beloved John F. Bowman (AB ’80, MBA ’85), a valued leader in his role as Vice-Chair of the Harvardwood Board amongst many other things. 

     

    The memorial tribute video from the Writers Guild of America can be found here


  • Lake George Entertainment/Nicholas Britell Executive Assistant

    Company: Nicholas Britell - Lake George Entertainment LLC
    Location: NYC
    Start Date: June 1st, 2022
    Type of Position: Executive/Personal Assistant - Full-Time Salary Position - Hybrid
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1-2yrs

    Job Description:

    Open Position working with Composer Nicholas Britell / Lake George Entertainment LLC

    Title: Executive Administrative Assistant / Music Business Associate

    Job Type: Hybrid - Work location will default to in person at Lake George Entertainment Building / Studio located in Manhattan. At various times and when necessary due to COVID safety, work will be remote.

    Role: To assist in all aspects of administration of Lake George Entertainment LLC in addition to personal assistance to owner/composer Nicholas Britell.

    Lake George Entertainment is a growing entertainment company focused on all aspects of business supporting the endeavors of composer Nicholas Britell.

    These endeavors include Nicholas’ composing/producing work, Lake George’s music publishing catalog, soundtrack album catalog, as well as oversight of various investments.

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  • Entertainment Coordinator (NBCUniversal) - CA

    Company: NBCUniversal
    Location: Universal City, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: preferably 1+ year(s) of on-desk industry experience

    Job Description: The Entertainment Coordinator will support the EVP of Scripted Series, Movies, Daytime & Kids, ELG & DTC  working across the NBCUniversal TV portfolio, including Peacock, NBC, USA, and SYFY Networks. The position also serves as office liaison, communicating with internal divisions as well as the external business and creative community. 

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  • published Looks Can Kill trailer in Channel - Member Videos 2022-06-22 13:06:38 -0700

    "Looks Can Kill" Trailer

    "Looks Can Kill" is a psychological thriller exploring the secrets of modelling and acting. Talent and dedication are not all it takes to reach the top . Find out how dangerous it can get when Looks Can Kill! (Feaure film available on tubi tv.)

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  • published Associate Event Producer (WME) - CA in Job Listings 2022-06-17 12:39:50 -0700

    Associate Event Producer (WME) - CA

    Company: WME
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Data Administration, Content Management or a related field, or equivalent experience required
    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum of 1-year experience in a similar environment with project management, data entry, and content management. 

    Job Description: As the Associate Event Producer at On Location, you will work closely to support a team of Event Producers that drive the way we produce once in a lifetime unforgettable fan experiences in music and beyond. You understand the activation flow, anticipate needs, and excel in project management. You thrive in a dynamic, agile environment that collaborates with cross functional teams. Experience with FileMaker, data entry, content management systems, and ticketing in live events is a plus. The ideal candidate is passionate about growing in the live events space and will advance into the Event Producer role. 

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  • 2022 Fall Internship Program (UTA) - NY/CA/TN

    Company: UTA
    Location: NY/CA/TN
    Start Date: September 26, 2022
    Type of Position: Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Students actively enrolled in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program, who have at least Junior standing in undergraduate studies (i.e., 2023 graduates). There are no restrictions on declared majors, degree program, or course of study.
    Minimum Years of Experience: N/A

    Job Description: UTA’s Fall Internship Program exposes Interns to a wide variety of business practices in the field of entertainment. Interns receive formal instruction on the fundamentals of the talent agency business and how to work within it. Interns will have the opportunity to work cross-departmentally on projects and research addressing client and business needs. In addition to a wealth of industry-specific knowledge, interns will learn to be resourceful, resilient, and collaborative.

    The Internship Program is open to students of all declared majors, degree programs, and courses of study. Students must have finished their Junior year in undergraduate studies to be eligible.
    This will be 8-weeks Internship program with start date on September 26, 2022. The application deadline is Friday July 15, 2021.  

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  • Assistant to Head of Speakers (UTA) - NY

    Company: UTA
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum 1+ years’ assistant experience, a plus within the entertainment industry 

    Job Description: UTA ‘s is seeking an Assistant to the Head of the Speakers department. UTA Speakers are among the most sought-after luminaries in the world. The agency represents some of the world’s sharpest minds and provocative figures from business and politics, technology and entertainment, literature, sports, and beyond.

    The ideal candidate must have the ability to proactively function under tight deadlines and have experience managing daily schedules/calendars, as well as preparing for meetings and managing a high volume of emails. Qualified candidates must have precise, detailed-oriented organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and writing abilities. 

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  • published Fine Arts Assistant (UTA) - CA in Job Listings 2022-06-17 12:28:19 -0700

    Fine Arts Assistant (UTA) - CA

    Company: UTA
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum 1+ years’ assistant experience, a plus within the entertainment industry 

    Job Description: UTA ‘s Fine Arts department is seeking an Assistant to join in the Los Angeles office. Candidates must have the ability to proactively function under tight deadlines in a fast -paced working environment and experience managing daily schedules/calendars, as well as preparing for meetings. Qualified candidates must have precise, detailed-oriented organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and writing abilities and a knowledge of working Artists and current projects in the contemporary art world and entertainment industry. 

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  • A&R Admin Assistant (Universal Music Group) - NY

    Company: UMG
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum 1 years of administrative experience supporting a senior executive (SVP or above)

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  • Publicist (Disney Streaming Services) - CA

    Company: Disney
    Location: Burbank, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: At least 3 years’ publicity experience at a network, streaming service, studio, or agency

    Job Description: The Publicist – Disney Streaming Services will be responsible for implementing and advising on effective publicity/media relations campaigns, while driving strategies and coordination with global teams for scripted and unscripted original content publicity.

    The ideal candidate has experience in developing and executing communications initiatives, working with various content and publicity teams, executives, and cross-functional global teams. The role entails a strong understanding of the streaming and traditional television marketplace and an ability to write publicity communications in a clear, thoughtful, and incisive manner. This includes drafting press releases, talking points, and other publicity materials and handling outreach to key national and local media outlets.

    This role requires a strategic, creative, solution-oriented mindset with the ability to adapt quickly under pressure and work in a fast-changing environment. This role will work on a variety of scripted and unscripted content campaigns. Heavy focus on pitching stories to media outlets, including print and electronic reporters and critics, online outlets, and influencers.

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  • published Assistant Editor (Disney) - CA in Job Listings 2022-06-17 12:22:01 -0700

    Assistant Editor (Disney) - CA

    Company: Disney
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2+ years of prior Post Production experience in the role of Assistant Editor or relevant role within a digital or traditional media environment.

    Job Description: Disney Eastham Studios is seeking an Assistant Editor to focus on promotional social streaming content as a critical part of our creative studio. This role supports editors, producers, and motion graphics designers in creating forward-thinking content that delivers on the strategic objectives of our team. Must be detail oriented, proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Captioning, SRT’s, File formats such as ProRes, H.264. The ideal candidate will possess the right balance of technical knowledge and creative ability along with a strong organizational skill set.

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  • Assistant to Music Producer/Talent Researcher for Late Night (NBCUniversal) - NY

    Company: Late Night
    Location: New York, NY
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: Prior assistant experience



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  • Production Coordinator, Amazon Local Original Movies (Amazon) - CA

    Company: Amazon
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2+ years of experience as an assistant at a studio or production company

    Job Description: We are currently seeking an experienced Production Coordinator to aid Amazon International Original Movies. You will use your excellent organizational skills to track each movie from setup through production and wrap deliverables. You will be interacting with both internal and external stakeholders at the studio and show level.

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  • published Things to Do Editor (Time Out) - NY in Job Listings 2022-06-10 14:03:15 -0700

    Things to Do Editor (Time Out) - NY

    Company: Time Out
    Location: New York
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: N/A
    Minimum Years of Experience: N/A

    Job Description: Time Out is seeking a Things To Do Editor to join our New York team! The Things To Do Editor will curate the best of the city for our audience. The Things To Do Editor is responsible for producing content about the city’s festivals and events, from best-of lists to key features and listings. To be successful in this role, the Editor must stay current on events and developments in their area of coverage, attending openings and events within their area, creating magazine pages as well as digital features and seasonal feature packages based on audience interest and SEO objectives. This is an editorial role that involves writing both individually and collaboratively with the rest of the editorial team. The ideal candidate should be able to think across multiple platforms and develop stories that live online, through social, email and other channels.

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  • published Executive Assistant (Gutsy Media) - CA in Job Listings 2022-06-10 14:01:11 -0700

    Executive Assistant (Gutsy Media) - CA

    Company: Gutsy Media
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience supporting a senior level executive

    Job Description: The Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting all day-to-day activities undertaken by the Founding Partner at a small but robust production company with staff in LA and NY. This role includes managing schedules, coordinating meetings, organizing project materials, doing project-related research and handling travel arrangements. This role will also include the preparation of presentations, management of interns, tracking of key actions required on all projects and acting as the direct liaison with senior level stakeholders both internally and externally across projects and time zones.

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  • Administrative Assistant for Talent Manager - GROWTH ROLE (Confidental) - CA

    Company: Confidential
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: [High School, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's, PhD]
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: A top tier manager/producer, who specializes in TV/FILM/Management and production seeks multi faceted and talented admin assistant.  Open to someone who is more green as long as they are adept at learning and can catch on quickly. This is a very exciting role to work with someone has been in the business for 20 plus years, knows everyone in the entertainment sector, and is open to mentoring someone.  There is so much growth opportunity for the right person. This is a VERY HANDS On desk where you get to see and be a part of it ALL!  

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