Harvardwood

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.harvardwood.org

Mission

Harvardwood is a nonprofit organization for members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts, media and entertainment. By providing professional resources and service opportunities, Harvardwood strives to utilize the creativity and leadership of our diverse members as forces for positive social change.

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Harvardwood was created in 1999 by three Harvardians: producer Stacy Cohen, film/TV executive Adam Fratto, and then-student Mia Riverton. Harvardwood coordinates career enhancing and community building programs and events for its members around the world, including on- and off-campus activities for students. Additionally, Harvardwood has an active online community, including a website, alumni directory and various email lists through which our 5,000+ members worldwide can send and receive information regarding career-related issues, job opportunities, cultural & social events, classified ads, and other areas of interest.

In 2002, Harvardwood incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Harvardwood is not financially supported by Harvard University or related entities. As a mainly volunteer-run organization, individual donations are of great importance to our ongoing operations. Donations of funds, property, or other assets are tax-deductible and go toward supporting our events, programs, and online services. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible financial or in-kind contribution to Harvardwood, please visit our donations page (http://www.harvardwood.org/donations/) or email [email protected]

Ruling year info

2003

President

Allison Kiessling

Director

D. Dona Le

Main address

Po Box 461503

Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA

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EIN

03-0483549

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Film, Video (A31)

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Harvardwood 101

The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry. The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services. Activities include film and TV panels as well as visits to studios, working film sets, talent agencies, production companies, and music labels.

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Started in 2003, HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA. Past program events have included film screenings, industry panels, and speaker series.

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Harvardwood Career Connections is home to several programs, tools, and resources that aim to help Harvardwood members advance in their chosen career paths, including the Harvardwood Mentorship program and the Harvardwood Career Center. For more information, please visit: http://www.harvardwood.org/?page=HCC

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The mission of this program is to identify ways to deepen Harvardwood's commitment to community service. Harvardwood Helps aims to raise awareness about causes of interest and seeks out opportunities to provide community service events to Harvardwood members worldwide.

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Launched in 2013, the Harvardwood Heroes (HH) grant program aims to spotlight and support those members of Harvardwood that have made or plan to make an exceptional contribution to the community, specifically at the intersection of arts and service. These Heroes exemplify the mission of Harvardwood, demonstrating the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment.

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Harvardwood Music is home to all of Harvardwood’s musical talent. This program fosters networking, professional development, creative collaboration, and exposure for all musicians affiliated with Harvard. It is also home to Harvardwood's musical showcase, Harvard ROCKS!

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Started in 2009, the Harvardwood Actors' Program works to provide exposure and work opportunities for actors affiliated with Harvard University. Through workshops, showcases and creative partnerships, the program focuses on connecting Harvardwood actors to writers, producers, directors and industry professionals.

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Harvardwood Talent Group (HTG) is a program that provides professional resources, information, and opportunities for Harvard actors. In addition, HTG submits Harvardwood actors for feature films, TV, and Theater. The goal is to help participating actors establish a strong work history and eventually secure talent agency representation. Eligible HTG members have the opportunity to attend exclusive "Actor Extras" events organized by Harvardwood leadership.

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Launched in 2005, the Harvardwood Writers Program (HWP) is an ongoing workshop for film and TV writers in LA, New York, Boston, San Francisco and most recently, Washington D.C.

HWP groups meet regularly to discuss and critique original material and to hear from experienced guest speakers in different fields.

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The Harvardwood Seminar Series (HSS) is a year-round program featuring major speakers in an interactive forum addressing topics related to arts, media, entertainment, and culture.

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Harvardwood

Board of directors
as of 6/5/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gerry Bryant Director

Legal Affairs

Stacy Cohen Founder & Director

Harvardwood Helps

Stacey Collins Director

Harvardwood Career Connections

Eddie Dalva Director at Large

Patricia Danaher Director

Harvardwood Publishing

Adam Fratto Founder & Director

Harvardwood Film Festival

David Gallagher Director

Harvardwood Mentorship Program

Grainne Godfree Associate Director

Harvardwood Film Festival

James Granger Director

HWP - Features and the Harvardwood Writers' Competition

Sean Lawrence Associate Director

Harvardwood Music

Karan Lodha Associate Director

Harvardwood Seminars & Salons

Michael Persaud Director

Institutional Advancement

Kelley Purcell Executive Consultant

Mia Riverton Founder & Director

Harvard in Hollywood

Michael Robin Associate Director

Harvardwood Writers' Program - TV

Ansley Rubinstein Associate Director

Harvardwood 101 and Harvardwood Summer Internship Program

Amit Samuel Director

Harvardwood 101, Harvardwood Summer Internship Program, and Harvardwood Talent Group

Ryan Slattery Director

Harvardwood Writers' Program - TV

Lano Williams Director

Membership Experience

Mark Wooster Director

Harvardwood Seminars & Salons