Mike Reiss ’81, a former head writer for The Simpsons, a show for which he has won four Emmy Awards, will be in discussion with students about his work as a TV and book writer. His new book, Springfield Confidential, is a humorous look at the legendary TV series. As a student at Harvard, Reiss served as president of The Harvard Lampoon. His books for children include How Murray Saved Christmas, Santa Claustrophobia and The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln, all illustrated by David Catrow.
Screen the Disney/ Pixar animated fantasy feature Coco while eating Mexican desserts – and meeting Academy Award-winning producer Darla Anderson, who will be in conversation with Marcela Davison Aviles ’80. The event, hosted in partnership with Harvard’s FDR Foundation and Adams House, will also celebrate...
B-04 Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tracking the progress of modern-day film score development, Score: A Film Music Documentary illustrates how the first few notes on a piano keyboard end up in the most dramatic moments of a film’s emotional climax. Turning the spotlight on the creative struggles that make up a major motion picture score, the documentary showcases the way the world’s top soundsmiths solve musical challenges – from the creative to the technical.