So You Want to Make It in Hollywood?


Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hear from Winifred White Neisser '74, former Senior Vice President of Television Movies and Mini-series at Sony. OCS Career Education Fellow, Keith Raffel, who is also a Harvard College and Law School alum, will facilitate this lunchtime conversation with Winifred. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND

Winifred's career in television development spans 34-years including 14 years as an executive at NBC, and another 20 years at Sony Pictures Television. She worked eight years in NBC Children’s Television division supervising the writing and production of animated shows including The Smurfs, The Amazing Spiderman and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Leaving NBC for Sony Studios, Winifred continued to work in the ever-changing landscape of television, developing such award winning movies and miniseries as A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Christopher Award, NAACP Image Awards, Humanitas Award) starring Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad, BROKEN TRAIL (4 Emmy awards) starring Robert Duvall. Winifred left SONY at the end of 2014, accepting a fellowship at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. She continues to work on projects in media and arts education.