A Los Angeles production company will film 60-second documentaries on several Harvard students next week for a series aired by Japanese public television on traditions at Ivy League schools.
Creative Enterprises International, the production company, will base the documentaries on about four hours in the lives of two students.
The producer, the director and two representatives from Hitachi Corp. of Japan, the documentary's sponsors, hold open interviews on Monday and Tuesday at the Freshman Union to select four undergraduates who would appeal to a Japanese audience as typical of the "American way," Jeanne A. Olivo, production manager for the production company, said yesterday.
Two students will receive $500 to appear in the documentary. The company will pay two other students $250 for photographs of their activities.