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  • On July 13th, bidding will begin on Harvardwood's online silent auction (featuring a great Sundance Film Festival ticket package for two people!), and we're seeking your donated services, products, and gift certificates to feature as well. Learn more about the Harvardwood Summer Silent Auction 2015 and donate your item!

  • We caught up with our Harvardwood Heroes, who were awarded their $500 grants each in December 2014, to find out how things have been going with their arts nonprofits. Get inspired by all that our Heroes have accomplished over the past half-year!HWC-MostStaffable.jpg

  • Time to polish up those screenplays and pilots, writers! The Harvardwood Writers Competition has begun accepting submissions. Applicants have until July 31, 2015 at 11:59pm PT to submit their scripts (features, TV pilots, and shorts).


Harvardwood Highlights

Alumni Profiles

+ a Q&A with Actor Josh Brener '07 and Writer-Director Marc Brener of The Rumperbutts

  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Seminar Series presents: An Evening with JONATHAN STEINBERG

    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 07:30 PM
    Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA

    Executive Producer of Black Sails and Human Target

    Moderated by Melinda Hsu Taylor (Co-Executive Producer of The Vampire Diaries)

    FREE for Full Members of Harvardwood | $15 for Affiliates and Non-Members

    Seating is limited, so please register in advance below. Tickets at the door will be $15 for all walk-ins, regardless of membership status (cash only).

    Please join us for an evening of industry insights in an informal, low-key setting. We'll explore the mysterious worlds shaped by prolific storyteller Jonathan Steinberg in a moderated conversation with Melinda Hsu Taylor, Co-Executive Producer of The Vampire Diaries.Jonathan_E._Steinberg_Headshot_8x10.jpg
    Light snacks and wine served at 7:30 PM; the conversation begins at 8 PM.
    This is the latest event in Harvardwood's "An Evening With..." series — stay tuned for more great guests in the near future! Join Harvardwood or renew your membership to get free admission to all of them.

    Street parking or LAFS parking garage info here (FYI: LAFS will not validate parking).

    Jonathan E. Steinberg | Co-Creator, Writer, Executive Producer

    Jonathan E. Steinberg is currently the showrunner and co-creator of the STARZ Original series Black Sails. Before that, he was the executive producer and creator of Human Target, which he developed along with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics, Warner Bros., and FOX, and a co-creator and producer of the CBS series Jericho. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.Melinda_Hsu_Taylor_headshot_1MB.jpg

    Melinda Hsu Taylor | Writer, Co-Executive Producer

    Melinda Hsu Taylor is a Co-EP on The Vampire Diaries and a proud genre geek. Previous credits include Lost, Falling Skies, The Clone Wars and Medium, as well as drama pilots for NBC and Lifetime. She is an alum of the Warner Bros. TV Drama Writers' Workshop. As part of her commitment to engaging the film community in public service, she is on the Board of Directors of the Sarah Jones Film Foundation (SafetyForSarah.com).



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    Harvardwood Heads To... The Black List's July Happy Hour

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Melrose Umbrella Company in Los Angeles, CA

    The Black List is where moviemakers find great screenplays to make and screenplays find moviemakers to make them. The Black List hosts a monthly happy hour for writers, and this month's event will be on July 15th at Melrose Umbrella Company. More info here.

    About The Black List:
    It began as a survey. In 2005, Franklin Leonard surveyed almost 100 film industry development executives about their favorite scripts from that year that had not been made as feature films. That first list - many of which have been made since - can be viewed here. Since then the voter pool has grown to about 500 film executives, 60% of whom typically respond.

    Over 200 Black List screenplays have been made as feature films. Those films have earned over $16BN in worldwide box office, have been nominated for 148 Academy Awards, and have won 25, including Best Pictures SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and THE KING'S SPEECH and five of the last ten screenwriting Oscars. A complete list of Black List films is below.

    In September 2012, we launched a membership site for industry professionals that functions as a real time Black List and screenplay recommendation engine. You can learn more here and sign up for membership here.

    In October 2012, we extended our mission further by allowing screenwriters from the world to, for a small fee, upload their scripts to our database, have them evaluated by professional script readers, and subject to that evaluation and our recommendation algorithm, sent to our - at present - over 1000 film industry professionals. You can begin the process of being discovered here.

    The Black List is also home to Scott Myer’s blog Go Into The Story, the official Black List screenwriting blog, and Xander Bennett's Screenwriting Tips... You Hack.
  • Recent Announcements

    Extended deadline for Harvardwood Publishing anthology — THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

    We've extended the deadline for submissions to Harvardwood Publishing's original anthology, The Seven Deadly Sins!

    Lust! Anger! Gluttony! Greed! Pride! Envy! Greed! Sloth! Harvardwood Publishing is looking for submissions for its upcoming anthology on the Seven Deadly Sins. Please send your short stories or poems on at least one of these juicy sins to us by July 31st.

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    Feature YOUR company product, service, and gift certificates in our inaugural Summer Silent Auction

    Harvardwood is having an online silent auction this summer, and we are requesting donations of YOUR company's services, items, products, and/or gift certificates to feature in the first-ever Summer Silent Auction 2015.

    sundance.jpgWe are especially thrilled that, thanks to the generosity of the Sundance Institute, our feature auction item will be a Sundance Film Festival ticket package for two people, to be used during the second weekend of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. This includes 2 tickets each to 6 pre-selected films (2 tickets to 2 films each on Friday, January 29; Saturday, January 30; and Sunday, January 31, 2016 – a total of 12 tickets); 2 festival guest credentials (priority admittance to non-theatre festival venues such as Sundance House, Filmmaker Lodge, and the Music Café); 2 tickets to the Awards Party on Saturday, January 29, 2016; and a Sundance Film Festival catalog. This package is valued at $650.

    Please complete the form below to let us know what you can donate. Example items include signed film/TV/sports memorabilia; set visits to your current show; gift certificates for gym/studio memberships, spa treatments, hotels and resorts, restaurants, etc.; signed books; jewelry and artwork; movie/festival ticket packages; and professional lessons or consultations.

    We are deeply grateful in advance for your support of Harvardwood. All auction proceeds will go toward the Harvardwood Fund. Harvardwood is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations to Harvardwood are 100% tax-deductible. Find out more about what it means to become a Harvardwood supporter

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