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  • Bidding has BEGUN on Harvardwood's online silent auction (featuring a great Sundance Film Festival ticket package for two people!). Check the auction page often so you don't miss out on a great gift, one of our VIP lunches, tickets to the LA Dodgers or the LA Sparks, and much more!pane.jpg

  • Singers, grab those mics because the Harvardwood Karaoke Contest is ON! We're accepting your YouTube submissions featuring YOU rocking out to your favorite Karaoke jam now through August 31st.

  • A huge THANK YOU to the talented, awe-inspiring women on our Diversity in TV Panel last month: Emmylou DiazAisha MuharrarSue Chung, and Erinn Veronica Westbrook!


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  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Summer Music: Gary Negbaur - The Big Apple & The Big Easy

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $75.00 USD
    CARMA in New York, NY

    Cost: $70 for Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood (and their guests)
             $75 for all others
             (Price includes special dinner with a glass of wine, including tax and service, plus performance)

    Our evening will begin with a special dinner with a glass of wine, followed by the performance, followed by dessert.

    LIMITED TO JUST 40 PEOPLE!  Advanced registration is REQUIRED—tickets will NOT be sold at the door! Please RSVP at the link below (Members & Friends of Harvardwood must be logged in to access the member price).

    Enjoy summer in New York at its very best with an evening of delicious food and great music, featuring singer/keyboardist/songwriter Gary Negbaur '89.

    Gary will perform an evening of jazz standards, gems from the great American songbook, swing, blues, boogie, and R&B, all paying tribute to two great American musical cities, New Orleans and New York.

    Nashville's The Tennessean wrote, "Negbaur can control the black and whites like Captain Kirk manning the Enterprise."  Chicago's Daily Herald said his "lyric-driven groove-oriented tunes are infused with a breezy style that appeals to popsters, folkies, and jazz fans alike."  And the St Louis Post Dispatch hailed his "way with the jazzy croon and smooth keyboard chops."

    soup_dumpling.jpegAnd our friends at Carma have come up with a special dinner to go with the performance!  Newly opened in the West Village, CARMA serves a distinctive Taiwan-based cuisine with strong American and European influences.  With a signature menu created by the Executive Chef of Taiwan's renowned Din Tai Fung in collaboration with TAO, the cuisine of CARMA features artfully balanced and locally sourced ingredients.  You can see the tentative menu (subject to change) below.

    Combine the happy companionship of your fellow Harvardwood members and friends, the mouthwatering cuisine of CARMA and the rollicking music of Gary Negbaur and you get the perfect way to spend a stunning summer evening!


    Seasonal Salad

    Din Tai Fung Soup Dumplings

    Smoked Tofu with Chinese Celery

    Taiwanese Beef Soup Noodles

    glass of wine

    Organic Soy Panna Cotta



    Purchase tickets     $70 Members & Friends of Harvardwood

    Harvardwood Heads To... How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace with Valerie Alexander

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 USD

    Open to men and women, this provocative presentation by Valerie Alexander is bound to challenge many of your basic assumptions about how to navigate the workplace. In her provocative book, Valerie writes candidly about how she believes “female” instincts often get in the way of women's success and what she believes women can do to talk the language of success and then to walk the talk.

    This topic will be useful to a broad audience given the tremendous diversity in today’s work environment across genders, ages, professional etiquettes and expectations.

    $25 HBSASC members // $30 non-members

    About the Speaker

    Valerie Alexander is an author, speaker, filmmaker, coach, recovering attorney and investment banker. Valerie’s keynotes, seminars and workshops have entertained, trained and inspired entrepreneurs, artists, lawyers, doctors, investment bankers, managers, students, homemakers and CEOs from coast to coast. Prior to becoming a screenwriter, Valerie was a corporate securities lawyer, a venture capital consultant and an investment banker in the Silicon Valley. Valerie received her B.A. from Trinity University and her J.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In the spring of 2010, she was invited to Berkeley Law to teach the legal ethics seminar, Representation of Law in Film.

  • Recent Announcements

    Seeking a volunteer to serve as Harvardwood Chicago's Co-Chapter Head!

    Chicago.jpgThe Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood is seeking an enthusiastic Co-Chapter Head to help direct Harvardwood programming and events in that region.

    We have a great volunteer interested in reviving Harvardwood's Chicago chapter, and we're seeking another volunteer to help serve as Co-Chapter Head. Ideally, this person is energetic, full of ideas, people smart, and able to organize events and programs effectively. In addition to having an interest in the arts, media, and entertainment, the Co-Chapter Head should be based in Chicago to help coordinate, for example, guest speaker events, film screenings, a writers' group, etc.

    If you are in the Chicagoland area and have an interest in cultivating the Harvard arts, entertainment, & media community in that region, please email programs@harvardwood.org to tell us more about yourself and your arts-related interests!

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    Two more weeks to enter the 2015 Harvardwood Writers Competition!

    The deadline to submit your script is 11:59pm Pacific Time on July 31, 2015!

    The Harvardwood Writers Competition (HWC) was founded in 2006 with the aim of recognizing superior work by Harvard writers and giving these talented individuals the opportunity to gain industry exposure. View the list of past HWC winners!

    The HWC features three categories:

    • Feature screenplays (90-120 pages, all genres)
    • Television pilots (half-hour and one-hour, all genres)
    • Shorts (30 pages maximum, all genres)

    In addition, writers who have participated in the HWP - TV Modules during the preceding fall and spring semesters are eligible for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers list.

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