Features Program

The Los Angeles HWP-Features Program returns! Application period is now open until 4/12/21. The group will meet via Zoom 1-2 times a month beginning in late April with the goal of advancing participants' projects from idea, to outline, to finished, feature-length screenplay. This year, all Harvardwood members are eligible, regardless of location. APPLY HERE. Questions, please email HWP-Features.


As with all Harvardwood writing groups, there is a high expectation of preparation and writing done outside of the meetings (approx. 15-20 hours per week) as well as a strict attendance policy, so please make sure that you can commit fully before applying.  Keep in mind that dual commitments to other writing programs (like the Harvardwood TV Modules) can become very hard to maintain.  Participants are required to give constructive feedback to fellow writers in each session, so there is an expectation that you will have read applicable work prior to each meeting.  


Prerequisites: Full member of Harvardwood*

Each writer should expect to: pitch his or her story to the group; finalize a thorough outline from beginning to end; and turn in pages in predetermined blocks (by act, sequence, or scene, etc). Like previous years, the group will strive for a "writers room" format, and will aim to give focused attention to the projects of 2-3 members every week, thereby staggering group submissions and allowing for better productivity and pacing.

*Friends of Harvardwood are eligible to participate in NYC and Boston.


  • All participants must be Harvardwood Full Members
  • All participants must submit the program fee before the first meeting


Previous iterations of the HWP-Features group have attracted widespread interest, especially in Los Angeles. Ideally, the HWP-Features program would like to accommodate an additional group, focused more on initial development and starting the writing process. If such a group might feel more appropriate to your needs and availability, or if you would be willing to lead and/or host such a group, please be sure to voice this interest to Harvardwood by emailing HWP-Features.

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