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Congrats to the recent winners of the Writers Competition & Most Staffable TV Writers List!

We're so pleased to share the winners of the Harvardwood Writers Competition and the Most Staffable TV Writers list (see Tuesday's Deadline article)!

We received numerous excellent scripts this year, and the winning writers were selected by a panel of television executives, writers, producers, agents, and managers. Each writer will receive a one-on-one mentorship, and Competition winners will also receive a cash prize.

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2018 Awardee of the Harvardwood Prize

A few months ago, our Board of Directors announced the creation of the Harvardwood Prize, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify our mission. We are now delighted to announce that we have selected a winner for the inaugural Harvardwood Prize. Please join us in congratulating Brammhi Balarajan, a high school junior from Las Vegas, NV!

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Heading to Tribeca 2018? Share your screening info with Harvardwood

If you're involved in a film that will be screened at Tribeca this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community! We're here to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.

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Apply for a 2018 Harvardwood Heroes community service grant

This April, apply to become a 2018 Harvardwood Heroes and receive a $500 unrestricted grant! The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2018.

Harvardwood awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

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Seeking summer sublets for Harvard students - LA & NY

Harvardwood seeks accommodations hosts for the 2018 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP). HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media, and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA (pictured below are our 2017 HSIPers at The Mission Entertainment).

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Announcing the new HARVARDWOOD PRIZE for high school juniors!

The Harvardwood Board is delighted to announce the new HARVARDWOOD PRIZE, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify Harvardwood's mission:

Harvardwood is a nonprofit organization for members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts, media and entertainment. By providing professional resources and service opportunities, Harvardwood strives to utilize the creativity and leadership of our diverse members as forces for positive social change.

In light of Harvard University's robust arts communities and arts education opportunities, we hope the Harvardwood Prize will encourage high school students to apply to the College. The Prize will be awarded annually to a high school junior (rising senior) who plans to apply for admission to Harvard College in the fall of their senior year and who has demonstrated excellence in their dedication to the arts/media/entertainment and its power to enact positive social change.

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2018 Summer Internship Program listings now online

The 2018 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) list of opportunities is now available!

Started in 2003, HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA. Past program events have included film screenings, company visits, industry panels, and speaker series.

The earlier you apply, the better, so read on for more information about HSIP.

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Tell us if you're attending SXSW 2018 this spring

The 2018 SXSW Film Festival, now in its 25th year (!), will take place March 9 - 17, 2018. The festival lineup includes the world premiere of Support the Girls, a feature by writer-director Andrew Bujalski AB 99; upcoming HBO series Barry by Bill Hader and Alec Berg AB '91; and documentary Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield AB '87.

Let us know if you plan to attend SXSW, and we'll connect all the Harvardwood folks heading to Austin this spring.

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Unlock your creativity with Harvardwood

Creatives in Los Angeles, looking for an accountability partner? Trying to complete a project? Aiming to take a crack at your passion project?

Havardwood is exploring ideas for a monthly, weekly, or bi-weekly informal group to meet witht the purpose of helping one another unlock the creative juices. The workshop would be loosely structured around Julia Cameron's book The Artist Way. The group is open to anyone creating art: writers, singers, actors, directors, producers, sculptors, painters, musicians etc.

We're gathering information at this stage. Please complete the brief form below by March 17th, and we'll circle back in a month or two with some ideas.

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Recruit Harvard students to intern at your company this summer

If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to recruit applications from current Harvard College students, we invite you to participate in the 2018 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP)! Companies can recruit current Harvard students directly by posting their internship opportunities to Harvardwood FOR FREE.

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Apply to the Spring 2018 HWP-TV modules in Los Angeles

Now through Feb. 5th, we're accepting applications to the Spring 2018 Harvardwood Writers Program - TV Modules (HWP-TV)!

HWP-TV uses peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List (see below). All writers must be based in LA and Harvardwood Full Members.

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Join the Harvardwood Board of Directors

The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions! The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past fifteen years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities and setting the course for the entire organization. 

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