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Help improve Harvardwood programming: Take a 5-minute career survey

As we focus on strengthening our flagship programs and building out new initiatives, Harvardwood needs our members' input! Please take just a few minutes to complete the survey below. We'd like to use the information about your career field and level in order to create programs and events that are better tailored to your needs.

All survey results are anonymous, although we do request that you list your primary chapter information. The data collected in this survey will only be used internally by Harvardwood staff to help design our programs; none of the data or potentially identifying information (job title/company) will be made public or shared within our membership.

If you have any questions about this survey or how the results will be used, get in touch. Thank you!

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Pitch to participate in a Harvard alumni storytelling show (LA)

Harvardwood is partnering with Harvard Alumni for Education and First-Generation Harvard Alumni to put on a Los Angeles alumni storytelling show this spring!

If you have a 5- to 6-minute story you'd like to tell at the show, please pitch it here. Your story doesn't need to be about Harvard, but it does need to be about you. You can find some tips and tricks for what makes a good oral story here (The Moth) and here (RISK!).

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For High School Juniors: Apply to receive the Harvardwood Prize

We are now accepting applications from high school juniors to receive the Harvardwood Prize, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify Harvardwood's mission:

Celebrating and supporting lives in the arts, media, and entertainment for the Harvard community and beyond.
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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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Connect with Harvardwood at SXSW 2020

SXSW 2020 is just around the corner, March 13-22, 2020! If you're attending, guest speaking on a panel, presenting a film, or anything of that nature, let us know! We're happy to connect all Harvardwood members and friends in Austin so you can meet one another.

This year's SXSW lineup includes Harvard alumni Greg DanielsVera Sola, Jen Wong, Eliah Seton, Edgar Thornton, and Daniel CantagalloLet us know if you'll be there too!

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Harvardwood BOS Screenwriters' Group is back!

The Harvardwood Writers Program in Boston is being revived for Spring 2020! Join us to read and discuss members' scripts and strengthen your writing skills. We will meet bimonthly on Tuesdays at 7 pm, beginning February 11. This group will be focused on both TV and feature film projects. To apply, visit this page. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7th. 

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Recruit Harvard students to intern at your company in Summer 2020

If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to receive applications from current Harvard College students, we invite you to participate in the 2020 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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Spring 2020 HWP-TV Modules in LA: Apply by Feb. 1st

We are now accepting applications to the Spring 2020 semester of The Jeff Sagansky Harvardwood TV Writers Program (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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Apply to volunteer with the Harvardwood Board of Directors

The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term at our January 29th Q1 meeting, 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 twenty years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities of and setting the course for the entire organization. 

Below is a list of Board positions we are looking to fill. Each Harvardwood Board member holds office for a period of two years, until his or her successor is elected and qualifies. Board members should have a strong interest in fostering career education and networking among Harvard University alumni and students, and candidates have either completed a degree program at Harvard University or have a strong affiliation to Harvard as determined by a majority of the existing directors. Board members must be of the age of majority in CA and should be able to attend quarterly board meetings in the Los Angeles area.

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Volunteering for Global Networking Night in LA - Jan. 15th

Global Networking Night is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network; the last event drew more than 8,000 alumni in over 100 cities!

Here in Los Angeles, Harvardwood is looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Wednesday, January 15th. We have two events in Los Angeles this year: a west-side GNN and an east-side GNN.

The LA West event runs from 6-9pm, and as always, we're expecting a HUGE crowd at The Parlor. All hands on deck, please!

There will also be a big turnout at the LA East GNN, which runs from 6-8pm at Pasadena City College. See instructions below on how to volunteer.

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Additional Film/TV memorabilia up for auction - through Jan. 8th

Now through January 8th, Harvardwood is auctioning off more film/TV memorabilia autographed by Taylor Swift, Martin Scorcese, Nicole Fosse, Sterling K. Brown, and more! View all the items on Charitybuzz; these lots close on January 8th, and individual countdown timers can be viewed on each item's page.

All auction proceeds will go toward Harvardwod's programming and events in 2020. Harvardwood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to celebrate and support lives in the arts, media, and entertainment for the Harvard community and beyond. Thank you for your support by participating in the auction!

Happy New Year!

 

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Screening your film at Sundance 2020? Share with Harvardwood

Calling all Harvard-affiliated films and filmmakers traveling to Sundance or Slamdance this month! The 2020 Sundance Film Festival will run from January 23 - February 2, 2020 in Park City, Salt Lake City, and at Sundance Mountain Resort.

Among the films that will be screened at Sundance are I Carry You With Me, produced by Mynette Louie AB '97 (SwallowThe invitation); Dinner in America, produced by Nicky Weinstock AB '91 (Red Hour Films); Minari, produced by Jeremy Kleiner AB '98 (If Beale Street Could Talk, MoonlightWorld War Z); and Four Good Days, co-written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia AB '82 (In TreatmentNine Lives).

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Harvardwood's 2019 Holiday Auction is NOW LIVE!

The 2019 Harvardwood Holiday Silent Auction IS NOW LIVE

BID TO WIN by Wednesday, December 18th, when the auction closes! Bidding is super easy! You can simply text your bid amount to (251) 254-8704 with the item's three letter code and bid amount ex. DJJ$125. You'll then be notified by when you're outbid, so you can keep track of the items you want and make sure you're the winning bidder when the auction ends at 3pm PT on Wednesday, Dec. 18th.

VIEW AUCTION ITEMS

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