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NEW: Harvardwood Publishing anthology now accepting submissions

Accepting submissions to our upcoming Once Upon a Fairytale anthology!

Harvardwood Publishing is reinventing the fairytale! We are accepting submissions for our upcoming anthology, Once Upon a Fairytale, which will feature modern retellings of classic fairytales in the form of short stories, poems, and songs. What would a contemporary version of a Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, or Little Red Riding Hood read like if written today?

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Enter the 2018 Harvardwood Writers Competition

We are now accepting submissions to the 2018 Harvardwood Writers Competition!

Industry professionals, with support from the Harvardwood Board of Directors, will evaluate all scripts entered to determine the winner and two runners up from each category. Results will be announced in late 2019.

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Catch up with the 2013-2017 Heroes grant recipients!

Celebrate the first 5 years of our Heroes community service program by catching up with the 2013-2017 Harvardwood Heroes grant recipients!

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Meet our 2018 Harvardwood Heroes grant recipients

After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2018 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

This year's Heroes are:

  • Jeanie M. Barnett MPA '02 | The Chicago Help Initiative

  • Farah Art Griffin EDM '08 | Anti-oppression Art Practice

  • Laura Kanji AB '19 | Mission Hill After School Program

  • Priten H. Shah AB '19 | United 4 Social Change

Read more about the 2018 Heroes' community service projects.

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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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