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Donate an item or gift cert to the 2018 Holiday Auction!

Become a champion of the Harvard arts, media & entertainment community by donating an item from your business or service in support of Harvardwood's education events, professional programs, and service initiatives. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and auction proceeds will go to the Harvardwood Fund.

All Harvardwood donors are crucial to aiding Harvardwood in equipping a community of bright and talented artists and art enthusiasts to ultimately serve the world with their talents and resources. Harvardwood donors will receive special recognition on our website, as well as recognition at selected events and programs throughout the year. They will also receive invitations to periodic exclusive VIP Harvardwood events.

In addition to getting exposure via our online silent auction, promoted to our 9,500+ members worldwide, this is a great way to promote your product/service at our annual holiday bash on Friday, Dec. 7th in Los Angeles!

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Our #HarvardwoodNYC holiday party needs a home

Our annual Harvardwood NYC Holiday Party is without a suitable space, so if you'd be willing to consider hosting the party in your living room, or have access to a suitable party space, do please email NYC Chapter Head Spence Porter right away. And of course, we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about this annual celebration!

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Attending the Austin Film Festival? Connect with Harvardwood members!

If you're attending this year's Austin Film Festival and would like to get connected with other Harvardwood members who will be there, get in touch! Email harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line "AFF 2018" and the contact info where you'd like to be reached. Then we'll put together the list of folks willing to share their contact info and connect all of you together.

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Apply for a mentorship in 2018-19 (LA only)

Seeking a mentor in your field in the arts, media, or entertainment? Apply by October 5th for your opportunity to be matched with a Harvardwood mentor this year.

The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

Mentees will connect with their mentors in three one-on-one meetings (preferred) or phone conversations over the course of the year, usually October - June. Although not required, optional experiences include shadowing a typical workday, meeting, or conference call; offering a tour of the mentor's company offices; or attending HMP events.

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Deadline extended for submissions to ONCE UPON A FAIRYTALE anthology

We are extending the deadline to submit your short story, poem, or prose work to our upcoming anthology, Once Upon a Fairytale! The new deadline is November 1st.

This second anthology from Harvardwood Publishing 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?

Submissions must be written in English. Open to unpublished and previously-published authors. No Harvard or Harvardwood affiliation necessary, so spread the word to all of your writerly friends and colleagues!

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25% discount off ITVFest passes for Harvardwood members

Every October, the Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) brings talented executives, creators, and fans of episodic content to Manchester, Vermont, for 5 days of panels, screenings, and networking. This year ITVFest's Executive Director Philip Gilpin, Jr., who gave a well-received Harvardwood salon talk in Cambridge, has generously offered Harvardwood members 25% off all festival tickets and passes. Just go to https://www.itvfest.com and enter HARVARDWOOD18 at check-out to claim your discount. And if you'll be attending, please let Boston/On-Campus chapter head Adam Pachter AB '92 know at boston@harvardwood.org.

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Harvard undergrads, apply to attend Harvardwood 101 in January 2019

Current students, you have until Friday, October 19th to apply to the 2019 Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry. The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

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Hasty Pudding casts six women—including two Harvardwood 101 alumnae!

Breaking news from The Crimson: "Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions."

Among the six are two Harvardwood 101 alumnae, Annabel O’Hagan AB '19 and Laura Sky Herman AB '19! The four other women selected are Celia K. Kenney AB '20, Ellen L. Shaheen AB '21, Shirley L. Chen AB '22, and Ashley M. LaLonde AB '20. Congratulations to all!

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Boston/Cambridge screenwriters, apply to join the 2018-19 Writers Program

The 2018-19 Harvardwood Writers Program in Boston will begin meeting weekly in early October, and we're accepting applications from interested writers now through Sept. 25th.

New participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this year. Only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply and participate, so if you're not a current member, join Harvardwood or renew your membership before accessing the application link. The participation fee is $80/writer.

If you're interested in joining the Boston Screenwriting Group, make sure you're a current Harvardwood member, log in to our website, and fill out this brief form.

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LA writers, time to apply for the Fall 2018 HWP-TV Modules

Now through Sept. 16th, we're accepting applications to the Fall 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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9/20 - 9/28 LA Film Festival: Who's going?

Will your project be screening at this year's LA Film Festival, Sept. 20-28th? We're here to support YOU, and Harvardwood members are always able to share info about upcoming screenings or other events to the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar. 

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Pacific Northwest residents: Please take our 3-minute survey!

Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a supportive community of like-minded folks.

Now through September 15, 2018, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for PNW-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we revive the chapter.

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