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Get Dodgers tickets—AND support Harvardwood!

THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD. Thank you!

Thanks to a generous Board member, Harvardwood is selling FOUR tickets and two parking passes to the July 19th Dodgers v. Marlins baseball game on July 19th, which is also Friday Fireworks Night!

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Help Harvardwood celebrate our 20th birthday this September

We are celebrating Harvardwood's 20 years this September at a festive gathering in Los Angeles, and we need you! If there's anything you can contribute to make this a memorable event, please get in touch. Be creative! Think you could put together a fun retrospective short about Harvardwood and our members? Pitch us! Do you have a hookup to a great venue for the celebration? Are you a designer who could put together a fun 20th-anniversary program for printing? Are you a musician who'd like to give a brief performance? A painter who'd like to display their works at the celebration?

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Enter your script in our annual Writers Competition

Writers, it's that time of year again! The annual Harvardwood Writers Competition is now open for submissions through July 31, 2019.

We're accepting feature screenplays, original TV pilots, and shorts (<30pp), and all writers are eligible to submit their scripts, as long as they are Full Members of Harvardwood. The Harvardwood Writers Competition (HWC) was founded in 2006 with the aim of recognizing superior work by Harvard writers and giving these talented individuals the opportunity to gain industry exposure. View the list of past HWC winners.

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ENDS JUNE 28th: Bid to win a one-on-one lunch with an entertainment VIP!

START BIDDING: Harvardwood's Summer 2019 VIP Lunch auction is LIVE now through Friday, June 28th!

We're auctioning off one-on-one lunches with amazing Harvard entertainment VIPs: Albert Cheng MBA '97 (COO & Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios), Jon Goldman AB '87 (Managing Partner, Skybound), Jenette Kahn AB '68 (Co-Founder, Double Nickel Entertainment), and Keri Putnam AB '87 (CEO, Sundance Institute).

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Please read the auction rules and guidelines before placing any bid on a VIP lunch. Bidding ends at 11am on Friday, June 28th, but Harvardwood members get a special perk: one extra hour of bidding from 11am-12pm! If you aren’t a current Harvardwood member, this is a great time to join or renew your membership.

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Announcing the 2019 Heroes grant recipients!

After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2019 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

This year's Heroes are:

  • Athena Bowe AB '15 | Chinese in Entertainment

  • Karen Harris JD '94 | JPYC Foundation

  • Megan McDonnell AB '14 | Future2Film

  • Rodney Sanders EDM '13 | Perfecting Gifts

Read more about the 2019 Heroes' community service projects.

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Give to the HSIP Transportation Fund!

You can make a world of difference to a Harvardwood student this summer! 

The Harvardwood Travel Fund enables Harvard students participating in the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) to travel to/from events hosted by the program throughout the summer. Many students interning in Los Angeles do not have access to a car, and the travel funds go strictly toward ridesharing or public transportation expenses to attend events hosted by Harvardwood or one of our industry partners. 

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Call for Cannes Film Festival attendees

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th to May 25th this year. If you plan to attend or your film is screening at Cannes, get in touch via email to tell us all about it. As we've done for other major film festivals, we'll connect all the Harvardwood members and friends who respond to each other, so you can meet up and make new friends.

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"Who's in the Room" Mentoring Program accepting applications

The deadline to apply to TIME'S UP Entertainment's mentoring program, Who's in the Room, is April 19th! Get the program details and application link below.

timesup.jpg“Who’s in the Room” (WITR), a program of TIME’S UP Entertainment, is designed to increase the presence of people from a variety of economic and cultural backgrounds in the producer and executive ranks of the entertainment industry. We want to flood the market with young, diverse executives and help them build a powerful network of peers and mentors who will support them throughout their career.

We are targeting assistants in the executive and producer pipeline with one to three years of experience to help them get promoted, or “JUMP”, to junior executive level. Core to the program is an understanding that many young people leave the industry at the assistant level because they lack the support to overcome substantial cultural and socio-economic barriers.

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Voting begins for Harvard's Board of Overseers and HAA Elected Directors

Check your inboxes for an email from Harvard University with voting information for the Board of Overseers and the Elected Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association! This year's list of nominees includes Janet Echelman AB ’87, an internationally known artist working in the public art sphere. Janet as deeply involved in both the performing and visual arts during her time at Harvard. 

Given Harvardwood's mission to support members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment, and to utilize the creativity and leadership of our diverse members as forces for positive social change, we are delighted by Janet's nomination and hope you will support her too!

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Get a limited-edition shirt commemorating Harvardwood's 20th!

For the next twentyi days only, get a limited-edition shirt commemorating Harvardwood's twenty years! You can select from a variety of styles, sizes, and colors. Check out the shirts here at Bonfire and spread the word to your fellow Harvardwood friends. Please buy a shirt in support of Harvardwood—they make a great addition to your wardrobe and are an easy gift too!

BUY NOW

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Apply to the HWP-Features group in LA

The application period for the HWP-Features program in Los Angeles opens March 25th! The group will meet one to two times a month beginning in April, with the goal of getting your project to the next level, whether that's creating an outline, revising scenes, or finishing a full screenplay. Only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply (non Friends of Harvardwood). If you have questions about the Features Program, please email HWP-Features.

After you submit your application (found here), you'll be contacted by the HWP-Features program directors. The application will ask for a short bio highlighting your writing background, relevant experience, areas of interest and specific goals while in the program.

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Submission period open for Harvardwood Heroes community service grants

We are now accepting applications to receive a 2019 Harvardwood Heroes grant in the amount of $500, with four grants awarded annually. The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2019.

The Harvardwood Heroes program 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. 

Read about the community service work that past Heroes have performed!

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