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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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Share your Tribeca film with Harvardwood

Are you heading to Tribeca 2019 and presenting a film? Let us know so we can share screening info and other details with the Harvardwood community. We love 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.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival is slightly later, running from April 24 through May 5, 2019.

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2019 March Membership Mania!

It's baaaack: we're running a March Mania Membership Drive this month for *new members!

If you begin your membership subscription between now and March 31st, we'll give you a one-time use $20 certificate for "Harvardwood cash" that can go toward anything: program fees, entry to the annual Writers Competition, event registration, etc. After all, it seems fitting to celebrate Harvardwood's twenty years with a $20 gift to new members.

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Apply now to Summer 2019 internships

The 2019 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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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:

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.HW_Prize.png

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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Apply to join the Spring 2019 HWP-TV Modules (LA)

Beginning February 8th, we are accepting applications to the Spring 2019 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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Connect with Harvardwood at SXSW 2019

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival takes place March 8 - 17, 2019. If you're attending, guest speaking on a panel, presenting a film, or anything of that nature, please give us a heads-up. We'd like to connect all Harvardwood members in Austin, so they can arrange a casual meet-up!

Featured speakers this year include Jason Blum with John Pierson, as well as Michael Pollanthe author of eight books, including NY Times bestseller How to Change Your MindPollan was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

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