Are you an aspiring screenwriter living in NYC? A professional screenwriter living in NYC? An aspiring professional (or professional aspiring) screenwriter living in NYC? If yes, join us for the Fall 2017 cohort of the Harvardwood Writers Program - Features in New York.
Applications will be accepted August 28th - September 10, 2017. All applicants 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 fall / winter.Read more
Now through September 4th, we're accepting applications to the Fall 2017 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. There is a high expectation of preparation and writing done outside of the meetings (approx. 15-20 hours per week). Each module will have approximately eight participants, and will meet for approximately eleven sessions over a fourteen-week period beginning in October 2017 and ending in January 2018.
The program has a strict attendance policy, so please make sure that you can fully commit before applying. Participants are required to give constructive feedback to fellow writers in each session, so there is an expectation that you will have read applicable work prior to the meeting. The modules are successful because of this peer review, and you should expect a "writers room" format for your group.Read more
LEXUS AND THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY ARE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMERGING FILMMAKERS!
Lexus and The Weinstein Company announced the fourth season of the award winning Lexus Short Films. Each season, Lexus presents a theme to inspire and engage filmmakers to craft amazing stories. This season’s theme is TRANSFORMATION which is born from the Lexus brand’s belief that amazing things happen when you transform the ordinary into extraordinary.Read more
Bidding begins JULY 31ST on our one-of-a-kind Summer 2017 Silent Auction!
In addition to a Sundance ticket package for 2 to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, we'll be auctioning off one-on-one lunches with Harvard entertainment VIPs, including screenwriter Jonathan Aibel AB '91 (Trolls, Kung Fu Panda I, II, & III), actress Tatyana Ali AB '02 (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Kiss the Girls), exec Susanne Daniels AB '87 (Head of YouTube Originals), producer Lucy Fisher AB '71 (The Great Gatsby, Divergent series), author/screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz AB '95 (The Book of Henry, The Nowhere Man), & writer-director Massy Tadjedin AB '99 (Last Night, The Jacket)!Read more
We know writers' favorite thing to do—after writing, of course—is procrastinating! But the deadline to submit your script to the 2017 Harvardwood Writers Competition is just two weeks away. At 11:59pm PT on July 31, 2017, we'll close the submission portal to the annual HWC.
So get those rewrites done, make sure to PROOFREAD your final draft, and double-check that your cover page is correctly formatted.Read more
Harvardwood's Facebook page is a great way to follow Harvardwood announcements, program news and deadlines, and upcoming events, but we also created a private Harvardwood group where Members & Friends can connect directly with one another!
All dues-current Harvardwood Members & Friends are invited to post in this group, engage in discussion, make announcements about upcoming projects, crowdsource, ask questions, search for housing, search for jobs, and more.Read more
NEW! Writers submitting their scripts to the annual Harvardwood Writers Competition can opt to receive judging comments and feedback for each script submitted.
All comments and feedback are given by Harvardwood-vetted, working TV and feature writers, e.g., writers who have sold/optioned scripts, are staffed, whose scripts have been produced. The notes are aimed to illuminate judges' reactions to your script (beyond the numerical average of your scores received by semi-finalists and finalists) and may be useful to you for future rewrites.Read more
Harvardwood is the nonprofit fiscal sponsor for a documentary film, A COMMON GROUND, by KSG alumni Catherine Lee and Peter Ajak.
About the documentary: A South Sudanese “Lost Boy,” whose life has only known war, decides enough is enough. Against the wishes of the President, he is gathering youth of fighting tribes for reconciliation and forgiveness and to bring a unified message for peace to the leaders of his country and neighboring nations.Read more
IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Harvard College students looking for a summer (entertainment) internship? Contact the Director of the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program, Marie Kim, at [email protected] ASAP to learn more about this exclusive opportunity in Los Angeles.
The Chicago International Film Festival is now open for entries. The 53rd CIFF will be held October 12-26, 2017.
Films are programmed for public screening in a diverse selection of competitive and non-competitive categories. Each film is presented in one or more of the following sections and is placed at the discretion of the Programming Committee.Read more
We're looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Monday, June 12th! The event runs from 6-9pm at the famed EP & LP Rooftop Lounge, and as usual, the LA GNN is expecting a big crowd.
Additional event details about Global Networking Night are here. If you can help out, please contact us soon—thank you for your help and volunteer time! In addition to our gratitude, volunteers will receive 3 months of complimentary Harvardwood membership.Read more
We are now accepting submissions to the 2017 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 Fall 2017.
Winning scripts will be read by an array of industry professionals, including literary managers, agents, and development professionals. All winners and runners-up will also receive free admission to the 2017-18 Harvardwood Writers Program module of their choice and a small cash award.Read more