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2016 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program opportunities are up!

The 2016 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.

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Heading to Tribeca? Share your film 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.

So email us if you have or you know of Harvard-affiliated films that will be featured in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival this spring.

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New Yorkers, sign up for Harvardwood's first Creative Collage!

We've been looking for a way for Harvardwood members in New York to get to know and support each others' creative work. And so we've come up with something new—the very first ever Harvardwood Creative Collage

Bring in some poems you're working on, a part of that novel-in-progress, a scene you're working on for acting class (yes, you can bring a scene partner with you), your latest painting or photograph or even sculpture (if portable!), a song you've written, that standup set you're working on—everything creative is welcome!

Each Creative Collage will star 8 "presenters", getting 8 minutes each for their work.  After the presentations, there will be a reception with wine and cheese.

Sign up to participate in this unique event, as either a presenter or an audience member!

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Seeking an editor for the Harvardwood Publishing anthology

We've selected the excellent short stories and poems to be featured in Harvardwood Publishing's first anthology, The Seven Deadly Sins, and we are now working on the anthology's publication. 

To that end, we're seeking an editor to help us prepare the manuscript for publication. The text consists of short fiction, poetry, and the writers' biographies. If you can pitch in and donate your editing expertise to Harvardwood Publishing, please contact Patricia Danaher at [email protected] by March 15th.

We're excited to showcase these talented writers and their works in The Seven Deadly Sins, and we thank you for helping us bring the anthology to life!

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Call for nominations to Harvard's 2017 Alumni Leadership Fellowship

Harvard is seeking nominations for participants in the 2017 Advanced Leadership Fellowship program!

Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Fellowship provides the opportunity for a group of already accomplished leaders to return to the University in preparation for their next achievements, now focused on positively impacting society. AL Fellows move “from success to significance” by addressing some of the world’s most pressing needs, such as education, public health, economic development, social justice, or the environment.

Distinctive features of the Advanced Leadership Fellowship include:

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Chicago members, tell us what you want out of Harvardwood!

Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a community dedicated to the cultural sector.

Re-launched in the fall of 2015, Harvardwood Chicago provides a forum for members to network and collaborate. Now through (extended deadline) April 15, 2016, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for Chicago-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year. TAKE THE SURVEY!

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Unique opportunity: Pitch your music vid treatment to Interscope Records!

gryffin.jpgInterscope Records just released “Heading Home”, the first original track by Gryffin, whose remixes have garnered millions of views. Now, Interscope is receiving treatments for the music video from Harvardwood members and other Harvard-affiliated individuals!

Interscope will very seriously consider any high-quality treatments received, so this is a huge opportunity for anyone selected, especially if a first-time director is responsible for the concept.

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Recruit Harvard students to intern at your company this summer!

If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to recruit applications from current Harvard Students, we invite you to participate in the 2016 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP)! Companies can reach current Harvard students by posting their internship opportunities to Harvardwood FOR FREE.

HSIP provides a list of internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to Harvard undergraduates and also coordinates career-related events over the summer for program participants in LA, NYC and other cities. Over 100 companies have participated in HSIP since its inception, including: 2929 Productions, ABC, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Archer Entertainment, Benderspink, Digital Domain, Dimension, Disney, Dreamworks, The Firm, Furst Films, HBO Films, ICM, Icon Productions, Intermedia, Lionsgate, LivePlanet, Mirabai Films, Miramax, National Geographic Feature Films, Red Wagon Productions, Samuels Media, Simmons Lathan Media Group, Spirit Dance Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, and The Young and the Restless.

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Seeking writers for the Harvardwood HIGHLIGHTS

Harvardwood seeks writers to handle monthly profile pieces on Harvard alumni in the entertainment industry.

Responsibilities include researching, interviewing the subject(s) via telephone or in person, and writing a 800-1200 word profile piece. Writers should be familiar with both the Harvard community and the entertainment industry, and may suggest profile subjects of interest. Some reporting and/or interview skills are required, as well as poise and a discreet manner. 

This is a great opportunity for someone trying to build their portfolio of clips and/or are interested in the entertainment industry. Profile writers receive three (3) free months of Full Membership to Harvardwood, with a maximum of one (1) full free year per calendar year. Writers can work from any city, and both current students as well as alumni are welcome.

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Announcing the winners of the Harvardwood Writers Competition

After working through over 100 scripts and multiple judging rounds, the results of the 2015 Harvardwood Writers Competition are in!

First, a big congratulations to all FINALISTS — choosing between the best scripts was difficult in every category. Once again, the quality of your writing speaks for itself.

Also, a huge thank you to everybody who helped out as JUDGES in the 2015 HWC. You’ll remain anonymous as promised, but we’re grateful that you lent us your time and expertise.

Each winner will receive a one-on-one mentorship, as well as a cash prize. This year's mentors are:

  • Samuel Baum -  Creator & Executive Producer, Lie to Me (Fox); Writer, upcoming HBO film The Wizard of Lies
  • Adam Fratto - Executive Vice President, Pukeko Pictures / Weta Workshop
  • Couper Samuelson - President of Features for Blumhouse
  • Nell Scovell - Co-Executive Producer, The Muppets; Creator, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

Without further ado, please join us in congratulating:

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Spring 2016 TV Modules — Deadline to apply is Jan. 31st!

Now through January 31st, we're accepting applications to the HWP — TV Modules. This semester, the program will only be available in Los Angeles. The New York HWP — TV Modules may resume in Fall 2016.

The Harvardwood Writers Program — TV Modules use peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. The HWP — TV program is currently available in Los Angeles and runs in the fall and spring semesters yearly. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List.

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Join the Harvardwood Board - Deadline 1/15

We have a few key Board openings available, and we're looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help with the Harvardwood Writers Program (Features), Membership Experience, Harvardwood Music, and the Summer Internship Program. If you're interested in playing a significant role in the direction Harvardwood takes over the next year, apply to join our Board of Directors.

More info and application guidelines here.

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