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.


Meet with fellow Harvardwood producers

YOU, our members, told us about your interest in support and resources for Harvardwood producers—and we listened!

We facilitate meetings and connections between working producers, where they will have the opportunity to network with one another, seek advice/feedback on current projects, share resources and contacts, and open other avenues for future collaboration.

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Last call for submissions to the 2016 Harvardwood Film Festival!

Filmmakers, the deadline to submit your work to the 2016 Harvardwood Film Festival is January 1, 2016!

We're accepting features, shorts, TV pilots, web/digital series—even music videos! You don't have to be a Harvardwood member to submit, although Harvardwood members have a discounted submission fee, but a Harvard-affiliated person must be in a key creative position (e.g., writer, director, producer, main cast member).

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Apply to the CAPE New Writers Fellowship by 1/7/2016

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) New Writers Fellowship discovers and nurtures AAPI writers launching their careers in television and film. This 11-session Fellowship, which takes place over 6 weeks, offers mentorship by top Television and Film professionals and teaches and offers insight into the business and commercial aspects of the entertainment industry.

  • 2016-CNWF-340x311.jpg2 submission categories: Film and Television*
  • Up to 10 fellows will be selected
  • Fellows will receive:
    • Cash stipend per Writer or Writing Team
    • Intensive 11-session curriculum with industry professionals in Los Angeles from March to April (all finalists must attend all classes and lab sessions)
    • Exclusive opportunities to meet with successful entertainment agents, managers, producers, and executives
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Shoutout to Harvard-affiliated Sundance/Slamdance filmmakers!

Screen_Shot_2015-12-03_at_4.03.45_PM.pngCalling all Harvard-affiliated films and filmmakers heading to Sundance or Slamdance in January 2016!

Are you heading to Park City next month? Will one of your films be presented? If so, let us know so that the Harvardwood community can support you and your work. Just email [email protected] with information about your film, screening times, etc.



2015 Annual Appeal

CYMERA_20151119_233722.jpgAs the year end draws closer, we invite you to look back at all that Harvardwood has accomplished in not just 2015, but also the fifteen years since its founding! That’s right—we’re celebrating Harvardwood’s fifteenth birthday and asking you to donate a birthday gift to our organization by December 31st.

Given Harvardwood’s stated mission, we’ve been delighted to see the arts and arts education achieve greater emphasis at Harvard University, especially with the recent launch of the Theatre, Dance, & Music concentration. This sentiment was heartily echoed by guests at our Harvardwood Heroes celebration in early November; longtime Harvardwood supporters and donors were invited to a private reception hosted by Advisory Board Member Lisa Henson in Los Angeles to recognize the recipients of our Heroes community service grants.

Harvardwood continually strives to provide meaningful resources, educational programs, and professional events for our 6,500+ members globally. Although we do not receive financial support from the University, we’re proud of the tremendous growth of our organization and excited to report the following key achievements in 2015:

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Join the Harvardwood Board of Directors - January 2016

The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions! The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past fifteen years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities and setting the course for the entire organization. 

Below is a list of Board positions we are looking to fill. Each Harvardwood Board member holds office for a period of two years, until his or her successor is elected and qualifies. Board members should have a strong interest in fostering career education and networking among Harvard University alumni and students, and candidates have either completed a degree program at Harvard University or have a strong enough affiliation to Harvard as determined by a majority of the existing directors. Board members must be of the age of majority in CA and should be able to attend quarterly board meetings in the Los Angeles area (Board members in other locations can participate via conference call, but please note that for some positions, a presence in LA is preferred).

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LAST MONTH to submit to the 2016 Harvardwood Film Festival

The deadline to submit your film (documentary, feature, short, web series, etc.) to the 2016 Harvardwood Film Festival is January 1, 2016!

Selected works will be screened at the HFF, which will take place in Los Angeles in Spring 2016 (exact date and location TBA). You do not need to be a Harvardwood member to submit your film, but a Harvard-affiliated person must be in a key creative position (e.g., writer, director, producer, main cast member) for your work to be considered for the Harvardwood Film Festival. 

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Congratulations to the 2015 Harvardwood Heroes

After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2015 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.


We thank all of the applicants who submitted proposals for consideration. It was truly inspiring to read about the amazing service work that Harvard students and alums are performing across the globe!

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Support Harvardwood when you shop AmazonSmile this holiday season!

If you're a regular Amazon shopper, please support Harvardwood this holiday season before you start checking off your gifts list!amazonsmile.jpg

Simply designate Harvardwood as your AmazonSmile nonprofit, and for every purchase you make, Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase to Harvardwood. Set Harvardwood as your designee nonprofit, and definitely pass on this link to your family and friends too!

Harvardwood thanks you for your support — every little bit helps,
and we depend on generous donors and supporters such as
yourself to keep running our events and programs!


Feature your product or service in our 2015 Holiday Silent 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.

HolidaySilentAuction.jpgAll 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 6,000+ members worldwide, this is a great way to promote your product/service to Harvard alums AND Stanford alums, since all auction items will be featured at our jointly hosted holiday party in Los Angeles on December 7th!

We are currently seeking tax-deductible items valued at $100 or above to be donated for the auction, such as:

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