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Community service volunteers, apply for a $500 Harvardwood Heroes grant!

Dedicated community service volunteers, we are now accepting applications to become a 2015 Harvardwood Hero and the recipient of an *unrestricted* $500 grant!

Launched in 2013, the Harvardwood Heroes grant 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.

Harvardwood members and/or applicants whose service project is arts-related will receive priority consideration. However, all Harvard-affiliated individuals (students, alums, faculty, and staff) are encouraged to apply.

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The Harvardwood 101 deadline is Oct. 19th!

Current students, you've got until October 19, 2015 to apply to the Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry.  The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

The 2015 Harvardwood 101 program will run from Monday, Jan. 4th to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

  • The MANDATORY bootcamp week will run from Jan. 4-8th.
  • The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from Jan. 11-24th, or a portion thereof.
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Apply to be matched with an industry mentor in 2015-2016!

The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

We are now accepting applications from prospective mentees for the 2015-16 HMP!

Mentees will connect with their mentors in four one-on-one meetings (preferred) or phone conversations over the course of the year, usually September - May. Although not required, optional experiences include shadowing a typical workday, meeting, or conference call; offering a tour of the mentor's company offices; or attending HMP events.

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Take our membership survey for 1 month FREE MEMBERSHIP!

Harvardwood is planning some new initiatives for 2016, and we appreciate your thoughtful feedback and suggestions.

This survey is intended for Harvardwood (past and current) members, Friends of Harvardwood, and subscribers. If you have a few minutes, we would love to hear from you!

ALL RESPONSES WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Past or current members who wish to earn one (1) month of free Harvardwood membership can opt to enter their identifying information at the beginning of the survey. This offer does not apply to new members.

Please complete the survey by October 15, 2015.

Thank you for helping us continue to make Harvardwood a vibrant and enriching arts, media, and entertainment community!

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Screenwriters, deadline to apply for the LA Features Program is Oct. 7th!

Now through October 7, 2015, we're accepting applications to the Harvardwood Writers Program for feature screenwriters in Los Angeles!

In 2015-2016, the aim of the newly reworked HWP-Features Program will be to ensure that each participant completes his or her screenplay. The group will likely meet once every other week from mid-October 2015 through mid-March 2016. 

This year, the HWP-Features group in Los Angeles is trying a new, stream-lined iteration, in which the application process will be slightly more intensive, in an effort to guarantee the participants' commitment to completing the program and their scripts.  In addition, the group will attempt to operate on more of an organized curriculum, using certain deliverables as waypoints in the development process.  For example, each writer will "pitch" his or her story to the group, will finalize a thorough outline from beginning to end, and will turn in pages in predetermined blocks (by act, sequence, or scene, etc).  Like previous years, the group will strive for a "writers room" format, and will aim to give focused attention to the projects of 2-3 members every week, thereby staggering group submissions and allowing for better productivity and pacing.

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Share your work on the NEW Harvardwood Byline Bulletin!

Journalists, bloggers, columnists, op-ed contributors, here's your chance to boast your byline and share your latest article published online with the Harvardwood community!

Harvardwood has created a platform for journalists, columnists, bloggers, and other content creators to share their work with our network of 6,000+ students and alums worldwide. 

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NY & Boston writers, join the Fall 2015 Harvardwood Writers Group by Sept. 9th!

Launched in 2005, the Harvardwood Writers Program (HWP) offers ongoing workshops for film and television writers in LA, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and more. HWP groups meet regularly to discuss and critique original material and to hear from experienced guest speakers in different fields (see here for a list of previous speakers).

The deadline to join the HWP - TV Modules in Los Angeles in August 31, 2015.

However, Boston screenwriters and NYC TV writers have until September 9, 2015 to join the HWP in those cities!

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Do community service? Apply now for a $500 unrestricted Harvardwood Heroes grant!

We are now accepting applications to become a 2015 Harvardwood Hero and the recipient of a $500 grant! Apply by October 25, 2015.

Launched in 2013, the Harvardwood Heroes grant 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. Harvardwood members and/or applicants whose service project is arts-related will receive priority consideration.

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Enter the 2015 Harvardwood Karaoke Contest!

Harvardwood Karaoke is a summer online contest that features Harvard students and alumni singing along to a song of their choosing.

Contestants record their Karaoke rendition and submit it via a YouTube link to the Harvardwood Music Committee, which selects the finalists who are showcased on this page. The winner is determined by an online vote.

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LA Writers, apply to join a Fall 2015 HWP TV Module - Deadline Aug. 31st

The deadline to join a Fall 2015 Harvardwood Writers Program - TV Module is Monday, August 31st at 11:59pm PT!

TV Fall Modules are tentatively scheduled to include Comedy, Drama, and Rewrite. 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. 

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Member Discount to World Premiere of WAITRESS at the A.R.T.

This fall, attend the world premiere of Waitress at the A.R.T.! Harvardwood members can receive a special discount off certain shows in September; the code is good for discounted, fee-free tickets.

About Waitress

Book by Jessie Nelson
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly
Choreographed by Chase Brock
Directed by Diane Paulus

Jenna, played by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must choose between her commitments and her dreams. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness—but Jenna ultimately has to decide for herself. This poignant and uplifting new musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf. Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”) and directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

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Seeking a volunteer to serve as Harvardwood Chicago's Co-Chapter Head!

Chicago.jpgThe Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood is seeking an enthusiastic Co-Chapter Head to help direct Harvardwood programming and events in that region.

We have a great volunteer interested in reviving Harvardwood's Chicago chapter, and we're seeking another volunteer to help serve as Co-Chapter Head. Ideally, this person is energetic, full of ideas, people smart, and able to organize events and programs effectively. In addition to having an interest in the arts, media, and entertainment, the Co-Chapter Head should be based in Chicago to help coordinate, for example, guest speaker events, film screenings, a writers' group, etc.

If you are in the Chicagoland area and have an interest in cultivating the Harvard arts, entertainment, & media community in that region, please email [email protected] to tell us more about yourself and your arts-related interests!

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