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Are you a data cruncher? We need you!

As Harvardwood swells to almost 10,000 folks in our online community, we want to gain a better understanding of what draws them to the organization and what we can do—what we can do better—to meet their needs. To that end, we're in need of a Board member who can help us crunch our membership data and use that data to make Harvardwood even better. Read on for more info about this volunteer position! 

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Attending Sundance 2019? Get in touch with Harvardwood

Calling all Harvard-affiliated films and filmmakers traveling to Sundance or Slamdance this month! The 2019 Sundance Film Festival will run from January 24 - February 3, 2019 in Park City, Salt Lake City, and at Sundance Mountain Resort.

Among the films that will be screened at Sundance are documentary feature The Great Hack, directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim AB '96; FilmNation's Late Night, starring Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow AB '67, Ar.D. '05; and The Last Black Man in San Francisco, produced by Jeremy Kleiner AB '98.

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Seeking volunteers for Global Networking Night in LA

We're looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Monday, January 9th! The event runs from 7-10pm, and as always, we're expecting a HUGE crowd at the LA GNN. All hands on deck, please!

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Bid in the 2018 Holiday Silent Auction NOW!

The 2018 Harvardwood Holiday Silent Auction IS NOW LIVE

BID TO WIN by December 14th, when the auction will close at 12pm PT. This year's hot items include:

Bidding is easy! You can simply text your bid amount to (863) 509-5411 with the item code and your bid amount. You'll then be notified by when you're outbid, so you can keep track of the items you want and make sure you're the winning bidder when the auction ends at 12pm PT on Dec. 14th.

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#GivingTuesday is Nov. 27th | Make a gift to Harvardwood

Now that the dust has settled on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, get back into the spirit of giving with #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27th!

There are many ways to give to Harvardwood. You can select a specific program fund to support, depending on whether you'd like your contribution to go directly to the Harvardwood 101 Fund, the Writers Program Fund, or the Harvardwood Heroes Fund.

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Donate an item or gift cert to the 2018 Holiday 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.

All 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 9,500+ members worldwide, this is a great way to promote your product/service at our annual holiday bash on Friday, Dec. 7th in Los Angeles!

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Our #HarvardwoodNYC holiday party needs a home

Our annual Harvardwood NYC Holiday Party is without a suitable space, so if you'd be willing to consider hosting the party in your living room, or have access to a suitable party space, do please email NYC Chapter Head Spence Porter right away. And of course, we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about this annual celebration!

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Attending the Austin Film Festival? Connect with Harvardwood members!

If you're attending this year's Austin Film Festival and would like to get connected with other Harvardwood members who will be there, get in touch! Email harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line "AFF 2018" and the contact info where you'd like to be reached. Then we'll put together the list of folks willing to share their contact info and connect all of you together.

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Apply for a mentorship in 2018-19 (LA only)

Seeking a mentor in your field in the arts, media, or entertainment? Apply by October 5th for your opportunity to be matched with a Harvardwood mentor this year.

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.

Mentees will connect with their mentors in three one-on-one meetings (preferred) or phone conversations over the course of the year, usually October - June. 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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Deadline extended for submissions to ONCE UPON A FAIRYTALE anthology

We are extending the deadline to submit your short story, poem, or prose work to our upcoming anthology, Once Upon a Fairytale! The new deadline is November 1st.

This second anthology from Harvardwood Publishing will feature modern retellings of classic fairytales in the form of short stories, poems, and songs. What would a contemporary version of a Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, or Little Red Riding Hood read like if written today?

Submissions must be written in English. Open to unpublished and previously-published authors. No Harvard or Harvardwood affiliation necessary, so spread the word to all of your writerly friends and colleagues!

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25% discount off ITVFest passes for Harvardwood members

Every October, the Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) brings talented executives, creators, and fans of episodic content to Manchester, Vermont, for 5 days of panels, screenings, and networking. This year ITVFest's Executive Director Philip Gilpin, Jr., who gave a well-received Harvardwood salon talk in Cambridge, has generously offered Harvardwood members 25% off all festival tickets and passes. Just go to https://www.itvfest.com and enter HARVARDWOOD18 at check-out to claim your discount. And if you'll be attending, please let Boston/On-Campus chapter head Adam Pachter AB '92 know at boston@harvardwood.org.

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Harvard undergrads, apply to attend Harvardwood 101 in January 2019

Current students, you have until Friday, October 19th to apply to the 2019 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.

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