Harvardwood members, get 25% off all CreatorUp e-courses!

Creatorup_Sticker.pngHarvardwood is pleased to announce a new Affiliate program with CreatorUp, the e-learning platform where anyone can learn to tell their story with video and make digital media entertainment projects from top industry pros.


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Now accepting submissions for the Harvardwood Heroes grants program!

Launched in 2013, the Harvardwood Heroes (HH) grant program aims to spotlight and support Harvard students, alumni, staff, and faculty who have made or plan to make an exceptional contribution to the community.

Our Heroes exemplify the mission of Harvardwood, demonstrating the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment. These grants are awarded annually, and grants can be spent at the winner's discretion.

For more information and to apply, please visit this page.


9/15/14 - 10/17/14: Current Harvard students, apply to Harvardwood 101!

Harvardwood is pleased to announce the 13th annual HARVARDWOOD 101 career exploration program, co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services and Office for the Arts!

Attend an info session about Harvardwood 101 at the Harvard OCS (54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA) on Tuesday, Sept. 30th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Please register for the info session.

Harvardwood 101 brings a group of Harvard undergraduates to Los Angeles during the first week of the January term (JAN. 5-9, 2015) and provides various career-related activities in an attempt to demystify Hollywood and educate current students about opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment. Past activities have included a studio lot tour, a visit to a working film set, a discussion of film development and production hosted by a major production company, a visit to a scoring stage, a panel on breaking into TV writing, an agency visit, lunches with alumni in various facets of the industry, and an info session and tour of the USC film school facilities.

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LIKE and FOLLOW us to win a year of free membership!

LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter by October 15th!

Everyone who connects with Harvardwood via social media by the middle of this month will be entered in a raffle to win a year of free Full Membership. This offer is open to new and current members (whose existing membership would be extended by one year).

If you do both (Twitter and Facebook), you'll be entered TWICE! The winner will be announced via Facebook and Twitter on Friday, October 17th, so stay tuned!


THIS WEEK, audition for the Harvardwood Talent Group - LA

Harvardwood Talent Group (HTG*) is a program that provides professional resources, information, and opportunities for Harvard actors. In addition, HTG submits Harvardwood actors for feature films, TV, and Theater. The goal is to help participating actors establish a strong work history and eventually secure talent agency representation.

To be considered for HTG, please email [email protected] Actors must audition to join HTG, and audition times/materials will be sent out *this* week.

[PLEASE NOTE: Only Full Members of Harvardwood will be considered for participation.]

* Currently, HTG is only available to Los Angeles-based actors.


Full Members: Post to Harvardwood's official Facebook page

Harvardwood has an official Facebook page, and we welcome posts from dues-current Full Members and A.R.T. Full Members. You can promote your upcoming event, current project, a screening, job posting ... whatever news will be relevant to the Harvardwood community!

If you're not a Harvardwood member, join today.

Then make sure you're logged in before submitting your Facebook post here. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for your post to appear online.

See you on Facebook!


Special offer for Havardwood Members from our partners at Ameriprise Financial

We are delighted to announce a special offer to LA-based Harvardwood members through our partners at Ameriprise Financial!

For members who schedule a financial consultation before Thursday September 25th, you will receive a complimentary ticket to see a performance of KISS ME KATE, starring Wayne Brady, at the Pasadena Playhouse Theatre.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the Director of Kiss Me Kate and Artistic Director of the Playhouse at a reception prior to the show.

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We are happy to announce that the Harvardwood Features Program is now accepting applications.

The program will run from October 2014 to March 2015 and meet on alternate Thursday evenings in Los Angeles.

Each member will work on one of their own feature scripts and set their own goal (turning a treatment into a draft, turning a draft into a polished script, etc). Each meeting, several writers' work will be chosen, read in advance, and workshopped in the group.

The life of a writer can be frustrating and solitary, and thoughtful feedback hard to find; our goal is to build a supportive and engaged community to help us move our work ahead.

This is an intensive program for aspiring career writers. Participants should be prepared to read up to two full length scripts per meeting and should be committed to working on their own material for a minimum of 10 - 15 hours a week.

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Join the Feature Screenwriting group in Boston!


Writing a new screenplay? Want to workshop an existing screenplay? Sign up to join the 2014-15 Boston feature screenwriting workshop. We will meet near Harvard Square beginning in October 2014 (details forthcoming). Full Members will get support and feedback from a friendly group of fellow Harvard writers, as well as the chance to submit a complete work to the 2015 Harvardwood Writers' Competition.

Contact Amy Roeder for more info or to join the workshop: [email protected]

Requirements: You must be a dues-current Full Member of Harvardwood. Full Members will be charged a nominal fee for the workshop, mainly as a budget for refreshments, etc. Deadline to apply - Sept. 22, 2014.


TV WRITERS - Apply to the Fall 2014 TV Modules (LA & NY)

Harvardwood is excited to announce the 2014 Fall TV Modules!

The modules will use peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for participating television writers.

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 tentatively the week of September 22, 2014. 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.

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Congrats to this year's Harvardian Emmy nominees!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Emmy nominees from Harvard!

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE on Monday, August 25th, at 8 ET / 5 PT on NBC.

Well-deserved nominations to a phenomenal group of Harvard alums! If you know of additional Harvard alums who have been nominated for an Emmy this year, please contact [email protected] and let us know, so we can include them on this list as well!

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Harvardwood is seeking a volunteer video-journalist with his/her own equipment to conduct and shoot short in-person interviews with our guest speakers and other featured alums. The volunteer should have: prior interviewing experience; video-journalism and editing/production experience; working camera and other necessary equipment; video clips or other samples of relevant work; and Full Membership status with Harvardwood. Added bonus if the volunteer has a flexible schedule and can be available on short notice.
This is a great opportunity to meet and chat with high-profile Harvard writers, actors, producers, directors, and industry execs!

If interested, please submit your resume, brief cover letter (only 1-2 paragraphs, in the body of the email), and links to video clips to Dona Le at [email protected]

Thank you for your interest!


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