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CONGRATULATIONS TO HARVARDWOOD'S “MOST STAFFABLE TV WRITERS” FOR 2012

Neal Baer, Peter Blake, Terence Carter, Amy Retzinger, and Nicky Weinstock are among the A-listers pitching in to mentor new voices from the Harvardwood TV program this spring.
Los Angeles, CA (March 20, 2012) - Five writers have been selected for the 2nd annual list of Harvardwood’s Most Staffable TV Writers. A panel of 22 industry professionals selected these writers based on their original TV pilots completed during the Harvardwood Writers Program this past fall. (Read the loglines)

This yearʼs winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

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Announcing the 2012 Harvard ROCKS winner!!

Harvardwood is proud to announce the winner of Harvard ROCKS 2012....Ms. Madison Greer (Harvard '13)!!! After months of initial review by our panel of industry judges, performance preparation and promotion, and an awesome delivery on Feb. 28th in LA, Madison has certainly earned the coveted ROCKS title! Her prize package includes soundtrack consideration at Fox Music (courtesy of judge Robert Kraft); performance consideration at Live Nation (courtesy of judge Ben Weeden); a vocal recording session with hit songwriter Anne Preven ("Listen" from DREAMGIRLS) and acclaimed vocal producer David "DQ" Quiones of the Writing Camp (Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls), recording the song chosen as the winner's most promising hit; and a brand new track from producers C-Aye Purcell of PrazimProductions (Jodeci, Nate Dogg) and Skye Lewin (CSI: MIAMI. THE KARATE KID).

In her own words...

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Seeking a Co-Chapter Head in Boston

Harvardwood is currently seeking an enthusiastic Co-Chapter Head in Boston! Through fun and engaging events, programs, and more, Harvardwood Chapter Heads work to develop a strong community among local Harvard alumni and students that work and/or are interested in the arts, media, and entertainment. Boston is home to Harvardwood's third largest chapter, and Chapter Heads in this region have the opportunity to work in and around Harvard's campus as well as with members of its dynamic student body.

This position is open to either an alum or a student interested in getting more involved with Harvardwood. If interested please contact Matt Weinberg at boston@harvardwood.org.

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And the 2012 Harvard ROCKS performers are...

After much deliberation we are pleased to announce the judges' picks for Harvard ROCKS 2012!!

Started in 2009, Harvard ROCKS brings out the best of the best in Harvard's undiscovered musical talent. This year's acts were chosen by a group of top tier industry judges (judges listed below). The performing artists for Harvard ROCKS 2012 will be:

  • Todd Forman and Kevin Miso
  • Madison Greer
  • Sara Melson

Runner-ups for this year's showcase are:

  • Andrew Bordeaux
  • Soulfege
  • Army of Toys
  • Moniker
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Seeking musical acts for the Harvardwood/Stanford Holiday Party!

We are currently soliciting musical acts for the Harvardwood/Stanford Holiday Party! The party will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13th from 8-11pm at the House of Blues on Sunset.

Bands/artists should submit 2 to 3 songs (including lyrics if possible), and a contact sheet that that clearly states the following: 1) Performer/Band name, 2) name of contact person, 3) contact info including phone, email, and website if available, and 4) instrumental performing lineup of the group. Send all of this to: SIEsalon@gmail.com for consideration by Wed., Nov. 30th.

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Seeking volunteers for the Harvardwood/Stanford Holiday Party!

We are currently seeking volunteers to help run the festivities at our Harvardwood/Stanford Holiday Party! The event will take place on Tuesday, December 13th from 8-11pm (volunteers should plan to arrive by 7pm). Please email harvardwood@harvardwood.org if interested.

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Seeking Band/Artist submissions for Harvard ROCKS!

Ready once again, to show the world how we ROCK.

The musical showcase with both brains and brawn -- Harvard ROCKS -- is BACK! Started in New York in 2009, Harvard ROCKS brings out the best of the best in Harvard’s undiscovered musical talent.

The performing acts will be chosen by a group of top tier industry judges including Robert Kraft (President of Fox Music), Tom Morello (guitarist for RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE), Anne Preven (academy-award winning songwriter), Ben Weeden (COO of North American Music for Live Nation), DA Wallach of CHESTER FRENCH, and more (all names and bios listed below)! The performing acts will then compete for the ultimate music industry prize package.

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"HARVARD IN HOLLYWOOD" PROGRAM AD SPACE FOR SALE

Advertise your product or service in the Harvard in Hollywood program**!

**Program advertisers will also be included in our eBlasts as well as on the event's web page, reaching more than 4,500 Harvard alums.

Reach high-level decision makers in the LA entertainment industry. Expected attendance is 150+ and program advertisers will also have their ad placed in our eBLAST to all Harvardwood members about the event, as well as on the website (promotional outreach includes 4,500+ Harvard students and alumni). Receive a 10% discount if you purchase on or before Friday, Oct. 7th! Email hih@harvardwood.org for discount code.

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Join Harvardwood's Film Financing Fund committee

Harvardwood is in the early stages of creating a funding initiative that will offer financial assistance to feature film projects in various stages of development and production. The fund will be exclusively for the use of Full Members of Harvardwood and the finance will initially be raised from within the larger Harvard alumni community. It is more likely to be a form of soft rather than equity financing.

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Announcing the 2011 Harvardwood Writers Competition Winners!

After working through 140 scripts and 3 rounds of judging, the RESULTS of the Harvardwood Writers' Competition are finally 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 this competition. You’ll remain anonymous as promised, but we’re grateful that you leant us your time and expertise.

Without further ado...

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Safelist Harvardwood!

Make sure you're up-to-date on all Harvardwood news! Be sure to safelist any emails from an "@harvardwood.org" domain to ensure receipt of all Harvardwood information. You can safelist us by adding "@harvardwood.org" emails to your email address book.

If you are a Harvardwood member you should receive our Weekly newsletter every Monday afternoon/evening (plain text) and the Harvardwood Highlightson on the 1st or 2nd of each month (html). If you are not receiving these notices, please check your spam folder for Harvardwood messages.

You can review past issues of the Harvardwood Highlights in the News section above.

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Harvardwood seeks contacts to relevant sponsor agencies

Harvardwood is currently seeking connections to agencies that help match organizations with relevant sponsors. If you have any leads or contacts to folks at companies like this, please email harvardwood@harvardwood.org.

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