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Seeking band/artist submissions for Harvard ROCKS 2012!

That's right. We're back. And ready to get our ROCK on.

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 (CEO of KraftBox Entertainment, FORMER President of Fox Music), Tom Morello (guitarist for RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE), Eddie Dalva (Executive Vice President, Content and Program Enterprises, Entertainment and Music Groups at Viacom Media Networks), 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 a career-boosting music industry prize package!

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Seeking contacts at Southern Cali universities

Harvardwood is looking to connect with local universities to identify possible housing options for our students. Please respond to Kelley Purcell (harvardwood@harvardwood.org) if you have any leads. Thank you!

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Announcing the 2012 Harvardwood Writers' Competition Winners!

After working through over 100 scripts and 3 rounds of judging, the RESULTS of the 2012 Harvardwood Screenwriting 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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Join the Oregon Chapter of Harvardwood!

Calling all Oregon residents working (or strongly interested) in the arts, media, and entertainment! Harvardwood is starting up an Oregon Chapter, and we want to hear from you! If you are in Oregon, please join the Oregon Chapter through the Harvardwood website (instructions below), or feel free to send an email with any questions, concerns, or ideas to Chapter Head Raz Mason – oregon@harvardwood.org.

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Submit for the 2012 Harvardwood Writers' Competition

Started in 2006, the Harvardwood Writers' Competition was created to give emerging Harvard writers the opportunity to gain industry exposure and to recognize superior work. The contest includes these three categories:

1) Feature screenplays (90-120 pp., all genres)
2) Television pilots (30-min and 60-min, all genres)
3) One-act plays (40-min maximum, no minimum)

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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.

Actors must audition to join HTG. The next round of auditions will be Tuesday, May 1st 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Please email htg@harvardwood.org for an appointment. Additional details will be emailed prior to the audition.

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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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