Spring 2014 TV Writing Modules - APPLY NOW!

This is a final reminder that applications to the Spring 2014 TV Writing Modules are due by 11:59pm on Monday, February 10th!

The modules will use peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. 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 February 24, 2014. The program has a strict attendance policy, so please make sure that you can fully commit before applying.


THREE Oscar-nominated feature docs made by Harvard alums!

This year, THREE Oscar-nominated feature documentaries were made by Harvard alums: Jehane Noujaim (THE SQUARE), Joshua Oppenheimer (THE ACT OF KILLING), and Richard Rowley (DIRTY WARS)!

Read the WaPo article about these documentary filmmakers and the Harvard professor who inspired them - Professor Rob Moss.

Congratulations, and we wish them all the best on March 2nd!



After working through almost 100 scripts and 3 rounds of judging, the RESULTS of the 2014 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 lent us your time and expertise.

Without further ado...

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Any Harvardwood members attending SXSW 2014? Let us know!

Are you heading to Austin, TX for SXSW 2014 this year between March 7th and March 16th? Harvardwood is co-sponsoring Digital Harvard in Austin, along with the Harvard Alumni Association and Harvard iLab.

Connect with Harvard’s creative, business, internet, and media industry leaders who are shaping digital advances around the globe. Space is limited; advanced registration is highly recommended.

The fifth registration deadline for SXSW is coming up on February 7, 2014.


Giving the gift of Harvardwood Membership

This holiday season, give the gift of Full or Friend of Harvardwood Membership to your family, friends, and associates!

Click here to purchase the annual membership fee (you can purchase several years if you'd like), and just let us know the name and email of the person for whom you are buying the gift and we'll take it from there!

Benefits of Full Membership** include:

  • Ability to submit news to the monthly newsletter
  • Access to up-to-the-minute database of job, real estate, event, classified, and other postings
  • Posting capability
  • Ability to promote events in the online event calendar
  • Access to online member directory
  • Access to online bulletin boards and email lists
  • Access to Harvardwood Channel videos and archives
  • Eligibility for programs
  • Free or discounted entrance to events

**Friends of Harvardwood will have access to Harvardwood information, events, and some but not all of the benefits listed above.

Purchase a gift membership today.


Wanted: Volunteer photographer for our Holiday Gala on Dec. 10th in LA!

We're looking for a photographer (amateur or professional) to volunteer as the official paparazzi for our Holiday Gala next Tuesday, Dec. 10th.

We'd like the photographer to arrive by 7:45pm at the latest and be on hand to photograph our guests, the venue, the silent auction items, etc. for the duration of the event. Once the photos are up, you'll be credited wherever they're posted online, so this is a nice way to get some promotional buzz!

If interested, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "PHOTOGRAPHER," along with a link to some sample work.

Thank you!


FWSP-eligible undergraduate needed to assist with Harvardwood!

Harvardwood is currently looking for an undergraduate student who is eligible for the Federal Work Study Program to assist with weekly administrative duties and other projects as needed. All work can be done online, and the hours (6-10 per week) are very flexible.

This is a great way to learn more about Harvardwood, the programming we offer across our nationwide chapters, and other opportunities that undergraduates and alumni can enjoy. It's a particularly great position for someone interested in exploring the arts, media, and entertainment after graduation!

Please contact Dona Le ([email protected]) if you are a FWSP student and interested in the position.


Tweet your good news to the #HWire

Have good news that you'd like to share with the Harvardwood community? If you're a Twitter user, you can tweet about your most recent accomplishments and successful projects with the hashtag #HWire, and your tweet will appear on our homepage.


Calling all Harvardwood musicians!

Dues-current Full Members of Harvardwood may post their promotional materials to the Harvardwood Music Directory!

Post your bio, links to your music and videos, and any other pertinent information for all members and site visitors to view. Members that submit to the Directory can then send their music to [email protected] for consideration on Harvardwood Radio. (Please note that not all submissions will make it to Harvardwood Radio. Tracks will be chosen at the discretion of the Harvardwood Board. Please send a streaming link for review, NOT an attachment. Attachments will not be considered.)

Learn more about Harvardwood Music in general, and how to post, in the Programs link above.


Announcing the 2013 Harvardwood Heroes Grant Winners!

Harvardwood is delighted to announce the 2013 Harvardwood Heroes (HH) grant winners! The HH grant program aims to spotlight and support those members of Harvardwood that have made or plan to make an exceptional contribution to the community, specifically at the intersection of arts and service. The following Heroes exemplify the mission of Harvardwood, demonstrating the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment.

The 2013 HH grant winners are:

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Submit for a Harvardwood Heroes grant! - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Launched in 2013 the Harvardwood Heroes (HH) grant program aims to spotlight and support those members of Harvardwood that have made or plan to make an exceptional contribution to the community, specifically at the intersection of arts and service. These Heroes exemplify the mission of Harvardwood, demonstrating the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment.

Harvardwood will begin this program in 2013 by awarding four $500 grants* to applicants that have demonstrated (or plan to demonstrate) a distinguished level of service to their organization of choice. Winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal, and will receive the balance of the grant upon submission of final essay. To apply for an HH grant, please read the guidelines below.

Harvardwood Heroes grants will be awarded annually (pending the availability of adequate resources to support the program). Harvardwood has identified a few organizations working at the intersection of arts & service that may be of interest to our members. Applicants can apply their service hours toward these selected organizations or choose one of their own.

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Submit for the 2013 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)

The deadline for submissions will be Thursday, AUGUST 15 at 11:59 PM. Scripts will be evaluated by industry professionals, and winners in each category will be announced in October. First-place writers will receive a cash award and free admission to the 2013-14 Writers Program.

Click here for further information on the process, rules, and how to enter. If you have any questions, please contact James Granger at [email protected]


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