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$5 credit to Goldstar for all Harvardwood members!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Goldstar! Join Goldstar (for FREE!) at this link: http://www.goldstar.com/support/hwood, and they will not only give you a $5 service fee credit to get you started, they will also donate $3 in support of Harvardwood!

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Announcing the Harvard ROCKS 2011 winner!

After months of collecting submissions, initial review by our fabulous ROCKS judges, and uncontainable anticipation for the show, we are happy to announce the Harvard ROCKS 2011 winner….RACHEL BROWN! Rachel will walk away with the ultimate music industry prize package – worldwide distribution from Fulsircle Entertainment; a vocal recording session with hit songwriters, Anne Preven and David "DQ” Quiones; performance opportunities at the House of Blues and the Red Light Lounge; soundtrack consideration at Fox Music; and a brand new track from producers C-Aye Purcell and Skye Lewin. A big THANK YOU to all of the judges and prize providers that made this night a success! In her own words…

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Interested to read or perform your work?

Harvardwood would like to host a special reading/performance event for members that would like to share their works in progress with a wider group. If you are a writer, poet, or actor and would like to share your work at this event please contact harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line "READING EVENT" for more info. If you have a connection to a venue where we could host this event, please also contact director@harvardwood.org with the subject line "VENUE FOR READING EVENT." The event is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Feb. 24th or Tuesday, March 1st.

Please note, this opportunity is for Full Members only.

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Harvardwood Student Screenwriters Workshop - Cambridge

Interested in screenwriting, getting connected to Harvard people in the movie industry, and meeting other student writers?

Join Harvardwood's NEW student writing workshop! We will meet twice a month on Thursday evenings, where we will share writing, read, screen and talk with professionals about the field. Please email Laura Hogikyan at lhogikyan@college.harvard.edu if interested.

Our first meetings are:
Thursday, February, 3 and 10 at 7:30pm. The workshop is open to all Harvard students who are Full Harvardwood members!

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Donating a Piano?

The NYC Chapter of Harvardwood would LOVE to acquire a professional quality small grand piano in good condition (a Steinway M or S would be our dream) in order to upgrade our music programming. Harvardwood is a 501(c)(3) organization. We'll be delighted to hear from any possible donors at nyc@harvardwood.org.

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$10,000 Table Read Contest at Amazon Studios - Jan. 31st deadline

$10,000 Table Read Contest at Amazon Studios, deadline is January 31.

Amazon Studios is delighted to announce a bonus contest for January: $10,000 for the best table read based on one of the 50 scripts chosen as semifinalists in our December contest. Entries must be submitted on or before Jan. 31. Gil Cates, acclaimed film and theater director and longtime Oscars producer, will serve as guest judge. The winner of the table read bonus contest will be announced in February.

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Amazon Studios is giving out $100,000 in prizes to filmmakers!

Amazon Studios is having a Best Film Contest, and is giving out a prize of $100,000 each month for the next three months. That’s a lot of camera equipment.

Here’s how it works. Pick any script on Amazon Studios, and create a film that tells that story. Your entry isn’t expected to be a polished movie that would be shown in a theater. Instead, it should be a rough visualization that will help the writer and the audience see how the story works up on its feet.

Your film could be live action, an animatic, or a table read. It could be a storyboard or a series of still photos with an underlying voice soundtrack. You can do anything, as long as it tells the story.

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Are you going to Sundance?

Calling all Harvard-affiliated films and filmmakers heading to Sundance! Are you heading to Sundance this year? Will one of your films be presented? Please let us know! Ivy Entertainment will be putting together a list of all Ivy-affiliated films at the festival and they are also looking for a few panelists to speak about their experience at the Ivy mixer on 1/22.

Email harvardwood@harvardwood.org to add your name to the list.

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Seeking volunteers for Harvard ROCKS

We are seeking a few volunteers to help at the Harvard ROCKS showcase on Wednesday, Jan. 26th in Los Angeles. Volunteers will help check people in at the door, tally audience votes for the artists, and other duties as needed. Email music@harvardwood.org if you'd like to help make this night a smashing success! Volunteers will get access to the Live Nation after party after the event.

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And the 2011 Harvard ROCKS performers are...

After much deliberation we are pleased to announce the judges' picks for Harvard ROCKS 2011!!

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 2011 will be:

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Tell us how to make Harvardwood better!

Harvardwood continues to expand in great programming, events, and services, all due to the wonderful contributions of its members! With over 4,000 members worldwide, we remain one of Harvard University’s largest and most active alumni groups.

We continue to seek more volunteers and more feedback to help shape the direction of the organization. In addition to supporting the events and programs currently in place, we want to hear from YOU about how your talents can best complement the organization:

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Contribute your Harvardwood testimonial and get THREE free months of membership!

Found a job through Harvardwood? A new mentor? Landed an agent? Harvardwood is seeking member testimonials and we'd love to hear from you. Tell us in a few sentences (100 words or less) and receive three free months of Full Membership added to your account! Please submit your testimonial to harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line TESTIMONIAL by Wednesday, December 15th.

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