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Don't miss the Harvardwood Reunion Mixer!

For those heading back to Cambridge at the end of the month, don't forget to plan on the seventh annual Harvardwood Reunion Mixer! Join Boston-based Harvardwood members, folks in town for reunion week, and current students for food, drink, and general merriment! RSVP highly recommended.

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A Gift for our Grads

If you are a member of the graduating class of 2013, Harvardwood would like to offer you a discount when you sign up for, renew, or extend your Full Membership this May! (You can also GET YOUR DUES PAID FOR BY US...read on for more info!)

Harvardwood is a global nonprofit for members of the Harvard community that believe in the purpose and power of the arts. Harvardwood coordinates career enhancing and community building programs and events for its members around the world, including on- and off-campus activities for students. Additionally, Harvardwood has an active online community, including a website, alumni directory and various email lists through which our 5,000+ members worldwide can send and receive information regarding career-related issues, job opportunities, social & cultural events, classified ads, and other areas of interest.

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Seeking a new Chapter Head for DC

Our current DC Chapter Head, Mark Carter, is relocating to Detroit, MI and is currently seeking someone to take up the reigns. If you are in the DC/Maryland/VA area and have an interesting in cultivating the Harvard arts, entertainment, & media community in that area please email us at [email protected] to learn more about the position.

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Seeking participants for the Professional Screenwriters & Playwrights Working Group - NY

PROFESSIONAL SCREENWRITERS & PLAYWRIGHTS WORKING GROUP

Members should have worked professionally as a screenwriter or playwright. For screenwriters, this means they've sold or optioned material, whether film or TV. For playwrights, this means they've had work produced. The group will meet bi-weekly to chat, discuss the industry, especially the NY scene, and exchange work for critique.

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Submit for the inaugural Beijing International Screenwriting Competition!

Submit for the inaugural Beijing International Screenwriting Competition!
(NO ENTRY FEE -- Cash prizes and all-expense paid trips to Beijing for winners; deadlines April 7th & April 20th)

Harvardwood is one of the partners in the first-ever Beijing International Screenwriting Competition! Open to US-based contestants of all nationalities, the competition is asking writers to submit both short film (the short film portion is open to full-time students and recent grads) and feature film screenplays (open to all US-based writers) centered on Beijing and its rich, multifaceted culture. As the first of its kind, the goal of this groundbreaking initiative is to foster artistic collaboration and an ongoing creative dialogue between China and the US.

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2013 Harvardwood's "Most Staffable Writers" Named!

Terence Carter, Carolyn Cassidy, Adam Fratto, Dan O'Keefe, Jeff Schaffer, Nicky Weinstock among the A-list mentors to these new voices from the Harvardwood TV program this Spring.

Los Angeles, CA - Harvardwood, a university-sanctioned nonprofit, has just announced its "Most Staffable TV Writers" of 2013. Check out the post on Deadline.com

The selected five writers are to be mentored by A-list TV professionals, recruited by Hollywood's hottest television productions, and considered for representation at the biggest talent agencies -- just like their predecessors from the past two years.

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Announcing the 2013 Harvard ROCKS winner!!

Harvardwood is proud to announce the winner of Harvard ROCKS 2013....hip-hop group, THE TREES, feat. Ellen Knebel (HKS '05)!! After months of initial review by our panel of industry judges, performance preparation and promotion, and an awesome delivery on Feb. 20th in LA, The Trees have certainly earned the coveted ROCKS title! Their prize package includes performance consideration at Live Nation (courtesy of judge Ben Weeden); a brand new Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar, courtesy of an anonymous Harvardwood donor; a listening session with hit songwriter Anne Preven ("Listen" from DREAMGIRLS) and acclaimed vocal producer David "DQ" Quiones of the Writing Camp (Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls); a brand new track from producers C-Aye Purcell of PrazimProductions (Jodeci, Nate Dogg) and Skye Lewin (CSI: MIAMI. THE KARATE KID); free Spotify accounts courtesy of judge Britt Morgan-Saks; and a performance slot at one of LA's premiere artist showcases, The Red Light Lounge, courtesy of judge James "Cashmere" Robinson.

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Seeking comics for THE LEAGUE Show - LA

THE LEAGUE SHOW - Call for Submissions

Harvardwood & the Brown University Entertainment Group are proud to present The League Show, a new monthly comedy show featuring an all-Ivy lineup! The League Show debuts on Thursday, March 7 at 9:00pm at Room 5 in Hollywood. This ongoing program will showcase and promote our fellow Ivy comics. If you are an Ivy League stand-up comic, please send a a web link to a clip of your set to [email protected] to be considered for the lineup. If you know an Ivy comic, please refer them to us! Spots are limited for each performance, so if we are not able to put you in the lineup this time, please don't hesitate to submit for the next one. Thank you! We look forward to seeing your work.

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Get involved with Harvard Serves this April

Join HCSC and the HAA for Harvard Serves! Please review this message from the Harvard Serves committee about how to get involved...

Last year, 53 cities and over 1000 alumni worldwide participated in Harvard’s Global Month of Service in April. Here in LA, we again topped all cities' participation, with over 230 alumni volunteering with 27 organizations. We couldn't have done it without you - helping set the bar.

This year, we invite you to participate again. As this is the 5th anniversary for "Harvard Serves,” we hope to double our participation this April.

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And the 2013 Harvard ROCKS performers are...

It was a tough race, but we are now pleased to announce the judges' picks for Harvard ROCKS 2013!!

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 2013 will be:

  • Moniker
  • The Trees
  • Dan Masterson

Runner-ups for this year's showcase are:

  • Onward Chariots
  • The Roads NYC

And now, GET YOUR TICKETS for the musical showcase with both brains and brawn! Catch the performing artists LIVE on February 20th and help select the 2013 Harvard ROCKS winner! (The winner is chosen by the audience.)

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Seeking volunteers for Harvard ROCKS 2013

We are seeking a few volunteers to help at the Harvard ROCKS showcase on Wednesday, Feb. 20th in Los Angeles. Volunteers will help check people in at the door, tally audience votes for the artists, document the event with photos and video, and other duties as needed. Email [email protected] if you'd like to help make this night a smashing success!

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Join the Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood!

Calling all Chicago-area residents working (or strongly interested) in the arts, media, and entertainment! The Chicago Chapter of Harvardwood has been relaunched, and we want to hear from you! If you are in the Chicago-area, please join the Chicago Chapter through the Harvardwood website (instructions below), or feel free to send an email with any questions, concerns, or ideas to Chapter Heads Dona Le and Ramsey Lafayette – [email protected]

Feel free to forward this on to any friends you have in the Chicago area that may have an interest in joining.

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