Seeking Actors 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.
Full Members of Harvardwood may learn more about submitting for HTG at the program link above.
Harvardwood partners with The Spark Program!
Harvardwood is pleased to announce an ongoing partnership with The Spark Program through our Harvardwood Helps community service initiative!
The Spark Program is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis by re-engaging at-risk students through hands-on, individualized apprenticeships. These workplace-based apprenticeships—in professions each student has identified as a "dream job”—are complemented by a leadership curriculum, integrated in the classroom as an elective. Over the course of a semester students meet with his or her Apprentice Teacher once a week for two hours and work on a project for the culminating Discovery Night ceremony that is held at the end of the semester. The Spark experience creates a powerful sense of relevance for students, while providing the skills and confidence necessary to find success in school and in life.Read more
$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!Read more
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…Read more
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.
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 [email protected] 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!
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 [email protected]
$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.Read more
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.Read more
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 [email protected] to add your name to the list.
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 [email protected] 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.
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:Read more