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Volunteers needed for Harvardwood Actors Advisory Committee

Harvardwood is starting an informal advisory committee to beef up (or tofu up :)) our services for Harvardwood actors. Help us help you! What do you need to: find work, showcase your talent, and raise your brand as a Harvardwood actor? The first meeting will be a brainstorming session to find out what you really need to succeed. We will be looking for great ideas and volunteers to help lead the charge! If you would like to help develop better services, workshops, panel discussions, and website features, please drop us a line: actors@harvardwood.org

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Seeking Volunteers/Speakers for LA Visual Arts Panel

We are seeking Harvardwood members and/or friends involved in the Visual Arts (dealers, curators, collectors, and artists) who might be interested in participating in a panel event in Los Angeles. If you fit this description or know someone who does, please contact George Melrod to express your interest: gmelrod@earthlink.net

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Seeking Authors for Harvardwood Books

AUTHORS WANTED. Harvardwood Books is seeking manuscripts for publication!

This collaboration between Harvardwood and Unlimited Publishing LLC offers writers the chance to get their non-fiction or fiction books into print - and there is no charge. Harvardwood Books offers national distribution of hardcover and paperback books and the chance for authors to earn royalties. Unpublished and previously published books are eligible for consideration.

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Harvardwood Writers Program for Fiction

Attention Harvard writers! We will soon be launching a Harvardwood Writers Program module for fiction writers (novels, short stories, poetry, and the like) in Los Angeles. The group will meet on a regular basis to workshop manuscripts as well as to host guest speakers.

If you are an interested writer (literary only, please), please email the following information to:
hwpfiction@harvardwood.org

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CT Harvard Clubs Interested in Arts-related Events

The Harvard Clubs in Connecticut would be interested in organizing events for their members in conjunction with local performances by Harvardwood members and Harvard alumni. Successful past events have included post-performance receptions with musicians, cast members, and playwrights; gallery openings and film premières. Meet-and-greets with notable alumni filming in CT are also of interest to the clubs. If you are aware of upcoming performances in CT with direct Harvard tie-ins please contact Roger Cole the Harvard Alumni Association Regional Director for CT. His e-mail address is rcole_mba1985@post.harvard.edu

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Seeking Space for Harvardwood Panel Events - NYC

Dear Harvardwood NYC Members:

We are in search of a location to host upcoming panel events, either a room in a members club or a corporate auditorium that would seat at least 50.

For next month, we are seeking a space to hold a panel featuring alumni editors from top glossy magazines on a Saturday afternoon in November.

Of course the host organization will be credited for its donation of space. We can also work with you to invite members of your organization to attend.

If you can provide space for either our November event or future events, please contact nyc@harvardwood.org

Thanks!

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Seeking Profile Writers for Harvardwood Highlights

Interested in earning a Harvardwood byline and a place in our hearts? We are looking for people interested in writing profiles of intriguing members of the Harvard community in the arts, entertainment and media fields. Student writers welcome. These profiles appear monthly in Harvardwood Highlights and run in the range of 1,000 to 1,500 words, though we are flexible.

If you are interested in coming aboard, please contact us.

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THE HARVARDWOOD CHANNEL Launches!

The Board is pleased to announce what we believe will be a useful and innovative way for the Harvardwood community to bring our creative work to the attention of fellow members and the general public—and to explore new ideas by watching archived (and, eventually, live) interviews of people in the arts, media and entertainment worlds.

To learn more about The Harvardwood Channel—and how you can use it to share your work, and explore others'—click on The Harvardwood Channel item on the main menu of our home page, www.harvardwood.org

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Harvardwood Video - seeking HDMI editing suite

Do any Harvardwood folks out there own (or have access to) an HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) computer cable and/or HDMI-level editing suite? We are in the process of adding video content to the Harvardwood website and have access to an HD camera (Sony Handycam HDR-HC7) but need some way to post-produce the HD video. Please let us know if you have any leads: media@harvardwood.org
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Harvardwood Screenplay Contest - Deadline March 31st!

2008 HARVARDWOOD SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
(sponsored by Circle of Confusion, LLC)

Started in 2006, the Harvardwood Screenplay Competition (HSC) takes place every spring and is sponsored by top management and production company Circle of Confusion. The purpose of the contest is to give emerging Harvard writers the opportunity to share their material with industry professionals.

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2008 Harvardwood Screenplay Competition - Call for Entries!

2008 HARVARDWOOD SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
(sponsored by Circle of Confusion, LLC)

Submission Guidelines

PROCESS:

We will be accepting script submissions via email and post from March 1 - March 31, 2008. Circle of Confusion and the Harvardwood board will evaluate all scripts entered to determine the winner and runners up. The winner and runners up will be announced no later than June 1, 2008.

The winning script and runners up will then be read by various industry professionals, and the author(s) will be considered for representation by Circle of Confusion. The first place winner will also receive a free year of Full Membership to Harvardwood and a cash prize of an amount to be determined.

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Join Harvardwood's Board of Directors!

Our 2008 elections for Harvardwood's Board of Directors are coming up soon (Feb. 13), and we are seeking dedicated volunteers who are interested in helping to steer the future of the organization. We are also seeking individuals who are not interested in serving on the Board but would like to volunteer for one of the committees (more info at the end).

REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to quarterly meetings in Los Angeles (call-in available for remote board members), board members are asked to dedicate several hours per week to Harvardwood activities. All board members are required to serve on at least one of the following committees (each of which will designate a Director from within):

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