Announcing the 2010 Harvardwood Writers' Competition

In 2006, the Harvardwood Screenplay Competition (HSC) was created to give emerging Harvard writers the opportunity to gain industry exposure and to recognize superior work. This year the contest will be co-sponsored by Kaplan/Perron Entertainment.

We are excited to expand the contest to include 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)

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Announcing the launch of Harvardwood Music!

We are excited to announce the launch of Harvardwood Music!

Harvardwood Music will be home to all of Harvardwood's musical talent. This program fosters networking, professional development, creative collaboration, and exposure for all musicians affiliated with Harvard. Visit the Harvardwood Music page to find out the latest news regarding this program, upcoming events, and a Directory of all members associated with Harvardwood Music.


Positions available - TV Pilot Showcase - LA

Positions are now available for the third Harvardwood TV Pilots Showcase (http://harvardwoodshowcase.org) this June! Read below for more details on how to get involved:

Stage Manager - The producers of the third Harvardwood TV Pilot showcase are looking for an experienced stage manager to help coordinate the rehearsal process and the performance. Experience as a stage manager is very strongly preferred. Lots of energy and good organizational skills are a must. The job will begin with the casting process on May 11, 2010 and run through the showcase on June 15. A small stipend will be provided. To apply (or if you have questions), email Allison Kiessling at hwp@harvardwood.org.

Assistant Producer - FILLED


HWP Features Showcase - Actors Needed

The producers of the HWP Features Showcase are looking to fill a few remaining roles for our April 27 showcase. Please email headshots or links to hwpfeatures@harvardwood.org, deadline is Wednesday, April 14 (open to non-Harvard actors):

Female, 50s-70s - very distinguished and eccentric - like the mother in Arrested Development (supporting role)

Male, 30s - Kevin James type to play hapless leading man in a romantic comedy (lead role)

Indian Male, 50s-60s - a slightly downtrodden guy in a comedic role (ensemble)

Boy, age 5-7 (or at least playing young) - super cute, likable kid is caught between his divorcing parents' struggle for his affection (ensemble)


Grant Selection Committee Member Needed

The American Repertory Theatre Institute Alumni Association, in collaboration with Harvardwood, is issuing Alumni Lab Artists Grants for 2010. Lab Grants aim to support the development of new theatrical work, including full-length original plays, adaptations, translations, musicals, solo plays, interdisciplinary theater projects, and film scripts.

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Announcing the launch of the Harvardwood Visual Arts Gallery!

Harvardwood is proud to announce the launch of our Visual Arts Gallery! The Visual Arts Gallery will be a great place for Harvardwood members to showcase their original artwork, including paintings, photography, and more!

The Harvardwood Visual Arts Gallery was conceived by Harvardwood Full Member Antje Clasen. Find out how to post to the Gallery here!

Only Full Members of Harvardwood may post their original artwork to the Visual Arts Gallery.


Seeking Non-Profit Fundraising Expertise

As Harvardwood enters its tenth year of existence, we are excited by the ways in which the organization continues to grow and thrive. This year, to help take this organization to the next level, we would like to plan and implement a long term fundraising strategy that will ensure Harvardwood's continued existence and growth for generations to come.

If you have or know of someone that has fundraising expertise that can help formulate and/or execute a plan in this area, please contact harvardwood@harvardwood.org. We welcome any and all advice/help in this matter. Thank you in advance for your support!


Calling all filmmakers going to Hot Docs in Toronto!

The Toronto Chapter of Harvardwood is looking for Harvard alums involved in any of the films featured at Hot Docs this Spring. If you know of any alums traveling to Toronto to screen at Hot Docs let us know! We would love to host an event and/or highlight the film in some way. Please contact Toronto Chapter Head, Mark Solovey at toronto@harvardwood.org.


Audition for the Harvardwood Actors Program!

The next round of auditions for the Harvardwood Actors Program are taking place Sunday, March 28, 2009 and Monday, March 29, 2009 in Los Angeles!

In order to participate in any part of the Actors Program you must be accepted via audition. These will only be held twice a year - so please come out on March 28 or 29!!

Email Angela Wiggins for a time slot: actors@harvardwood.org - Auditions are open to Full Members only.


Announcing the launch of Harvardwood Helps!

This Spring we are very excited to launch HARVARDWOOD HELPS, a new program that aims to deepen Harvardwood's commitment to public service!

We will begin this program by taking an active part in Harvard's Global Month of Service this April, where Harvard alumni are encouraged to participate in a service activity in their community.

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Any Harvard alums up for Oscars?

Are you a Harvard alum up for an Oscar this year? Do you know of any? Please send over all names to director@harvardwood.org by Tuesday, March 2nd, we want to make sure to cheer on all of our fellow peers!

Here's the list of nominees:


The New Jersey Chapter of Harvardwood Launches!

Calling all New Jersey residents working (or strongly interested) in the arts, media, and entertainment! Harvardwood is starting up a New Jersey Chapter, and we are in the process of planning an exciting series of events and activities in the NJ area that will be informative, fun, and great for networking. If you are in New Jersey, please join the New Jersey Chapter through the Harvardwood website (instructions below), or feel free to send an email with any questions, concerns, or ideas to Chapter Head Mariam Nazarian – nj@harvardwood.org.


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