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.Read more
Are you a Harvard alum up for an Oscar this year? Do you know of any? Please send over all names to [email protected] by Tuesday, March 2nd, we want to make sure to cheer on all of our fellow peers!
Here's the list of nominees:
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 – [email protected]
On Tuesday, February 16, 2010, Harvardwood, in collaboration with the Harvard Club of Berlin, will host a mixer to toast the Berlin Film Festival. Members of Harvardwood, the Harvard Club of Berlin, HAA and friends are warmly invited. Please RSVP to Amy Stebbins at [email protected]
Where: Berlin, Germany: Precise Location TBA
When: Tues., February 16, 2010, evening
If you would like your favorite non-profit included in our group of available volunteer activities for the HAA's Global Month of Service this April please contact Liz Ryan from the Harvard Club of Southern California Public Service Task Force at [email protected] by TODAY, Monday, January 25th.Read more
We are looking for Harvardwood members attending and/or screening at the Berlinale this year. Harvardwood member Amy Stebbins will be putting together the first ever Harvardwood mixer at the festival and would like to host it in conjunction with a screening from a Harvardwood member. If you are attending the Berlinale and would like to be involved please contact Amy at [email protected] Thank you!
Join the Harvardwood Music Advisory Committee!
Harvardwood is starting an informal advisory committee to beef up our services for Harvardwood musicians. Our goal is to create effective and ongoing music programming for Harvardwood members that can rival the work of our film and television peers. If you would like to help develop better services, workshops, programs, panel discussions, and website features - drop us a line! We will hold our first meetings on Wed., Nov. 18 in LA and Tues., Nov. 24 in NYC.Read more
Harvardwood Needs YOU!
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Harvardwood's existence, we are excited to reflect on the tremendous growth the organization has undergone over the past decade -- with over 3,000 members worldwide, we are now one of Harvard University's largest and most active alumni groups! This year alone we have seen:
* The launch of several new Chapters around the world (and tremendous growth in existing Chapters)
* The first-ever Harvard ROCKS, featuring Harvard musicians vying for feature film soundtrack consideration
* A new and improved Harvardwood Writers Program (HWP), complete with industry showcases of finished work
* The creation of the Harvardwood Actors Program (HAP) to provide services for our thespian members
* The re-launch of Harvardwood Books, with new opportunities for Harvardwood writers to be published
* …an explosion of fun and informative events around the world designed to keep you networked, informed, and in-the-know!
Harvardwood seeks writers to handle monthly profile pieces on alumni in the entertainment industry. Responsibilities include researching, interviewing the subject(s) via telephone or in person, and writing a 600-800 word profile piece. Writers should be familiar with both the Harvard community and the entertainment industry and may suggest profile subjects of interest. Some reporting and/or interview skills are required, as well as poise and a discreet manner. This is a great opportunity for someone trying to build their portfolio of clips and/or interested in the entertainment industry.Read more
If you have submitted your film to a local film festival in the San Francisco / Bay Area, let us know about the screening.
Contact Chapter Head Julia Ogrydziak at [email protected] about any upcoming release or festival screening that you're involved in, and we will be sure to add it onto our calendar.
Also, if you notify us ahead of time, we'll do our best to plan an event for fellow Harvardwood members to come watch and support your film!
Looking forward to seeing your film on the big screen!
We are looking for Harvardwood members coming to the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto chapter of Harvardwood is planning to do an event with the Harvard Club of Toronto that centers around the showing of a film at the TIFF.
Last year a group from Toronto did this in conjunction with the wonderful documentary ¨"Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29." We met beforehand for dinner, attended the movie, and then had drinks with the director and Harvard alum Kevin Rafferty.Read more
The Harvardwood TV Pilot Showcase will be happening in August, featuring staged readings of the first acts of four pilot scripts, selected from this year's Harvardwood Pilot Writing Program.
We have a tiny budget, which comes out of the writers' own pockets - but would like to be able to thank our actors (who are working for free) by feeding them at our three rehearsals, and by providing refreshments/snacks at our performance evening in mid-August. Big, heartfelt thanks for any donations will be prominently featured in the program, which will be seen by an impressive bunch of industry folks! (And Harvardwood is a volunteer-run nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductable).Read more