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25% discount off ITVFest passes for Harvardwood members

Every October, the Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) brings talented executives, creators, and fans of episodic content to Manchester, Vermont, for 5 days of panels, screenings, and networking. This year ITVFest's Executive Director Philip Gilpin, Jr., who gave a well-received Harvardwood salon talk in Cambridge, has generously offered Harvardwood members 25% off all festival tickets and passes. Just go to https://www.itvfest.com and enter HARVARDWOOD18 at check-out to claim your discount. And if you'll be attending, please let Boston/On-Campus chapter head Adam Pachter AB '92 know at boston@harvardwood.org.

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Harvard undergrads, apply to attend Harvardwood 101 in January 2019

Current students, you have until Friday, October 19th to apply to the 2019 Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry. The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

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Hasty Pudding casts six women—including two Harvardwood 101 alumnae!

Breaking news from The Crimson: "Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions."

Among the six are two Harvardwood 101 alumnae, Annabel O’Hagan AB '19 and Laura Sky Herman AB '19! The four other women selected are Celia K. Kenney AB '20, Ellen L. Shaheen AB '21, Shirley L. Chen AB '22, and Ashley M. LaLonde AB '20. Congratulations to all!

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Boston/Cambridge screenwriters, apply to join the 2018-19 Writers Program

The 2018-19 Harvardwood Writers Program in Boston will begin meeting weekly in early October, and we're accepting applications from interested writers now through Sept. 25th.

New participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this year. Only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply and participate, so if you're not a current member, join Harvardwood or renew your membership before accessing the application link. The participation fee is $80/writer.

If you're interested in joining the Boston Screenwriting Group, make sure you're a current Harvardwood member, log in to our website, and fill out this brief form.

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LA writers, time to apply for the Fall 2018 HWP-TV Modules

Now through Sept. 16th, we're accepting applications to the Fall 2018 Harvardwood Writers Program - TV Modules (HWP-TV)!

HWP-TV uses peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List (see below). All writers must be based in LA and Harvardwood Full Members.

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9/20 - 9/28 LA Film Festival: Who's going?

Will your project be screening at this year's LA Film Festival, Sept. 20-28th? We're here to support YOU, and Harvardwood members are always able to share info about upcoming screenings or other events to the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar. 

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Pacific Northwest residents: Please take our 3-minute survey!

Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a supportive community of like-minded folks.

Now through September 15, 2018, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for PNW-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we revive the chapter.

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Seeking venue options in the DC metro area!

DC-area residents, we need YOUR assistance! Harvardwood is eager to bring more events to our DC members, but in order to do so, we need access to free or affordable venues.

If you live in or familiar with the DC area and can hook us up with such a space, please email us. Examples of good spaces are: the conference room of a law firm; small theaters or screening rooms; the private room at a restaurant, bar, wine bar, etc.; classrooms at a community college or local school; the community room of a public library; art galleries... get creative, we're open!

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Bid NOW through 8/25: Summer 2018 VIP Lunch auction

START BIDDING: Harvardwood's Summer 2018 VIP Lunch auction is LIVE now through Aug. 25th!

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NYC-based TV Writers, apply to our Fall 2018 TV Module

Do you have an idea for an original TV pilot? Or a finished script you’re looking to rewrite? If so, apply for the Fall 2018 NYC Harvardwood TV Writing Group!

Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2018. All applicants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and two ideas for a pilot you'd like to work on this fall. We will pitch our ideas in the first meeting and select one to move forward with.

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Volunteer to be a Harvardwood mentor or advisor in 2018-19

We are seeking volunteer mentors for the 2018-19 Harvardwood Mentorship Program, which aims to foster meaningful professional relationships between Full Members of Harvardwood and well-established alums in their fields of interest.

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Heading to Toronto for TIFF 2018?

Calling all filmmakers and film lovers who are attending the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival! Whether you're presenting a film you worked on or you simply want to connect with other Harvard folks in attendance, get in touch with Harvardwood and let us know you'll be there. We want to do all we can to promote you/your film, AND if there's a critical mass of Harvardwood members and friends attending, we'd be happy to help organize a casual get-together.

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