We need volunteers at our 2017 LA Holiday Hurrah!

The annual Harvardwood Holiday Hurrah is Thursday, December 14th, and we need some chipper and cheerful volunteers to help out at the event! Volunteers get free admission + one free drink ticket! Email us to let us know if you can assist in any of the roles below:

  • 6-7pm Set-up
  • 8:30-10pm Check-in
  • 7-8pm Raffle ticket selling
  • 8-9pm Raffle ticket selling
  • 10-10:30pm Breakdown

Support Harvardwood when you do your holiday shopping!

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0483549 and Amazon donates to Harvardwood. Thank you, and have a wonderful and happy holiday season!



Feature your product or service in our 2017 Holiday Silent Auction

Become a champion of the Harvard arts, media & entertainment community by donating an item from your business or service in support of Harvardwood's education events, professional programs, and service initiatives. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and auction proceeds will go to the Harvardwood Fund.

All Harvardwood donors are crucial to aiding Harvardwood in equipping a community of bright and talented artists and art enthusiasts to ultimately serve the world with their talents and resources. Harvardwood donors will receive special recognition on our website, as well as recognition at selected events and programs throughout the year. They will also receive invitations to periodic exclusive VIP Harvardwood events.

In addition to getting exposure via our online silent auction, promoted to our 9,000+ members worldwide, this is a great way to promote your product/service at our annual holiday bash on Dec. 14th in Los Angeles!

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NEW: Harvardwood Script Review Service

What's the new Harvardwood Script Review service?

The aim of the Harvardwood Script Review service is to give you specific and thorough notes to polish your script further and get it into the best shape possible before you send it out to screenplay competitions, agents, managers, producers, and other industry execs. You'll get a pair of expert, friendly (but critical!) eyes to show you how your script could be improved in future rewrites.

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Attending the Austin Film Festival? Connect with Harvardwood members!

If you're attending this year's Austin Film Festival and would like to get connected with other Harvardwood members who will be there, get in touch! Email harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line "AFF 2017" and the contact info where you'd like to be reached. Then we'll put together the list of folks willing to share their contact info and connect all of you together.


Unsure of your membership status? Check now!

NEW FEATURE! If you're unsure about your membership status (whether your membership is active or lapsed, if you have an active monthly membership subscription, if you're subscribed to receive Harvardwood emails but not a dues-paying member), now you have an easy way to check that will just take a few seconds of your time!

Simply log in and visit this page (or copy/paste this link into your browser: http://www.harvardwood.org/membership_status).

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APPLY NOW: Harvardwood 101 in January 2018

Current students, you've got until Sunday, October 22nd to apply to the 2018 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.

The 2017 Harvardwood 101 program will run from Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

  • The MANDATORY bootcamp week will run from Jan. 2-8th.
  • The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from Jan. 9-21st, or a portion thereof.
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Apply to be matched with a mentor in 2017-18!

Seeking a mentor in your field in the arts, media, or entertainment? Apply by October 8th for your opportunity to be matched with a Harvardwood mentor this year.

The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

Mentees will connect with their mentors in three one-on-one meetings (preferred) or phone conversations over the course of the year, usually October - June. Although not required, optional experiences include shadowing a typical workday, meeting, or conference call; offering a tour of the mentor's company offices; or attending HMP events.

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We need YOU: Seeking volunteer interviewers/writers for our alum profiles!

Harvardwood seeks writers to handle monthly profile pieces on Harvard alumni in the entertainment industry.

Responsibilities include researching, interviewing the subject(s) via telephone or in person, and writing a 1000-1200 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. 

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9/24 Extended deadline: HWP-Features in NYC

Are you an aspiring screenwriter living in NYC? A professional screenwriter living in NYC? An aspiring professional (or professional aspiring) screenwriter living in NYC? If yes, join us for the Fall 2017 cohort of the Harvardwood Writers Program - Features in New York. The deadline to apply has been EXTENDED to Sunday, Sept. 24th!

All applicants 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 fall / winter.

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APPLY NOW: 2017-18 HWP-Features in LA

The application period for the HWP-Features program in Los Angeles opens September 1st! The group meets once every other week beginning in October, and only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply (non Friends of Harvardwood). If you have any questions about the Features Program, please email HWP-Features.

After you submit your application (found here), you'll be contacted by the HWP - Features Directors. The application will ask for a short bio highlighting your writing background, relevant experience, areas of interest, and level of expertise (e.g., number of feature screenplays completed to date).


Serve as a Harvardwood mentor in 2017-18

We are seeking volunteer mentors for the 2017-18 Harvardwood Mentorship Program, which aims to foster meaningful professional relationships between Full Members of Harvardwood and established alums in their fields of interest. Our volunteer mentors and advisors are what enable these Harvardwood programs to continue to thrive and support the next generation of Harvard arts, media, and entertainment professionals.

We are looking for mentors and advisors in a wide array of arts-related professional fields for 2017-18, and we hope you'll join us!


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