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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).

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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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APPLY NOW: 2017-18 HWP Screenwriting Group in Boston

The 2017-18 HWP - Features program in Boston will begin meeting weekly in late September! Applications will be accepted until September 10, 2017.

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. Previous participants, just email Boston Chapter Head Adam Pachter to let him know that you'd like to join again, and he'll send you the registration link.

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APPLY NOW: Fall 2017 HWP - Features Group 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. 

Applications will be accepted August 28th - September 10, 2017. 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: Fall 2017 HWP - TV Modules in Los Angeles

Now through September 4th, we're accepting applications to the Fall 2017 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. There is a high expectation of preparation and writing done outside of the meetings (approx. 15-20 hours per week). Each module will have approximately eight participants, and will meet for approximately eleven sessions over a fourteen-week period beginning in October 2017 and ending in January 2018.

The program has a strict attendance policy, so please make sure that you can fully commit before applying. Participants are required to give constructive feedback to fellow writers in each session, so there is an expectation that you will have read applicable work prior to the meeting. The modules are successful because of this peer review, and you should expect a "writers room" format for your group.

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Extended deadline: Lexus Short Films!

LEXUS AND THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY ARE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMERGING FILMMAKERS!

Lexus and The Weinstein Company announced the fourth season of the award winning Lexus Short Films. Each season, Lexus presents a theme to inspire and engage filmmakers to craft amazing stories. This season’s theme is TRANSFORMATION which is born from the Lexus brand’s belief that amazing things happen when you transform the ordinary into extraordinary.

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7/31 - 8/7: 2017 Summer Silent Auction

Bidding begins JULY 31ST on our one-of-a-kind Summer 2017 Silent Auction!

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In addition to a Sundance ticket package for 2 to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, we'll be auctioning off one-on-one lunches with Harvard entertainment VIPs, including screenwriter Jonathan Aibel AB '91 (TrollsKung Fu Panda I, II, & III), actress Tatyana Ali AB '02 (The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirKiss the Girls), exec Susanne Daniels AB '87 (Head of YouTube Originals), producer Lucy Fisher AB '71 (The Great GatsbyDivergent series), author/screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz AB '95 (The Book of HenryThe Nowhere Man), & writer-director Massy Tadjedin AB '99 (Last NightThe Jacket)!

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2017 Writers Competition - Deadline just TWO weeks away!

We know writers' favorite thing to do—after writing, of course—is procrastinating! But the deadline to submit your script to the 2017 Harvardwood Writers Competition is just two weeks away. At 11:59pm PT on July 31, 2017, we'll close the submission portal to the annual HWC.

So get those rewrites done, make sure to PROOFREAD your final draft, and double-check that your cover page is correctly formatted. 

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Join the private Harvardwood Facebook group!

Harvardwood's Facebook page is a great way to follow Harvardwood announcements, program news and deadlines, and upcoming events, but we also created a private Harvardwood group where Members & Friends can connect directly with one another!

All dues-current Harvardwood Members & Friends are invited to post in this group, engage in discussion, make announcements about upcoming projects, crowdsource, ask questions, search for housing, search for jobs, and more. 

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