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.Read more
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.Read more
NEW! Writers submitting their scripts to the annual Harvardwood Writers Competition can opt to receive judging comments and feedback for each script submitted.
All comments and feedback are given by Harvardwood-vetted, working TV and feature writers, e.g., writers who have sold/optioned scripts, are staffed, whose scripts have been produced. The notes are aimed to illuminate judges' reactions to your script (beyond the numerical average of your scores received by semi-finalists and finalists) and may be useful to you for future rewrites.Read more
Harvardwood is the nonprofit fiscal sponsor for a documentary film, A COMMON GROUND, by KSG alumni Catherine Lee and Peter Ajak.
About the documentary: A South Sudanese “Lost Boy,” whose life has only known war, decides enough is enough. Against the wishes of the President, he is gathering youth of fighting tribes for reconciliation and forgiveness and to bring a unified message for peace to the leaders of his country and neighboring nations.Read more
IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Harvard College students looking for a summer (entertainment) internship? Contact the Director of the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program, Marie Kim, at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to learn more about this exclusive opportunity in Los Angeles.
The Chicago International Film Festival is now open for entries. The 53rd CIFF will be held October 12-26, 2017.
Films are programmed for public screening in a diverse selection of competitive and non-competitive categories. Each film is presented in one or more of the following sections and is placed at the discretion of the Programming Committee.Read more
We're looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Monday, June 12th! The event runs from 6-9pm at the famed EP & LP Rooftop Lounge, and as usual, the LA GNN is expecting a big crowd.
Additional event details about Global Networking Night are here. If you can help out, please contact us soon—thank you for your help and volunteer time! In addition to our gratitude, volunteers will receive 3 months of complimentary Harvardwood membership.Read more
We are now accepting submissions to the 2017 Harvardwood Writers Competition!
Industry professionals, with support from the Harvardwood Board of Directors, will evaluate all scripts entered to determine the winner and two runners up from each category. Results will be announced in late Fall 2017.
Winning scripts will be read by an array of industry professionals, including literary managers, agents, and development professionals. All winners and runners-up will also receive free admission to the 2017-18 Harvardwood Writers Program module of their choice and a small cash award.Read more
Harvardwood heartily extends our congrats to the University's newest graduates!
To celebrate their achievements as they start their post-Harvard adventures, we are thrilled to welcome members of the Class of 2017 to Harvardwood with a $10 discount off their dues. Our annual membership fee is ordinarily $45/year ($3.75/month), but members of the Class of 2017 may join Harvardwood for $35/year. This offer is only valid for new Harvardwood members. To receive your membership gift, email us with your full name, as registered with the College, and we'll send you the special link to become a member.Read more
After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2017 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.
This year's Heroes are:
Shaun Chaudhuri AB '15 | US National Committee for UN Women
Juliana Han AB '03, JD '08 | PCMF Community Engagement Initiative
Betsy Storm AB '14 | Better Angels
Sara Lynne Wright AB '09 | Living History
“HSIP not only got my foot in the door, but also turned out to be a windfall, producing this ripple effect where attending a panel presentation turned into an internship, that turned into exclusive meetings with studio executives, then landed me paid positions in precisely the kind of job I’d had my eye on,” says HSIP Director Marie Kim.Read more
If you're involved in a film that will be screened at Cannes this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community!