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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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NEW Writers Competition add-on: Receive reader feedback!

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.

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Support A COMMON GROUND - A Documentary

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.

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It's not too late for a summer internship!

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 hsip@harvardwood.org ASAP to learn more about this exclusive opportunity in Los Angeles.

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Chicago Int'l Film Festival is accepting entries

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.

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Seeking 1-2 volunteers for 6/12 Global Networking Night in LA

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.

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