Make a tax-deductible donation to Harvardwood!

It’s been a good year for Harvardwood, and we anticipate that 2018 will be even BETTER—with your help!

It’s the second annual Founders’ Challenge, and our goal is increased PARTICIPATION compared to last year, so please make a gift of any amount, whether it’s $1, $10, or $100!

“Wait! What impact will my donation have on Harvardwood?” We’re so glad you asked! 

Membership dues don’t come close to covering Harvardwood’s operating budget, but that’s ok with us! We purposefully keep membership dues low and reasonable so that our programs and resources are accessible to everyone, especially early-career artists. In fact, Harvardwood membership is just $3.75/month. That’s less expensive than a cup of coffee. That’s ⅓ the price of a movie ticket (and we’re not even talking about the ArcLight!). That’s cheaper than a ton of Kindle books. That’s - well, you get the picture.

To compensate for our low membership dues, we’re asking if YOU can help by making a donation to Harvardwood today, so we can continue bringing you the events, programs, and resources that enrich your life and career in the arts, media, and entertainment.

Do you want to:

  • See more educational events like our sold-out Masterclasses with Aleen Keshishian AB '90 or Chip Johannessen AB '77?

  • Sustain the growth of our Writers Program and the annual Harvardwood Writers Competition to support more fresh, up-and-coming, diverse voices?

  • Help fund Harvard undergraduates interning in Los Angeles over the summer by contributing to a NEW rideshare/travel fund for them?

Support us with a donation of ANY amount by Dec. 31st, and we’ll kick off 2018 to a great start together!


NOW THROUGH MONDAY: Bid in the Holiday Silent Auction

The 2017 Harvardwood Holiday Silent Auction IS NOW LIVE

BID TO WIN by this Monday evening, Dec. 18th. The auction closes at 6pm PT (7pm PT for Harvardwood members). This year's hot items include:

  • VIP Lunches with Julie Ann Crommett (The Walt Disney Company), Diallo Riddle (Showrunner, Writer, Actor, Producer), James Kearney (Agent, UTA), and Director Andy Cadiff (HOME IMPROVEMENT, SPIN CITY, YOUNG & HUNGRY)
  • Scripts for THE DISASTER ARTIST, MUDBOUND, LADY BIRD, and more signed by the Franco Brothers, Dee Rees, Greta Gerwig, etc.
  • Special memorabilia items from THIS IS US, DUNKIRK, MOLLY'S GAME, LOGAN, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
  • Premiere seats to Dodgers, Clippers, and Lakers games

Bidding is easy! You can simply text your bid amount to (702) 832-0381 with the item code and your bid amount. You'll then be notified by when you're outbid, so you can keep track of the items you want and make sure you're the winning bidder when the auction ends at 6pm PT on Dec. 18th (THIS Monday).

See the photo instructions below on how to bid by text. If you prefer, you can still place bids on your computer.


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Preview the 2017 Holiday Silent Auction!

Mark your calendars now: our 2017 Holiday Silent Auction goes live on Friday, Dec. 15th and will end on Monday, Dec. 18th! Bids will be accepted online AND by text. When the auction page goes live at the end of this week, you'll get all the instructions on how to place bids on your computer or mobile device.


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Give a Harvardwood gift certificate this holiday season!

Scrambling to think of the perfect gift idea for the artist, writer, filmmaker, musician in your life? Look no further! Now you can purchase Harvardwood gift certificates for a year (or more) of Harvardwood membership, event tickets (e.g., admission to three masterclasses in 2018), the Writers Competition application fee, or the new Script Review Service, to name a few examples. Ready to give the gift of Harvardwood this year? Contact us to tell us what "item" you want to gift, or we can also help you put together the ultimate Harvardwood gift package!

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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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