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.Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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).Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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).
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!
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more