Since 2006, the Harvardwood Writers Competition has been helping emerging writers gain industry exposure and recognition. Each year, alums from across the country submit fresh, new material to be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Winners in each category receive a cash award, publicity and meetings with Harvardwood industry contacts.
The contest includes three categories: 1) Feature screenplays, 2) Television pilots, and 3) Shorts.
Many writers who submit to the competition also participate in the Harvardwood Writers Program. The workshops (available in LA, New York, Washington DC and Boston) are highly collaborative, have a strict attendance policy and feature advice and notes from working professionals.
Harvardwood VIP Pass Sponsors will gain early access to the material and winners in each category. Sponsors will have a semi-exclusive, two-week first look at the winning scripts prior to the public announcement. In addition to early access, sponsors will also receive a one-year, Full Member account on Harvardwood.org, getting access to post unlimited job opportunities, publicize events, and interact with other members via the Harvardwood website.
The $2,000 sponsorship fee will go directly to support the Harvardwood Writers Program and Competition. Harvardwood is committed to finding and nurturing new and diverse voices in TV, film and playwriting. Your sponsorship will be an invaluable aid to emerging writers as they develop their craft, authenticity and professionalism.
This sponsorship opportunity is limited to five slots. Please complete the form below to become a VIP Pass holder.
In the last three years, Harvardwood Writers from the Program and Competition have:
- been staffed on such shows as AMERICAN DAD, AWAKE, FAMILY GUY, COMMUNITY, COVERT AFFAIRS, JUSTIFIED, NEWSROOM, PERCEPTION, SLEEPY HOLLOW, and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE.
- been signed by such companies as Apostle, Artists International, Benderspink, Brant Rose Agency, CAA, Caliber Media, Circle of Confusion, Echo Lake, Gotham Group, Management 360, ICM, Original Artists, Preferred Artists, UTA, Verve, and WME.
- sold two pilots to Sony.
- sold a screenplay to a major producer, and the feature film is now in post-production.
- sold a pilot to SyFy with a 13-episode pick-up (HELIX).
- met one-on-one with mentors such as Neal Baer, Sam Baum, Peter Blake, John Brancato, Andy Cadiff, Terence Carter, Carolyn Cassidy, Jonathan Collier, Nancy Cotton, Carlton Cuse, Marjorie David, Adam Fratto, Mark Goffman, Dan O'Keefe, Jeff Schaffer, Nell Scovell, Patric Verrone, and Nicky Weinstock, among others.