The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s philanthropic mission is to promote freedom of expression in all aspects of the performing arts, to encourage satire, comedy and the cultivation of young talent, not just at Harvard but around the world. The Institute is comprised of The Hasty Pudding Club (the oldest social club in the United States), The Hasty Pudding Theatricals (the third oldest theater group in the world, after the Comédie Française and the Oberammergau Passion Players) and the Harvard Krokodiloes (the foremost collegiate a cappella group in the United States). Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premiere performing arts organization, a patron of the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770's inaugural screenwriting fellowship will provide financial support of $20,000 for a writer of either satire or a script with significant social commentary who has not yet made $100,000 in their writing career to date so that they may continue developing scripts and projects in that tradition.

Writers may opt into consideration from March 19, 2014 until 11:59 pm PST on July 10, 2014. Shortly thereafter, the Black List will deliver a short list of writers to the Hasty Pudding Institute's judging panel for final deliberations. The judging panel is not yet finalized; however, it currently includes the following:

  • Whiplash and Labor Day producer Helen Estabrook
  • Former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum
  • Trophy Wife co-creator Sarah Haskins.

To opt in for consideration for the Hasty Pudding Institute Screenwriting Fellowship, please review the Submission Requirements and the Submission Agreement located in the left menu. Once you have reviewed these agreements, click on the registration link below to register and upload your script.

Register for writer membership


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