Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, applied to USC Film School 6 times before he got accepted

(School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Photo by Joe Mabel)

Many people have asked on these forums if it's worth applying multiple times to a Film School if they get rejected. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, has an answer for you:

As a child in New Jersey, Feige enjoyed playing with action figures, reading comic books and watching movies, so he knew he wanted to get into Entertainment. After getting rejected five times, he finally gained admission to USC's film school and graduated in 1995.

"I applied every semester, basically, until I got in," he tells Vanity Fair.

While at USC, Feige scored an internship working under producers Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner. Two years later, they hired him as a production assistant.
Persistence is key when applying to Film School. He applied SIX TIMES! Pursue your dreams with a vengeance and keep on applying. Where there's a will there's a way.
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