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  1. M

    Admitted (After Interview) Columbia College Chicago - Cinema and Television Producing

    Applied on January 6th and didn't hear from them until they contacted me for an interview a month later.
  2. M

    Denied (After Interview) Chapman TV Writing & Producing

    Applied with all of the required materials. They didn't request to see any of the items on my portfolio before scheduling an interview. The interview was somewhat casual. They asked about my experiences in undergrad and my internship before shifting gears to discuss my interests in television...
  3. V

    Admitted (w/o Interview) USC Writing for Screen and Television

    Notified by email of a decision status in the youSC portal at 2:33am, logged onto the portal to find there was an acceptance letter. The letter requested a statement of intent + $300 deposit.
  4. B

    Can you give thoughts about my SOP and script samples? (Application to FSU MFA)

    Hey guys, I'm applying at FSU for an MFA in both Production and Writing. I'm incredibly nervous as I'm only applying to FSU as its the only one within my financial limitations. I live in India so film production and writing isn't really seen as a career choice but it's the one I fell in love...
  5. L

    MFA Writing/Directing Program Recommendations

    Hi all, I don't know about you, but I've been totally overwhelmed with all the MFA program options there are. I've been stuck in analysis paralysis researching programs intently for about two years, and now it's finally time to apply. I'm specifically looking for programs that highlight/ help...
  6. mol31203

    “Format” in your stories

    This is something that bug me for a while... a while ago I was told by a teacher that I couldn’t end a story without “hope” (or “light”) and couldn’t end a story without protagonists having some changes at the end. I disagreed with him and still disagree with him now (I mean, look at films like...
  7. 5 Tips for Your First Writing Workshop

    5 Tips for Your First Writing Workshop

    Are you worried about your very first workshop in graduate school? Or maybe it’s the first day of your new writing group or fellowship program? Perhaps it’s with people you’ve never met before or it’s with friends, but they’ve never read your work. No matter what the situation is, allowing your...
  8. A

    NYU Tisch MFA vs Columbia MFA ; Director/Writer

    I know this has been debated a bit but after reading all the threads I still feel the need to ask. I have been accepted into both Columbia and NYU Tish Graduate program and I dont know which one to choose. I'm looking for a program that will train me best as a writer AND director. Everyone...
  9. OzymandiasVII

    Denied (w/o Interview) CalArts - Directing/Film Production MFA FALL 2020

    Attached a link to my visual sample for everyone below GPA not calculated IELTS 7.5
  10. JRome

    Admitted (Off Waitlist After Interview) Chapman University MFA in Television Writing and Producing Fall 2020

    Admitted of Waitlist: 06-22-2020 Declined offer: 07-07-2020
  11. Operator

    Denied (w/o Interview) Chapman MFA TV Writing and Producing

  12. sallygr4

    Admitted (After Interview) Chapman MFA TV Writing and Producing

  13. C

    MFA in Screenwriting: USC or NYU?

    Hello! Last week I got an acceptance letter from USC. I'm ecstatic to know I've been accepted there, it's really a dream coming true! I also interviewed with NYU today and it went quite well, so I think I may have some chance to land NYU as well. Thus I thought I might do some research, in case...
  14. WriterK90

    Admitted but Not Attending (After Interview) LMU - Writing and Producing for Television MFA 2019

    First time applying. Invited to a video conference interview. Email to check portal around 1 pm EST.
  15. WriterK90

    Waitlisted (After Interview) Chapman - TV writing and Producing MFA 2019

    First time applying. Invited for an interview either in person or via skype. I declined my spot on the waitlist as I have already committed to another program.
  16. Septopus7

    Critique My Application Material (And Share Yours Too, If Willing)

    Hello everyone, Decided to make this a separate thread, rather than clog up the one I usually post in. As those who follow that forum might know, however, I am a two-time applier to USC's MFA in Screenwriting program -- last year I didn't get in and, though the jury is still somewhat out this...
  17. LilyMunster

    California State Univ. LA; TV, Film, and Theater

    Hello everyone, After being rejected by nearly all other california grad film schools in a span of 3 years, i applied to calstate la mfa program in tv film theater; the writing option. The deadline has passed and I am waiting for notification from them. The best applicants get an interview via...
  18. Operator

    Chapman University Film School Applications Fall 2018

    Anyone here apply for Chapman University? The deadline was December 1st, but I spoke to them today and they said I can still apply. I applied to the MFA in Television Writing and Producing.
  19. BuddernScotch

    How to Get a Female Size 9 Foot in the Door?

    Hi everyone, hopefully someone might read this and not be upset at this broad cry for help on entering the film industry for writing. I'd love to write, in some form, and have heard of writer's assistants, and eventually working upwards from there. However, to become a writer's assistant I...
  20. icygee

    NYU Dramatic Writing MFA Fall 2017 (Acceptance, Rejection, Etc.)

    Here's a thread for the DWers (a term I've decided to coin please run with it [also DW is NOT to be confused with Dangerous Woman, the iconic album Grammy nominated album released last year by singer songwriter Ariana Grande]). @Christopher Gooley you can now freak out in the comfort of our...

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