2014' Acceptance / Interviews / Rejections

TheRealSV

Active Member
Congrats to everyone getting interviews. It's so exciting and kind of nerve racking. I also got an interview for Columbia U. Still waiting on AFI for Directing & Producing, I just put in my producing app though and my processor said it will "go out for review in the coming weeks." So not sure how they view apps, whether it's first come first serve type basis as some have posted or in some sort of batches, etc? But here's hoping for an interview for both disciplines. Has anyone been waitlisted before and then submitted again to the same school the year later? If so what was your experience the second time submitting? Did they interview people that have been waitlisted again? Did you find that you were among the first to be called for an interview or among the last?
 

bjustman

Member
Hi all,

I applied at UT Austin for MFA in Film and media production. Is there anyone who applied to UT?
UTA requires you to study in TWO disciplines, and most study creative fiction writing and screenwriting. the CW pgms I applied to (Vanderbilt, Iowa, Wash U St Louis, Brown) require the GRE and/or the subject exam, so UT is probably following suit. generally speaking, most CW MFA applicants plan on teaching, since very few can make a living immediately as a writer, and grad students who teach writing have to pass fairly rigorous academic standards. it's assumed you're en route to teaching until your best seller hits. which usually happens about the time you're 70 years old.

on the up side, UTA was the most well-funded program I looked into, and you won't have to work while you're in school--they want you focused on your writing, and you receive a FULL tuition waiver AND the nicest stipend in the USA, last time I checked. Austin also has a VERY cool and burgeoning film scene, so if your undergrad background isn't film, it's a great place to start.
 

Erin Leigh

Member
Writing for TV...I actually just got asked to submit a spec script, so glad about that...but, nothing from LMU, yet. you?

Wait a spec scrip for LMU? or just in general? (i'm also applying for writing and producing for tv? i haven't heard yet but someone on the forum found out about getting in for production? they called her but i didn't know they did that. i know someone else who is a first year there that got in around this time maybe a week or so later [manguforcheap who just posted :)])
 

bjustman

Member
Wait a spec scrip for LMU? or just in general? (i'm also applying for writing and producing for tv? i haven't heard yet but someone on the forum found out about getting in for production? they called her but i didn't know they did that. i know someone else who is a first year there that got in around this time maybe a week or so later [manguforcheap who just posted :)])
spec script was for a tv show, not related to LMU, but I mentioned that in my app, so hope that helps. I saw the production post, that's awesome. I think the WPTV program is really gaining steam...I have a feeling this yr will be their best, yet.
 

Erin Leigh

Member
I hope so. I applied to there, Chapman and CMU (Entertainment Management; they have great placement and put a lot of students right out of graduation into the industry in a lot of areas) and I feel good about what I sent in to LMU.

But that's super awesome about the spec script! I want to know what show so bad! Haha!
 

bjustman

Member
I hope so. I applied to there, Chapman and CMU (Entertainment Management; they have great placement and put a lot of students right out of graduation into the industry in a lot of areas) and I feel good about what I sent in to LMU.

But that's super awesome about the spec script! I want to know what show so bad! Haha!
Star Trek
 
spec script was for a tv show, not related to LMU, but I mentioned that in my app, so hope that helps. I saw the production post, that's awesome. I think the WPTV program is really gaining steam...I have a feeling this yr will be their best, yet.

The WPTV program here at LMU really seems top-notch. Great professors, visiting/guest lecturers from what I've heard. It seems as though Roberto Orci (co-creator and writer on Fringe, current showrunner of Sleepy Hollow & writer/producer of many other shows and films) is pretty involved in the program and comes to campus on a semi-frequent basis.

As the programs are so small, you will get to know people in production and screenwriting as well. The WPTV folks are all awesome!
 

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