Hi
Anyone have any hints or tips on how to get accepted into this program?. I am curious to see how many people applied to the Stark program for Fall 2016. I applied already and the interview with Richard Shepherd, went well but you never know. How do they select the candidates, based on what? Anyone knows if contacting the faculty can help out with the selection?

Best,

Jose Acevedo
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Also do a reply to the old 2015 stark thread so those members will be notified and then direct them to this thread.
 

Timothy Marc Hopper

Active Member
Hi
Anyone have any hints or tips on how to get accepted into this program?. I am curious to see how many people applied to the Stark program for Fall 2016. I applied already and the interview with Richard Shepherd, went well, but you never know. How do they select the candidates, based on what? Anyone knows if contacting the faculty can help out with the selection?

Best,

Jose Acevedo


Hey, everyone, I am applying as well. I wish everyone the best and if anyone is in the LA area I am down to get together.

Jose,

Personally I do not know the answer about contacting faculty. I would imagine not but if you knew someone it couldn't hurt I'm sure. Where are you from?
 

mmwhatever

New Member
Hey everyone
I've applied as well.
My name is Maria and I'm from Russia.
Have anyone else had an interview? How did it go for you?

Got my finger crossed and wish everyone luck!!
 

zhaoling

New Member
Hi, guys! I have applied the Stark program for 2016 fall semester!
I came from China, attended a college in U.S.
I graduated from UCLA with double majors on humanities. Based on my experience, it is more like I should apply for the screenplay writing, but I applied the Stark program.
I wondering how many ppl applied the program on this years? And are you guys already in the industry or not?
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Hi
Anyone have any hints or tips on how to get accepted into this program?. I am curious to see how many people applied to the Stark program for Fall 2016. I applied already and the interview with Richard Shepherd, went well but you never know. How do they select the candidates, based on what? Anyone knows if contacting the faculty can help out with the selection?

There is a wealth of old stark posts from past years:

http://www.filmschool.org/threads/peter-stark-producing-program-2013-2014.12598/
http://www.filmschool.org/threads/stark-2015-2016.22933/

I suggest replying to those threads as well and seeing if you can get the people watching those threads to reply here with the answers you need. There should be a wealth of information buried in those posts as well.

I hope this helps!
 
Hi guys,

Did you guys applied to other schools or programs? Any luck? I contacted the stark program and they told me to apply to other schools .. i am wondering if anyone else got that same response.

Qihan, it will be a pleasure to help you with your project. Please email me the details to
Universalactor@gmail.com

Thank you

Jose Acevedo
 

ThatDude

Active Member
Hi guys,

Did you guys applied to other schools or programs? Any luck? I contacted the stark program and they told me to apply to other schools .. i am wondering if anyone else got that same response.

Qihan, it will be a pleasure to help you with your project. Please email me the details to
Universalactor@gmail.com

Thank you

Jose Acevedo

Hi Jose, I'm pretty sure they recommend the same to all applicants. I believe around 400 people apply each year and only 25 are accepted.
 

Indus123

Member
Hi guys! I also applied to the Stark program as well as UCLA's producing program. I recently got invited for a second interview last week Thursday and it'll take place this Thursday (January 28th). It's been pretty quiet on the forums, so I was just wondering if anyone has heard the same. In fact it's been so quiet on here that I am getting incredibly nervous that they asked me for another interview lol
 

ThatDude

Active Member
Hi guys! I also applied to the Stark program as well as UCLA's producing program. I recently got invited for a second interview last week Thursday and it'll take place this Thursday (January 28th). It's been pretty quiet on the forums, so I was just wondering if anyone has heard the same. In fact it's been so quiet on here that I am getting incredibly nervous that they asked me for another interview lol

That's awesome! Congrats! Just out of curiosity, have you submitted your scholarship essays?
 

AxelBelle

Active Member
ThatDude and Indus123, have you both heard from USC - Peter Stark, already? Looks like film schools are responding earlier than past years.
 

ThatDude

Active Member
ThatDude and Indus123, have you both heard from USC - Peter Stark, already? Looks like film schools are responding earlier than past years.

Haven't heard anything yet. I didn't think that Stark interviewed before February but yeah looks like they're starting early this year.
 

Indus123

Member
If it helps my last name starts with a "B", so that could be a reason why!

@ThatDude I actually did not apply for scholarships.
@AxelBelle The only thing I have received from them is a e-mail notifying me of a second interview for this Thursday.
 

Much_Ado

New Member
Hi guys! I also applied to the Stark program as well as UCLA's producing program. I recently got invited for a second interview last week Thursday and it'll take place this Thursday (January 28th). It's been pretty quiet on the forums, so I was just wondering if anyone has heard the same. In fact it's been so quiet on here that I am getting incredibly nervous that they asked me for another interview lol

Congrats! I was also contacted on Thursday about a second interview, and was also kind of freaking out since it's been super quiet on here and it's pretty early compared to recent years haha. Let me know how it goes! Mine is during the first week in February. Maybe they just got through applications faster this year and decided to start on interviews sooner?

Anyways, hey everyone! I've been stalking this thread a bit, but here's a little bit about me: Domestic applicant, first letter of last name is in the middle of the alphabet, and haven't applied for scholarships yet, planning on doing that this week! What did everyone think of the app? I had the most difficulty with the most emotional moment essay, I think I rewrote it 4 times before I was satisfied.
 

Indus123

Member
@Much_Ado Awesome, congrats! I feel much better knowing I'm not alone haha. I'll definitely let you know how it goes--I've been doing some prepping and am internally freaking out!

I thought the application was much easier than UCLAs. Where else did you apply?
 

mmwhatever

New Member
I had my first interview in October and haven't heard anything since then. I'm so nervous about this because the interview was shorter than I expected. And I don't know whether that was good or bad sign. How long was your first interview?
 

kit_red

New Member
I had my first interview in October and haven't heard anything since then. I'm so nervous about this because the interview was shorter than I expected. And I don't know whether that was good or bad sign. How long was your first interview?

Hi everyone!

My first interview lasted for around 20 minutes I believe. I had my second interview as well, but it was much shorter, I'd say 10 minutes.

Good luck to everybody.
 
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