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Screenwriting MFA Writing Sample Question

arigold8

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Hi everyone! I'm currently in the process of applying to the Screenwriting MFA program at USC, and Dramatic Writing at NYU. I have an original comedy pilot I wanted to submit as the writing sample for NYU, and it just placed in a screenwriting contest. Would it be bad to submit that pilot and list the award? I don't want it to appear as the only thing I can write, but it's also what I am most proud of.

I would really appreciate any guidance!
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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Hi everyone! I'm currently in the process of applying to the Screenwriting MFA program at USC, and Dramatic Writing at NYU. I have an original comedy pilot I wanted to submit as the writing sample for NYU, and it just placed in a screenwriting contest. Would it be bad to submit that pilot and list the award? I don't want it to appear as the only thing I can write, but it's also what I am most proud of.

I would really appreciate any guidance!
If you're proud of it then submit it! But if you're worried about being pigeonholed then be sure your other skills and genres shine in the other writing in your application.
 

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