Ele

Member
Well, I'll wait until I get the denied message, heh heh.

Whenever I get antsy about these things, I just remember the story of one of my roommates during the international Disney college program I did last year: he was on put a waitlist for the second phase and had all but forgotten about it. They were doing interviews over five days here in Brazil, and he got a call on the last hour of the fourth day asking if he wanted to do an interview on the next day. He had to scramble for a lot of things, but he managed to do it and got accepted.

So, yeah, waiting a little doesn't hurt for me.
Yeah, I also I see that you're an international not living in the US (same here!), so you never know. I've read other years some international applicants living abroad got an interview invitation a week after everyone did, since it's a Skype call. I'm not getting my hopes up, but it's something that can happen, especially if you're international.

If I don't get anything, I know that I'll be just as happy doing the professional program. It's very similar, only less classes, and as an international you can't work, so that's the only thing that sucks, since you can't invest your extra time elsewhere. I might try do producing and writing PPs if I can afford it. Always wanted to explore more of the production process after working for a production company.
 

Ele

Member
@luckypig @DamienA any of you doing a Skype interview, or are you US-residents?

I've been reading in different threads that some colleges send invites for Skype interviews but they recommend attending in person because it shows commitment. Just wondering what your opinion on this is in case any of you are international and had to choose between in-person and Skype. But if not, don't worry!
 

luckypig

Member
@luckypig @DamienA any of you doing a Skype interview, or are you US-residents?

I've been reading in different threads that some colleges send invites for Skype interviews but they recommend attending in person because it shows commitment. Just wondering what your opinion on this is in case any of you are international and had to choose between in-person and Skype. But if not, don't worry!
@Ele I'm international, but I live in LA so I'm going in person. I think it's not about showing commitment, because it's easily understandable that you can't afford to fly to LA for an interview. It's just that it's easier to connect with people in person. The fact that you're there in person doesn't affect the content of your application or the your answers to their questions. So, a good Skype interview > bad in person interview. Does that make sense?
Also thanks for the interview questions, that's super helpful!
 

DamienA

Member
@luckypig @DamienA any of you doing a Skype interview, or are you US-residents?

I've been reading in different threads that some colleges send invites for Skype interviews but they recommend attending in person because it shows commitment. Just wondering what your opinion on this is in case any of you are international and had to choose between in-person and Skype. But if not, don't worry!
 
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Ele

Member
@DamienA I really like your HP script! I'm engaged so far! Have you thought of turning it into a book?
Rainbow Rowell turned her HP fanfic into a very successful novel.
Good luck to you and @luckypig this 15th!!
 
I'm confused by the application sheets?
Some people are listed as "Rejected Without Interview", others as "Interview"
I haven't gotten anything, interview or rejec.
I understand interviews went out Feb. 1, but I haven't read anything about rejections... I'm in the dark. Starting to think there's a glitch in my sub.

@Dorothy @MacAndEs did you get a rejection via email?
 
I'm confused by the application sheets?
Some people are listed as "Rejected Without Interview", others as "Interview"
I haven't gotten anything, interview or rejec.
I understand interviews went out Feb. 1, but I haven't read anything about rejections... I'm in the dark. Starting to think there's a glitch in my sub.

@Dorothy @MacAndEs did you get a rejection via email?
A few of us have interpreted the fact that some have received interview requests and some haven't as a sign that they were rejected without an interview.

I disagree but also understand their position.

This is the e-book translation UC Hogwarts and the Quad Wizard Tournament - - Wattpad
It's originally written in "standard" screenwriting format, but it needed a formatting translation for this medium. My sample included an original superhero script.
That's fascinating. Congratulations again!
 

Dorothy

Member
Hey @BrokeCollegeApplicant! I decided to update my status from UCLA after seeing that others received interviews. It was just a personal decision to do so prior to receiving an official rejection in the next few weeks.
 

DamienA

Member
Hi! Has anyone heard back from UCLA's Screenwriting MFA yet (2018)?

Just wondering if anyone has already been selected for an interview.

If selected, when do you guys think we can expect to hear from them? I know it varies from year to year, just wondering if interviews have already started.
 
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Anon

USC - Applied UCLA - Applied w/ Interview
I got my interview request from UCLA. My interview is on the 15th. My program is screenwriting. Anyone else get an interview for screenwriting?

ucla
My interview is on the 13th and I am feeling pretty nervous! Does anyone know what the odds are of getting in once you've been accepted for an interview?
 

louweaver

Member
My interview is on the 13th and I am feeling pretty nervous! Does anyone know what the odds are of getting in once you've been accepted for an interview?
hey - i interviewed last year for ucla MFA screenwriting and was accepted. i don't know the odds of getting in once you've been interviewed, but i can tell you that there isn't anything to be nervous about. it's just a very casual conversation - very much unlike a job interview. i went in there thinking i was supposed to 'sell myself', but my honest impression is they just want to know you're not a complete psycho, and 'why screenwriting?' 'what kind of stories do you want to tell?, etc. i interviewed with hal ackerman and marc arneson (think that's his last name) and they couldn't have been nicer. best of luck!
 

Ele

Member
I'm on the same boat, @Dorothy . I have minimal hope now that everyone has gotten their interviewer, etc. I hardly doubt they'll do a second round of interviews. Looks like everyone got their invites this year on the same day. I mean, I have a 1% left of hope, being international (non-US resident), since other years *some* of them were called about a week later, but I harddddlyyy doubt it. Concentrating on the PP instead.
 
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DamienA

Member
Hi! Has anyone heard back from UCLA's Screenwriting MFA yet (2018)?

Just wondering if anyone has already been selected for an interview.

If selected, when do you guys think we can expect to hear from them? I know it varies from year to year, just wondering if interviews have already started.
 
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DamienA

Member
Hi! Has anyone heard back from UCLA's Screenwriting MFA yet (2018)?

Just wondering if anyone has already been selected for an interview.

If selected, when do you guys think we can expect to hear from them? I know it varies from year to year, just wondering if interviews have already started.
 
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Aidan Wright

New Member
I'm applying to TFT's undergraduate program with my interest being screenwriting, does anyone here have an idea of when I might be notified or if that's already passed? I'd be an incoming freshman.
 

ALFQin

New Member
Hey everyone~

I am an international applicant, and I just knew this website last week....
I was wondering if anyone got an interview for Directing program? especially some of us had already got invitations for Writing or Producer parogram
 

Zeno

Active Member
Hey everyone~

I am an international applicant, and I just knew this website last week....
I was wondering if anyone got an interview for Directing program? especially some of us had already got invitations for Writing or Producer parogram
Was wondering the same thing. Last year they notified last week. Thinking with the transition to the new admission platform, things go delayed. Looking at the spreadsheets, it has skewed later in Feb.
 

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