UCLA Screenwriting 2019

amlena

Storyteller
RIP all my hopes and dreams.
 

j18

New Member
Hi guys!
First of all, I would like to congratulate everyone that received a letter already \o
And to the ones still waiting like me: hold on, it's not over yet.
Maybe I'm being excessively optimistic after copiously crying, but my heart feels that there's still hope 💙
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
Hi guys!
First of all, I would like to congratulate everyone that received a letter already \o
And to the ones still waiting like me: hold on, it's not over yet.
Maybe I'm being excessively optimistic after copiously crying, but my heart feels that there's still hope 💙
I think this must be. They said it could go all the way until mid April. And yes that sounds painful, more waiting, but there's hope until you get that rejection letter. And you don't have to let that hope consume you, just make sure to allow it space to grow in case you do get the offer.
 

Cd23

Active Member
So this is 6 people with acceptances out of how many who actually interviewed?? and 1 waitlist? Anyone think im grasping at nothing here or that maybe there is more to come?
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
I called the office today - apparently the0
So this is 6 people with acceptances out of how many who actually interviewed?? and 1 waitlist? Anyone think im grasping at nothing here or that maybe there is more to come?
They said until april, right?

If anything I think they sent very very few letters out, like 1/6th of acceptances because everyone kept bugging them and they want more time... so theyre staggering things out. :/
 

amlena

Storyteller
No response yet, but scheduled a Chapman tour for next week. We only have until next Thursday to respond to Chapman, soooo decisions need to be made soon.
 

alanray

Active Member
No response yet, but scheduled a Chapman tour for next week. We only have until next Thursday to respond to Chapman, soooo decisions need to be made soon.
I went on a Chapman tour yesterday, their facilities are top notch!
 

Cdemon

Active Member
I went on a Chapman tour yesterday, their facilities are top notch!
That’s awesome!
Is Chapman your front runner now?
Does the “lifetime access to equipment” apply to Screenwriting students too? Or production only? And do you know what the caveat is on that? It’s a great thing I’m just curious how it works.
 

j18

New Member
I'm passing by just to send some love to the people who are still waiting like me. I was very hopeful about getting in, and I felt with all my heart that UCLA was my place, the university I was supposed to go to :\
It's very hard to remain hopeful at this point, but I'm using every positive and resilient cell in my body just to keep hope alive. I can be a very dramatic Pisces, and maybe I've been crying and suffering in vain since I haven't received a rejection letter yet... So maybe, just maybe, I'm going to wake up on Monday with a beautiful acceptance letter from UCLA in my e-mail, share an apartment with Bia - UCLA, please don't split us -, and move to the US with my two cats, that probably won't be as excited as me about the whole moving thing. Maybe, just maybe, all my dreams will come true on Monday, or Tuesday, or a few days after that... God, only I know how strong and determined I had to be to come this far. Only I know how many nights awake, how many hours facing a blank Final Draft page, how many writings and rewritings I had to do. And I would do it all over again because I need to be a screenwriter, my writing is who I am, and I can't imagine myself doing anything else in this world.
Perhaps I've been rambling and writing my ramblings just to convince myself that if I don't get in, there's always next year. Giving up is not an option, I'm painfully aware of that.
Or perhaps I'm rambling and writing my ramblings just for the need to share and tell people they're not alone. It's okay to feel depressed, frustrated, empty, small.
Soon all of this will be over. Remember to be kind to yourself. Everything is going to work out in the end.
 

amlena

Storyteller
That’s awesome!
Is Chapman your front runner now?
Does the “lifetime access to equipment” apply to Screenwriting students too? Or production only? And do you know what the caveat is on that? It’s a great thing I’m just curious how it works.
At this point, it's my ONLY option. I still haven't heard from UCLA, and I only applied to the three programs. I'm not sure I want to wait another year, and Chapman does have a reputation for allowing more creative freedom in their screenwriting program.

No idea about the equipment. I'll have to ask more questions next week.
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
I'm passing by just to send some love to the people who are still waiting like me. I was very hopeful about getting in, and I felt with all my heart that UCLA was my place, the university I was supposed to go to :\
It's very hard to remain hopeful at this point, but I'm using every positive and resilient cell in my body just to keep hope alive. I can be a very dramatic Pisces, and maybe I've been crying and suffering in vain since I haven't received a rejection letter yet... So maybe, just maybe, I'm going to wake up on Monday with a beautiful acceptance letter from UCLA in my e-mail, share an apartment with Bia - UCLA, please don't split us -, and move to the US with my two cats, that probably won't be as excited as me about the whole moving thing. Maybe, just maybe, all my dreams will come true on Monday, or Tuesday, or a few days after that... God, only I know how strong and determined I had to be to come this far. Only I know how many nights awake, how many hours facing a blank Final Draft page, how many writings and rewritings I had to do. And I would do it all over again because I need to be a screenwriter, my writing is who I am, and I can't imagine myself doing anything else in this world.
Perhaps I've been rambling and writing my ramblings just to convince myself that if I don't get in, there's always next year. Giving up is not an option, I'm painfully aware of that.
Or perhaps I'm rambling and writing my ramblings just for the need to share and tell people they're not alone. It's okay to feel depressed, frustrated, empty, small.
Soon all of this will be over. Remember to be kind to yourself. Everything is going to work out in the end.
I feel you SO much.

There's next year, there's other great schools, and you could even take the plunge and just move to LA! If you have a friend there then you can take on the world together!

Best of luck.
 

biacelani

Member
I'm passing by just to send some love to the people who are still waiting like me. I was very hopeful about getting in, and I felt with all my heart that UCLA was my place, the university I was supposed to go to :\
It's very hard to remain hopeful at this point, but I'm using every positive and resilient cell in my body just to keep hope alive. I can be a very dramatic Pisces, and maybe I've been crying and suffering in vain since I haven't received a rejection letter yet... So maybe, just maybe, I'm going to wake up on Monday with a beautiful acceptance letter from UCLA in my e-mail, share an apartment with Bia - UCLA, please don't split us -, and move to the US with my two cats, that probably won't be as excited as me about the whole moving thing. Maybe, just maybe, all my dreams will come true on Monday, or Tuesday, or a few days after that... God, only I know how strong and determined I had to be to come this far. Only I know how many nights awake, how many hours facing a blank Final Draft page, how many writings and rewritings I had to do. And I would do it all over again because I need to be a screenwriter, my writing is who I am, and I can't imagine myself doing anything else in this world.
Perhaps I've been rambling and writing my ramblings just to convince myself that if I don't get in, there's always next year. Giving up is not an option, I'm painfully aware of that.
Or perhaps I'm rambling and writing my ramblings just for the need to share and tell people they're not alone. It's okay to feel depressed, frustrated, empty, small.
Soon all of this will be over. Remember to be kind to yourself. Everything is going to work out in the end.
@j18 when you feel like you've lost hope, remember all the people (and cats) beside you who believe in you and are cheering you on unconditionally. We'll be eating junk food and watching Ru Paul's Drag race on a worn out stained sofa we bought on craigslist in our cheap ass LA apartment in no time. It ain't over yet, amiga 💙
 

j18

New Member
@biacelani uma brasileira incomoda muita gente, duas brasileiras incomodam muito mais 💙 hahaha
Thank you for all the support you gave me, you were my rock during this whole process. I love you, and I can't wait to share an apartment and binge-watch RuPaul's Drag Race with you \o
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
@biacelani uma brasileira incomoda muita gente, duas brasileiras incomodam muito mais 💙 hahaha
Thank you for all the support you gave me, you were my rock during this whole process. I love you, and I can't wait to share an apartment and binge-watch RuPaul's Drag Race with you \o
Omggggg sounds like such a good time. Can I join lol. I speak Spanish so can pretend to understand Portugese :D
 

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