UCLA Screenwriting 2019

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
I definitely know the feeling. Many times I've been emailed about jobs and I respond back and it takes a while to get a response and it's nerve-wracking.

If you don't hear back you can always call later today to make sure they got your email.
 

Zach0323

Member
I definitely know the feeling. Many times I've been emailed about jobs and I respond back and it takes a while to get a response and it's nerve-wracking.

If you don't hear back you can always call later today to make sure they got your email.
Great advice, thank you!
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
Haha I definitely didn't do anything like that! I sent it after I got off work the night we got the invites. Only reason I asked is because they said to respond by the the 18th. I figured there might be some type of confirmation, but I could be very wrong as well. Would be far from the first time.
Hey, pretty sure that they will send an email out next week and give you a time. I think yeah they are swamped.
 

Shade

Member
It does appear that way from looking at other years but who knows.... Until you've heard for sure I wouldn't give up hope. Did you apply to any other programs as well?
LMU Writing for the Screen but not so sure about the quality of the program. Is there a thread where I can take a look? Or someone here who knows best?
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
LMU Writing for the Screen but not so sure about the quality of the program. Is there a thread where I can take a look? Or someone here who knows best?
Be sure to add your LMU application to the tracker as well.

As far as old threads you can use the Advanced Search to narrow some down:

Search results for query: LMU screenwriting

You should also create an LMU Writing for Screen 2019 thread if there already isn't one. I'll see about contacting some people who are there who can come respond to your questions there.
 

Douglas Lobo

New Member
I didn´t receive anything, actually. I sent them an e-mail asking for the status and received this answer: "Unfortunately we do not update applicants as to the status of their applications."
 

Zach0323

Member
I didn´t receive anything, actually. I sent them an e-mail asking for the status and received this answer: "Unfortunately we do not update applicants as to the status of their applications."
Did you get an email last week about whether you wanted an in-person interview or a Skype one?
 
Anyone else get an email to schedule their interview, but when you go into acceptd, are not able to see the schedule to choose your day/time? I already submitted the info they needed.

I'm thinking they just haven't uploaded the schedule for everyone to choose?
 

amlena

Storyteller
Anyone else get an email to schedule their interview, but when you go into acceptd, are not able to see the schedule to choose your day/time? I already submitted the info they needed.

I'm thinking they just haven't uploaded the schedule for everyone to choose?
Same thing is happening to me. It gives me a message saying "This schedule isn't available". I'm going to give it an hour then try again.
 

divmoh247

Member
Hi everyone, so they followed up with me today and asked me to update my details and put up a headshot. I know this might be silly but what kind of headshot should I be putting up exactly? I'm guessing this is a no selfie zone?
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
Hi everyone, so they followed up with me today and asked me to update my details and put up a headshot. I know this might be silly but what kind of headshot should I be putting up exactly? I'm guessing this is a no selfie zone?
I just put a selfie. But a plain one, not like an odd angle with any pouting or anything haha.
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
On another note, I'm kind of stressing out about the interview. My biggest fear is that they like me but just not with the group this year.. should I be telling them that this is basically my last shot, financially, etc? Or is that unecessary.. should I tone individuality down a little? I know they liked the portfolio but what if it's not right for this year.. ah I repeated myself. I'm having full blown panic attacks right now I need this so badly.

Wondering if any past students may shed some light on this, or wear I should post this type of question?
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
Wondering if any past students may shed some light on this, or wear I should post this type of question?
Here are some members who applied to UCLA Screenwriting last fall. Hopefully they can get back to you on this. @Michel Lichand @Eddy @luckypig @JLWilco @Dorothy @Teddy @Stopnchat @FirstTimer

should I be telling them that this is basically my last shot, financially, etc?
Well you certainly want to be enthusiastic and passionate. But not desperate. Fine line I'm sure. ;) But try not to freak out. I know it's hard.

When's your interview date?
 

Eddy

New Member
They ask you for a pitch/logline of your script(s). Then they ask you “Why UCLA.” I suggest u talk about the program and the research you did to pick their school specifically. And they ask if you want to do TV or film. Lastly, they pitch the extension program. I was super nervous and talked too much about myself, instead of talking about my goals as a writer. If I could go back, I would talk about why I was choosing their program, and why I’m a strong and prepared writer. That would be my focus. Good luck!
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
When's your interview date?[/QUOTE]

Feb 7! Updated on applications.

They ask you for a pitch/logline of your script(s). Then they ask you “Why UCLA.” I suggest u talk about the program and the research you did to pick their school specifically. And they ask if you want to do TV or film. Lastly, they pitch the extension program. I was super nervous and talked too much about myself, instead of talking about my goals as a writer. If I could go back, I would talk about why I was choosing their program, and why I’m a strong and prepared writer. That would be my focus. Good luck!
Thank you so so very much!! I have a lot more prep to do.
 

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