UCLA TFT Screenwriting MFA changed their admissions requirements four weeks out from deadline (1 Viewer)

stackerlee

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With four weeks left to go, UCLA's now asking for a full feature length sample submission as opposed to a portion of that (60 pages, as it said on website last week). The requirements were updated yesterday. What should I do if I haven't been able to even reach sample length, am working full time and am applying to other schools soon after?
 

cheeeese3cake

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With four weeks left to go, UCLA's now asking for a full feature length sample submission as opposed to a portion of that (60 pages, as it said on website last week). The requirements were updated yesterday. What should I do if I haven't been able to even reach sample length, am working full time and am applying to other schools soon after?
Sorry to hear that :'( what other film schools are you applying to?
production/directing still hasn't updated if they will resume accepting applications this year. Now I am worry that they will also change their admission requirement😒
 
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Chris W

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Official UCLA screenwriting thread is up:

 

catmom

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I would try to find time to finish and get to 90 pages, I don't really know what else you could do. Even if it's fifteen minutes here and there, that'll amount to something. I learned that a bad first draft is better than no draft. Good luck!
 

fiere240

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Good luck ): I'm struggling with the changed requirements too. I had 60 pages ready to go, but I'm not sure if my film can reach 90 pages ): I wonder if we can submit shorter scripts if they are well-written and not wanting for the extra length?
 

Chris W

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Good luck ): I'm struggling with the changed requirements too. I had 60 pages ready to go, but I'm not sure if my film can reach 90 pages ): I wonder if we can submit shorter scripts if they are well-written and not wanting for the extra length?
I'd stick to the requirements. Don't give them a reason to deny on a technicality. Can it be a pilot?

Submit ONE of the following options in Script:
  • A competed FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY (90-130 page max).
  • An ORIGINAL hour-long DRAMA PILOT (50-65 page max)
  • An ORIGINAL half-hour COMEDY/DRAMEDY scripts (each 40 page max).
  • DO NOT submit adaptations, spec episode scripts or co-written materials, these will NOT be reviewed.
 
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