EGO GRATIFICATION

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....and probable BOARD MISUSE

Guess who's beginning at USC's graduate school of cinema-television this august?

Me. I'm enrolled in the writing for cinema-television MFA.

So, give me your sage pieces of pith. No pretentious crap, no witty truisms. Sincere advice for a filmmaker. Or just gratify your gigantic fucking ego (match it with mine) and tell what snooty thing you're headed off to do.

j e r e m y (x Jeremy), Monday, 19 July 2004 22:45 (eighteen years ago) link

Ummm...can i ask a question? I'm actually hoping to apply to that exact course, among other Screenwriting MFAs. What did you have to show them in terms of experience, portfolio, etc.?

broken twig, Tuesday, 20 July 2004 03:50 (eighteen years ago) link

Congratulations, man!

My only pithy advice: Be Bold! (and remember, there really are no rules)

Girolamo Savonarola, Tuesday, 20 July 2004 06:32 (eighteen years ago) link

Ummm...can i ask a question? I'm actually hoping to apply to that exact course, among other Screenwriting MFAs. What did you have to show them in terms of experience, portfolio, etc.?


  • Grade-point average (calculated from submitted transcripts)

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and for international students, also Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores

  • Autobiographical character sketch (2 page max)

  • Most emotional moment (2 page max)

  • Creative challenges (Part A & B) 5 pages ea., a 'stuck in elevator scene' and a scene in which one character wishes to go out and another wishes the first to stay inside.

  • Writing samples (30 pages?)

  • Portfolio list

  • Letters of recommendations

  • As well as a standard application materials. I think it helps that I was able to submit a _very_ long portfolio list, resume, and related cinema experience.

    j e r e m y (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 20 July 2004 11:52 (eighteen years ago) link

    GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS

    TheRealJMod (TheRealJMod), Tuesday, 20 July 2004 14:26 (eighteen years ago) link

    Autobiographical character sketch (2 page max)

    Most emotional moment (2 page max)

    What are these?

    broken twig, Tuesday, 20 July 2004 20:02 (eighteen years ago) link

    seventeen years pass...

    Is it wrong to love yourself

    | (Latham Green), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:01 (seven months ago) link


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