March 24, 2008
UCLA's MFA in screenwriting runs their class enrollment process is a very different way than most. Not only do you have to audition and work to get into the program in the first place. But once you're in, you need to audition and impress in order to get into specific classes. It's stressful, to be honest. But at the same time, I think they want to prepare you for the industry that you have chosen. If you're going to be in movies, you're always trying to get the next job.
For next quarter, I had to audition to get into a comedy spec writing class (where you write an episode for an existing comedy series as a sample of your work) and then also I'm hoping to get into Mike Werb's 434 Writing Workshop.
I just heard back on the Comedy class. I'm in. Another sigh of relief, as the competition was fierce, and it's tough to be told you're not funny. Apparently, I'm funny. At least a little.
Still waiting on the Werb class... I really hope I get into that.
Posted by jason on March 24, 2008 02:57 PM
"Apparently, I'm funny."
Posted by: SnakeMan on March 24, 2008 07:02 PM
I knew you'd get in. Quickies are HILARIOUS!
Posted by: Xerxes on March 24, 2008 10:54 PM
now i want to read quickies. is there anyway you could email to me? and i'll let you know if you're actually funny.
Posted by: paul on March 25, 2008 01:10 AM
thanks, it was pretty funny.
Posted by: paul on March 25, 2008 12:04 PM