Question by K: What are my chances of getting into USC Film School?
I’m a Junior and for my Quarter one I got a 3.55 GPA.
I go to a private, college prep highschool.
My second quarter ( I haven’t gotten the report card back but I got A-, B, B, B, B- )
I am involved in these clubs:
Newspaper club, Art Club, Theatre Guild, Passport club (traveling club), Amnesty Int’l, Model UN, Visions literary magazine.
I take photography/composition class.
I have written a 98+ paged script, my family member is editing it for me and sending it to his good friend who is a film(director)
I will be the first in my family, (mother, father, and grandma) to go to college.
I have a college fund(quite large) from my great-grandfather who owned a Pepsi plant… (not trying to brag)
I live with my grandparents, and my father lives in FL..so depending on the essay topic, I could have a killer essay describing why I should be accepted. (you would know if you knew the situations i have had to be in)
I’m going to visit USC, UCLA, Chapman, Loyola, etc in April… should I send them my script sample???
Also, in the summer I am thinking about summer film school..
I want to be a screen-writer.
Answer by PE2008
If you are lucky, you will not be accepted to a Film School. It is better you do not apply at all. Film Schools exist only to provide salaries to Film School Professors. Very few graduates ever make a good living in the film industry. More than a few must humiliate themselves in low level, dead end jobs before giving up and starting careers at Taco Bell scrubbing toilets.
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