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We’re Alive – The End is Near!

July 14, 2014 by | Alumni

On July 19, 2014, We’re Alive will reach the end of its long journey. But that is still 5 days away, and Kc Wayland (BFA/Film and Television ’08) is still tweaking it to make sure the finale is just right. We’re Alive is an audio serial drama, which chronicles the story of Army Reserve Soldier

Justin Simien: How the Internet Can Help Your Movie

June 18, 2014 by | Alumni

The Internet can help your movie-making efforts immensely. Just ask Justin Simien (BFA/Film Production ’04), who has had plenty of experience using social media to his advantage. Aside from being named one of the Ten Directors To Watch in 2013 by Variety, Simien has been busy building awareness for his film Dear White People. We

Journey of a Female Comic by Dodge Alumni Opens in LA / NYC

May 19, 2014 by | Alumni

“If it wasn’t for Dodge College, I would not be where I am today.” So says Erick Crespo (MFA/Film Production ’08), whose filmmaking journey has been filled with great successes since graduation. Crespo’s latest film, Journey of a Female Comic, opened two weeks ago in Los Angeles, and this past weekend in New York City, through

Don’t miss out on next week’s alumni mixer at Sony Studios

April 18, 2014 by | Alumni

The Office of Alumni Engagement, in partnership with Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Fowler School of Law, and Argyros School of Business and Economics is proud to bring you an evening of Panther camaraderie and professional networking at Sony Pictures Studios. On April 23, 2014 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., alumni in the entertainment

Alum launches Kickstarter for film about sustainable seafood

April 16, 2014 by | Alumni

Last year, award-winning filmmaker Mischa Hedges (BFA/Film Prod.’06) and his production company TrimTab Media received initial funding from Cal Humanities to produce a documentary about commercial fishermen in California – to explore their work and document their lives. For five months, Hedges and his team have been capturing stories about fishermen, seafood and sustainability along

Alum Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions

March 26, 2014 by | Alumni

After winning the award for Breakthrough Talent award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Justin Simien’05, continues to garner rave reviews, along with festival screenings and successes, with his feature film Dear White People. The film was recently acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions and is scheduled to screen at MOMA’S New Directors/New Films

Long Story Short, Chapman Duo Creates YouTube Success

March 24, 2014 by | Alumni

A duo that describes themselves as “not funny at all” and say if they wrote a comedy for YouTube it would die, is, in itself, a funny statement looking at the success of Chapman duo Almog Avidan Antonir (BFA/Film Prod.’13) and Tom Assam-Miller’s (BFA/Screen Acting’14) latest web series Long Story Short. Citing dry humor and

Attn: Alumni – Dodge College is headed to a city near you!

March 24, 2014 by | Alumni

Calling all alumni in Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles – Dodge College is coming to your city and wants to get together for a mixer!  Join your fellow alumni in the area for some food, drinks and merriment.  Here are the details: Boston: Thursday, March 27 at 7pm Sólás Boston (710

Alumni film “The Black Tape” Screens Sunday at the LA Indie Film Fest

March 13, 2014 by | Alumni

Hello Chapman Community! Chapman Alumni director/screenwriter Ramone Menon’10 and cinematographer David Libertella’s’10 feature film The Black Tape will be screening in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival on Sunday, March 16 2014 at 8:00 p.m. A Home Made Murder Film  SYNOPSIS An intruder breaks into the home of an unsuspecting family in order