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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

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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


In Your Words: Dodge College at Sundance 2014

January 31, 2014 by | Alumni

Chapman University film students dominated Sundance this year, raking in awards, critical acclaim, and enough learning experiences to last a lifetime. Split across two sessions, to accommodate more students overall and tailor the experience for their discipline, our travelling Interterm class “Structure/Function Film Festival Sundance” brought two dozen students to the internationally renowned festival.  Charged

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Alumni Profile: Everdream’s Joseph Sill (BFA ’13)

January 10, 2014 by | Alumni

Get to know our school a bit better, by meeting our hard-working alumni in the industry. Here, BFA graduate in Film Production Joseph Sill catches us up with what his life has been like since Dodge. One of the things that Chapman really accentuates here at Dodge College is collaboration, and community, and really understanding


Alumna Mariana Flynn Named Vice President of Non-Fiction Programming for Lifetime

December 17, 2013 by | News

We have some thrilling news from Lifetime Television Networks, courtesy of alumna Mariana Flynn (’02, Creative Producing): MARIANA FLYNN NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF NON-FICTION PROGRAMMING OF LIFETIME LOS ANGELES, CA (November 19, 2013) – Mariana Flynn has been named Vice President of Non-Fiction Programming of Lifetime, it was announced today by Eli Lehrer, Senior Vice