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“Miss Congeniality” Director Donald Petrie Joins Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film And Media Arts as Spring 2014 Filmmaker-In-Residence

January 29, 2014 by | News

Award-winning director Donald Petrie (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Grumpy Old Men, Mystic Pizza) has been named the Spring 2014 Marion Knott Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States. The announcement was made today

Bob Bassett: Media Mentor of the Year - Variety

Film School of the Future: Dodge College Dean Bassett designs media program from the ground up

September 10, 2013 by | Press Releases

Over the past three decades, as the founding dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman U., Bob Bassett has continually pushed to innovate ways of giving students practical, hands-on experience, and to provide a curriculum largely unconstrained by more rigid, traditional ideas. Dean Bassett is Variety’s “Media Mentor of the Year”!

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Academy Award® Winning Producer Cathy Schulman and “Tropic Thunder” Set Designer John Chichester Join the Dodge College Family

August 27, 2013 by | News

Orange, CA (August 28, 2013) – Academy Award® winning producer and President of Mandalay Pictures Cathy Schulman (“Crash,” “The Illusionist”) and veteran Hollywood art director and set designer John Chichester are the two newest industry luminaries to join the faculty of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the

Dodge College Commencement Speaker Announced: Hawk Koch

May 9, 2013 by | Guests

Hawk Koch, head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremony, graduating our newest class of film and media arts professionals! Dean Bob Basset writes, As the goal of a commencement speaker is to inspire students as they think critically about the road ahead, there

Busan West Film Festival Returns with new additions

January 14, 2013 by | News

Fueled by the rapidly expanding influence and popularity of Korean filmmakers in Hollywood, Busan West, the annual pan-Asian film festival staged by Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in partnership with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (Asia’s largest film festival), is expanding its program and introducing a competition for the 2013