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Alumni Spotlight: Dani Sánchez-López

July 2, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Being passionate about what you do means that you will go wherever opportunities present themselves—even if that means traveling over 8000 miles to get there or just jumping into a project for a short time. Spanish cinematographer Dani Sanchez-Lopez (MFA/FP ’09) took his talents to Asia when work was limited in Los Angeles. And he

Friday Focus: Alumni

June 29, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Makena Costlow (BFA/FP ’17) has been with The Third Floor as an assistant editor since November. The Third Floor is a pre-visualization company that has worked on Star Wars and most Marvel movies among many other features, games, and theme park attraction. Marisol Diaz (BA/SW ’16) & Hadley Dion (BFA/FP ’16) have co-written and are

Speed Networking Event Connects Students with Alumni in Honor of Professor Harry Ufland

May 18, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Former students of Harry Ufland step up to emulate what the late professor gave them every semester; the chance to network with industry professionals. Elise Laplante’s ’13 reason for helping, “was to honor Harry’s memory. Harry was my first mentor in the business and I wanted to celebrate his spirit by helping current students connect

Friday Focus: Alumni

May 11, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Zelie Dember-Slack’s (MFA/ER ’17) film, The Sweetest Heir, had its world premier screening at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival on May 9th, 2018 where it won Best Family FIlm. The Sweetest Heir is an award-winning family comedy about Brittany Thompson, 9, who collects and restores old jewelry boxes. While restoring one, she discovers a seal inside a

Friday Focus: Alumni

April 13, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Melanie Duke (BFA/DA ’17) started a new role with 20th Century Fox as a Creative Content Coordinator. Erika Cohn’s (BFA/FP ’09) film will receive its LA theatrical release on April 20th at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. Erika will be around afterwards for a Q&A. JJ Englert (BFA/CRPR ’15) has started a company, Industry Jump,

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Helwig ’05 Faculty Edition

April 3, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Featured Image: Filming in Peruvian Andes for YouTube Red series, “Ultimate Expedition” Four years ago we caught up with Derek Helwig (BFA/FP ’05) and his experiences since graduating. Now we have the pleasure of welcoming him to the Chapman family as a professor for the newly created course, DOC 116, Introduction to Television Production: Location.

Friday Focus: Alumni

March 30, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Every Friday is an opportunity to focus on an aspect of Dodge College. This Friday the focus is on alumni and the work they are doing. If there is something you’d like to have included please feel free to email Jon Hernandez, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at or fill out the online form. Jillian Arnold (MFA/CR

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