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Dean Bob Bassett and Media Arts Chair, Professor Janell Shearer, To Retire This Summer

January 18, 2019 by Dodge College Staff | News

After more than 38 years of service, Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, has announced his retirement at the end of August, 2019.  His wife, Professor Janell Shearer Bassett, chair of the Media Arts Division, is retiring at that time. Dean Bassett and Professor Shearer joined

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3 Chapman Projects Nominated for the 39th College Television Awards. 2 Nominations for Best Drama Series and 1 Nomination for Best Comedy Series.

January 17, 2019 by | Uncategorized

On Monday, January 14th, the Television Academy Foundation announced nominees for the 39th College Television Awards which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs. Among the 25 nominees were 3 projects from Dodge College. In the Drama Series Category: Baby I’m Yours Marisa Messina, Producer Hadley Hillel, Director, Writer Noah Feinberg, Writer Esta es tu Cuba John

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Work One-On-One with VFX Supervisor Jeffrey Kleiser (X-MEN) Apply to be a Pankey Scholar

January 11, 2019 by | Press Releases

We are currently taking applications for the spring 2019 Pankey Distinguished Artist program.  This semester, our talented filmmaker is the Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey Kleiser. Kleiser has supervised visual effects on hits such as X-Men 2; X-Men: The Last Stand; and The One, to name a few. If selected to participate as a Pankey Scholar, you will have

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Castle Rock Entertainment Co-Founder Martin Shafer Joins Faculty as 2019 Spring Marion Knott Distinguished Artist Shafer to co-teach Industry Insiders class

January 11, 2019 by | Press Releases

January 11, 2018 Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, has announced that producer Martin Shafer (Music and Lyrics, No Reservations, The Polar Express, Before Sunrise) will join the faculty as the Spring 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist. Every semester, Dodge College hosts expert filmmakers to

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Film Festival Corner Update 1/10/19

January 10, 2019 by | Festival Report

Even with the calendar changing from 2018 to 2019 that has not slowed down our current student and alumni films from making waves on the festival circuit. Here is the latest news: David Bashford (MFA/FP ‘18) – VOXGIRL Dam Short Film Festival New FilmMakers LA Monthly Film Festival (Screening January 19th) Beloit International Film Festival

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Program Spotlight: Screenwriting So you want to become a screenwriter?

January 7, 2019 by Janell Shearer | Screenwriting

The old joke says that every waiter in Hollywood is actually a screenwriter who is likely to hand you a script along with your burger and fries. While producers and directors in Hollywood may or may not be so accosted, there are plenty of aspiring screenwriters looking for ways to break into the business. But

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Alumni Hone Their Skills on CFE Production STATIC

December 21, 2018 by | CFE

A clear vision was vital to design and direct Static, the second feature produced by Chapman Filmed Entertainment (CFE), a tough and timely story of a young man accused of rape during an on-air interview at his college radio station. The production required a variety of well thought out strategies to create a visually compelling

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Making the Digital World Better, One Superhero at a Time  Career Spotlight: Rebecca Haber (BA/PRA ’15)

December 19, 2018 by Janell Shearer | Alumni

The Guardians of the Galaxy not only save the universe, they help sell Dairy Queen desserts – with an assist from Rebecca Haber (BA/PRA ’15), manager of Digital Operations and Planning at Marvel Entertainment. In the digital universe that Haber oversees, Marvel films are tied to promotional partners and licensees to promote products directly or through

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AES Holiday Pre-Release Screening: MARY POPPINS RETURNS Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

December 12, 2018 by | Screenings

***Open to the Chapman community only*** The Audio Engineering Society of Los Angeles presents MARY POPPINS RETURNS on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Folino Theater for their annual holiday film screening, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. About the Film In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children,