Join Dodge College for a no-nonsense careers panel with six alumni in different fields talking about how they made their way from Dodge to the real world on Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center. Panelists will cover topics like resumes, networking, internships, job searching, finding the right fit, perils and pratfalls, and career building. The event will focus on the first five years out of Dodge.

Panelists include:

Daniel Jennings B.F.A. Film Production – Editing Emphasis, Class of 2014
Dan Jennings is a recent graduate of Chapman University who works in marketing for Sony Pictures Animation. Daniel serves as an in-house creative for the marketing campaigns on Sony’s animated features, most recently Smurfs: The Lost Village, for which he produces behind the scenes content and creates many of the digital campaign graphics and videos. Daniel has written promotional material for top talent including Demi Lovato, and works with the studio’s filmmakers and cast to develop and produce content that is released around the world. Daniel graduated from Chapman in 2014 with a dual degree in Film Production and Economics, and was the recipient of that year’s Einstein Award from Dodge College.

Dan Duran TV & Broadcast Journalism, Documentary Emphasis, Class of 2013
Dan Duran is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Multifaceted in documentary production, Dan has shot, produced, and edited various documentaries nationally and internationally, including countries such as Singapore, Ghana, Italy, Finland, Belgium, South Korea, Poland, and Tanzania. Dan’s documentaries have been nominated for IDA and ASC awards, broadcasted on PBS, and premiered at films festivals across the country including SXSW, Tribeca, and Full Frame. Dan currently produces and edits feature documentaries and has worked with production companies that include Participant Media, National Geographic WILD, and HBO Documentary Films. Most recently, Dan co-produced and edited, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, his latest feature collaboration with Emmy and Sundance award winning director Tracy Droz Tragos. The film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and broadcasted on HBO on April 3, 2017. Dan is currently co-producing his second documentary feature with Tragos, which is anticipated to release early next year.

Nick Corporon  M.F.A. Directing, Class of 2009
Nick Corporon is a writer, director, and producer. His award-winning debut feature film Retake premiered at the 2016 Frameline Film Festival and is currently being distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures.  With his producing team, Corporon raised over $80,000 on Kickstarter to fund the production.  Corporon’s short film Barbie Boy played at over 60 film festivals worldwide and won the prestigious Alfred C. Kinsey award for “continuing the discussion on gender” and the Audience Award at Dances with Films in Los Angeles.  His short film Last Call played worldwide and is distributed by Peccadillo Pictures in the U.K. He graduated from Missouri State University and received his MFA in Film Production – Directing from Chapman University. Corporon is the Manager of Casting & Talent Development for Pilgrim Media Group where he has overseen casting on more than 45 Television series and over 50 development projects.

Joe Sill B.F.A. Film Production – Directing Emphasis, Class of 2013
Joe has spent most of his career working in short form with various artists and companies to tell similar stories. His piece, “TESLA – Modern Spaceship”, garnered the attention of Elon Musk as well as the rest of TESLA, Business Insider, USA Today, AdWeek, AdAge, and captivated audiences and agencies alike into joining a child on his journey to turn his father’s car into a spaceship. He has collaborated in directorial work with APPLE, NASA, NIKE, ZEISS, LEGO, HYUNDAI, GOOGLE, XTI AIRCRAFT, VIMEO, and others to create insightful work that inspires others in the way these same companies do. Joe’s narrative work has been featured on Vimeo, Vice, Screenrant, Nerdist, Gizmodo, Tech Times, among others.  He just completed production on his first feature film, Stray, starring Christine Woods (The Walking Dead), Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Miyavi (Unbroken), and Ross Partridge (Stranger Things).

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