Announced on August 2, 2018
We are now accepting applications for the fall 2018 Women of Chapman Scholar Program. This semester our talented Distinguished Artist is acclaimed writer, producer and director of blockbuster films and highly-rated television projects Dean Devlin (Leverage, The Librarians, Independence Day, Stargate, Godzilla).
If selected to participate as a Women of Chapman Scholar, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Mr. Devlin. Scholars should have a work in progress, either a screenplay, a concept in development, or footage suitable for an episodic form to work on during the semester. Scholars will meet individually with Mr. Devlin for an hour every other Monday (between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.). Scholars are also required to enroll in FTV 310/510 (Mondays, 7 p.m. -10 p.m.) with Professor Alex Rose (you do not have to be enrolled in this course to apply. However, if you are selected, you will have to enroll by Friday, September 7). There will be a required lunch with Mr. Devlin and all of the Scholars at the end of the semester.
Application Deadline: Sunday, August 19, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. PST
An acclaimed writer, producer and director of blockbuster films and highly-rated television projects, Dean Devlin serves as chairman and CEO of Electric Entertainment, the full-service film, television, worldwide sales & distribution company, and studio he founded in May 2001, which also houses Electric Post, a state-of-the-art digital effects and post production facility.
Over the last twenty-five years, Devlin has been a prolific provider of crowd pleasing film and television fare, including producing and co-writing some of the most successful feature films of all time — Stargate, Godzilla and Independence Day — which grossed more than $800 million worldwide. Devlin served as Executive Producer and Showrunner on the fourth season of TNT’s The Librarians, which stars Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn and John Larroquette. Devlin’s latest feature film, Bad Samaritan, which he directed and produced, stars David Tennant and Robert Sheehan was released on May 4, 2018 on 2000 screens through Electric’s distribution arm.
Also under the Electric banner, Devlin produced Flyboys, Eight-Legged Freaks, Cellular and the critically acclaimed documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? Just prior to forming Electric Entertainment, Devlin produced the Mel Gibson period drama, The Patriot, which was nominated for three Academy Awards® and earned Gibson a People’s Choice Award for Best Actor.
In television, Devlin executive-produced five seasons of the fan favorite Leverage, the action-packed TNT series starring Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton. Devlin also executive-produced three Librarian movies of the week for TNT, starring Noah Wyle, the success of which led to the Librarians series. In 2005, along with Bryan Singer he executive produced the Emmy-winning SyFy project The Triangle.
Electric has recently entered the domestic distribution space and has released Rob Reiner’s historical biopic LBJ starring Woody Harrelson as well as The Book of Love starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams.
Application Deadline: Sunday, August 19, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. PST