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Four Chapman Alumnae Earn Emmy Nominations

December 15, 2023 by Staci Dumoski | Alumni

Four talented Dodge College of Film and Media Arts alumnae are Emmy Awards nominees for their work on some of television’s biggest shows including “Ted Lasso,” “Beef,” “Jury Duty” and “Entergalactic.” Their contributions will be in the spotlight in when the awards take place in January. #75thEmmys

Alumni Spotlight: David Ruby, Film Production ’15

October 31, 2023 by | Alumni

Before landing his current job, David Ruby worked at HBO Max, Fox and 3 Arts Entertainment, where he honed his skills and furthered his interest in comedy development. Now a creative executive at Netflix and responsible for buying, developing and overseeing original adult animated comedy series, he credits his Chapman education for preparing him for

Managing Hollywood’s Hottest TV Shows: A Conversation with FX’s Director of Current Series Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Militante (BA PR & Advertising, BFA Television & Broadcast Journalism ‘14)

September 16, 2022 by | Alumni Spotlight

With shows like What We Do in the Shadows, Mayans, Atlanta, and Reservation Dogs, FX continues to make a name for itself within the scripted television series sphere. But innovative, new-age series aren’t born overnight. What goes on behind the scenes? We had the opportunity to sit down with Samantha Militante (’14), a Dodge alum and

A Day in the Life of a Disney Writers’ Assistant Alumni Spotlight: Avery Girion (BFA Television Writing and Production '21)

September 16, 2022 by | Alumni Spotlight

Launched from Chapman’s own Improv Inc, Dodge alum Avery Girion (’21) is no stranger to the comedy landscape. Her comedy legacy at Chapman endures through the anonymous satire paper The Kumquat, which she co-founded in 2018 (alongside fellow student, Graham Byrne ’21). Girion recently completed her second season as a writers’ assistant at Disney (aside

Life as an Editor on Ted Lasso Alumni Spotlight: Melissa McCoy (FP '07)

March 15, 2022 by | Alumni

Since graduating from Dodge College’s Film Production program in 2007, Melissa McCoy has gone on to work on TV shows like CSI, Grace and Frankie, Life Sentence, and most recently, as an Editor on Ted Lasso. Editors are responsible for putting together the final image that viewers see on screen. However, comedy show Editors, like

How Xpedition Brought the World of Tablescaping to Competition Shows Alumni Spotlight: Hunter Johnson (FP/'07), Derek Helwig (FP/'05), Yael Egnal (TWP/'17)

February 4, 2022 by | Alumni

It’s not everyday you get to say your company created a competition show staring Martha Stewart on Discovery+. Xpedition, a production company ran by three Chapman Alumni (Hunter Johnson, Derek Helwig, and Yael Egnal) created Table Wars: a show where designers compete against each other to create the best show-stopping party environments through the artform

How 27 Chapman Alums Collaborated to Make a ‘Weird and Wild’ Feature Film Alumni Spotlight: Skye Braband ('18), Sarah De Leon ('18), Marty Lang ('16)

February 4, 2022 by | Alumni

Between 2017 and 2020, Skye Braband (’18), Sarah De Leon (’18), and Marty Lang (’16), along with 24 other Dodge alumni, had the opportunity to collaborate on the feature film Chompy and The Girls, a horror/comedy that draws attention to deeper issues surrounding mental health. The film is centered around a young woman who meets

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