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Alumna Malina Fagan Looking Into THE COVERUP of Toxic Chemicals

October 8, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Chapman Alumna Malina Fagan (BFA/Film Production ’14) is currently making her first feature documentary on the toxic chemicals found in everyday cosmetics and personal care products. The film is called THE COVERUP and began as a senior thesis that she directed, produced, filmed and edited as part of Sally Rubin’s documentary class at Dodge College

Students Come Together To Tell A Taylor Story

August 27, 2015 by Alex Yonks | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes, a story comes along that tugs at your heart strings a bit. This is one of those stories. Alex Yonks (BA/Film Production ’16) and her team are not only raising money for their film, but also giving back to a cause that means a lot to them. Yonks is directing A Taylor

Alumni Scores A Spot On The Blacklist With GRAND PORTAGE

August 20, 2015 by Dan Olsen | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alumni Dan Olson (MFA/Directing ’07), along with Derek Johnson (MFA/Screenwriting ’06), are having their script Grand Portage featured on The Blacklist right now. We wanted to share his success, and let Dan talk about how the story came to be. They say, “Write what you know,” and for me, that included the possibility

Mark Miller : The Master of Horror's Right Hand Man

July 24, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Mark Miller (BFA/Film Production ’06) has an awesome job. So awesome, in fact, that I don’t think it’s fair to say that it is a job. It’s more like “fun.” Mark Miller gets paid to have fun. Miller is the Vice President of Seraphim Inc., better known to horror fans as the production company of

Alum Rebecca Kirsch Talks About Writing For TV

July 21, 2015 by Brian Hamiliton | Beyond Dodge

When alumnus Rebecca Kirsch (BA/ Film and Television ’05) came to campus a few weeks ago to talk with students in Jim Macak’s Seminar in TV Writing class, I was reminded of an article Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) wrote about artists who ‘hide their brushstrokes.’ “It’s easy to look at a finished product and be

Film Aims To Educate on California Drought

July 14, 2015 by Sam Furie | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sam Furie (BFA/Creative Producing ’16) is a passionate individual. When he first emailed us about his film, we could tell this was a subject that was near to his heart. He, and a group of other Chapman students, are making a documentary about the California Drought, one of the worst droughts in history.

Alum Looks to The Shadows to Uncover Hidden World

July 10, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Every student walks away from Dodge College with, not only the technical skills to pursue the careers they want, but with unspoken, more personal feelings. “Dodge College instilled in me a sense of unbridled optimism, matched with what felt like limitless opportunity to create,” said Andrew M. Davis (BFA/Film Production ’07). “Since graduating, one of

Dodge Entrepreneurs Leading The Way

April 20, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

The alumni and current students of Dodge College are quite the innovative group. Time and time again, they have proven that they are not strangers to the entrepreneurial spirit. Many have went on to create their own companies, filling in a niche that others had not thought of before. From production companies to apps, these

New Orleans Quickly Becoming Hollywood South

March 19, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Movies don’t all get made in Hollywood. In fact, there are many areas of the country that set up their own little versions of Tinsel Town. For example, New Orleans is quickly becoming known as “Hollywood South,” with many productions setting up shop down there. And Dodge Alumni Zoey Gordon (BFA/Film Production ’10) and Eileen