Something I’ll never forget during my time at Dodge was attending the rotunda dinner with filmmaker Ed Zwick while his film Blood Diamond played. Which firstly, if you haven’t seen Blood Diamond stop reading this and go watch it. Ed opened up to the group by telling us, “The best piece of advice I can
Ragini Bhasin is a recent graduate of the MFA program in Film Production. Her graduate thesis film, Ghazaal, tells the story of a 13-year-old Afghan girl who hustles around in a refugee camp in Turkey to survive the harsh circumstances. When she gets her monthly period she does whatever it takes to make ends meet. Ghazaal
We had the opportunity to catch up with Tori before the Thanksgiving break where she let us know about this exciting opportunity. Tori is a 2011 graduate from the BFA in Television Broadcast Journalism. She provided the following insight to her experiences post-graduation. Q. How did you get connected with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? A.
On Sunday, October 13, 2019, we welcomed 11 alumni to a panel moderated by Winsor Yuan (MFA ’12) to discuss career-related topics. The panel included Rachel Skidmore (MFA ’12) of Skybound Entertainment, Laura Avila-Tacsan (MFA ’10), Aubrey Lee (BFA ’13) of Lord Miller, Natalie Welch (BFA ’17) of Warner Brothers, Esther Sokolow (BFA ’13) (It,
Thomas Nudi’s film was premiered on September 12th at the Skyline Indie Film Festival in Winchester, Virginia. He also recently screened at the Rendezvous Film Festival in Amelia Island, FL where it was nominated for Best Feature Documentary. He filmed and produced the film in two and a half years where he follows the Humphrey
Pursuing a career in podcasts was not exactly the plan alumnus Grant Rutter (BFA/TBJ ’11) had in mind while attending Chapman University. His show “The Good Place: The Podcast” was nominated for a Creative Emmy under Interactive Media. He has been with NBC Entertainment for over 3 years having started as a page. Along with
Three alumnae from Dodge College’s MFA in Production Design program have gone on to work on television programming. They each had different paths that led them to HBO’s Westworld and we had an opportunity to hear their stories. Rachel Aguirre ’13 (RA) Rebekah Scheys ’15 (RS) Tarn Lerdjarudech ’16 (TL) How did you land your job on
When working towards earning an MFA in Film Production at Chapman University, Matthew Tanner (MFA/FP ‘16) was awarded a scholarship, along with three other students, Eric Colonna (BFA/FP ‘16), Neusha Ghaedi (‘16) and Jack Sample (BFA/TBJ ‘16) to produce a film in Laos about the UXO (Unexploded ordnance) crisis that has severely affected the country
Twin Blades, penned by Ingrid Eskeland-‐Adetuyi (Screenwriting, ’15), began production in Hong Kong and Mainland China June 2019. The script was one of seven specs sold in 2017 written by a “first-‐timer” and sold to Cristal Pictures (Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Wanda Media (Wonder Woman) with Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie of the Donners’ Co.
Zach Berg is 28 and an alumnus from the class of 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production, emphasis in directing. He grew up on the east coast, Maryland, and moved out to California to attend Chapman. Since graduating, he has worked all around LA. Recently, he created his own