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Making the Digital World Better, One Superhero at a Time  Career Spotlight: Rebecca Haber (BA/PRA ’15)

December 19, 2018 by Janell Shearer | Alumni

The Guardians of the Galaxy not only save the universe, they help sell Dairy Queen desserts – with an assist from Rebecca Haber (BA/PRA ’15), manager of Digital Operations and Planning at Marvel Entertainment. In the digital universe that Haber oversees, Marvel films are tied to promotional partners and licensees to promote products directly or through

Xpedition Media Finds Identity Through Work

December 4, 2018 by | Alumni

80 percent of people with Down Syndrome are unemployed because employers fear they could be a risk. “That statistic was staggering to me,” says Derek Helwig (BFA ’05). Helwig, currently an adjunct faculty member at Dodge, is a producer for Xpedition Media, a creative production and consulting agency founded by Chapman alum Hunter Johnson (BFA/FTV

Alumna Film: WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD Kendall Goldberg's (BFA/FP ’17) Feature Directorial Debut Now Available for Pre-Order

December 3, 2018 by | Alumni

Kendall Goldberg’s (BFA/FP ’17) feature directorial debut, WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Jim O’Heir (Parks & Recreation), is now available for pre-order on iTunes. It will also be available to purchase and/or rent on Amazon Video, Google Play, VUDU, Redbox on Demand, FandangoNOW, Microsoft Movies &TV and PlayStation on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Alumnus Directs Original Pilot for PlayStation Orthus

September 21, 2018 by | Alumni

For the third installment of Chapman University alumni directing for PlayStation Emerging Filmmaker Program we have Taylor Maxwell (MFA/DR ’13). “It was a rollercoaster,” says Taylor about the experience, and adds that, “it was really exciting.” Taylor shares that he had been let down in the past, having been so close to shooting on a

Alumna Directs Original Pilot for PlayStation Two Roads

September 20, 2018 by | Alumni

Ashton Avila completed her MFA in 2017 and through a series of fortunate events was hired for the PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers program to direct a pilot show, Two Roads. Avila made sure to network at her previous employments and through a relationship was contacted for an opening for director. Over the next two weeks her

Alumna Directs Original Pilot for PlayStation The Many Lives of Ayn Winters

September 14, 2018 by | Alumni

Sarah Wilson Thacker (MFA/DR ’13) and Jamie Clevenger (MFA/FTP ’12) directed and produced, respectively, The Many Lives of Ayn Winters pilot for PlayStation’s Emerging Filmmakers Program. The program called for original stories through a competition with creators, and once five ideas were selected, Sarah was hired on to develop the screenplay. Sarah was the first