Like many of you, I listen to a lot of podcasts. Even now during the pandemic (when I’m not driving in LA traffic every day), I still make time to listen to my favorite shows. I’m obsessed with learning about leadership, business, psychology, politics, and, of course, film & entertainment. For years I’ve enjoyed Scriptnotes,
Traditionally, the science fiction genre has been used to indirectly critique social and political issues. Dodge College thesis film, Purple Eyes, uses it to highlight the problem of extreme polarization and the importance of activism. The film is about an anti-android activist who is invited to speak at a pro-android event and the extreme opposition
It’s Sunday, February 2, 2020, THE BIG DAY! I’m standing on the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The sun is shining through the open roof, the fans are roaring, and the energy is electric. I’m holding my breath as I wait in anticipation for our big reveal. Looking up to the giant jumbotrons
We’re excited to share that Shelby’s film, Relentless has made an impact with its story on appreciating life no matter your situation. We were able to ask Shelby some questions about her experience at Sundance: Tell us about your invitation to Sundance Marty O’Connor ’17 (the subject of Relentless) and I were introduced to an
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.
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.