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The Changing Landscape of Auditioning as an Actor Guest Post: Jackie Goldston (BFA/COMM Emphasis: Media Performance '94)

February 1, 2019 by | Alumni Spotlight

Actors are in quite a predicament. We are in an age where projects are being shot everywhere, auditions and callbacks are via self-tapes and Skype/Facetime, and while there is no competition for uniqueness, there is great competition for roles and keeping up that online presence on several casting sites, and keeping up the funds as

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

Alumni Spotlight: Dani Sánchez-López

July 2, 2018 by | Alumni Spotlight

Being passionate about what you do means that you will go wherever opportunities present themselves—even if that means traveling over 8000 miles to get there or just jumping into a project for a short time. Spanish cinematographer Dani Sanchez-Lopez (MFA/FP ’09) took his talents to Asia when work was limited in Los Angeles. And he