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Chapman Reunion on HBO’s WESTWORLD Not one, not two, but three Production Design alumna working on the hit show!

September 17, 2019 by | Alumni Spotlight

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

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos Highlighted in BOMBIE Matthew Tanner '16 and Shelby Baldock '16 new film headed to Raindance Film Festival

September 10, 2019 by Matthew Tanner | Alumni Spotlight

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

Cross-Cultural Action Comedy “Twin Blades” Wraps Production Alumna Ingrid Eskeland-Adetuyi '15 wrote and sold her first feature script

September 4, 2019 by | Alumni Spotlight

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.

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

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