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Managing Hollywood’s Hottest TV Shows: A Conversation with FX’s Director of Current Series Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Militante (BA PR & Advertising, BFA Television & Broadcast Journalism ‘14)

September 16, 2022 by | Alumni Spotlight

With shows like What We Do in the Shadows, Mayans, Atlanta, and Reservation Dogs, FX continues to make a name for itself within the scripted television series sphere. But innovative, new-age series aren’t born overnight. What goes on behind the scenes? We had the opportunity to sit down with Samantha Militante (’14), a Dodge alum and

Life as an Editor on Ted Lasso Alumni Spotlight: Melissa McCoy (FP '07)

March 15, 2022 by | Alumni

Since graduating from Dodge College’s Film Production program in 2007, Melissa McCoy has gone on to work on TV shows like CSI, Grace and Frankie, Life Sentence, and most recently, as an Editor on Ted Lasso. Editors are responsible for putting together the final image that viewers see on screen. However, comedy show Editors, like

How Xpedition Brought the World of Tablescaping to Competition Shows Alumni Spotlight: Hunter Johnson (FP/'07), Derek Helwig (FP/'05), Yael Egnal (TWP/'17)

February 4, 2022 by | Alumni

It’s not everyday you get to say your company created a competition show staring Martha Stewart on Discovery+. Xpedition, a production company ran by three Chapman Alumni (Hunter Johnson, Derek Helwig, and Yael Egnal) created Table Wars: a show where designers compete against each other to create the best show-stopping party environments through the artform

How 27 Chapman Alums Collaborated to Make a ‘Weird and Wild’ Feature Film Alumni Spotlight: Skye Braband ('18), Sarah De Leon ('18), Marty Lang ('16)

February 4, 2022 by | Alumni

Between 2017 and 2020, Skye Braband (’18), Sarah De Leon (’18), and Marty Lang (’16), along with 24 other Dodge alumni, had the opportunity to collaborate on the feature film Chompy and The Girls, a horror/comedy that draws attention to deeper issues surrounding mental health. The film is centered around a young woman who meets

Making Bold Moves Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Killefer ‘19

February 18, 2021 by | Alumni Spotlight

What was the process like to land your first industry job? I’m an Assistant to a Motion Picture Literary Agent at CAA, so I work with her clients who are directors, writers, and producers. After applying online, it involved a few interviews and providing references that had a connection to the company.  The whole process

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