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.
Rachel Karten graduated with a degree in Film and Television Production in 2003. Since graduating, Karten has been working in publicity. We asked Rachel about her career and what her professional role as a publicist is like. Q: How and why did you move from film production into publicity? A: Honestly, I sort of fell
Jason and his wife, alumna Christina Wise have created multiple projects together and not least among them are three films about wine. The SOMM series have been a cultural hit in wine territories around the world. Their most recent film, SOMM 3 follows some of the individuals who we were first introduced to 7 years
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
So, you want to be a filmmaker, but you are wondering – what happens if it doesn’t work out? What happens if the statistics win, and I’m not the next Spielberg? Can I do anything with my film degree in other industries? While other degrees will make your professional path easier in the business world,