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Alum James Smith’s new film DRIVE

September 8, 2011 by | Kudos!

A big congratulations is in order to former Dodge College student James Smith (’01, FP), who has just landed his first major credit on a feature film! Co-producing the new thriller starring Ryan Gosling, James has certainly made it to the big time.  Not only is this a major Hollywood feature with a substantial budget

Chapman Students Attempt to “Crash the Super Bowl”

November 18, 2010 by | Alumni

Once again, Doritos is sponsoring it's popular "Crash the Super Bowl" contest. Like many such contests, the rules are simple: Submit a 30 second ad featuring their product (which this year also includes a Pepsi brand cola) in a hilarious/terrifying/dramatic way The most-viewed, or most attention-grabbing, entries get culled from a pool of hundreds, down

First Cut Photos

October 15, 2010 by | Alumni

Another year, another batch of amazing films, and another great event! First Cut 2010 went off without a hitch this year.  The DGA sparkled, the traffic was at least somewhat accommodating, and by 7 PM the lobby at the Director's Guild of America theater was packed with alumni, faculty, trustees, the Deans, excited students, and,

First Cut 2010

September 28, 2010 by | Alumni

First Cut, the short film event hosted by Dodge College for the Director’s Guild of America, is almost upon us!  The date for the screening in Los Angeles is Wednesday, October 6th, 6:30 PM, at The Director’s Guild of America in LA.  And, I’m pleased to announce, the lineup has been finalized! Here are the

The 10 Ways to Not Get an Interview for an Entertainment Internship

August 12, 2010 by | Alumni

Dodge College alum Andrew Schuster currently works for a film production company, and is parttly responsible for hiring new interns each semester.  He wrote to us, Chapman students generally send better applicants than most but I thought it would be helpful to share the perspective of someone who hires interns.  I know I would have

Comic-Con Success!

July 28, 2010 by | Alumni

Last week, Comic-Con, the largest comics-themed festival in the western hemisphere, once again descended upon San Diego.  The convention, which has been celebrated annually since it's creation in 1970, marks the pinnacle of summer's cult conventions, drawing attendees from all over the world, flooding the hotels of downtown San Diego, congesting traffic throughout the region,

Cecil Awards 2010

May 21, 2010 by | Alumni

Dean Bassett gave a heartfelt introduction to this year's Cecil Awards, mentioning – among other things – the exciting developments coming to Dodge College, including the advent of 3D and the inclusion of a 3D production class in next year's course catalog.  Finally, he asked everyone in the theater to turn, stand, and congratulate the

Short film by Dodge Alumni up for big award

January 14, 2010 by | Kudos!

  Short film by former former Tewksbury Twp. resident up for big award Kristen McClurken, formerly of Tewksbury Township, needs the help of area residents to win up to $125,000 in the Nikon ‘A Day Through Your Lens’ online film competition. Her film, ‘NEXT �“ Sound Familiar?’ was selected from a pool of more than