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Alumnus Thesis Film “Mamitas” Hits Theaters as Feature

April 26, 2012 by | Kudos!

Alumnus Nicholas Ozeki (’08) is getting some fantastic mileage from the short thesis film he produced during his final year at Dodge College, “Mamitas,” and his success is turning heads throughout the industry. The film is a coming of age story, set in East Los Angeles, revolving around a pair of friends and their misadventures

“First Cut” Visits New York City!

April 5, 2012 by | Alumni

Just returned from an exciting few days in New York City for our annual First Cut screening at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Manhattan! As we did for our screening in the fall in Los Angeles, we screened our four top thesis films from last year as well as a clips reel highlighting

Chapman Grad wins Seeflik Competition

March 21, 2012 by | Kudos!

Film site SeeFlik has announced the winners of its fall 2011 film competition. Grads of Chapman University and Arizona State helmed the honored shorts. Chapman alum David Jibladze's drama "Beholden" was selected as Judges Choice by SeeFlik's panel, which included Michael London, Shane Black and Luis Guzman. Arizona State grad Ryan Steiner won the Fan's

Kickstarter alert: “Feeding Mr. Baldwin”

February 27, 2012 by | Alumni

Alert: 9 days left to fund this awesome looking Kickstarter campaign, raising money for a Dodge alumni-produced film.  Check out the teaser intro they’ve created for the hilarious film at their Kickstarter campaign page.  With 151 backers, and $23,000 pledged already, this is quite a serious undertaking that’s getting a lot of attention.  So take

Dodge College alumnus audio drama nominated for Audie Award

February 22, 2012 by | Kudos!

The Audio Publishers Association yesterday announced the contenders for the 2012 Audie Awards. There were a record-breaking 1,250 nominees, and new this year are a separation of the SF and Fantasy categories and the Paranormal category, which was added as a special judges category last year, is now permanent. The winners will be announced at

Alumnus Justin Folk Needs Your Votes Today!

January 12, 2012 by | Alumni

I recently found out about this hilarious, offbeat entry into the Doritos "Crash the Superbowl" contest.  It's Chapman made, hilarious, and has been selected as a top 5 finalist out of thousands! Alumnus Justin Folk, who graduated in 2000, has put together some awesome works in the past, but there's something about this particular film

“Like Crazy” review

October 10, 2011 by | Alumni

Events assistant Ashlee Abernathy writes a guest post on our recent screening of Like Crazy: Like Crazy screened just a little over a week ago in the Folino Theater at Dodge, and I think I can speak for nearly everyone in the audience when I say that this film went above and beyond expectations. The

Emmy-winning digital team includes Chapman alumna

September 28, 2011 by | Kudos!

 Lindsay D. Mayer (BA/COM/A ’05), a producer under ABC Digital Studio, was part of the Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team that took home an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media for its Oscar® Digital Experience. The team won for its creation of a digital experience that gave fans a live look at