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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

Alumnus wins Emmy Award for weather reporting

September 8, 2011 by | Kudos!

Sam Argier (’03) has won his second Emmy Award for weather news reporting. Argier is the morning meteorologist at KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, the CBS affiliate in Seattle.   “With so many talented broadcast meteorologists in the Northwest, this is a tremendous honor,” Argier said. “It means so much to be recognized by my peers,”

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