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From Film Production to Tabletop Game Design Ben Kepner (BFA/FP '13)

June 12, 2018 by Ben Kepner '13 | Alumni

In most senses, filmmaking and tabletop game design are worlds apart. Ben Kepner graduated from Chapman with a degree in film production in 2013, and at the time didn’t know that tabletop game design was a viable career path. But six years later, after a few lucky encounters and a lot of hard work, landed

Alumni Spotlight: Erika Cohn ’09 Strength and Hope in new film: THE JUDGE

April 19, 2018 by | Alumni

While I was on a shooting hiatus with my last film, In Football We Trust, I lived in Israel/Palestine for 7 months on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, which I had been awarded after graduating from Chapman University. While there, I taught film, mentored local filmmakers, assisted NGOs launch media advocacy projects, and continued my post-graduate

Friday Focus: Alumni

April 13, 2018 by | Alumni

Melanie Duke (BFA/DA ’17) started a new role with 20th Century Fox as a Creative Content Coordinator. Erika Cohn’s (BFA/FP ’09) film will receive its LA theatrical release on April 20th at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. Erika will be around afterwards for a Q&A. JJ Englert (BFA/CRPR ’15) has started a company, Industry Jump,

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Helwig ’05 Faculty Edition

April 3, 2018 by | Alumni

Featured Image: Filming in Peruvian Andes for YouTube Red series, “Ultimate Expedition” Four years ago we caught up with Derek Helwig (BFA/FP ’05) and his experiences since graduating. Now we have the pleasure of welcoming him to the Chapman family as a professor for the newly created course, DOC 116, Introduction to Television Production: Location.

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