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Oliver Stone Keeps it Candid at Master Class

November 22, 2023 by Nicholas De Lucca | Events

In his Folino Theater conversation with Dean Stephen Galloway on Nov. 13, three-time Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone brought a wealth of filmmaking wisdom, an honest outlook on his past and a cornucopia of blunt assertions regarding media propaganda, foreign politics and American history.

King of comedy Judd Apatow returns to Chapman University

November 8, 2023 by Molly Rose Freeman | Events

On Oct. 25, after a screening of his 2015 romantic-comedy “Trainwreck,” comedic filmmaker Judd Apatow had a chat with Professor Jill Condon on the stage of the Folino Theater in what was his second stint as a Dodge College Master Class guest. He previously spoke to the Chapman community via Zoom in 2021.

Chloé Zhao reflects on career during Dodge Master Class

November 1, 2023 by Cameron Scherer | Events

In director Chloé Zhao’s experience, crafting a film doesn’t always involve elaborately designed productions and nuanced planning. Sometimes, determining a take is as simple as seeing how someone responds to being filmed on an iPhone. Such was the case when she utilized non-professional actors in her Academy Award-winning film “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand.

Veteran Disney animator presents his latest short film

October 23, 2023 by Cameron Scherer | Events

Veteran animator and director John Musker has co-directed, with creative partner Ron Clements, some of Disney’s most acclaimed films from the Disney Renaissance, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “Hercules.” On Oct. 11, Musker, an Oscar nominee for directing “Moana,” presented his latest short film, “I’m Hip,” to an appreciative audience at Dodge College.

Cinematographer Lawrence Sher Visits Dodge

October 10, 2023 by | Events

On Oct. 9, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“Joker,” “The Hangover”), visited Dodge College for a screening of “Joker” and a post-film Q&A with students, moderated by Dodge lecturer Carolyn Giardina. Projecting scenes from “Joker” on screen from his laptop, Sher talked passionately about how he approaches cinematography and shared highlights of his journey from

Fall Master Class series kicks off with producer Jeremy Thomas

October 4, 2023 by Cameron Scherer | Events

Jeremy Thomas has achieved historic feats across the landscape of cinema over the last five decades. He’s contributed to cult classics such as “Sexy Beast” and “Crash” and is an Oscar winner for  “The Last Emperor.” On Sept. 25, Thomas discussed his career during Dodge College’s first Master Class of the fall semester.

Meet the Masters! Don't miss our stellar line-up of entertainment industry professionals coming to Dodge College during fall semester.

October 3, 2023 by | Events

LAWRENCE SHER Oct. 9 | 7 p.m. | DMAC Screening Room A-list cinematographer Sher (Joker, The Hangover) is the force behind ShotDeck. The Oscar nominee is now working on Joker: Folie à Deux. NATASHA LYONNE Oct. 10-11 | Distinguished Visiting Artist The star of such acclaimed shows as Orange Is the New Black, Russian Doll and Poker Face will spend two

Charles Burnett and the L.A. Rebellion Master Class Series: Tuesday, April 4

April 10, 2023 by | Events

Between the 1960s and 1980s, against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and continuing through the period of Blaxploitation films, an inaugural group of African-American students were welcomed to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color. These artists, now

The Way of Deborah L. Scott Master Class Series: Thursday, March 9

April 3, 2023 by | Events

If you were there for the worldwide phenomenon that was Avatar: The Way of Water, then you have seen the breathtaking and detailed costume design work of Deborah L. Scott. If you were not a ticket holder for James Cameron’s latest project, you have most definitely seen her work before: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to

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