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Oscars, Isaacs, and History, Oh My!

March 2, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

It’s that time of year again, where the stars come out for that special night to celebrate the best in film, and award those who did an extraordinary job. That’s right, it’s Oscar season! Well, it WAS Oscar season. The award show was this past weekend, but we were still recovering from some of the

Meet Eric Young, The Film Division Chair

November 2, 2015 by | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in the last issue of In Production, which comes out twice a year, which gives a look at what’s going on at Dodge College from semester to semester. You can check out the latest, and past, issues on our website. When Barbara Doyle decided to leave Chapman last

CILECT In Chicago

October 12, 2015 by Scott Arundale | Beyond Dodge

CILECT (Centre Internationale Liason des Ecoles) and the International Association of Film and Television got together this week in Chicago to talk all things post-production.The Global Post-Production Symposium was hosted by Columbia College and featured films and speakers from both here and abroad, as well as demonstrations of innovative teaching models in editing. The keynote

Blaustein Creates Runaway TV Success in Russia

September 28, 2015 by Meagan O'Shea | Beyond Dodge

Though he speaks no Russian, Professor Barry Blaustein helped create the most successful TV show in the history of Russian television. Though he’s had great success as a screenwriter in Hollywood, Blaustein had never worked on a sitcom – the form of the Russian comedy Fizruk, or “Gym Teacher,” which he traveled to Russia over

When the Page was Blank: Screenwriting Advice from the Pros

September 4, 2015 by James Dutcher | Programs

“Just sit your ass down in a chair and hope your head gets the message.” – Larry Gelbart (on how to start writing) Generally the response to the question, “who’s your favorite screenwriter?” is a resounding…. “Ummmm….” My hope is that When the Page Was Blank, the new blog I am overseeing, can harness the

5 Important Lessons Learned At VidCon

August 18, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Adjunct Professor Frank Chindamo attended the world’s largest web video conference, VidCon, this summer. Now in its 6th year, it attracted millions of dollars in advertising and approximately 25,000 attendees. Sponsored by YouTube, Facebook, and other web video companies, the world’s biggest web stars were there to speak on panels, share their latest work, and

Seydor Explores Peckinpah and Billy the Kid in Latest Book

March 16, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Professor Paul Seydor is no stranger to Sam Peckinpah. In fact, he knows so much about the man that he just released his second book about the director’s foray into westerns. The book, entitled ‘The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’, Seydor dives into the untold story of Peckinpah’s

Interterm Disney Class Takes a Look at the Company’s History

February 16, 2015 by | Academics

Aside from film and television, another one of my biggest passions is Disney. Specifically, Disney history; from the company itself, to the films (both animated and live-action), and to the Parks. I just can’t get enough. When I heard that there was going to be a class here at Dodge during the Winter Interterm, I