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Oscar-winner Craig Barron Joins Dodge College as Spring 2020 Industry Insider Known for "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"

December 13, 2019 by | News

Craig Barron, an innovator in the cinematic technique of matte painting, contributing to visual effects on more than 100 films, will be teaching a course at Dodge college next spring. About Craig Barron Barron began his career at Industrial Light + Magic (ILM), working on such classic films as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,

Two Dodge Films Announced as 2019 Student Academy Awards Finalists

August 19, 2019 by | News

The Student Academy Awards have announced their finalists for 2019, which include two films produced by Dodge students. This year 1,615 films were submitted for consideration, but only 37 were named finalists, placing these films in the top two percent of submissions. In the past, four student films from Dodge College have won a Student

Producer Bill Gerber Selected as Fall 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist Known for “A Star is Born,” “Gran Torino,” and “A Very Long Engagement”

August 9, 2019 by | Press Releases

Producer Bill Gerber (“A Star is Born,” “Gran Torino,” “A Very Long Engagement”) will join the Dodge College faculty as the fall 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist. Academy Award nominee Bill Gerber has spent over 30 years in the film business in several positions including President of Production at Warner Brothers Pictures and as Producer

Four Dodge Films Named Semi-Finalists for 2019 Student Academy Awards

August 8, 2019 by | News

The Student Academy Awards have announced their semi-finalists, which include four films produced by Dodge students. In 1972 The Academy established the Student Academy Awards “to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.” Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 62 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 11

Why are “Birth of a Nation” Posters on Display at Marion Knott Studios?

April 18, 2019 by Dodge College Administration | News

From the editor: Dodge College acknowledges the experience of our students. We add the following to the continued discussion of the Birth of a Nation posters presently on display in Marion Knott Studios. A Gift from Cecilia DeMille Presley The two Birth of a Nation posters hanging in the first-floor hallway of Marion Knott Studios are part

Janice Chua, Bonnie Curtis, Lori McCreary and Vanessa Morrison Headline Chapman University’s 20th Women in Focus Conference Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Moderate This Year’s Event

March 21, 2019 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts will explore the purpose, passion, and perspective of influential women in the entertainment industry at its milestone 20th Women in Focus Conference. Taking place on Friday, March 29, Chapman’s signature Women in Focus Conference will feature an alluring panel of acclaimed female producers and executives who

Resolution Collective Magazine Dodge College's Newest Student-Run Organization

February 22, 2019 by Maddie Chavez | News

Looking for a way to gain exposure and share your film projects with your peers at Chapman? Resolution Collective is a brand new club dedicated to collecting an assortment of film related art and creating a magazine that encompasses the talented students at Chapman University. Television Writing & Production majors, Seymour Tellam and Maddie Chavez

Dean Bob Bassett and Media Arts Chair, Professor Janell Shearer, To Retire This Summer

January 18, 2019 by Dodge College Staff | News

After more than 38 years of service, Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, has announced his retirement at the end of August, 2019.  His wife, Professor Janell Shearer Bassett, chair of the Media Arts Division, is retiring at that time. Dean Bassett and Professor Shearer joined

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