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Filmmaker Dean Devlin Selected as Fall 2018 Distinguished Artist Renowned Writer / Director / Producer Known for “Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” and “Stargate” TV Series

August 13, 2018 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Writer, producer and director of blockbuster films (“Independence Day,” “Godzilla”, “Independence Day: Resurgence”) and highly-rated television projects (“Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate: Atlantis”), Dean Devlin will join the faculty as the fall 2018 Women Of Chapman Distinguished Artist. As an artist-in-residence, Devlin will share the creative thinking and processes behind creating, developing, writing, directing and producing some of

Alex Italics: Getting your work seen—in festivals and online

May 28, 2018 by | Opportunities

The Slamdance Film Festival premiere of Order of the Orchid in Park City, Utah, marked a high watermark of sorts for Alex Italics (MFA/FP ’18). Programmed in the Anarchy Short films category as one of only 10 screened, the seven-minute, sci-fi fantasy, features an elderly woman confronted by a mysterious man who brings her to another

Chapman Professors/VFX Pioneers Discuss Awards Consideration for CG Characters with Animation World Network

March 2, 2018 by | News

With the 90th Academy Awards ceremony less than a week away, Dan Sarto, publisher and editor-at-large of Animation World Network, spoke with our head of Animation and Visual Effects Bill Kroyer, and four-time Oscar-winner/Chapman Pankey Distinguished Artist Richard Edlund, to discuss whether CG character performances deserve Academy Award consideration. Writes Sarto: “Advances in CG technology have provided VFX houses

An Evening with Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos

September 29, 2017 by Meg Greene | News

Netflix can make any kind of content, and does so with purpose. With a healthy mix of cerebral dramas and stress-free comedies, it seeks to make and license shows for everybody and every mood they are in. There are shows that are for children and shows that cater to a senior demographic. “We don’t want

Michael Apted Joins Faculty as 2017 Fall Marion Knott Distinguished Artist

September 18, 2017 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, announced today that award-winning director, writer and producer Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Midst, Coal Miner’s Daughter, The World is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader) will join

Four Chapman Students Nominated for ASC Student Heritage Awards

September 15, 2017 by Meg Greene | News

The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated four Chapman students in its 2017 Student Heritage Award Competition: Andrew Lesnie Student Heritage Award – Graduate Category Justin Moore for James Joyce’s The Sisters Michael Phillips for Night Call Andrew Lesnie Student Heritage Award – Undergraduate Category Dillon McEvoy for G.R.E.T.A. Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award Elijah Guess for Parched  Cinematographers from

Duffer Brothers Netflix Hit STRANGER THINGS Takes Home Five Creative Arts Emmys

September 11, 2017 by | News

A note from the editor: Chapman University invites you to join us as we honor the Duffer Brothers at Chapman Celebrates, a song-and-dance stage show produced by Chapman University students and faculty, on Friday, November 3. Festivities include a gala, alumni reception, and a Master Class with the Duffers themselves. Tickets and information available here.  The Netflix

Chapman Film makes 44th Annual Telluride Film Festival Cut IT'S JUST A GUN selected for the Student Prints Program

September 1, 2017 by | News

We’re thrilled to announce that Brian Robau’s short It’s Just a Gun is an official selection for the 44th Annual Telluride Film Festival’s Student Prints Program, sponsored by Arri and curated by Oscar®-nominated writer/director Gregory Nava. No stranger to success, the film took home the silver medal in the narrative category at The Academy’s 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards

Dodge College Moves Up to #6 Spot in The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Ranking of Top 25 Film Schools Maintains ‘Top 10’ Status for 5th Consecutive Year

August 16, 2017 by Rogers and Cowan | Press Releases

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual ranking of “The Top 25 Film Schools in America” has placed Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at number six (6), noting the rising achievements of the school’s alumni; its renowned faculty and guest speakers; state-of-the-art facilities, international programs, and steadfast endorsements from some of the biggest power