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2015 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

July 31, 2015 by | News

Last night, the finalists for the 2015 Student Academy Awards were announced, and we’re proud to say that Dodge College has THREE films in the running! In the Alternative category, Daniel Drummond (BA/Digital Arts ’14) was nominated for his film Chiaroscuro. In the Animation category, Jack Anderson (BA/Digital Arts ’14) was nominated for Wire Cutters and

In Memoriam: Julie Kirkham

June 18, 2015 by Bob Bassett | News

Dear colleagues: It is with a heavy heart that I write to share with you that there has been a death in the Dodge College family; Julie Kirkham passed away last Wednesday morning. Her partner, Elliott Lewitt, wrote “We’re devastated by the loss of our smart, passionate, fierce, kind-hearted red head.” With over 30 years

Marion Knott Memorial Plaque Dedicated To Her Memory

May 15, 2015 by | News

Back in November, the Dodge College community lost one of its greatest supporters and allies, Marion Knott. While the main building of Dodge College is named after her, some of our students may not realize who Marion was or what a huge impact she had on our school. Marion Knott was born in April 1922

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Will Deliver Keynote Address to Dodge College’s Class of 2015

May 8, 2015 by | Press Releases

Orange, CA (May 8, 2015) – Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, one of the most visible and influential executives in the entertainment world today, will deliver the keynote address at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts’ 2015 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 23. Ted Sarandos oversees content acquisition for Netflix and

Remembering Marion Knott…

November 18, 2014 by Bob Bassett | News

It is with deep regret and sadness that I write to inform the Dodge College community of the passing of a benevolent philanthropist and dear friend of the university, Marion Knott. Words can hardly express the difference Marion made to Dodge College. I met Marion in my first years at Chapman, when I was a

Arc Entertainment Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s “The Barber”

November 10, 2014 by | Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA – November 8, 2014 – It was announced today that ARC Entertainment has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s thriller “The Barber” (formerly known as “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”) in a deal worth mid-six figures. “The Barber” will have

Justin Simien on The Colbert Report

October 17, 2014 by | News

Justin Simien (BFA/Film Production ’04) is making headlines left and right lately! The writer, director, and producer of the film Dear White People won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the 2014 Sundance Festival, and also the Audience Award at the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2013, Simien was named one

M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking Coming to Dodge

October 10, 2014 by | News

With growing student and audience interest in documentary films, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has designed to offer a unique curriculum with a focus on feature-length documentaries, building on interdisciplinary research and content development, knowledge of evolving aesthetic traditions, and critical reflection on the ethical questions inherent to documentary production. In