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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

Work One-On-One with VFX Supervisor Jeffrey Kleiser (X-MEN) Apply to be a Pankey Scholar

January 11, 2019 by | Press Releases

We are currently taking applications for the spring 2019 Pankey Distinguished Artist program.  This semester, our talented filmmaker is the Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey Kleiser. Kleiser has supervised visual effects on hits such as X-Men 2; X-Men: The Last Stand; and The One, to name a few. If selected to participate as a Pankey Scholar, you will have

Castle Rock Entertainment Co-Founder Martin Shafer Joins Faculty as 2019 Spring Marion Knott Distinguished Artist Shafer to co-teach Industry Insiders class

January 11, 2019 by | Press Releases

January 11, 2018 Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, has announced that producer Martin Shafer (Music and Lyrics, No Reservations, The Polar Express, Before Sunrise) will join the faculty as the Spring 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist. Every semester, Dodge College hosts expert filmmakers to

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

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