Three alumnae from Dodge College’s MFA in Production Design program have gone on to work on television programming. They each had different paths that led them to HBO’s Westworld and we had an opportunity to hear their stories. Rachel Aguirre ’13 (RA) Rebekah Scheys ’15 (RS) Tarn Lerdjarudech ’16 (TL) How did you land your job on
When working towards earning an MFA in Film Production at Chapman University, Matthew Tanner (MFA/FP ‘16) was awarded a scholarship, along with three other students, Eric Colonna (BFA/FP ‘16), Neusha Ghaedi (‘16) and Jack Sample (BFA/TBJ ‘16) to produce a film in Laos about the UXO (Unexploded ordnance) crisis that has severely affected the country
Twin Blades, penned by Ingrid Eskeland-‐Adetuyi (Screenwriting, ’15), began production in Hong Kong and Mainland China June 2019. The script was one of seven specs sold in 2017 written by a “first-‐timer” and sold to Cristal Pictures (Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Wanda Media (Wonder Woman) with Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie of the Donners’ Co.
Alumni Burke Doeren (BFA/TBJ ’12) and Tyson Call (BFA/TBJ ’12) were DP’s on Netflix’s new show “Hyperdrive” that takes everyday people who are also experienced competitive drivers and puts them in an obstacle course in an industrial complex. Burke and Tyson worked on the slow motion of the cars, stunts, details inside the cars, and
Over the years, Dodge student films have received wide recognition–screening at hundreds of film festivals internationally and winning awards ranging from the Student Academy Awards to the College Television Awards. Dodge students not only excel in film production, however, they have proven success on the academic side of film as well. Dodge Students Present at
About Brian Brian Robau is a Cuban American award-winning director, born and raised in Miami, Florida. In 2014, Brian moved to Southern California to pursue a M.F.A. in Film Production at Chapman University. In 2016, he won the Student Academy Award for his intermediate film It’s Just a Gun. Earlier this year, he won his
This Thursday, April 25, a group of Dodge College and Schmid College students had the opportunity to tour the Santa Monica facilities of Riot Games. 22 students joined us for this interactive event that included a small panel with current “Rioters” and Chapman alumni Ovilee May ’18 and Kiley Theiring ’13 (BFA/FP). The tour included
Asked to advise a room full of Chapman students about how to identify a workplace where diversity and inclusion are valued, Bogart Avila, BA/PRA ’15, a strategist for Giant Spoon, Adweek’s Breakthrough Agency of the Year for 2018, had a straightforward answer: “Ask questions about the organization’s diversity initiative. If they can’t give you tangible
The issue of identity has the power to not only influence art but our professional aspirations as well. Graduate producing student Akemi Okamura was able to explore her identity as a female filmmaker – and her passion for development – through her summer internship with Denise Di Novi Pictures. How did you find your internship?
The old joke says that every waiter in Hollywood is actually a screenwriter who is likely to hand you a script along with your burger and fries. While producers and directors in Hollywood may or may not be so accosted, there are plenty of aspiring screenwriters looking for ways to break into the business. But