Like many of you, I listen to a lot of podcasts. Even now during the pandemic (when I’m not driving in LA traffic every day), I still make time to listen to my favorite shows. I’m obsessed with learning about leadership, business, psychology, politics, and, of course, film & entertainment. For years I’ve enjoyed Scriptnotes,
Traditionally, the science fiction genre has been used to indirectly critique social and political issues. Dodge College thesis film, Purple Eyes, uses it to highlight the problem of extreme polarization and the importance of activism. The film is about an anti-android activist who is invited to speak at a pro-android event and the extreme opposition
Chapman University students have nearly swept the student category for the American Advertising Federation of Orange County’s 2020 Advertising Awards, winning 10 ADDY’s for their campaigns. NSAC’s Nine Addy’s The NSAC (National Student Advertising Competition) team won nine of the OC ADDY’s, two Golds, three Silvers, and four Bronze. Golds were for the Wienerschnitzel Integrated
Something I’ll never forget during my time at Dodge was attending the rotunda dinner with filmmaker Ed Zwick while his film Blood Diamond played. Which firstly, if you haven’t seen Blood Diamond stop reading this and go watch it. Ed opened up to the group by telling us, “The best piece of advice I can
Ragini Bhasin is a recent graduate of the MFA program in Film Production. Her graduate thesis film, Ghazaal, tells the story of a 13-year-old Afghan girl who hustles around in a refugee camp in Turkey to survive the harsh circumstances. When she gets her monthly period she does whatever it takes to make ends meet. Ghazaal
We had the opportunity to catch up with Tori before the Thanksgiving break where she let us know about this exciting opportunity. Tori is a 2011 graduate from the BFA in Television Broadcast Journalism. She provided the following insight to her experiences post-graduation. Q. How did you get connected with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? A.
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