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Women of Chapman Committee Awards $50K to Student Films

June 15, 2017 by | Film Production

The Women of Chapman committee awarded four upcoming Dodge College thesis films with production funds at its annual pitch lunch held on May 19. The Women of Chapman are a group of philanthropic-minded women strongly dedicated to a program of service to Chapman University that has provided over 2 million in funding to Dodge College since 2006

2017 Television Pilots Dodge College Presents: 'Washed Up' & 'Veil'

May 11, 2017 by | Events

From the page to the screen and everything in-between, Prime Time Production is more than just an interterm class; it’s an opportunity for students to get an immersive, hands-on experience working on full length television pilots. Each year, two original pilot scripts are chosen and paired with student producers to help bring the stories to

Dodge Students Create Campaign to Face Mental Health Together

March 15, 2017 by Sabina Hahn & Katie Page | Programs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Five Dodge College students majoring in public relations and advertising (Mara Conway ’18, Sabina Hahn ’19, Katie Page ’19, Skye Sinyard ’18 and Allie White ’18) joined together to participate in this year’s Public Relations Student Society of America’s national Bateman Case Study Competition. The team created a series of events, a Self-Help

Screenwriting: Where The Story Begins

March 9, 2017 by | Screenwriting

Before the budget is set, the cameras roll, and the film is edited, there is something very integral to the process that is needed: the script. Too often people forget that these worlds we see on the silver screen need to come from somewhere. “Screenwriters are invisible, and most people don’t know that we exist,”

Matt Deller: Screenwriting Success

November 30, 2016 by | Programs

Forget about Twilight. And who cares about The Walking Dead? Professor Matt Deller has some things in the works that will make you forget that they even exist. Deller, one of our Screenwriting faculty members, has been making some waves recently, and we wanted to showcase his talent (despite his humbleness). Deller started his career

Bosch’s Creator Michael Connelly Speaks on his Process

November 17, 2016 by | Academics

Crime doesn’t pay…but when it does, it is usually in the form of a fantastic novel. Professor Bill Rosenthal welcomed writer Michael Connelly to his New Era of Television class this past week, and had him speak to the students about his writing process, and how he turned a successful series of books into a

Students Jump in to Explore Augmented and Virtual Reality

November 8, 2016 by Brian Hamiliton | Academics

They ran into things. They got mugged. At least one person fell over a cliff. In some cases, the benefits of augmented reality don’t seem so wonderful. While the crazy things that have happened to people chasing virtual monsters with their smart phones playing Pokemon Go has captured national media attention, an exploration of

New course ‘Journalism in the 21st Century’ explores the changing landscape of news

October 24, 2016 by | Academics

Vines, memes, tweets, 2 hours of a presidential debate condensed to 90 seconds. The way viewers consume news is consistently challenging traditional journalism methods, including broadcast journalism. To better prepare students for the unknown, Professor Pete Weitzner created the course Journalism in the 21st century, calling on his connections amassed over thirty years in the