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FREE Pass to Infinity Festival Hollywood Register Today for the November 7-9 Event!

November 1, 2019 by | Uncategorized

The Infinity Festival™ (IF) is offering Chapman University guests an opportunity to receive complimentary Festival Pass tickets (a$595 value!). On the Festival website (InfinityFestival.com) choose your ticket, and enter the IF19CHAP at checkout. The 2019 Infinity Festival, celebrating “Story Advanced by Technology” is now headed into its second year, in partnership with Title Sponsor, RYOT. The premiere festival for

Hard Work and Charm to Get You Through the Industry Art Direction Through the Lens of Sally Ledger (MFA/PD '15)

August 2, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Share your career path with us – How did you get where you are now? In my final year of the MFA Production Design program, John Chichester encouraged our graduating class to apply to the Art Directors Guild (Local 800) Apprenticeship Program. After the rigorous application process of portfolio work, essays and multiple interviews (simultaneously

Film Festival Corner Update 7/31/19

July 31, 2019 by | Uncategorized

We have a lot of really exciting updates since our last one, but I’ll start with the Student Academy Awards. The Semi-Finalists have been announced and 4 of our students have advanced to that stage of the competition. There were 1,615 films submitted for consideration and only 81 made it to the Semi-Final stage making

Dodge Students Contribute to Upcoming Streaming Platform, Quibi

July 12, 2019 by | Uncategorized

You’ve probably heard of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s latest venture, Quibi, by now. Quibi (a portmanteau of “quick bites”), set to launch in April 2020, will house serialized scripted and unscripted content as well as news and sports. “It will release fresh excerpts of content daily, to be watched during pockets of free time

3 Chapman Projects Nominated for the 39th College Television Awards. 2 Nominations for Best Drama Series and 1 Nomination for Best Comedy Series.

January 17, 2019 by | Uncategorized

On Monday, January 14th, the Television Academy Foundation announced nominees for the 39th College Television Awards which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs. Among the 25 nominees were 3 projects from Dodge College. In the Drama Series Category: Baby I’m Yours Marisa Messina, Producer Hadley Hillel, Director, Writer Noah Feinberg, Writer Esta es tu Cuba John

Film Festival Corner Update 12/4/18

December 4, 2018 by | Uncategorized

As films from both current students and alumni continue to venture out on the circuit, here is the latest on the festivlas they have played and the awards they have won: Erin Lau (MFA/FP ’18) – THE MOON AND THE NIGHT Official Selection of the Oxford Film Festival and Finalist for the Artist Vodka Film

Friday Focus: Alumni

May 11, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Zelie Dember-Slack’s (MFA/ER ’17) film, The Sweetest Heir, had its world premier screening at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival on May 9th, 2018 where it won Best Family FIlm. The Sweetest Heir is an award-winning family comedy about Brittany Thompson, 9, who collects and restores old jewelry boxes. While restoring one, she discovers a seal inside a

Alumni Spotlight: Kennedy Phillips (’13)

March 9, 2018 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Kennedy Phillips (MFA/ER ’13) who has created and directed an audio fantasy comedy titled Magus Elgar.  Magus

4 Chapman films selected as 2017 Student Academy Awards Semi-Finalists

July 19, 2017 by | News

We are pleased to announce that four Chapman films have advanced to the Semi-Finalist stage of the 2017 Student Academy Awards: Beginning of the Road – Graduate Documentary Thesis Film (dir. Jeremiah Thompson) Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero – Community Voices Documentary Film (dir. Kendall Goldberg, Greyson Horst, Rocky Pajarito, Caroline Roffe) A Foreman – Graduate Non-Thesis Film (dir.

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

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