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CHAPMAN TV WRITER WINS $10,000 HUMANITAS PRIZE

July 15, 2010 by | Kudos!

Less than two months after graduating, Chapman TV and Screenwriting student Clay Keller has won the $10,000 David & Lynn Angell Comedy Writing Fellowship for his original pilot script "Dinner Theater."  The script was written by Clay for his FTV 328 Seminar in Television Writing course.  The fellowship, part of the prestigious Humanitas Awards for excellence

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Amazon offers students free Prime access

July 14, 2010 by | News

Students, tired of the beginning of the semester crunch?  It's a familiar scene, at Universities across the country: every year, hundreds of students pour into the bookstore in the first days of school, swelling the courtyards and bogging down your schedule with aimless waiting.  You plan ahead of time, print lists of the classes you're

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Can Creativity be Taught?

July 7, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

As someone who teaches TV writing and producing at one of the world’s premier film schools I get asked certain questions all the time: How do you get an agent? (subject for another blog post) How do you break into TV? (see blog of 6/9/2010) Can creativity be taught? The answer to this last question

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The Crowd: Thousands donated to Chapman students

June 30, 2010 by | News

    Luncheon co-chairwoman Donna Calvert, outgoing Fashionable Women of Chapman President Charlene Prager, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Dean Bob Bassett, luncheon co-chairwoman Donna Bunce, Neiman Marcus Director of Public Relations Michaele Hall. (Daily Pilot / June 30, 2010)   The Fashionable Women of Chapman University presented an impressive check for $236,000 to Chapman Dean Bob Bassett at

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Social Media Day

June 30, 2010 by | Beyond Dodge

That’s right – after hearing, living, and sharing social media for the past few years, the world’s online community has finally birthed a day of special recognition for the burgeoning field of social media, cleverly titled “Social Media Day.” What is it?  Essentially, it’s a non-government-affiliated holiday, featuring “meetups” (the godchild of last year’s “tweetups”)

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Chapman grad opens new boutique in Orange

June 29, 2010 by | News

  Usually people go to New York City to pursue careers in fashion. Lauren Miller went the opposite way. A native of Diamond Bar, Miller, 26, studied advertising and public relations at Chapman University. She followed that with a degree in fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Missing

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Alumni Interview: Molly Wilson

June 23, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

ALUMNI INTERVIEW: MOLLY WILSON   What was your major and when did you graduate? TV Production/Broadcast Journalism – 2007   Where do you work now? I work at Warner Bros. Television in Current Programming   What do you like most about your job? I love the fast pace the world of TV offers.  The problems

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What’s a Showrunner? (Part 2)

June 17, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

Here's a link to a great round table discussion where some of today's top TV writer/producers reveal how they do it on a daily basis. Roundtable: Seth MacFarlane, Ryan Murphy, Chuck Lorre, Doug Ellin, Steve Levitan, Linda Wallem — Th livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com By Matthew Belloni "This place looks like Johnny Sack's office," Seth MacFarlane noted at