What’s Happening this Interterm?

January 7, 2011 by | News

Like many colleges and universities, Chapman University and Dodge College take a very welcome, two-week long break for the winter holidays following the end of classes and exams in December every year.  By this time, students have already registered and class schedules mostly finalized for the Spring semester, starting the first week in February. However,


Toying with Film – NYTimes.com

December 17, 2010 by | News

NYTimes.com Sarah Owen December 17, 2010 It’s easy to paint Alex Eylar as your typical nerd. He keeps a list of every movie he’s seen since 2001 — 1,627 films and counting. He has an annual pass to Disneyland. And, at 22 years old, his massive Lego collection — an estimated 30,000 pieces — can’t


Academy Award Winner Michael Phillips Named Trustee Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College

December 16, 2010 by | News

Orange, CA (December 15, 2010) – Academy Award® winning producer Michael Phillips (The Sting, Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) has been appointed Trustee Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States. Phillips has been producing films and


Sundace Preps for Dodge Invasion

December 16, 2010 by | News

Orange, CA (December 15, 2010) – The 2011 Sundance Film Festival will be the brightly lit stage for eleven Dodge College alumni who collectively have four films screening at the marquee U.S. film festival held in Park City, Utah from January 20-30. The Sundance Film Festival’s selection of Like Crazy, Ex-Sex, Stones and The Woods


Sundance picks Sanga’s ‘Stones’ for 2012 festival

December 13, 2010 by | News

Star Advertiser, Monday, December 13, 2010, by Mike Gordon What just happened to fledgling Hawaii filmmaker Ty Sanga is something akin to standing in a crowd during a thunderstorm and praying that lightning will find you. The organizers of the Sundance Film Festival, one of the most prestigious indie film events in North America, have



December 13, 2010 by | News

Just a quick note to inform the Dodge-news-loving community that I'm currently sick, and will be away from the office for the middle of December.  I fell ill following a very strenuous week which featured absurdly little sleep, and I've caught pneumonia, which is going to keep me in bed (after finally escaping my doctor)


True Grit [Update]

December 7, 2010 by | Screenings

As you may have noticed from our ever-observant commenters, on my last post announcing True Grit, one of the young stars of the Coen Brothers’ latest, is Hailee Steinfeld, who made her screen debut in several films produced by Dodge College students! We’ve just received clearance to honor Ms. Steinfeld, and our alumni, by sharing


Chapman students show their made-in-Africa films

December 5, 2010 by | News

About 400 people packed the Folino Theater at Chapman University's Marion Knott Studios on Thursday to view several documentaries Chapman students made on a trip to Africa this past summer. Twenty-two students were able to travel to Botswana and the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar this summer thanks to an anonymous donor for a program called

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