Thoughts from a Graduating Senior

April 7, 2011 by | Admissions

We have been getting a lot of questions about how many graduating students get jobs, if they feel prepared enough, etc., so I wanted to share this piece from a student who is getting ready to graduate. It is written by Katie Mathewson, a senior screenwriter.   As a Senior about to graduate in two short months, I


Women In Focus Recap

April 4, 2011 by | Events

What a day! [Jump to the Quotes] [Jump to the panelsts' last advice] Last Friday, we presented our annual Women in Focus conference.  For over 10 years, we've welcomed a handful of prominent women working in the film and media industries to speak directly to students about their career path, educational choices, professional development, and


VARIETY: Chapman U debuts feature film label

March 30, 2011 by | News

  Shingle to fully-finance micro-budget films By RACHEL ABRAMS In a rare move for a film school, Chapman University has launched a feature film production and distribution label, Chapman Entertainment. The shingle will fully-finance micro-budget films in the $250,000 – $625,000 range from a mix of equity partners and private donors. Bob Bassett, the dean of


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Chapman University Launches Production, Distribution Label

March 30, 2011 by | News

  Chapman Entertainment will produce five to 10 micro-budget films per year. Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is launching a first-of-its-kind production and distribution company, Chapman Entertainment, LLC. Chapman Entertainment will produce five to 10 micro-budget ($250,000-$625,000) films per year. The company will make, own and distribute a slate of independent


Insidious tomorrow!

March 29, 2011 by | Screenings

Who’s psyched to get scared? Tomorrow evening, we’re hosting a very special, pre-release screening of Insidious, at 7:30 in the Folino. The film played at SXSW, which I recently attended, and though I didn’t get to see any films while I was there, the marketing campaigns for Insidious had the town buzzing!  Everyone said it


Decision Update!

March 28, 2011 by | Admissions

I know a lot of you have been contacting me about the status of your decision. I am sorry if you are still waiting! I just wanted to let everyone know that we are making final decisions this week on all freshman applicants (unless your application just completed in the last week or so). You


Beluga vs. GroupMe: This year’s FourSquare vs. Gowalla

March 24, 2011 by | Beyond Dodge

Group messaging, not surprisingly, is the specialty of two popular, competing apps, GroupMe and Beluga.  These apps each ask you to define a small circle of friends whose phone numbers, email addresses, and/or Twitter handles you already know, and provides a quick, seamless method for sending each of the group members a short message.  Each


Reports from SXSW

March 22, 2011 by | Beyond Dodge

Finally home! After an exciting, stimulating, absolutely exhausting week in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Interactive conference, I excited to write that I have lots of interesting trends in technology, social media, and education to share with you all.  It's an impossible experience to capture, far more physically strenuous than I would have

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