What’s a Show Runner?

May 14, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

WHAT’S A SHOWRUNNER?       Most people know that in feature films, the director is the final word creatively on the project.  But on a TV series, the head honcho on all creative matters is called the showrunner.  A showrunner is a writer/executive producer – both the head writer of the show and the highest ranking


Got JObs? We Do!

May 12, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

GOT JOBS?  WE DO!      Last night, the Prime Time TV Club held its 4th annual Foot in the Door night, where recent alums share the inside story on how to land a job in TV or film when you graduate.  Here’s just a few of the highlights: ·         Andrew Lewis now works as an


Rule #1 on Breaking into the TV Biz

May 10, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

Students always ask me, "What's the best way for me to break into TV as a (fill in the blank – writer, producer, director)?"  The answer is really simple: the best first job for anyone to get in TV is whatever job you can land.  Forget the whole idea of "dream job."  Get you foot


A Whole Slate of Job Listings

May 8, 2010 by | News

Paid Positions: TV Promo-Marketing Production Coordinator: We need an experienced, energetic, motivated PC to become part of the dynamic team at Studio City® working on the marketing of some of America’s highest rated TV shows: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live! with Regis and Kelly, Criminal Minds, Bones, Burn Notice, American Idol Rewind, South Park, as


Cool events this weekend

May 7, 2010 by | Events

Red Bull Athlete Exam: Come be a part of this unique live talk show, as we take a journey into the mind of professional big wave surfer Ian Walsh. On May 7th, Adam Bollinger (Chapman University Student) will get to the root of what makes Walsh tick. What prompts Ian Walsh to surf some of


Toastmaster Tommy returns

May 5, 2010 by | Events

If you can get by AF 208 tonight, my old friend “Toastmaster” Tom Kalajian is delivering his annual public-speaking sermon to the media-law class. Plenty of seats in the amphitheatre. Tricks of the trade on everything form a three-minute speech to Master of Ceremonies before an audience of thousands.


First Post!

May 5, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

TV IS GOOD 4 U  Comedies – Dramas – News – Documentaries      Welcome to TV IS GOOD 4 U, the blog about all things TV at Chapman University.  Just in the past few weeks here:   Professor Pete Weitzner took students to a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno We screened Rising


An Evening with Jerry Lewis

May 3, 2010 by | News

A handful of lucky students receive career advice from a living legend By Linda Slupsky Epoch Times StaffCreated: May 3, 2010Last Updated: May 3, 2010  Facebook  Digg  del.icio.us  StumbleUpon    |  |  Related articles: Arts & Entertainment > Celebrities JERRY LEWIS: Gives advice on filmmaking and life. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images) ORANGE, Calif.—Legendary entertainer and philanthropist Jerry Lewis was the guest speaker at Chapman University’s Dodge College of


‘Nutty Professor’ lectures at Chapman University

April 27, 2010 by | News

by Michael Mello THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The legendary actor makes an appearance at Chapman University. MARY PLATT, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY, MORE PHOTOS » ORANGE – It took comedy legend Jerry Lewis 40 seconds to draw the first roar of laughter from a crowd at Chapman University on Monday night. "I'm auditioning tonight," he said, leaning earnestly over

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