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DREAM IT, SHOOT IT, BROADCAST IT

August 20, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW POSSIBILITIES It’s that time of year again – the week before school starts back up.  It’s a hectic time – professors like me scrambling to get syllabi and lecture notes ready, students are scrambling to move back into dorms or apartments and stock up on textbooks and Ramen noodles.  But most

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Fall 2010 Filmmaker-in-Residence Announced

August 16, 2010 by | News

Every semester, Dodge College hosts an expert filmmaker to meet with and counsel students directly, as part of our O.L. Hasell Scholar Filmmaker-in-Residence program.  While space is limited, and the selection highly competitive, motivated students are encouraged to apply for a space in the program, which includes regular, bi-weekly meetings with the filmmaker in a

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RISING ABOVE NOMINATED AT NYTV FESTIVAL

August 13, 2010 by | Kudos!

When you're hot, you're hot.  And narrative TV at Chapman is hot!  For the second year in a row, our flagship project, a full-length TV pilot, was nominated as Outstanding Drama at the NYTV Festival to be held Sept. 20-25.  What's amazing about our success is that this is not merely a student competition, but

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The 10 Ways to Not Get an Interview for an Entertainment Internship

August 12, 2010 by | Alumni

Dodge College alum Andrew Schuster currently works for a film production company, and is parttly responsible for hiring new interns each semester.  He wrote to us, Chapman students generally send better applicants than most but I thought it would be helpful to share the perspective of someone who hires interns.  I know I would have

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‘Colorado Girls’ Viral Video Made With $50 In Gas

August 10, 2010 by | News

Video Gets More Than 352,000 YouTube Views In 11 Days April Schildmeyer, News Producer   POSTED: 12:55 pm MDT August 10, 2010 UPDATED: 4:53 pm MDT August 10, 2010   DENVER — With just $50 in gas, found items and some creativity, two film school grads have made a spoof of a summer pop hit that

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WRITER’S BLOCK? NO SUCH THING IN TV

August 3, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

WRITER’S BLOCK?  NO SUCH THING IN TV Most successful TV shows make 22-24 episodes per season – the equivalent in terms of length of writing and shooting 6-12 feature films in about 9 months.  Because of this, a TV writer’s life is all about constant deadlines and meeting them come hell or high water.  Writer’s

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ALUMNI INTERVIEW: MILES LEICHER

July 29, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

ALUMNI INTERVIEW: MILES LEICHER  What was your major and when did you graduate? I started out as a Film Production major, but switched to Television Production and Broadcast Journalism after my freshman year. I received an honorable discharge (graduated) in May 2007. Where do you work now? For most of the year I work on

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Comic-Con Success!

July 28, 2010 by | Alumni

Last week, Comic-Con, the largest comics-themed festival in the western hemisphere, once again descended upon San Diego.  The convention, which has been celebrated annually since it's creation in 1970, marks the pinnacle of summer's cult conventions, drawing attendees from all over the world, flooding the hotels of downtown San Diego, congesting traffic throughout the region,

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Rock band films video at Orange High

July 16, 2010 by | News

ORANGE An alternative-rock band fronted by an Orange resident this weekend was filming its first music video with the help of Chapman University film students and a member of the TV show “The Waltons.'' The group, SLIDE, used Orange High School as a backdrop for the video, based on a song the group recorded with an

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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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