Cecils Nominations

May 18, 2010 by | News

The 2010 Cecil Awards are rapidly approaching! Every year, Dodge College celebrates its most outstanding students across the many film and digital arts diciplines with a high-class ceremony affectionately named "The Cecil Awards" after the school's pre-Knott Studios namesake, Cecil B. DeMille.  The ceremony highlights exceptional graduate and undergraduate students – and student works –


The Internet and the Future of TV

May 18, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

The Internet and the Future of TV      Google has just announced technology that will allow TV viewers to flip seamlessly between traditional TV shows, YouTube videos and other Internet content.   Called Smart TV, the software will be built into Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes.      How are we at Chapman keeping pace


At Dodge This Weekend

May 14, 2010 by | Events

Final Screenings and Upcoming Events: With the end of the school year looming ahead, things are winding down here at Dodge – but as every year ends, new opportunities pop up!  We had a really interesting meeting this morning with a member of the SCVNGR crew, as we explore bringing location-based social networking (ala the


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.

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