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First Cut 2019 Draws Students, Alumni, Faculty and Industry Professionals An evening of screenings, networking and connecting

October 28, 2019 by | Events

View the visual recap in the photo gallery below!  On Thursday, October 17, 2019 Dodge College hosted its Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Dodge College’s annual Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening promotes a selection of top films from the previous year as determined by a panel

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Life After Dodge – Alumni Panel was a Huge Success Over 150 Students and Alumni were in attendance

October 15, 2019 by | Alumni

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, we welcomed 11 alumni to a panel moderated by Winsor Yuan (MFA ’12) to discuss career-related topics. The panel included Rachel Skidmore (MFA ’12) of Skybound Entertainment, Laura Avila-Tacsan (MFA ’10), Aubrey Lee (BFA ’13) of Lord Miller, Natalie Welch (BFA ’17) of Warner Brothers, Esther Sokolow (BFA ’13) (It,

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Film Festival Corner Update 10/4/19

October 4, 2019 by | Festival Report

With the fall festival season in full swing our student productions have been busy on both the festival and awards circuit. Here are the latest updates! Kunlin Wang (MFA/FP ’18) – OBSCURE First Feature Competition at the Tallinn Dark Nights Film Festival We had 4 films be named Finalists in the KCET Fine Cut contest,

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NFMLA and AMPAS: LatinX & Hispanic Cinema Review

September 20, 2019 by | Career Resources

Fifteen students and alumni had the opportunity to visit the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 14 for the annual InFocus: LatinX & Hispanic Cinema Film Festival. The event celebrated international filmmakers and their films with screenings and panel Q&A’s. The NewFilmmakers LA organization has

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Chapman Reunion on HBO’s WESTWORLD Not one, not two, but three Production Design alumna working on the hit show!

September 17, 2019 by | Alumni Spotlight

Three alumnae from Dodge College’s MFA in Production Design program have gone on to work on television programming. They each had different paths that led them to HBO’s Westworld and we had an opportunity to hear their stories. Rachel Aguirre ’13 (RA) Rebekah Scheys ’15 (RS) Tarn Lerdjarudech ’16 (TL) How did you land your job on

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Chapman Showcase is heading to Chicago, New York and Seattle

September 16, 2019 by | Events

Chapman Showcase is an annual event where Dodge College travels to various cities to screen selected student films and engage with prospective students. Guests enjoy access to admission representatives; networking with attending student filmmakers; and connecting with alumni, current students and prospective students. This year, we’re travelling to three different cities:  Chicago, Illinois Dodge College

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Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos Highlighted in BOMBIE Matthew Tanner '16 and Shelby Baldock '16 new film headed to Raindance Film Festival

September 10, 2019 by Matthew Tanner | Alumni Spotlight

When working towards earning an MFA in Film Production at Chapman University, Matthew Tanner (MFA/FP ‘16) was awarded a scholarship, along with three other students, Eric Colonna (BFA/FP ‘16), Neusha Ghaedi (‘16) and Jack Sample (BFA/TBJ ‘16) to produce a film in Laos about the UXO (Unexploded ordnance) crisis that has severely affected the country

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Cross-Cultural Action Comedy “Twin Blades” Wraps Production Alumna Ingrid Eskeland-Adetuyi '15 wrote and sold her first feature script

September 4, 2019 by | Alumni Spotlight

Twin Blades, penned by Ingrid Eskeland-­‐Adetuyi (Screenwriting, ’15), began production in Hong Kong and Mainland China June 2019. The script was one of seven specs sold in 2017 written by a “first-­‐timer” and sold to Cristal Pictures (Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Wanda Media (Wonder Woman) with Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie of the Donners’ Co.

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