Producer Bill Gerber Selected as Fall 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist Known for “A Star is Born,” “Gran Torino,” and “A Very Long Engagement”

August 9, 2019 by | Press Releases

Producer Bill Gerber (“A Star is Born,” “Gran Torino,” “A Very Long Engagement”) will join the Dodge College faculty as the fall 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist. Academy Award nominee Bill Gerber has spent over 30 years in the film business in several positions including President of Production at Warner Brothers Pictures and as Producer


Four Dodge Films Named Semi-Finalists for 2019 Student Academy Awards

August 8, 2019 by | News

The Student Academy Awards have announced their semi-finalists, which include four films produced by Dodge students. In 1972 The Academy established the Student Academy Awards “to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.” Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 62 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 11


Fast and Furious Meets American Ninja Warrior in “Hyperdrive”

August 5, 2019 by | Alumni

Alumni Burke Doeren (BFA/TBJ ’12) and Tyson Call (BFA/TBJ ’12) were DP’s on Netflix’s new show “Hyperdrive” that takes everyday people who are also experienced competitive drivers and puts them in an obstacle course in an industrial complex. Burke and Tyson worked on the slow motion of the cars, stunts, details inside the cars, and


Hard Work and Charm to Get You Through the Industry Art Direction Through the Lens of Sally Ledger (MFA/PD '15)

August 2, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Share your career path with us – How did you get where you are now? In my final year of the MFA Production Design program, John Chichester encouraged our graduating class to apply to the Art Directors Guild (Local 800) Apprenticeship Program. After the rigorous application process of portfolio work, essays and multiple interviews (simultaneously


Film Festival Corner Update 7/31/19

July 31, 2019 by | Uncategorized

We have a lot of really exciting updates since our last one, but I’ll start with the Student Academy Awards. The Semi-Finalists have been announced and 4 of our students have advanced to that stage of the competition. There were 1,615 films submitted for consideration and only 81 made it to the Semi-Final stage making


Dodge Students Contribute to Upcoming Streaming Platform, Quibi

July 12, 2019 by | Uncategorized

You’ve probably heard of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s latest venture, Quibi, by now. Quibi (a portmanteau of “quick bites”), set to launch in April 2020, will house serialized scripted and unscripted content as well as news and sports. “It will release fresh excerpts of content daily, to be watched during pockets of free time


This Might Hurt Alumni documentary addresses the hidden realities of chronic pain

July 1, 2019 by Dodge College Staff | Alumni

Many powerful documentaries are born out of personal pain—a traumatic or tragic experience the filmmaker feels compelled to explore and share. For Kent Bassett (MFA/FP ’08) that pain was literal, and the result was a film aimed at helping sufferers of chronic pain explore a new avenue of relief, based on understanding that not all


Film Festival Corner Update 6/21/19

June 21, 2019 by | Festival Report

Paul Rivet (MFA/FP ’19) – SNOWBALL San Francisco Black Film Festival. Brian Robau (MFA/FP ’17) – ESTA ES TU CUBA Best Student Film at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. Finalist for the 2019 Student BAFTA Awards. LA Shorts International Film Festival. Nikhail Asnani (MFA/S ’19) – THE


Dodge Students Present at Prestigious National Research Conferences

June 7, 2019 by | Film Studies

Over the years, Dodge student films have received wide recognition–screening at hundreds of film festivals internationally and winning awards ranging from the Student Academy Awards to the College Television Awards. Dodge students not only excel in film production, however, they have proven success on the academic side of film as well. Dodge Students Present at

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