Work One-On-One with VFX Supervisor Jeffrey Kleiser (X-MEN) Apply to be a Pankey Scholar

January 11, 2019 by | Press Releases

We are currently taking applications for the spring 2019 Pankey Distinguished Artist program.  This semester, our talented filmmaker is the Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey Kleiser. Kleiser has supervised visual effects on hits such as X-Men 2; X-Men: The Last Stand; and The One, to name a few. If selected to participate as a Pankey Scholar, you will have


Castle Rock Entertainment Co-Founder Martin Shafer Joins Faculty as 2019 Spring Marion Knott Distinguished Artist Shafer to co-teach Industry Insiders class

January 11, 2019 by | Press Releases

January 11, 2018 Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, has announced that producer Martin Shafer (Music and Lyrics, No Reservations, The Polar Express, Before Sunrise) will join the faculty as the Spring 2019 Marion Knott Distinguished Artist. Every semester, Dodge College hosts expert filmmakers to


Film Festival Corner Update 1/10/19

January 10, 2019 by | Festival Report

Even with the calendar changing from 2018 to 2019 that has not slowed down our current student and alumni films from making waves on the festival circuit. Here is the latest news: David Bashford (MFA/FP ‘18) – VOXGIRL Dam Short Film Festival New FilmMakers LA Monthly Film Festival (Screening January 19th) Beloit International Film Festival


Program Spotlight: Screenwriting So you want to become a screenwriter?

January 7, 2019 by Janell Shearer | Screenwriting

The old joke says that every waiter in Hollywood is actually a screenwriter who is likely to hand you a script along with your burger and fries. While producers and directors in Hollywood may or may not be so accosted, there are plenty of aspiring screenwriters looking for ways to break into the business. But


Alumni Hone Their Skills on CFE Production STATIC

December 21, 2018 by | CFE

A clear vision was vital to design and direct Static, the second feature produced by Chapman Filmed Entertainment (CFE), a tough and timely story of a young man accused of rape during an on-air interview at his college radio station. The production required a variety of well thought out strategies to create a visually compelling


Making the Digital World Better, One Superhero at a Time  Career Spotlight: Rebecca Haber (BA/PRA ’15)

December 19, 2018 by Janell Shearer | Alumni

The Guardians of the Galaxy not only save the universe, they help sell Dairy Queen desserts – with an assist from Rebecca Haber (BA/PRA ’15), manager of Digital Operations and Planning at Marvel Entertainment. In the digital universe that Haber oversees, Marvel films are tied to promotional partners and licensees to promote products directly or through


AES Holiday Pre-Release Screening: MARY POPPINS RETURNS Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

December 12, 2018 by | Screenings

***Open to the Chapman community only*** The Audio Engineering Society of Los Angeles presents MARY POPPINS RETURNS on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Folino Theater for their annual holiday film screening, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. About the Film In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children,


Special Screening: Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA Courtesy of Netflix

December 7, 2018 by | Screenings

Dodge College and Netflix invite you to a free screening of Roma on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Folino Theater. Experience Roma on the big screen in Dolby Atmos, before its release on Netflix. About the Film Director Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, Gravity) delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and