Richard Gladstein Joins Dodge College as Spring 2017 Filmmaker-In-Residence; Joyce Cox Joins As Pankey Chair

February 2, 2017 by Rogers and Cowan | Press Releases

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, announced today that two-time Academy Award® nominated producer Richard Gladstein (The Hateful Eight, Pulp Fiction, The Bourne Identity) has been named the Spring 2017 Marion Knott Filmmaker-in-Residence while acclaimed VFX producer Joyce Cox (Titanic,

Director Ivan Passer Shares His Stories

February 2, 2017 by Pavel Jech | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pavel Jech, our film division chair, recently had the opportunity to spend some time with someone whose work he has admired for quite some time. Moving to Southern California has meant meeting some Czech people that I normally did not see very often in Prague. Recently I attended an “intimate event” with the

Film Festival Kudos for 1/31/17

January 31, 2017 by | Kudos!

At the 64th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild Golden Reel Awards, our students have a whopping FIVE of the 8 nominees this year for the Verna Fields Student Award including ( Taylor Scherer for Brodin Plett’s EDEN Gerry Vazquez for Tom Teller’s ICARUS Xiang Li for Brian Robau’s IT’S JUST A GUN Peiqi Duan

Tom McLoughlin: The Man Behind the Best Friday the 13th Film

January 24, 2017 by | Academics

Halloween may be long gone, but horror is alive and well in Roy Finch’s Modern Horror Workshop, one of the many interterm classes here at Dodge College. Throughout this four-week course, Finch has asked his students many questions, including why do such films invoke sensations of fear, dread, and more in audiences? Why do audiences

Pre-Release Screening: GET OUT – February 6

January 19, 2017 by | Events

Join us for a pre-release screening of GET OUT on Monday, February 6 at 7PM In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in

Matt and Ross Duffer Helm Break-Out Netflix Hit

January 19, 2017 by Janell Shearer | Alumni

Ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges and doing extraordinary things is a central theme of the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, created by Chapman alumni Matt and Ross Duffer ’07. Facing the unknown, the characters work together, creatively solving problems as they arise, to reach their goals. That theme also describes the careers of the Duffer

Alumni Spotlight – Tara Hernandez

January 17, 2017 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Tara Hernandez (BFA/Film Production ’10). DODGE: Share your career path with us – how did

Dodge Holds Chapman Studios West Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

January 12, 2017 by | Academics

Yesterday, Dodge College officially opened their newest addition to the Chapman University family: Chapman Studios West! Located on West Palm Avenue, just a short walk away from Marion Knott Studios, this new location is home to the Dhont Documentary Film Center, which will bring our documentary program to new heights. Before the ribbon cutting ceremony,