LUNAFEST 2019 at Dodge College Featuring Films By, for and About Women

February 13, 2019 by | Events

Zonta Club of Newport Harbor brings LUNAFEST to Orange County with a special event at Dodge College on March 16, 2019. LUNAFEST is an inspirational film festival that features short films by, for and about Women. Some are heartwarming, others will make you laugh out loud, and all are by accomplished women filmmakers presented with


Film Festival Corner Update 2/11/19

February 11, 2019 by | Festival Report

Here is the latest update from our current students and alumni on the festival and awards circuit. Remember if you would like to see your updates featured in our next post, please be sure to e-mail festivalsubmissions@chapman.edu with your news! Natalia Hermida (BFA/FP ’18) – THE SANDMAN Sonoma International Film Festival. Christina Farman (BFA/DA ’18)


Oscar-Nominated Animation RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: Q&A with Filmmaker Head of Story Jim Reardon (Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, WALL-E)

February 7, 2019 by | Events

It’s film awards season, and the Disney animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to Wreck-it Ralph, is receiving nominations left and right—from categories that range from best animated feature to outstanding visual effects. As we anxiously wait for the outcome of all nominations this season, we take a look back at Jim Reardon’s


The Changing Landscape of Auditioning as an Actor Guest Post: Jackie Goldston (BFA/COMM Emphasis: Media Performance '94)

February 1, 2019 by | Alumni Spotlight

Actors are in quite a predicament. We are in an age where projects are being shot everywhere, auditions and callbacks are via self-tapes and Skype/Facetime, and while there is no competition for uniqueness, there is great competition for roles and keeping up that online presence on several casting sites, and keeping up the funds as


Pre-release Screening: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Courtesy of Universal Pictures

January 28, 2019 by | Events

Dodge College and Universal Pictures invite you to a pre-release screening of Happy Death Day 2U on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in the Folino Theater. Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Suraj Sharma, Rachel Matthews, Steve Zissis, Sarah Bennani, Charles Aitken, Phi Vu Director: Christopher Landon Producer: Jason Blum Executive Producers: Angela Mancuso, John Baldecchi, Samson Mucke Jessica Rothe leads the returning


Dean Bob Bassett and Media Arts Chair, Professor Janell Shearer, To Retire This Summer

January 18, 2019 by Dodge College Staff | News

After more than 38 years of service, Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, has announced his retirement at the end of August, 2019.  His wife, Professor Janell Shearer Bassett, chair of the Media Arts Division, is retiring at that time. Dean Bassett and Professor Shearer joined


3 Chapman Projects Nominated for the 39th College Television Awards. 2 Nominations for Best Drama Series and 1 Nomination for Best Comedy Series.

January 17, 2019 by | Uncategorized

On Monday, January 14th, the Television Academy Foundation announced nominees for the 39th College Television Awards which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs. Among the 25 nominees were 3 projects from Dodge College. In the Drama Series Category: Baby I’m Yours Marisa Messina, Producer Hadley Hillel, Director, Writer Noah Feinberg, Writer Esta es tu Cuba John


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

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