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A Storyteller On the Need for More Storytellers

March 28, 2016 by Michael Ashley | Alumni

EDITOR’S NOTE: Making a living as a writer isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to accomplish, but many Chapman alumni have been able to do so. A perfect example of that is Michael Ashley (MFA/Screenwriting ’07), who has had many of his screenplays optioned and co-written a book about how to turn your

Screenwriting Students Get Pitching Experience with Real Managers

March 7, 2016 by | Academics

One of the things that Dodge College does so well is provide our students with real-world experience in their classes so they are better prepared for the entertainment industry. This past Friday, Matt Deller, one of our screenwriting professors, had managers from Epicenter come into his undergraduate thesis screenwriting class to give some advice about

Q&A With Andy Knauer and Arthur Pielli

October 15, 2015 by | Alumni

While recently going through some of the latest news of what our alumni have been up to, I came across the names Andy Knauer (MFA/Screenwriting ’06) and Arthur Pielli (MFA/Screenwriting ’06). They were recently featured as the inaugural interview in Script Magazine’s new series “Writers On Breaking In.” Both Knauer and Pielli have been keeping

David Fury Speaks To New Era Of Television

September 17, 2015 by | Academics

I love LOST. It’s seriously my favorite TV show of all time. Hands down. So, of course, when I heard that David Fury, writer/producer extraordinaire, would be a guest for Ross Brown’s New Era of Television (TWP-510-01), I absolutely made myself available to hear him chat with the class. And the fact that he was

When the Page was Blank: Screenwriting Advice from the Pros

September 4, 2015 by James Dutcher | Programs

“Just sit your ass down in a chair and hope your head gets the message.” – Larry Gelbart (on how to start writing) Generally the response to the question, “who’s your favorite screenwriter?” is a resounding…. “Ummmm….” My hope is that When the Page Was Blank, the new blog I am overseeing, can harness the

Mack Kalish – Student, Screenwriter, and Author!

October 27, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

Writing a book isn’t easy. It’s a long, arduous process that can also be creatively satisfying once you reach your end goal. On top of that, not only do you have to write it, but once it’s done, you’ll want to get it out into the world for others to enjoy as well. And so

Online Screenwriting Course – Sign Up Today!

June 9, 2014 by | News

NOTE: DODGE COLLEGE NO LONGER OFFERS THIS CLASS. HOWEVER, WE HAVE LEFT THIS BLOG POST HERE SO YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE OFFERED IN THE PAST.   Dodge College is proud to offer the Professional Certificate Program in Screenwriting for the 2014-2015 academic year. Not only is it a great course,

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