With so much gender-centered turbulence within the entertainment industry recently through the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it is easy to see that the dialogue around how women are wronged and disadvantaged is long overdue. However, for the past 19 years, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has celebrated women working in the
When Chapman University undergraduates register for classes in April, they will see some new course offerings for this coming fall. One new major and two new minors have been created and approved. Global Communication and World Languages The School of Communication, Chapman’s newest school, will launch a bachelor of arts program in Global Communication and
The January weather at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is famously chilly. But for Chapman University alumni, this year’s festival scene was sizzling hot. Alumni filmmakers from the university’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts set a new record of excellence at Sundance 2018 by unveiling critically acclaimed films and
For the next two weeks, Kelli Stavast ’02 has a glamorous job as an NBC broadcaster at the Winter Olympics. Think of her before you complain about the temperature in your cubicle or your car. Stavast’s assignment is freestyle skiing. She is not in a rink or a booth. Part of her role is essentially sideline
As black-and-white images of old films flicker on the screen inside a Library of Congress theater outside Washington, D.C., laptop screens glow and moviegoers tap away at their keyboards, sometimes shouting out comments. That is the scene at the annual “Mostly Lost” film festival, a unique gathering where film aficionados and historians convene to identify
Netflix releases the second season of the runaway hit Stranger Things Oct. 27, and fans of the spooky series created by Chapman University alumni Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 likely have their binge fests planned. But here’s an extra treat Stranger Things fans will want to add to their calendars that week: Chapman will present its 2017 Alumni Achievement in the Arts Award to the Duffer brothers during the Chapman Celebrates Gala Night Saturday, Nov. 4
Chapman University graduate Tom Teller, BFA Film Production ’16 (MBA ’18), received the KCET Jack Larson Southern California Student Filmmaker Award for his short animated film HUM.
All are invited to a free screening of the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction at 5 p.m., Monday, May 8 at Memorial Hall. Director Adrian Lyne will be on hand for an audience talk back following the screening. Legendary director Lyne is also known for such movies as 9 1/2 Weeks, Jacob’s Ladder, Indecent Proposal, Flash
There’s no question about it. Netflix is a great launch pad for Chapman University alumni and students building careers in the fast-growing business of streaming media and video-on-demand entertainment. This month Netflix debuts Dear White People, a sharp and funny series about race relations at a posh East Coast campus, written and created by Justin
When you think of an industry meet-and-greet event, you probably conjure up images of pressed suits, nervously guarded business cards and carefully thought-out pitches. Sweaty handshakes and sparse—or at least less-than-stellar—food. Sounds horrible. So, scrap that. Instead, picture a breezy, coastal-rustic party patio in Santa Monica buzzing with the overtones of hundreds of excited conversations.