President and CEO – Chapman Filmed Entertainment was developed by Bassett as an
avenue to promote the creative work of
graduates of Chapman University, recognized as one of the top film schools in
the nation. As the Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Bassett successfully
raised $52-million to build Marion Knott Studios, a 76,000-square-foot
state-of-the-art studio complex, complete with sound stages and pre- and
post-production facilities, which opened in 2006. A visionary educator who pioneered the
integration of digital technologies in film education, Bassett oversaw the
conversion of the film school’s entire curriculum to the use of digital
technology in the early 90’s, long before others followed suit. He has also
assembled a world-class faculty with a combined filmography of more than 300
feature films, a record unmatched among full-time faculty at other film
schools. Read more.
Hewitt, Chief Financial Officer – Hewitt is the Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer at Chapman University. Over the years he has focused his career on identifying and
resolving financial planning and management issues as well as providing
strategic leadership at several Southern California non-profit
institutions, primarily in the discipline of higher education. Read more.
Vice President of Production and Development - Accomplished producer Travis
Knox, a 1993 graduate of Chapman University, oversees development, production
and all day-to-day operations. Knox’s recent credits include Warner Bros.’ “The
Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, and New Line Cinema’s
“Hairspray” starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken and
Queen Latifah. Knox previously served as Executive Vice President of Feature
Development at Storyline Entertainment. Read more.
Doyle, Executive in Charge of Production Management, Unions and Budgets – Doyle
is the Chair of the Film Division at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and a
former production associate at Tri-Star Pictures where she was involved in the
production of more than 40 feature films. Read more.
Head of Business Affairs—Funk has a joint appointment as a Professor in Dodge
College of Film and Media Arts and Chapman’s School of Law. He was formerly
Senior Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for New Line
Cinema. Read more.
film produced by Chapman Filmed Entertainment is the thriller “Trigger.” The company
optioned the script from Max Enscoe and tapped Chapman alumnus Basel Owies, ’10
M.F.A. Film Production, to direct the feature.
character-driven thriller, “Trigger” examines two men fixated on what triggers
the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster,
a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father’s obsession.
photography is scheduled to begin in Spring 2013 in Orange, CA.
Basel Owies graduated from Dodge College’s Conservatory of Motion Pictures in
2010. His short films have won several
awards including Best Featurette at Red Rock Film Festival for his thesis film,
Chapman Filmed Entertainment will be provided by a combination of equity
investors and donors supporting the company’s educational mission. Film costs will be kept low through the use
of Dodge College’s state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities.
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