Throughout the year, distinguished Hollywood film and television dignitaries are invited to hold the prestigious Filmmaker-in-Residence chairs. This unique program brings veterans from the industry to campus every semester for interaction with Dodge College students.
During their residency, the filmmakers come to campus one day a week to mentor 10 selected students, five undergraduates and five graduates, through their final projects. Each week, the Filmmaker-in-Residence meets individually during the afternoon with five of the students, reviewing their scripts, production plans, dailies or whatever material they have to share at any given point in time.
In the evening, s/he screens one of his/her films or, for the sake of variety, that of an invited guest. During the screening, the Filmmaker-in-Residence has dinner with another small group of invited students, so that each week a different group of students has the opportunity to meet and talk with him. Following dinner, the Filmmaker-in-Residence hosts a question and answer session about the film that has just been screened with those in attendance (students and members of the campus community).