Robert Bassett

DEAN, DODGE COLLEGE OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

Heads top-10 film, TV school … 2017: boosted rankings … second-largest US by student count … alums responsible for Netflix series ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Dear White People’ … produced feature film, ‘The Barber’ 2015 … Scott Glenn and Stephen Tobolowsky … wanted to be writer; passion: ‘films that affect me the way classic literature does’ … three words: ‘never give up’