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Parker Finn '11, right, directs actor Sosie Bacon in the breakout hit film "Smile." (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

As His Debut Feature Surpasses $200 Million, Parker Finn (MFA ’11) Has Lots of Reasons to ‘Smile’ The writer-director looks to build on his horror film's success and on the "great foundation" he says was provided by Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Even though he has enjoyed critical success, filmmaker Parker Finn (MFA ‘11) does his best to avoid the thrall of reviews. “It’s like wading into quicksand,” he says.  But in recent months, there is a vortex into...