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  • Massachusetts Production Coalition Quarterly Meeting

    10/20/14
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    Semel Theater

    The Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) is a 501 c6 non-profit corporation representing the largest and most diverse network of film and media professionals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our members include production and post production companies; educational and professional organizations; talent and craft unions; equipment, facility, and service providers; and allied industries and professions that are engaged in or related to the production of visual media.

    MPC was the foremost industry representative to work with the Governor and legislature toward passage of the state's film tax incentive program, which has vastly improved the economic environment for film, television, and commercial production. This in turn has led to the creation of scores of new businesses and thousands of new jobs in the state. We continue to be the lead industry advocate to retain the film production incentive program in the state.

    Presentations

    Kenneth Brissette
    Director; Boston Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports & Entertainment

    Paul Turano
    Wander, Wonder, Wilderness

    Wander, Wonder, Wilderness is an interactive documentary project that explores the urban wilds and parks of Greater Boston. It includes a documentary film, mobile app, and interactive website, all of which work in conjunction to encourage a deeper understanding of the relevance and vibrancy of urban green spaces and enhance community relationships to nature.

    MOTION GRAPHICS PANEL
    MPC Member Showcase

    We are thrilled to present a very special showcase of MA companies leading the field in motion graphics. A panel of artists and producers will convene to discuss their work and demonstrate the first rate motion graphics created here in Massachusetts.

    Dave Allen, Design Director; National Ministry of Design
    Evan Fellers, Executive Producer; Black Math
    Robby Geis, VFX Artist; Zero VFX
    Robert Hodgson, Creative Director; Brewhouse VFX
    Ted Roberts, Creative Director; Viewpoint Creative
    Brian White, Animator; Brickyard VFX
    Moderated by: James Sheldon, Artist / Curator / Professor - Emerson College

    There will be 35 seats held for the Emerson community. Those who are over 21 can join at 6pm for the networking portion. Those under 21 can join us at 7:30 for the main event. Seating on a first come basis.


     

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • WLP Reading Series: Jeffery Renard Allen Q&A

    10/21/14
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites you to the WLP Reading Series on October 21, 2014 featuring award-winning writer Jeffery Renard Allen. There will be a Q&A with Allen at 4 p.m. in the Charles Beard Room, located in the Little Building, at 80 Boylston Street. A reading of Allen's work will follow at 6 p.m. in the Bill Bordy Theater at 216 Tremont Street, Boston MA.

    Jeffery Renard Allen is an accomplished novelist, essayist, and poet. His many accolades include the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize. The New York Times hailed Allen's latest book, Song of the Shank, as an "imaginative work only a prodigiously gifted risk-taker could produce." He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York.
    Song of the Shank

     

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • WLP Reading Seires: Jeffery Renard Allen Reading

    10/21/14
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    Billy Bordy Theater

    The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites you to the WLP Reading Series on October 21, 2014 featuring award-winning writer Jeffery Renard Allen. There will be a Q&A with Allen at 4 p.m. in the Charles Beard Room, located in the Little Building, at 80 Boylston Street. A reading of Allen's work will follow at 6 p.m. in the Bill Bordy Theater at 216 Tremont Street, Boston MA.

    Jeffery Renard Allen is an accomplished novelist, essayist, and poet. His many accolades include the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize. The New York Times hailed Allen's latest book, Song of the Shank, as an "imaginative work only a prodigiously gifted risk-taker could produce." He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York.

    Song of the Shank

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • Bright Lights: Oscar-nominated Omar sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

    10/21/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    When a trio of young Palestinians decides to kill an Israeli soldier, one of them, a baker named Omar, is arrested and beaten by Israeli intelligence agents. Told that he will be given his freedom if he assists in capturing the man they believe to be the shooter, Omar rejoins his friends and begins to suspect that there is an informant among them.

    This is screening is sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival. Discussion with their curator will follow.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Sneak Preview: J Street- the Art of the Possible with directors

    10/22/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Discussion with co-directors Ken Winikur and Ben Avishai to follow the screening.

    J Street is on the frontlines of the world's most "intractable" problem. An upstart lobby group in Washington, D.C., J Street dares to assert what to many seems obvious: that a two-state solution is Israel's only future, and any peace deal will require robust American participation. It sees itself playing David to AIPAC, the Israel Lobby's Goliath, and, less than five years old, has been making surprising gains.

    With full access to the inside workings of a lobby group struggling to represent the center ground of Jewish American thought, this documentary tracks J Street as it attempts to change what it means to be pro-Israel in America. We see their missteps and their triumphs as they push the Obama administration to take an active role in negotiating a two-state solution, fend off accusations of harboring 'anti-Israel' objectives and gain influence among America's Jewish population.

    In this urgent political story told with the intimacy of cinema vérité, we feel the pulse of an organization, taking viewers to high-level strategy meetings, and long nights on the road. It is here that our characters come to life and the J Street story unfolds. J Street: The Art of the Possible is at once a gripping story about the desperate need for a two-state solution, and a captivating glimpse at the role of Lobbyists in the American political process.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Alone with People

    10/23/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Part of Queer Awareness Month
    Drew Van Steenbergen, 30 minutes, USA, 2014
    Emerson alum Quinn Marcus stars in this short LGBT film. Growing up gay in the South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this coming-of-age, coming-of-gay story.

    Discussion with Quinn Marcus will follow the screening.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Costume Stock Sale

    10/25/14
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Max Mutchnick Campus Center
    Multipurpose room

    Every other year, the Emerson College Costume Shop clears out its stock of costumes to make room for new ones. This results in the biennial Costume Stock Sale, which will offer clothing, accessories, shoes, and other items from all time periods, genres, and styles. Heavily discounted prices make the sale perfect for students costuming their own plays or productions. It's also an excellent source for creating Halloween costumes and for students who simply like funky vintage clothing. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

    Sponsored by Department of Performing Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Debra Krasa
    617-824-8380

  • Bright Lights: Kisses to the Children with director

    10/28/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five "Hidden Children" who lived in total silence, tell their stories. Stories of terror, anguish and confusion but also stories of salvation and carefree childhood into the arms of strangers. Secret Gardens of Eden, nests of love away from the horror of the Holocaust. Five children were forced to mature abruptly. Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly and Marios grew old, carrying the memory of those children who were never given time to grow up. The movie focuses on these persons, revealing secret aspects of their lives and invaluable personal documents. It also depicts the life of the Greek Jewish Communities before the War, complemented with rare images of Occupied Greece from archival material, as well as amateur films by German soldiers and illegal footage shot by Greek patriots.

    Screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and special guests.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Writing Literature and Publishing and the Onassis Foundation

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Screening of Kisses to the Children

    10/28/14
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Discussion with the director and special guests will follow.

    Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five "Hidden Children" who lived in total silence, tell their stories. Stories of terror, anguish and confusion but also stories of salvation and carefree childhood into the arms of strangers. Secret Gardens of Eden, nests of love away from the horror of the Holocaust. Five children were forced to mature abruptly. Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly and Marios grew old, carrying the memory of those children who were never given time to grow up.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with The Onassis Foundation

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Only Lovers Left Alive

    10/30/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.

    Adam, a reclusive underground musician hiding out in the ruins of contemporary Detroit, despairs about human civilization's decline, and worries about future survival. Eve, who is perhaps 3000 years old to Adam's 500, takes a longer view of history and is more optimistic. She leaves her home in the ancient city of Tangier to come to his side.

    As blood has been tainted by the zombies (humans), the formerly immortal Adam and Eve must secure uncontaminated blood from hospitals or they will perish. Eve's close friend, Elizabethan dramatist and unacknowledged author of Shakespeare's plays—Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt), is now an elder vampire who provides Eve with hospital blood. Adam gets his supply from Dr. Watson (Jeffrey Wright), a skittish hematologist who provides safe blood at a price.

    Adam and Eve's precarious footing is further threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve's carefree and uncontrollable little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska). Unlike Adam and Eve, Ava hasn't yet learned to tame her wilder instincts, and her recklessness concerns Adam.

    Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive is a meditation on art, science, memory, and the mysteries of everlasting love.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder