Department of Visual & Media Arts

Department of Visual & Media Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Visual & Media Arts. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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    Bill Burr '93 coming to Emerson Los Angeles

    Comedian and actor Bill Burr ’93 is coming to Emerson College Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, for an evening discussion with students, alumni, and the public.

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    ELA on horizon for Fall 2015

    Students stuck in the snowier-than-usual Boston winter are California dreamin’ as they look forward to spending the Fall 2015 semester at Emerson College Los Angeles. “This winter has been awful. It will definitely be a warm welcome,” said Elliot Friar ’16, a Marketing Communication major. “There’s tons of opportunity, so, why not go there!?”

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    RTNDA students, alumni meet in Hollywood

    Emerson College alumni and Journalism students gathered for a dinner in Hollywood on February 18 to network and celebrate recent successes. 

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    TV producer Harris Wittels '06 dies at 30

    Harris Wittels ’06, Emerson alumnus and co-executive producer of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on February 19. He was 30 years old.

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    'Gabriel' film examines mental illness

    Writer and director Lou Howe screened his debut feature film, Gabriel, and offered unique insight into the filmmaking process to Emerson College Los Angeles students and alumni on February 17.

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    Film on LGBTQ theater troupe premieres

    Members of the local LGBTQ youth theater troupe True Colors on February 17 attended the Bright Lights screening of The Year We Thought About Love, a documentary about their work.

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    Reelabilities film festival featured in Globe

    The Boston Globe highlights the Reelabilities: Boston Disabilities Film Festival, which kicks off at Emerson’s Paramount Center on February 23, with the screening of Little World, a documentary about a 19-year-old cancer survivor who travels the world in his wheelchair.

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    Josue '01 releases Matthew Shepard documentary

    An Emerson alumna who was close friends with Matthew Shepard—the gay man brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 due to his sexual orientation, which sparked nationwide hate crime legislation—is releasing a documentary, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, on Friday, February 13, in Los Angeles.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.