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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    Gianvito: Sony attempts to protect profits

    Sony’s decision to axe the movie The Interview due to an unprecedented cyber attack, which U.S. officials are blaming on North Korea, could have a lot to do with protecting its profits, said John Gianvito, a filmmaker and Emerson associate professor.

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    NESN airing doc on visually impaired athlete

    Two Visual and Media Arts students filming a documentary about a college athlete who suddenly develops blindness said their project will air on the New England Sports Network (NESN) this winter.

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    Eno '14 proposes to girlfriend on WERS

    Love was in the air—and on the air!—at WERS-FM (88.9) on December 12, when student DJ Benjamin Eno ’14 popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Marian Murphy.

  • Cook

    TV pilot workshop highly attended

    With about 100 in attendance at Emerson Los Angeles, Associate Professor Martie Cook hosted a public lecture on how to plan, create, and sell a television pilot.

  • Sex trafficking

    Internet hides sex trafficking, experts say

    A panel of experts, including a woman who identifies as a survivor of the sex trafficking industry in Boston, took an in-depth look at the horrors that lurk within the booming underground trade after a screening of Lakshmi in the Paramount Center on December 2.

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    Upright Citizens Brigade vet visits ELA

    Ten Emerson College Los Angeles students recently received a personal lesson in improvisational comedy from Bart Folkerts, a veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade.

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    Comic authors, illustrators discuss field

    Emerson hosted Graphic Novel Industry Night in the Beard Room on November 18, which featured authors and comic creators Alexander Danner and Dan Mazur along with an illustrator, Shelli Paroline.

  • Donna Heiland

    Heiland, Engagement Lab in University Business

    Vice President and Special Assistant to President Pelton's Office, Donna Heiland spoke with University Business Magazine about the College’s online game to engage the campus in its strategic plan.

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