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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    'Escapement' in Roxbury Film Festival

    Escapement, a short film by Emersonians that weaves jazz themes into a heartfelt generational story of African American men, will be part of the Roxbury International Film Festival June 25-29.

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    Gordon shares Moldova civic game findings

    An article about an Emerson-created civic engagement game used in Moldova was posted by Eric Gordon, of Emerson's Engagement Game Lab, and a colleague on the United Nations Development Programme's website.

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    Student behind $2 mil Kickstarter campaign

    Tim Taylor '14 launched the third most successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching about $ 2 million, on the platform's Film & Video category in May to fund the Emerson alumni-created Blue Mountain State movie.

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    'Cocktail Party' shoots with student crew

    Theodore "Regge" Life, distinguished director-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, continues to work with Emerson students on his feature film Cocktail Party.

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    7 students attending Cannes Film Festival

    Seven Visual and Media Arts students will attend the famed Cannes Film Festival in France May 14–25 while a total of 10 student and alumni films will be shown at the festival’s Short Film Corner. 

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    Class creates games for social change

    Students in Associate Professor Eric Gordon's class that develops games for social change held an open house April 25 at the Engagement Game Lab to test and demonstrate their creations with students, faculty, and staff.

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    1st Spirit of Emerson Awards presented

    The 2014 Spirit of Emerson Awards were given April 22 to two groups who exemplified the College spirit.

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    Screenwriter, novelist Yglesias shares knowledge

    Accomplished screenwriter and novelist Rafael Yglesias, who is serving as Emerson’s Semel Screenwriting Chair, led a discussion in the Bright Family Screening Room on April 17.

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