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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    Banks' book has exclusive Guild material

    A new book by Assistant Professor Miranda Banks that includes never-before-seen material from the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, along with 50 interviews from legendary screenwriters.

  • Powerade

    Student Powerade Olympics ad gets award

    A spec television commercial for Powerade that was produced last year by more than 40 Emerson students majoring in marketing or film recently received a Hatch Award from The Ad Club of Boston—recognizing an interesting outside-the-classroom collaboration.

  • Casselman

    LA graduates search for local jobs

    Like many recent Emerson College Los Angeles graduates, Leah Casselman ’14 and Brad Cryan ’14 are staying in southern California after they complete their studies this month, joining the 4,000 other alumni who have settled in the region.

  • Gianvito

    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 spring.

  • WERS

    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.

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