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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.

  • Dexter writer speaks with students

    Writer and producer for the hit show Dexter and Dorchester native Clyde Phillips talked to Emerson students April 19 about his experiences on the show, and about how they can get “a toe in the door" of the TV writing industry.

  • Ten VMA students score in national writing contests

    Seven Emerson students and one recent graduate have won top prizes or scored as finalists in five national writing contests for TV scripts and short film scripts. Two others placed as semi-finalists.

  • Associate Professor John Gianvito

    Filmmaker Gianvito honored with retrospective

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor John Gianvito was honored by Cahiers du Cinéma, an influential French film magazine, with a retrospective article that highlights his American political documentaries.

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    ProArts colleges to present showcase

    Give Luck a Chance is the first annual Spring Arts Festival sponsored by ProArts Connect.

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    Kotz Cornejo awarded artist fellowship

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Cristina Kotz Cornejo has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.

  • Robert Sabal

    Sabal awarded ACE fellowship

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Robert Sabal has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2012–2013 academic year, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad announced this week.

  • Seth Grahame-Smith

    Grahame-Smith '98 visits campus

    “If you ask a thousand people in Hollywood how they got where they are, you’ll get a thousand different stories,” author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith ’98 told students when he visited campus this week. But the true key to success in the entertainment industry, he said, is persistence.

  • Recent grads screen films at Emerson Film Fest

    Six Emerson recent grads and one current student screened films they created while attending the College during the 12th Annual Emerson Film Festival at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California last week.

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Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

Read the Lions in Cannes Blog »

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