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.

  • Regge Life

    VMA filmmaker examines Haiti in earthquake aftermath

    Theodore “Regge” Life, an independent producer and director of award-winning documentaries about peoples’ cultural experiences in countries such as Japan and Africa, is Emerson’s newest distinguished director-in-residence in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary shares insights with students

    Acclaimed actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary ’79 was on campus this week to talk to students about his time at Emerson and his career, and to give advice on “making it” in the entertainment industry. The star and co-creator of Rescue Me spoke to about 170 students packed into the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Jim Taylor

    Sideways screenwriter is latest Semel Chair

    Jim Taylor, the screenwriter of the Academy Award-winning film Sideways and several other well-known films, is Emerson’s latest Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting. A special sneak preview screening for the Emerson community of his latest film The Descendants will take place Thursday (November 17).

  • Alex Freeman

    Student speaks at cerebral palsy event

    Alexander Freeman ’14 was a featured speaker recently at the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS) Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York.

  • Bright's class featured in Boston Globe

    A course called Development and Production of the Situation Comedy, taught by Trustee and Visual and Media Arts Executive Artist-in-Residence Kevin Bright, was profiled recently by the Boston Globe’s Christopher Muther.

  • Joshua Pollster

    Mann Stearns award winner Polster honored

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Joshua Polster was honored as the recipient of the 2010–2011 Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award at a luncheon held November 9 in the Multipurpose Room

  • Richard LaGravenese

    Emerson and Writers Guild of America partner

    Five Emerson College students have been selected for a Mentoring Program with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) Foundation for screenwriting, television writing, and playwriting.

  • Emerson College Los Angeles (ECLA) academic center.

    Emerson College Los Angeles moving forward

    In a letter to the Emerson community, President Lee Pelton and Board of Trustees Chair Jeffrey Greenhawt announced that the College is moving forward with the construction of the Emerson College Los Angeles (ECLA) academic center.

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