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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    Film on LGBTQ theater troupe premieres

    Members of the local LGBTQ youth theater troupe True Colors on February 17 attended the Bright Lights screening of The Year We Thought About Love, a documentary about their work.

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    Reelabilities film festival featured in Globe

    The Boston Globe highlights the Reelabilities: Boston Disabilities Film Festival, which kicks off at Emerson’s Paramount Center on February 23, with the screening of Little World, a documentary about a 19-year-old cancer survivor who travels the world in his wheelchair.

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    Josue '01 releases Matthew Shepard documentary

    An Emerson alumna who was close friends with Matthew Shepard—the gay man brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 due to his sexual orientation, which sparked nationwide hate crime legislation—is releasing a documentary, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, on Friday, February 13, in Los Angeles.

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    ELA students work Super Bowl Halftime Show

    A few lucky seniors at Emerson College Los Angeles who formerly worked for the Emerson Channel recently worked as talent escorts for the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

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    Pelton hosts Boston poet laureate at home

    Emerson President Lee Pelton held a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at his Beacon Hill home for newly named Boston poet laureate Danielle Legros Georges ’86.

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    Gianvito film 'Vapor Trail' at London museum

    The documentary film Vapor Trail (Clark) by Associate Professor John Gianvito of Visual and Media Arts was screened on February 1 at the prestigious Tate Modern Museum in London. It was one of only five films selected to be included in the exhibition “Conflict. Time. Photography.” which explores the legacy of war as rendered by artists through photography.

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    Project by Urbonaite ’16 in Berlin film festival

    A film project by Gabriele Urbonaite ’16 is one of only nine worldwide selected for a workshop at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, which begins this Thursday, February 5.

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    Director Glenn Weiss of Peter Pan Live! visits ELA

    An 11-time Emmy Award winner, Weiss came to Emerson College Los Angeles on January 21 to discuss the challenges of directing live television musicals.

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