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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.

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    The Fighter, Black Swan among Academy Award nominees

    Two members of the Emerson community are among those celebrating Academy Award nominations.

  • Associate Professor John Gianvito

    Gianvito's films praised by critics

    Three film critics cited in the British magazine Sight and Sound named Vapor Trail (Clark), a film by Associate Professor John Gianvito, as one of their top five films of 2010.

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    Emerson-made film debuts at Slamdance Festival

    The 16-year-old festival will screen just 56 shorts and 18 features from around the world this year, including Beneath Contempt, which was filmed locally in late summer 2009 by a handful of Emerson graduates.

  • Professor Marc Fields featured in the Boston Globe

    VMA Professor Marc Fields was featured in the Boston Globe cover story “Strings Attached” in which he talks about his nearly finished, nine-year film project on the history of the banjo.

  • doug herzog

    Doug Herzog '81 Honored by The Help Group

    Doug Herzog ’81, President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group and creator of Comedy Central, received The Help Humanitarian Award at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • claire andrade-watkins

    Andrade-Watkins Installs Panel Dedicated to Cape Verdean History

    Emerson Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Claire Andrade-Watkins has developed a graphic panel installation on the Providence Harbor Walk at Fox Point in Providence, RI.

  • Jim Finn

    MSNBC Interviews Jim Finn

    In light of North Korea’s recent attacks on South Korea, Emerson Visual and Media Arts faculty member Jim Finn was featured on MSNBC November 27 to offer his expertise on North Korean propaganda.

  • Daphne Valerius, MA ’06

    Filmmaker Valerius Goes to White House

    Valerius, MA ’06, was among the group of 25 influential black women invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House for a special screening of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Women.

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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.