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.

  • Weiss

    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.

  • Interns

    Entertainment internships focus of alumni talk

    Six successful alumni offered internship advice during a panel discussion for students at Emerson College Los Angeles on January 13. 

  • Perrone

    Futurama writer shares insights at ELA

    Futurama writer Patric Verrone shared insights on working for animated television when he spoke to students from Prague who were visiting Emerson Los Angeles on January 8.

  • ELA move in

    ELA students move in, practice driving

    Students attending Emerson Los Angeles for the Spring 2015 semester moved into their new West Coast home on January 10 and 11. The cloudy and rainy weather didn’t stop families from enjoying the ELA building, where 195 students will reside.

  • Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Denizet-Lewis film premiering at Sundance

    Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis is attending the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of I Am Michael, a film starring James Franco based on a New York Times Magazine article Denizet-Lewis authored.

  • Banks, Miranda

    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.

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