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Visual & Media Arts Faculty

James Macak

Associate Professor (2006)
B.A. University of Akron, M.F.A. Yale School of Drama

Jim worked as an intern for Emmy and Humanitas winner David Milch and went on to write scripts for three of David's shows, including NYPD BLUE. Jim was also chosen as a Disney Fellow and wrote a produced sitcom pilot for Disney and CBS as well as several TV movies for CBS, FOX and Lifetime.

He served as a staff writer for other TV dramas and the daytime serial GENERAL HOSPITAL. Jim is also a playwright -- his plays have been seen at The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, The Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles and the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Festival in Key West.


Office: Ansin 1113

Phone: 3844

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.