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Visual & Media Arts Faculty

Miranda Banks

Assistant Professor (2008)
B.A. Stanford University, M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Banks' primary area of research is the American film and television industries, with a specific focus on creative and craft guilds and unions. Her current book project is The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild, due out in November 2014 through Rutgers University Press. She is co-editor of Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries (Routledge, 2009)

She has written for Television & New Media, Cinema Journal, Popular Communication, Flow, Cultural Studies, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television, as well as for the anthologies How to Watch TV (NYU Press, 2013), The Handbook of Television Studies (Sage, forthcoming), Teen Television (BFI, 2004), and Garb: A Reader on Fashion and Culture (Prentice Hall, 2007). Dr. Banks worked in programming at the American Cinematheque, and curated a film series for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Before arriving at Emerson, she spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor in USC's School of Cinematic Arts.


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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.

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