Visual & Media Arts Faculty

Linda Reisman

Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence (2010)

B.F.A. Antioch College
M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute


Linda Reisman

Linda Reisman is an independent film producer who has also served as an executive and university professor. For several years, she was the Head of Production for Francis Coppola's American Zoetrope and supervised development, production, and completion of Zoetrope's slate. Reisman served as executive producer on Jeepers Creepers, No Such Thing, Assassination Tango, and Pumpkin for the company.

Reisman also produced Waking the Dead, directed by Keith Gordon and starring Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly; and the critically acclaimed Affliction, directed by Paul Schrader and based on the novel by Russell Banks, which starred Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte, Academy Award winner James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, and Willem Dafoe. Other projects she produced include Keith Gordon's Mother Night and Schrader's Light Sleeper, The Comfort of Strangers, and Patty Hearst.

Prior to joining Emerson, Reisman served as Professor of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and was the director of a new graduate program in film and performance. 

Current projects in development include The Danish Girl which Tom Hooper will direct in 2015, starring Eddie Redmayne; My Abandonment which Debra Granik is developing from a book by Peter Rock, and development of two critically acclaimed novels by Russell Banks, American Darling (based on The Darling) and Continental Drift.

Reisman is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

Contact

Office: Ansin 1307

Phone: 3864

E-Mail: linda_reisman@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Business Concepts for Modern Media (VM370)
Top: Transmedia Development (VM420)
Top: WGBH Partnership Prod (VM420)
Top: Writing the Film Musical (VM420)
Top: Directing and Producing the Narrative Motion Picture (VM420)
Top: Ed Tech Times: Content Development and Web Design for an Online Information Hub (VM420)
Top: Improv Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade (VM420)
Top: Improv Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade (VM420)
Top: Magic Hour: The Art of Cinematography in LA (VM420)
Top: Production Design:Craft and Practice in the Art Department (VM420)
Top: Research and Creative Production in Virtual and Agumented Reality Public Art (VM420)
Top: Studio Independents: Navigation the Motion Picture Industry (VM420)
Top: Technical Craft of the Narrative Motion Picture (VM420)
Topics in Media Arts Practice: Prague Film Program (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Aesthetics of Film Editing: Storytelling Through Images (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Aesthetics of Film Editing: Storytelling Through Images (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Analysis and Production of Web Videos (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Feature Film Development (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Feature Film Development (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Writing and Producing Games (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Management (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Management (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Screenwriting Lab in Patmos, Greece (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: The Business of Directing (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: The Business of Directing (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Videogame Writing and Producing (VM420)
Topics Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Design: Craft and Practice in the Art Department (VM420)
Topics VMA Pracitice: Research and Creative Production in Virtual and Augmented Reality Public Art (VM420)
Creative Producing for Film (VM475)
Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.