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Visual & Media Arts Faculty

Jean Stawarz

Associate Professor (1999)
B.S. Boston University, M.F.A. Goddard College

Ms. Stawarz has worked as a screenwriter for film and television, a story editor, and associate producer.  Numerous producers have optioned her work including, Davis Entertainment/Classics, Accent Entertainment and the CBC.

Her production credits include the award-winning films Powwow Highway, Henry & Verlin, the television movie, Spirit Rider, and the CBC show, North of Sixty.  Her work has screened at many film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Montreal Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and American Indian Film Festival, and has aired on PBS, CBC, and the BBC.   She wrote, produced, directed and edited the short film, The Hunters, winner of the Best International Short Under 25 Minutes at the Ireland International Film Festival.  The Telluride Indie Fest named her original screenplay, The Sculptors, one of the "Top Thirty Screenplays in the World."  She has served on the board of directors for the University Film and Video Association and on the editorial board of the Journal of Film and Video.  


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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.