Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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    Fried wraps acting residency with 'Stories'

    Actor Jonathan Fried wrapped up a weeklong residency at Emerson College with a performance of excerpts of Dressing Room Stories in the Semel Theater on September 26, which took the audience through the life of actor Alvin Epstein, who was in attendance for the performance

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    Alumni Sundance-winning pirate film premieres

    Fishing Without Nets, a new feature film created by Emerson alumni about Somali pirates that won the Directing Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, permieres in Los Angeles September 26-27.

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    Reenergized Emerson LA Film Festival Oct. 10-11

    The reenergized Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival will unite students, faculty, and alumni October 10–11 with a mix of screenings and workshops that pay tribute to a wide breadth of student and alumni work and include insights from industry leaders.

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    Health Communication celebrates 20th anniversary

    Ami Schmitz, MA '98, a senior medical producer for NBC News, will give the keynote speech at this weekend's celebration of the 20th anniversary of Emerson's Health Communication Graduate Program.

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    Ferguson media impact discussed in forums

    An invigorating discussion on September 17 about the racially charged events of Ferguson, Missouri, began with a reminder of America’s legacy of inequality. 

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    Bright '76 reflects on 'Friends' 20th anniversary

    This month marks the 20th anniversary of Friends, and Kevin Bright '76 says "it's a pleasure and an honor" that Hollywood is paying homage to the celebrated TV show. 

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    Diplomacy discussed, Algosaibi, MA '98, honored

    Emerson students paid tribute to the late Husam Algosaibi, MA ’98, and his family during a lecture about political diplomacy on September 15, featuring Emerson Trustee Leo Hindery, P '16.

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    Emerson UnCommon civic game launches Sept. 22

    On Monday, September 22, Emerson launches a civic engagement game called Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, a highly innovative, distinctively Emersonian way of cultivating community input for the College’s ongoing strategic planning process.

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Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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