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.

  • Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Denizet-Lewis film premiering at Sundance

    Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis is attending the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of I Am Michael, a film starring James Franco based on a New York Times Magazine article Denizet-Lewis authored.

  • Grahame-Smith

    Grahame-Smith ’98 'Hollywood's hottest' writer

    The Hollywood Reporter on January 9 posted a spectacular profile on Seth Grahame-Smith ’98, calling him “Hollywood’s hottest author-screenwriter.”

  • Joe Randazzo

    Randazzo ’02 msnbc.com piece on free speech

    Responding to the killings of 12 people at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, former editor of The Onion Joe Randazzo ’02 emphasizes the importance of freedom of speech and satire in a free society.

  • Banks, Miranda

    Banks' book has exclusive Guild material

    A new book by Assistant Professor Miranda Banks that includes never-before-seen material from the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, along with 50 interviews from legendary screenwriters.

  • Powerade

    Student Powerade Olympics ad gets award

    A spec television commercial for Powerade that was produced last year by more than 40 Emerson students majoring in marketing or film recently received a Hatch Award from The Ad Club of Boston—recognizing an interesting outside-the-classroom collaboration.

  • Coppola

    Bridge '14 profiles alopecia journey for Lowell Sun

    Amanda Bridge ’14 recently had a story published in the Lowell Sun that profiled a young woman who decided to become bald after living for six years with alopecia.

  • Casselman

    LA graduates search for local jobs

    Like many recent Emerson College Los Angeles graduates, Leah Casselman ’14 and Brad Cryan ’14 are staying in southern California after they complete their studies this month, joining the 4,000 other alumni who have settled in the region.

  • Stephen Colbert

    Colbert bids farewell

    Emerson alumnus and trustee Doug Herzog ’81 president of Viacom Entertainment and creator of Comedy Central, applauds Colbert’s achievements.


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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