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.

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  • Sarah Green '81

    Producer/Alumna Sarah Green ’81 Talks Malick, Moviemaking

    Academy Award–nominated producer Sarah Green ’81 talked to a crowd of more than 100 Emerson College students, faculty, and alumni via Skype about her most recent collaboration with writer/director Terrence Malick following an advance screening of their film, Knight of Cups, on March 3. Green kicked off the conversation—held in the Paramount Center’s Bright Family Screening Room and moderated by local faculty, critic, and filmmaker Tim Jackson—by noting the complexity and relatability of Malick’s work.

  • NRG EVgo Emerson rEVolution Contest winner

    Electric Vehicle Video Wins Students $25,000 Scholarship

    Henry Maclean ’17 accepted a $25,000 scholarship on behalf of himself and two fellow filmmakers on March 1 for winning the Emerson rEVolution contest with their 32-second video about electric vehicles, “Power to Be Free.” The scholarship contest was held and funded by NRG EVgo, a Houston-based electric charging solutions company that looked to use the submissions to raise awareness of the global movement toward electric vehicles (EV). Contestants, all Emerson students, submitted 30- to 60-second videos showcasing the benefits of EVs, which were viewed by a panel of judges from EVgo and Emerson College that chose the top ten. Nearly 5,000 people voted to choose the winner from the judges’ selections.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman’s 'The Danish Girl' Picks Up Oscar

    Linda Reisman, senior distinguished producer-in-residence at Emerson College, was executive producer of The Danish Girl, which won Alicia Vikander a Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on February 28. The film also was nominated for Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Production Design, and Costume Design.

  • MJ Halberstadt '10

    The Playwright in the Admission Office

    That Time the House Burned Down is the second of two plays Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission MJ Halberstadt ’10 is seeing produced this spring in Boston. That Time the House Burned Down is being presented by Fresh Ink Theatre April 8–23, at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, but before that, another of Halberstadt’s plays, The Launch Prize, will run March 3–20, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Bridge Repertory Theater, of which Halberstadt is a founding artistic associate, is producing.

  • Shanae Burch

    Burch ’13 on Her Love of Acting, Boston Globe

    Alumna Shanae Burch was interviewed by the Boston Globe to discuss her love of acting and what ignited her passion.

  • Russell Granet

    Alumnus Named to Number Two Spot at Lincoln Center

    Emerson College alumnus Russell Granet ’87 has been named executive vice president of Lincoln Center Education, Community Engagement, and International, where he will oversee the New York–based performing arts organization’s global consulting division, as well as advocacy and outreach to local schools and nonprofits.

  • Art Teitelbaum

    Scholarship Honors a Friendship with Opportunity

    Ed Ansin described his friend, Art Teitelbaum, as above all, “dedicated” – to fighting discrimination, to protecting people’s rights, and to spreading the message of tolerance and equality. So when Teitelbaum passed away last November at the age of 77, Ansin wanted to help pass along that dedication to a whole new generation of Emerson students. The Art Teitelbaum ’60 Memorial Scholarship will recognize two undergraduate students annually who are from Massachusetts with a major in Journalism and demonstrated financial need. Each student will be awarded a $5,000 grant, starting in fall 2016.

  • 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    Emerson Alum Directs Grammy-Winning Album Videos

    Ethan Lader '01 directed videos for the Ricky Martin singles, Disparo Al Corazon and Adios, off A Quien Quiera Escuchar, winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

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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