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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    Alumnus LaGravenese writes HBO movie about Liberace

    Emerson alumnus Richard LaGravenese ’80 has written the screenplay for a movie about Liberace, which stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. 

  • Alum's news team wins Cronkite Award

    A cable news network in Washington State that has an Emerson alumnus in a key staff position recently won a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in the Local Cable Station category.

  • Film Fest 2013

    LA sun shines on film fest

    The 13th annual Emerson Film Festival took place in Los Angeles on February 28.

  • Alum co-produces Broadway play with Sigourney Weaver

    A theater production co-produced by Jason Grossman '02 that stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce is being transferred to Broadway and opens in previews March 5.

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    New York Connection trip coming up

    On Friday, March 15, undergraduate students have the opportunity to explore the Big Apple and their career paths during a day trip to New York City.

  • LA Film Fest 2013

    Boston Globe features LA film festival

    The 13th annual Emerson Film Festival in Los Angeles was highlighted in the Boston Globe on March 2.

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    Alumna Ross featured in Grace magazine

    Alumna Camilla Ross ’85 was featured in Grace magazine about her work as founding member of Emerson Theater Collaborative, a nonprofit theater company in southeastern Connecticut.

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    Emerson basks in Oscar ceremony

    Hearin Ko '15 won a film contest to be an on-stage usher at the 2013 Oscars, while David Magee, Jane and Terry Semel Chair of Screenwriting, was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for a movie he wrote, Life of Pi.

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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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