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.

  • Recent Emerson graduate wins Gold Student Academy Award

    Julian Higgins ’08 is one of 12 students in the United States selected as winners in this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.

  • 2010 Emerson Alumni Weekend set for June 4-6

    Emerson's Alumni Weekend 2010 celebration will be held June 4-6.

  • Internship Fair students share success stories

    Fifty employers are expected to set up informational booths at this semester's Internship Fair, which has a high success rate in getting Emerson students work experience at top companies.

  • Bensussen accepts excellence award

    Melia Bensussen, chair of the Department of Performing Arts, recently accepted the 2013 Award for Excellence from The Theatre Museum in New York, the website Woman Around Town reported June 5.

  • McGackin's book mentioned on Time.com

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  • Paramount Pictures set to produce screenplay by Emerson duo

    Paramount Pictures recently picked up a screenwriting pitch from two alumni of Emerson’s Film program, Jacob Emanuel ’08 and William Block ’08.

  • Emerson LA helps economic growth

    A coalition of Hollywood property owners whose aim is to keep its neighborhood clean and spur economic growth is already seeing the positive effects of Emerson Los Angeles.

  • Emerson named among “Top 25 Film Schools”

    Emerson moves up to #8 in The Hollywood Reporter’s (THR) third annual “Top 25 Film Schools” list.

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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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