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.

  • Lisa Dwan

    Reviews for Beckett presented by ArtsEmerson

    Reviewers use words like “gripping” and “stunning” to describe a solo performance by actress Lisa Dwan, who takes center stage to perform three plays by Samuel Beckett. The production runs through March 20, 2016 at the Paramount Mainstage. Globe correspondent Terry Byrne writes: “… Stripping away all the artifice of the stage, Beckett focuses on a range of feeling, something Dwan delivers with an intensity that is never less than mesmerizing.”

  • Al Jaffe

    Al Jaffe Speaker Series to Bring Sports VIPs to Emerson

    John Skipper, who has expanded the channel’s mobile offerings and increased its commitment to Spanish-speaking and women sports fans since becoming president of ESPN, will talk with Jaffe in the Bordy Theater on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 pm, as the first guest in the Al Jaffe Speaker Series. Students from all majors will have the chance to ask questions and join the conversation.

  • Mutchnick ’87 on the Beverly Hills Hotel, New York Times

    Trustee Max Mutchnick ’87 was interviewed by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd for an Opinion piece about the protest of the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2014 due to the owner, the Sultan of Brunei, implementing Shariah law in his kingdom, making homosexuality and adultery punishable by law.

  • Kevin Bright

    Bright ’76 interviewed in Huffington Post

    Kevin Bright, Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA) vice president and founding director, talked to the Huffington Post about the SXSW premiere of the Best and Most Beautiful Things.

  • Brooklyn Sound

    Emerson Alumni Get the Band Back Together for Web Series

    We asked Julia Mattison '11 about her web show, Brooklyn Sound, collaborating with her fellow Emersonians, and dental hygiene.

  • 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.

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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