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.

  • Megamind

    Mega-hit Megamind, written by Emerson grads

    Congratulations to Alan Schoolcraft ‘95 and Brent Simons ‘97, who wrote the screenplay for the #1 movie in North America. Last weekend, DreamWorks’ Megamind scored $43.7 million at the box office.

  • Romeo and Juliet video

    Emerson Students Collaborate on Winning Ad Campaign

    Four students. Four hours. $10,000 dollars on the line. When Sam Clarke ’09, Ian Cardoni ’12, Phil Hamilton ’11, and Stella Plato ’10 decided to revive Romeo and Juliet for the Jawbone Stimulus Video Contest, they didn’t know how it would turn out, but they knew it had to be funny.

  • Alumnus Donates Archives From Major News Site He Founded

    In the early 1990s, Viscount Rob Sands ’68 recognized that there was an information gap that could be addressed using new emerging technology called the Internet.

  • Charles Derupe '13, Co-President of ASIA; Lucia Cottone; Christina Roulette '13,

    Q&A With Lucia Cottone '92 from Lifetime TV

    We recently sat down with alumna Lucia Cottone ’92, Vice President of Series Development and Current Programming at Lifetime Television, to discuss her experiences in the field of television production.

  • Alexandria

    Something Funny Happened on the Way to Becoming a Lawyer

    When Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, MFA ’09, moved to Louisiana in 2003 to work with a firm that defended accused criminals on Death Row, she thought that was what she wanted to do for a living. She soon found out she was wrong.

  • Elaine Kornbau Howley

    Alumna Double Crosses Boston Harbor

    People have called her crazy thousands of times. She swims in water that is typically below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Without a wetsuit. For more than six miles (10 kilometers) at a time.

  • Lisi Harrison

    Emerson Young Adult Fiction Author Profiled in Globe

    Boston Globe Correspondent Sarah Mupo sat down with Lisi Harrison ’85 September 16 to talk about her latest book, Monster High.

  • Bobbi Brown

    Alumna Brown Appointed to Committee by President Obama

    Bobbi Brown ’79, an Emerson College Trustee and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, will be named by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

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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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