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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  • The documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival

    Bright '76 and Recent Grads to Debut Film at SXSW

    Documentary executive produced by Emerson College Los Angeles Vice President and Founding Director Kevin Bright '76, and directed by alumnus Garrett Zevgetis MA’05, will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. 

  • Jim Cummings

    Jim Cummings ’09 awarded at Sundance, Deadline Hollywood

    Alumnus Jim Cummings’s film Thunder Road is covered in Deadline Hollywood for earning top award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards.

  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

    Kwan ’10 and Scheinert ’09 Debut Film at Sundance

    Alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert talk to Rolling Stone about their film Swiss Army Man that premiered to a sold out crowd at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Dorothy Aufiero

    Aufiero ’80 photographed at film screening in Boston Globe

    Alumna and producer Dorothy Aufiero ’80 (The Fighter) was pictured at a Hollywood screening for a new film she co-produced titled The Finest Hours.   

  • Ed Madison

    Madison ’79 on journalism, Media Shift

    Alumnus Ed Madison, currently serving as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, was interviewed by Media Shift about the challenges of community engagement in journalism.

  • Norman Lear

    Lear ’44 and Herzog ‘81 in Variety

    Alumni Norman Lear and Doug Herzog were honored with the National Association of Television Program Executive’s (NATPE’s) 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, held at Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel. The event and award honorees were featured in Variety.

  • Mark Vashro and Jim Cummings on Thunder Road set

    Short film by alumnus selected by Sundance

    Jim Cummings' '09 Thunder Road, produced by Mark Vashro '08, was one of 17 American short films to get into this year's Sundance Film Festival, being held this month. It tells the story of a cop grieving over his mother -- in his own way.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman gets Oscar nods for The Danish Girl

    Faculty member Linda Reisman, executive producer of The Danish Girl, was one of several Emerson College alumni to see films they worked on get Oscar nominations.

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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