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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  • 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.

  • Tim Neverett

    Neverett ’88 to announce Red Sox games on WEEI

    Multiple media outlets covered WEEI’s news that alumnus Tim Neverett would step into the role of announcing Red Sox games, alongside longtime sports announcer Joe Castiglione on WEEI.

  • Guy Ben-Aharon

    Ben-Aharon ’12 interviewed in Jerusalem Post

    Alumnus Guy Ben-Aharon’s Israeli Stage takes center stage in a feature interview in the Jerusalem Post. 

  • Richard LaGravanese

    LaGravenese ’80 to be honored, Hollywood Reporter

    Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard LaGravenese ’80 will receive a career achievement award from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

  • Lauren Shaw

    Shaw’s film reviewed in Hollywood Reporter

    Visual and Media Arts Professor Lauren Shaw’s documentary Angkor’s Children chronicles the children in Cambodia after the genocide and the young women and their teachers who seek a hopeful future through art.

  • Adam Roth

    Musician Adam Roth ’80 dies at 57

    As reported in the NY Daily News, Adam Roth, 57, died Wednesday, December 16 from cancer. Roth attended Emerson College in the late 1970s.

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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