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  • Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and Spotify: How digital distribution channels are changing the television and music industries

    Oct2420134:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    Little Building

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Graduate Studies with The Office of Communications and Marketing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Sullivan

    One of the primary roles of the Board of Overseers is to connect students and faculty to the professions and industries we serve.

    Join us for the first of a new series of panels that will feature members of the Board of Overseers plus other invited guest speakers. Overseer Board Chairman Dan Black will moderate a discussion entitled, "Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and Spotify: How digital distribution channels are changing the television, film, and music businesses." Panelists will include: Executive Vice President of Pay Television and Interactive Media for Disney-ABC Dan Cohen, Former Chief Communications Officer for Clear Channel Communications Lisa Dollinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Krantz Media Group Gary Krantz, and Senior Executive Director of Emerson College Los Angeles Kevin Bright.

  • Bright Lights: DER presents- Fambul Tok (Family Talk)

    Oct2420137:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Documentary Educational Resources

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    Fambul Tok: A Documentary Film About the Power of Forgiveness

    Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level – succeeding where the international community's post-conflict efforts failed. Filled with lessons for the West, this film explores the depths of a culture that believes that true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals – and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities.

    Conversation afterward with executive producer Libby Hoffman and anthropolgy professor Gillian Goslinga.

  • Half the Sky Screening

    Oct2420137:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Piano Row
    150 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA
    Multipurpose Room

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Emerson Peace and Social Justice

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Kay

    Join us for a viewing of the shortened 40-minute version of the film: Half the Sky. The film was shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia, and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.

  • Animation Show of Shows

    Oct2420138:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Ansin Building

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    The Animation Show of Shows is a traveling selection of the year's best animated short films, curated and presented by Acme Filmworks founder, Ron Diamond. It began in 1998 with the aim of showing the most original, funny, intelligent short animated films from all over the world and presenting them at the major animation studios in order to inspire their animators and directors.

    Pizza will be served!!!

    The films being shown are:

    Get A Horse
    Lauren MacMullan, USA

    Great Victoria
    Theodore Ushev, Canada

    Bless You
    David Barlowe - Krelina, Canada

    Subconscious Password
    Chris Landreth, Canada

    Drunker Than a Skunk
    Bill Plympton, USA

    International Fathers Day
    Edmunds Jansons, Latvia

    Home Sweet Home
    Alejandro Diaz, Pierre Clenet, Romain Mazevet, Stephane Paccolat - France

    My Mom is an Airplane!
    Yula Aronova, Russia

    Madly in Love
    Ikue Sugidono, Japan

    Nana Bobo
    Andra Cristofaro, Valentina Del Miglio, Franceso Nicolo Mareu, Lucas Wild
    do Vale - France

    Requiem for Romance
    Jonathan Ng, Canada

    Marcel, King of Tervuren
    Tom Schroeder, USA

    Caroline Domergue, Florian Vecchione, Martin de Coudengove, Thomas Bourdis