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    “Daniels” win for direction at Sundance

    Swiss Army Man, which stars Paul Dano as the man who escapes an island prison, and Daniel Radcliffe as the gaseous cadaver, won for Directing in the “U.S. Dramatic” category at the Sundance Film Festival. Emerson alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who collectively go by “Daniels,” told Rolling Stone last week that the idea for Swiss Army Man started when Kwan told Scheinert, “We need to make a movie about a man who rides a farting corpse across the ocean.”

  • Still from a film by John Gianvito

    Two Faculty To Screen at Rotterdam

    Films by Emerson College faculty will be screened at the prestigious Rotterdam festival

  • Norman Lear and Nathanial Charles

    Emerson Screenwriters Win Big in Austin

    Eighteen Emerson College students and alumni who placed in the Austin Film Festival’s  writing competitions last October join several other Emerson writers who took prizes in 2015—the most ever in one year, according to Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor James Macak.

  • Bright Lights Film Series

    Bright Lights Film Series opens January 28

    The 18-film series kicks off with The Final Girls, the story of a girl who, along with friends, is sucked into the world of a horror film that her deceased mother made 20 years earlier. Director Todd Strauss-Schulson ’03 will lead a discussion after the film.

  • Bob Nesson on location

    Nesson receives grant for documentary

    Documentary filmmaker and Emerson College faculty Bob Nesson was awarded a $10,000 grant from Mass Humanities to work on a new project following men and women as they return to their communities after serving time in prison. The grant was part of Mass Humanities’ “Negotiating the Social Contract” initiative.

  • 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.

  • Sundance Film Festival

    Emerson Women Filmmakers Going to Sundance

    A group of Emerson women filmmakers will travel to the Sundance Film Festival at the end of January to network and learn about the festival and the industry. This year, the program was open only to women.

  • Megan Marshall

    Marshall Wins MassBook Award for 'Margaret Fuller'

    Professor Megan Marshall will be honored at a State House ceremony.


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