Department of Visual & Media Arts

Department of Visual & Media Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Visual & Media Arts. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • 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.

  • Ken Feil

    Feil discusses co-mingling co-stars, Boston Globe

    Ken Feil, senior scholar-in-residence in the department of Visual & Media Arts, spoke to the Boston Globe about how audiences wish characters on TV would be couples in real life.

  • 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.

  • Tim Riley

    Riley Remembers David Bowie on NPR

    Assistant Professor in Journalism Tim Riley was interviewed on Boston’s NPR News Station (WBUR) show On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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