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.

  • Sarah Green '81

    Producer/Alumna Sarah Green ’81 Talks Malick, Moviemaking

    Academy Award–nominated producer Sarah Green ’81 talked to a crowd of more than 100 Emerson College students, faculty, and alumni via Skype about her most recent collaboration with writer/director Terrence Malick following an advance screening of their film, Knight of Cups, on March 3. Green kicked off the conversation—held in the Paramount Center’s Bright Family Screening Room and moderated by local faculty, critic, and filmmaker Tim Jackson—by noting the complexity and relatability of Malick’s work.

  • NRG EVgo Emerson rEVolution Contest winner

    Electric Vehicle Video Wins Students $25,000 Scholarship

    Henry Maclean ’17 accepted a $25,000 scholarship on behalf of himself and two fellow filmmakers on March 1 for winning the Emerson rEVolution contest with their 32-second video about electric vehicles, “Power to Be Free.” The scholarship contest was held and funded by NRG EVgo, a Houston-based electric charging solutions company that looked to use the submissions to raise awareness of the global movement toward electric vehicles (EV). Contestants, all Emerson students, submitted 30- to 60-second videos showcasing the benefits of EVs, which were viewed by a panel of judges from EVgo and Emerson College that chose the top ten. Nearly 5,000 people voted to choose the winner from the judges’ selections.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman’s 'The Danish Girl' Picks Up Oscar

    Linda Reisman, senior distinguished producer-in-residence at Emerson College, was executive producer of The Danish Girl, which won Alicia Vikander a Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on February 28. The film also was nominated for Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Production Design, and Costume Design.

  • Manny Basanese

    Basanese on Black Mass and Spotlight, Boston.com

    Manuel Basanese, assistant professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, joined a panel of four other local film specialists to discuss two of the biggest films of the year, Black Mass and Spotlight.

  • Sarah Green '81

    Emerson Alumna, Producer to Discuss New Malick Film

    Award-winning film producer and Emerson College alumna Sarah Green ’81 will return to campus via Skype following an advance screening of Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups on Thursday, March 3. Anna Feder, programming manager and faculty in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, said film students and anyone interested in the industry should not miss the chance to hear Green speak. “She’s such an extraordinary talent among our alumni; you can see the lengthy resume she has and all the extraordinary films she’s worked on—she’s just a wealth of knowledge,” Feder said.

  • 'Para' simulation

    German Film, Art Scholars Coming to Emerson

    On Friday, February 26, 6:00–8:00 pm, Professor Hans-Ulrich Reck, rektor of the Academy of Media Arts (Kunsthochschule für Medien, KHM), will present a screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Accattone (1961) in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center. Then, on Saturday, February 27, after dark, Para, a video installation created by Mischa Kuball, international conceptual artist and assistant professor at KHM, will open at 555 Washington Street. The display will be on view through April 10.

  • 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

    Film Sparks Talk of Female Perspective

    More than 100 Emerson College students and Boston community members of all ages and genders attended a screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Bright Family Screening Room on Thursday, February 11. The film premiered at Sundance in January of last year, and was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in August. The screening was part of the Bright Lights film and discussion series.

  • Joe Randazzo

    Joe Randazzo ’02 Creates Viral Donald Trump Video

    Alumnus Joe Randazzo ’02, former editor of The Onion, created a parody of GOP candidate Donald Trump on the comedy website Funny Or Die.