Writing for the Film Musical

A Writing Collaboration

Holly Van Leuven, a Writing, Literature and Publishing student, and Timothy Zientek, a Visual and Media Arts major with a concentration in Writing for Film and Television, describe how their innovative class brings writers from different majors and colleges together. Watch video »

Emerson Minds

Emerson College classmates Alan Schoolcraft '95 and Brent Simons ’97 wrote the screenplay for the #1 movie in North America, Megamind. The Dreamworks film made $43.7 million at the box office in the first weekend.

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Jay Cocks

Jay Cocks,
Screenwriting Chair

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jay Cocks, whose work includes Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, is Emerson’s Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting. Learn more »


Jacob Emanuel ’08 and William Block ’08

Paramount Pictures Set to Produce Screenplay by Emerson Duo

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that Paramount Pictures recently picked up a screenwriting pitch from two alumni of Emerson’s Film program, Jacob Emanuel ’08 and William Block ’08. Read the full story »