It is a contemporary English play that follows a group of secondary school students in their quest for knowledge, sex, and acceptance into a top university. It is a heavy script. But assistant director Billy Finn, a junior performing arts major, said defying the Greek life stereotype was one of the production’s goals.
South by Southwest, Newport Folk Festival, Sasquatch!, Austin City Limits, Ultra: Either as dream destinations or faded marks in calendars, many of these are music festivals well known to the Emerson population. But now Boston has thrown itself into the pile, and I’m not quite sure if it’s worth digging out.
After graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in communications and cinema studies in 2011, Kelly Soule said she found Boston to be a desert for the filmmaking community in a city brimming with a pool of talent.
This year’s showcase and festival, which will be held at the Harmony Gold Preview House, features a question-and-answer session with seasoned director James McTeigue.
Directed by junior marketing communication major Eric Maxwell, this tuneful take featured the standard tropes of the glass slipper, Prince Charming, and the pumpkin carriage. But Maxwell said he also wanted to leave his own visual mark on this timeless tale.
I like those types of movies that have magical elements to the reality.
Young writers often take the mechanics of their craft for granted — I know I do.
It was the graduate admission program’s first time hosting an alumni reading at Emerson.
See the films Beacon staff members think should take home Oscars on Sunday night.
The resulting film Odysseus in Ithaca was screened alongside five other shorts on Tuesday night in the Bright Family Screening Room for the event An Evening With Experimental Filmmaker Peter Rose.
The movie tracks CIA operative Maya, played by Jessica Chastain, as the woman who leads the manhunt for Osama bin Laden.
In the required Film II class, Emerson visual and media arts majors produce their first large-scale film. For each project, students must hire a crew, cast actors, use industry-grade equipment, maintain professional protocol on set, and essentially create a real movie.
Perillo’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the acting industry comes directly from personal experience. An actor since the age of seven, he said that he had never done anything else. Perillo has worked in theaters and on sets in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Early last year, Mike Daisey was getting a lot of attention. His monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, in part about the working conditions in the Chinese factories that manufactured Apple products, had been adapted for the radio show This American Life. It quickly became the program’s most-downloaded episode. Two months later, Daisey got a different kind of attention, when This American Life issued an episode-long retraction of the segment after it was discovered that he had invented certain stories in the piece
Fox was only 21 when she traveled to Beirut at the end of 1981. For three years, she and her editor tweaked the script, creating a new cut annually. And then Fox spent years looking for distribution before finally breaking through at the Sundance Film Festival in 1988.