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Bright ’76 honored by Caucus for Producers

Kevin Bright ’76, founding director of Emerson College Los Angeles, was recently honored by the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors with a Masters Seminar award featuring an interview moderated by his nephew, Noel Bright. 

Caucus group

Syd Vinnedge, Vin di Bona '66, Norman Powell, Kevin Bright '76, Noel Bright, Albert Fisher honor Bright's work in the TV industry as part of an event by the Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Director at Emerson Los Angeles on October 22. (Photo by Cara Ostrow '13)

During the interview, Bright recounted the humble beginnings of his career all the way to his success with the mega-popular television show Friends—for which he worked as executive producer—as well as his time teaching at Emerson.

When asked what advice he has for aspiring writers, he said: “Be prepared to spend 5 to 10 years doing anything but writing in order to put yourself in a position to be a writer. It’s about seasoning.”

Bright was presented with the Masters Seminar award by Norman Powell, chair of the Caucus, and TV producer and Emerson Trustee Vin Di Bona ’66. 

“The fact that Kevin devotes his energy and expertise to students truly is a tribute to a man who believes in creating an atmosphere of fostering great education for students who have the guts and energy to follow in his footsteps,” said Di Bona. 

Caucus crowd

The audience watches Noel Bright interview his uncle, Kevin Bright '76, at the event October 22. (Photo by Cara Ostrow '13)