“To then be told that we really enjoy your work so much and value it so much that we want to offer you a paid position…I just felt very extremely appreciative,” said Alexander Balzano.
The event was part of the series All Joking Aside with Doug Herzog, which is produced by the Center for Comedic Arts at Emerson College and Emerson Los Angeles.
Freedom or Death! is a first-person, chronological portrait of how a civil uprising in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2014 became a hybrid war with Russia that has had global ramifications.
“There’s a lot of history in our country that is deeply uncomfortable to look at … This is central to our experience; this is our history. This isn’t an aberration.”
Diverse representation, the impact social justice movies have on viewers, and ways to decompress after watching traumatic experiences on film were just a few topics discussed during the panel.
Justin Allen ’13 established a partnership between Emerson and Atlantic Records, one that he hopes will last for years to come.
Panelists reflected on their personal experiences working in radio and how they were able to face challenges such as racism and sexism in an ever-changing industry. The lively discussion provided space for panelists to share their struggles in the industry and offer room for genuine advice for those wanting to work in radio.
In just a few weeks, Emerson’s men’s lacrosse team raised over $2,700 for The Daniel J. Hollis Foundation to honor their late friend, teammate, and #27.
76.1 percent of Emerson students who were eligible to vote on Election Day 2020 cast a ballot, up from 60.2 percent of Emerson students in the 2016 election.
The discussion kicked off with the question of how inequities have affected work in film and theatre, especially in recent years, and what that means for artists of color in an industry where they can at times feel unappreciated.