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16th Annual Emerson LA Film & Media Festival Draws Big Talent in Film, TV, Tech

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16th Annual Emerson LA Film & Media Festival Draws Big Talent in Film, TV, Tech

—An interactive event featuring TV legend Norman Lear, AMC’s Programming President, the creator of The Walking Dead and Preacher, and more—

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2016)—Emerson College Los Angeles’s 16th Annual Film & Media Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22, with scheduled appearances from legendary TV producer Norman Lear; AMC’s Programming President Joel Stillerman; The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead creator and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman; The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple; Preacher showrunner Sam Catlin; and music video directors Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, Usher); Ben Fee (Metallica, The Lumineers); and Ben Brewer (Foster the People), among others.

All events are open to the public. Tickets cost $20 and include entrance into our cocktail reception.

The annual festival brings together members of the Hollywood community to celebrate film and television, engage in provocative panel discussions, and offers an abundance of networking opportunities with industry leaders. This year’s festival kicks off at 11:00 am with a screening of the Tribeca award-winning documentary Do Not Resist. Other film screenings include The Trust starring Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage and the documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Panel discussions at the festival include: Just Try… A Conversation with Zach Kornfeld of BuzzFeed’s Try Guys, Film Festivals: What’s the Secret?, The Hit-Makers of AMC, and Music Video Makers. Throughout the day, festival-goers will be able to enjoy hands-on access to RED cameras as well as vendor tables and concessions.

The festival concludes with a presentation of prizes awarded to Emerson student filmmakers, followed by a reception.

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 11:00 am–9:00 pm

WHERE: Emerson College Los Angeles, 5960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

PARKING: Paid public parking lots are available at the Hollywood Palladium and Fonda Theatre. After parking, check in with security on the second-floor lobby at Emerson College Los Angeles.

For more information and to register, visit

About Emerson College Los Angeles

Based in Boston, Emerson College, the world’s premier center for the study and practice of communication and the arts, was the first East Coast college to establish a residential study and internship program in Los Angeles in the 1980s. The College’s permanent facility, located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, represents a significant commitment to the city and to the entertainment and communication industries. Designed by internationally renowned architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects, the Gold LEED–certified facility had its grand opening in March 2014. More than 4,500 Emerson students have already participated in internships at renowned film studios, media outlets, marketing agencies, and related enterprises in LA. For more information, visit

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