Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of The Fact of a Body

Emerson alumni team up to adapt “The Fact of a Body” for HBO series

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
February 10, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual violence and murder. Alum and writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s ‘09 book The Fact of a Body has been picked up by fellow alum Jermaiah Zagar...

Laura Beth Levis

Massachusetts passes Laura’s Law in honor of late Emerson alum

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 21, 2021

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed “Laura’s Law” on Friday, named after a beloved Emerson alumna who died of an asthma attack in 2016 while sitting outside a locked emergency room door. In...

Elazar Fine 18 makes horror film about a Hasidic community.

Alum’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish background inspires Hasidic horror film

By Katiana Hoefle
May 4, 2020

Elazar Fine ‘18 grew up with limited access to film in his Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Watching old Disney VHS tapes at his grandmother’s house and visiting the local movie theater with his uncle...

Thomas Pettinelli 13 produces new horror film Followed.

Alum produces horror film ‘Followed’

By Althea Champion
April 25, 2020

When Thomas Pettinelli '13 first came to Emerson College in 2009, he did not anticipate a career in the film industry despite his affinity for movies. Seven years after graduating, his focus shifted and...

Marina Starkey 15 creates documentary series about women and non-binary professionals experiences in the food industry.

Alum tackles male-dominated food industry in new documentary series

By Katiana Hoefle
April 10, 2020

After being assigned to watch Anthony Bourdain’s television shows for a class, Marina Starkey ‘15 began asking questions about how gender influences the food industry. “I noticed [Bourdain] has...

Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds 96 create the True Crime Obsessed podcast.

Alum’s live podcast tour comes to Boston in mid-March

By Shruti Rajkumar
March 11, 2020

Though Emerson alum Patrick Hinds ‘96 graduated with a BFA in performing arts, he spent his college years unsure of his future. He explored his interests through radio and TV internships, which landed...

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