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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Kevin Bright, the former executive producer of the sitcom Friends will be on campus for the 25th anniversary of the show. / Beacon Archive

College brings ‘Friends’ replica set to campus

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
September 18, 2019

The college is hosting a replica of the Central Perk coffeehouse set from the television series Friends starting on Thursday in the Cutler Majestic Theatre lobby. The set is one of 30 replicas being...

The artists used a technique called inflated bronze—metal sheets welded together and then inflated—to make Lear’s backdrop look more inviting.  Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent.

Alumnus receives first on-campus statue in Boylston Place Alley

By Frances Hui
October 10, 2018

The college unveiled a statue of alumnus Norman Lear—the first of its kind on campus—in the Boylston Place Alley on Thursday, Oct. 4. Hundreds of people, including Norman Lear, his family,...

Norman Lear ‘44

Emerson honors Norman Lear with sculpture, scholarship

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
September 30, 2018

The college named a new scholarship for students pursuing writing for theatre, television, or film after notable alumni Norman Lear ‘44. Starting in fall 2019 incoming students who apply for the Norman...

Kevin Bright, the former executive producer of the sitcom Friends will be on campus for the 25th anniversary of the show. / Beacon Archive

Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company

By Ian Sloan
February 22, 2018

After executive-producing Friends for ten years, Kevin Bright ‘76 is telling stories in a whole new way. Leaving Central Park and the sitcom world behind, Bright recently launched an LA-based documentary-production...

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