With more than 10,000 alumni trained in entertainment and media, the American University Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA) aims to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with current and aspiring careers in motion pictures, music, television, and theater, as well as news, public communication, journalism, documentaries, and service to these industries.

What We Do

There are many ways AU alumni can help strengthen their connections through the EMAA:

  • Gain access to more than 10,000 AU alumni through social media
  • Encourage alumni and friends of AU to maintain an active interest in the University and the EMAA through volunteerism, advocacy, and philanthropy
  • Initiate and promote social, service, family, and career activities to connect alumni and students
  • Encourage prospective students to consider AU for their undergraduate or graduate education
  • Post and review jobs and special assignments through the online alumni communities

Get Involved

EMAA is currently seeking Alumni Volunteers who want to be involved in this engagement opportunity. From leading the way to planning events and spreading the word, there’s a place on the EMAA Leadership Circle for everyone to be involved.

Join EMAA on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events and meetings.

Keep In Touch!

Do you want to receive the EMAA Newsletter? Let us know! 

Send an email to auemaa@american.edu today! 


February 2015

Executive Committee

David Aldridge, SOC/BA 
Reporter, TNT, TBS, TBD
Turner Television

Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA

Keith G. Fleer, Esq., SPA/BA; WCL/JD
Owner and Entertainment Attorney
Keith G. Fleer, A Professional Corporation

Darryl B. Frank, SOC/BA
DreamWorks Television

Adam FriedmanSOC/BA
Founder, Producer, Director, Writer
Vertical Ascent

Danielle GelberSIS/MA
Executive Vice President, Wolf Films
Executive Producer, Chicago Fire

Michael Helfand, SIS/BA
Executive Vice President, Business Affairs
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Barry Josephson, SPA/BA
Josephson Entertainment

Ross Levinsohn, SOC/BA
Guggenheim Media

Pam KaufmanSOC/BA
Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group

Brian Keane, SOC/BA; SPA/BA


Derek McGinty, SOC/BA

Mitch Nedick, SPA/BA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The CW Television Network

Tony Perkins, SOC/BA
Anchor, "Fox 5 Morning News"
WTTG/Fox TV (Washington, D.C.)

Giuliana RancicSOC/MA
Anchor, E! News; Co-Host, Fashion Police;
Star of Giuliana & Bill

Adam Sher, Kogod/BA
Ryan Seacrest Productions

Evan Spiliotopoulos, SOC/MA

Matthew VelkesSIS/BA
Chief Financial Officer
Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment

Susan Zirinsky, SOC/ BA
Senior Executive Producer
CBS News


Planning Committee

The EMAA planning committee assists in designing various in-person events and online programs, creating a social media buzz, and executing EMAA’s engagement activities.

Rob Chiappetta, SIS/BA

Hina Ejaz, SOC/BA
Producer, Director
Evil Eye Comedy
The Royal 33 Production House

Perrie Eppie, Kogod/BSBA
Entertainment Coordinator
NBC Universal

Nora Hao, Kogod/BSBA
Director, Strategic Accounts
Integrate, Inc

Heather Harris Roemer, SOC/BA
Production & Traffic Manager, Creative Services, Advertising
The Washington Post

Deb Huberman, SOC/BA
"Today" Show, NBC News

Vivian Jee, Kogod/BSBA
Senior Manager, Marketing and Sales
Samsung Electro-Mechanics

Claritza Jimenez, SOC/MA
Video Journalist, TV News Producer
The National Press Foundation, Associated Press

Meera Manek, Kogod/MBA 
Consultant, Director of Advocacy and Policy
Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership 

James Middleton, SOC/BA
Motion Picture Producer 

Yolanda Parks, SOC/BA
Producer, Writer

Meghan Reese, SOC/BA
Megalomedia, MATBR Productions

Canaan Rubin, SOC/BA 
A-List Content

Samara Aberman Sit, SOC/BA
Director, Administration and Special Projects
School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

Lauren Williams, SOC/MA
Journalist, Photographer
The Bobby Pen 

Eric Wright, SOC/BS
Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
D S Simon Productions

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

L.A. Premiere of The Mama Sherpas
​Please join EMAA, Bridgid Maher, associate professor at the School of Communications and executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein for the advanced screening and VIP reception for The Mama Sherpas, Midwives Across America benefiting Every Mother Counts. The cost per person is $95.00 with the AUALUM discount. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NBC Studios Tour with the NYC Young Alumni Chapter
Join fellow AU young alumni in NYC for a private tour of NBC Studios. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is extremely limited and all RSVPs must be received by May 21.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 Capital Pride Volunteers

Sign up for a time slot to staff the American University booth at Capital Pride 2015! Staffing times are each about one and a half hours and the day is always a lot of fun.