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! 

Newsletters

February 2015

Executive Committee

David Adler, SOC/BA 
Founder & CEO
BizBash

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

Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA
Anchor
CNN

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

Darryl B. Frank, SOC/BA
Co-Head
DreamWorks Television

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

Sonya GavankarSOC/BA
Public Relations Manager
Newseum

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
President
Josephson Entertainment

Ross Levinsohn, SOC/BA
CEO
Guggenheim Media

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

Brian Keane, SOC/BA; SPA/BA

President 
SmartPower

Derek McGinty, SOC/BA
Anchor
CBS WUSA 

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
Chief Creative Officer
Leftfield Entertainment

Evan Spiliotopoulos, SOC/MA
Screenwriter

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.

Chanelle Blackwell, WCL/JD
Communications Director
Together Restoring Economic Empowerment

Patrice Cameau, SOC/BA
Creative Communications Consultant

Rob Chiappetta, SIS/BA
Writer

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

Perrie Eppie, Kogod/BSBA
Entertainment Coordinator
NBC Universal

Anuj Gupta, SOC/BA
Privacy and Public Policy Extern
Facebook

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
Producer
"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
Producer
Megalomedia, MATBR Productions

Canaan Rubin, SOC/BA 
Founder
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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New York City Student-Alumni Networking Reception and Panel Discussion
Please join us for the annual New York City Student-Alumni Networking Dinner and Panel discussion, co-presented by the AU Career Center, the Kogod Center for Career Development, the School of Communication, and the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance. Enjoy an evening of networking and exploration as you meet current AU students interested in the careers of marketing, public relations, journalism, film, and related fields. Dinner and soft beverages included in admission; cash bar available. Cost is $15 for alumni and no charge for current AU students.

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