American University Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance

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

Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA '88 

Keith G. Fleer, Esq.
, SPA/BA '64; WCL/JD '67
Owner and Entertainment Attorney, 
Keith G. Fleer, A Professional Corporation

Darryl B. Frank, SOC/BA '91
DreamWorks Television

Adam Friedman, SOC/BA '79
Founder, Producer, Director, Writer, 
Vertical Ascent

Danielle Gelber, SIS/MA '82
Executive Vice President, Wolf Films
Executive Producer, Chicago Fire

Michael Helfand, SIS/BA '88
Executive Vice President, Business Affairs
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Barry Josephson, SPA/BA '78
Josephson Entertainment
Pam KaufmanSOC/BA '85
Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group

Mitch Nedick, SPA/BA '73
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The CW Television Network

Tony Perkins, SOC/BA '81
Anchor, "Fox 5 Morning News"
WTTG/Fox TV (Washington, D.C.)

Giuliana RancicSOC/MA '97
Anchor, E! News; Co-Host, Fashion Police;
Star of Giuliana & Bill

Adam Sher, Kogod/BA '92
Ryan Seacrest Productions

Evan Spiliotopoulos, SOC/MA '93

Matthew VelkesSIS/BA '84
Chief Financial Officer 
Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment

Ross Levinsohn, SOC/BA '85
Guggenheim Media

Planning Committee

AU alumni interested in planning and designing various in-person events and online programs, creating a social media buzz, and executing EMAA’s engagement activities.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pride Networking Reception with UMD Lambda Pride Alumni Club
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance and the University of Maryland Lambda Pride Alumni Club for an evening of meeting new friends and making connections with fellow LGBTQ and ally alumni.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Richard Davis SPA/BA '74
The AU Alumni Association is pleased to present alumnus Richard Davis, SPA/BA '74, who has had a wealth of interesting experiences working for CNN for the last few decades often being on the forefront of breaking news.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Success Stories: How Not to Miss Yours hosted by EMAA
Join us for a casual panel discussion and luncheon hosted by the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance with panelists James Middleton, SOC/BA '84 and Matthew Perri Eppie, KSB/BSBA '11, moderated by Jeff Rutenbeck, Dean of the School of Communication on the topic of Success Stories: How Not to Miss Yours.  The cost to attend is $20.00 per person.