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.

Host Committee

Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA '88
Co-Host, Fox and Friends Weekend
Fox News Channel      
Pam Kaufman, SOC/BA '85
Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group

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

Mitch Nedick,
SPA/BA '73
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The CW Television Network
Darryl B. Frank, SOC/BA '91
DreamWorks Television
Tony Perkins, SOC/BA '81
Anchor, "Fox 5 Morning News"
WTTG/Fox TV (Washington, D.C.)
Adam Friedman, SOC/BA '79
Founder, Producer, Director, Writer,
Vertical Ascent
Giuliana Rancic, SOC/MA '97
Anchor, E! News; Co-Host, Fashion Police;
Star of Giuliana & Bill
Danielle Gelber, SIS/MA '82
Executive Vice President, Wolf Films
Executive Producer, Chicago Fire
Adam Sher, Kogod/BA '92
Ryan Seacrest Productions
Michael Helfand, SIS/BA '88
Executive Vice President, Business Affairs
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
Matthew Velkes, SIS/BA '84
Chief Financial Officer
Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment
Barry Josephson, SPA/BA '78
Josephson 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, July 31, 2014

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna live in D.C.
Join the American University Alumni Association as we experience Cirque Du Soleil's presentation of "Amaluna" live in Washington, D.C. Discount pricing for AU alumni and friends available.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Chris Womack SPA/MPA 85
The AU Alumni Association presents Chris Womack SPA/MPA '85 to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments.