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

Ross Levinsohn, SOC/BA '85
Guggenheim Media

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

Susan Zirinsky, SOC/ BA '74
Senior Executive Producer
CBS News

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

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New York City Student-Alumni Dinner 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Headed to the SXSW Festival? Join EMAA!
Join the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance and fellow Eagles in Austin for good food, drinks, and fun during an alumni mixer during the South by Southwest Festival. Registration is $10 per person.