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, July 31, 2014

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna live in D.C.
Ongoing until Sunday, September 21. 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 until Friday, September 19 at noon.

Monday, October 13, 2014

PRSA Happy Hour Hosted by the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance
Please join the Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance for a happy hour following the Public Relations Society of America's 2014 International Conference. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

All-American Weekend
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and New Student Programs, AU's All-American Weekend is a celebration of American University alumni, families, students, and friends.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Jeff Sine SIS/BA '76
The AU Alumni Association is pleased to present career merchant banker and Broadway producer Jeff Sine, SIS/BA '76, to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments.