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Menounos fetes alma mater at Emerson Film Festival

Maria Menounos (left) and filmmaker Jordan Salvatoriello, a recent Emerson graduate, in Los Angeles.

Ed Menezes

Maria Menounos (left) and filmmaker Jordan Salvatoriello, a recent Emerson graduate, in Los Angeles.

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Emerson held its annual film festival in LA this week, and presenters included the college’s president Lee Pelton, filmmaker James McTeigue, whose credits include “V for Vendetta,” and alums Aaron Ryder of Film­Nation Entertainment and “Extra” host Maria Menounos. Other alums attending included “Friends” co-creator Kevin Bright, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” creator Vin Di Bona, and author Gary Grossman. The five student films shown at the event will be screened at Emerson’s Paramount Center March 14; “Life of Pi” screenwriter David Magee will be there.

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