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Emma Ago

VP Development & Production

Theatre - MFA Screen Acting Guest Lecturer


Emma Ago is the Director of Development for MadRiver Pictures. In this role, she is responsible for acquiring new material and developing projects, from conception through to production, as well as packaging material with talent, including directors and actors. Emma joined MadRiver in Spring 2018 from Imagine Entertainment, where she served as the Creative Executive for the Features team, participating in the development and production processes for films such as Inferno, The Dark Tower, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Hillbilly Elegy. Prior to her role as Creative Executive, Emma had assisted Imagine’s President of Production and the Co-Head of the Motion Picture Literary Department at WME. Emma received her B.S. in Interior Design from Cornell University and her M.A. in Film Studies from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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