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In the News

Azure Media’s work and projects are in the news regularly because of their social impact and cultural relevance. Anne Zeiser is regarded as an expert and credible voice discussing media, entertainment, and social impact. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker, moderator, and producer at various media, entertainment, science, public affairs, and culture industry events to share her unique perspective as a storyteller, social advocate, and media strategist.

  • What We'll Be Talking About In 2017,” MediaPost, December 29, 2016   

  • Social's Impact On Transmedia,” MediaPost, September 15, 2016 

  • Ask an EC Lion: Faculty expert Anne Zeiser, on the success of Downton Abbey,” Emerson College YouTube, February 10, 2016 

  •  “Media Makers, Distributors & Funders Explore the Connected Creative Economy,” Imagine, April 2013

  • The Mark Steiner Show (WEAA 88.9FM), November 6, 2012 

  • Anne Zeiser: Azure Media,” 1000+ Stories, The Story Exchange, October 22, 2012

  •  “Against a ‘Silent Tsunami’ Rx for Survival Begins 18-month procession of PBS Health Shows,” Current, April 11, 2005

  • “Epic Docs; Scorsese’s Blues,” WorldScreen, May 2004 

  • “The Good Fight: PBS to Launch an Unprecedented Effort on Global Health in 2005,” Broadcast & Cable, July 5, 2004

  •  “Art, Entertainment & Media Campaign of the Year Winner: The Blues Project,” PR Week, March 2004

  • “Rx for Survival,” ABC News, Cokie Roberts, July 2004

  •  “Producer Recasts PBS Property to Land VW Sponsorship,” IEG Sponsorship Report, September 22, 2003

  •  “Scorsese’s Singin’ the Blues for PBS,” Variety, September 12, 2003

  • “Pix Brew Hues of The Blues; PBS Docus, CD Reissues Put Spotlight on Overlooked Genre,” Variety, August 25-31, 2003

  •  “Cannes Turned Blue,” The Boston Globe, June 3, 2003

  •  “John Willis’ Fantasy Boardroom,” Channel 21 International, August 2002

  • “PBS’s ‘Evolution’: The Creationist Backlash,” National Center for Science, September 2001

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Speaking & Conferences
  • Cannes Film Festival 

  • Venice Film Festival

  • Sundance Film Festival

  • Tribeca Film Festival

  • SXSW Film Festival 

  • Full Frame Film Festival

  • AFI Docs Conference (SilverDocs) 

  • American Film Market


  • Television Critics Association Press Tour

  • TED Conference

  • TEDxTransmedia

  • Aspen IDEAS Conference

  • StoryCode/MIT Open DocLab

  • Making Media Now

  • Women’s Filmmakers Forum

  • PBS Showcase

  • Chicago Blues Festival

  • New Orleans Jazz Festival

  • Monterey Jazz Festival 

  • World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

  • Jackson Wild Summit

  • SMASH (Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub)

  • World Economic Forum (Davos)

  • The White House, “The White House Easter Egg Roll”

  • National Press Club

  • U.S. Senate Hearings (Public Broadcasting Appropriations and Showtime/Smithsonian) 

  • U.S. Congress bi-partisan screenings/events

  • National Governors Association Conference

  • Time and PBS, Global Health Summit (Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Madeleine Albright, Jim Kim, Ted Turner, and Pat Mitchell)

  • Newsweek and Interfaith Center of NY, “Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?,” 

  • The Week and NOVA, “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial”

  • Atlantic Monthly Ideas Tour and Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Antiques Roadshow

  • Reuters and PBS, “News and Documentary TV in a Tabloid Culture” 

  • Asia Society, “State of the World’s Mothers: Saving the Lives of Mothers and Newborns”

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