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Behind the scenes on the set of “Thanks to Her,” an indie film produced in Pittsburgh.

Aspiring Pitt film students seize opportunities to work on local productions

By Mera D'Aquila, For The Pitt News October 5, 2021
Pittsburgh has recently become the backdrop for several movie sets, creating many film industry positions in the heart of the City. Several of Pitt’s undergraduates have claimed these sought-after opportunities.
Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfield as Kate Bishop, Hawkeye will debut on Disney+ Nov. 24 and will run for six episodes, airing an episode each week.

The best September trailers you might have missed

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor September 17, 2021
Not caught up on the latest up-and-coming movies, shows and video games? The Pitt News has collected September’s trailers for some of the most anticipated releases in media.
In a timeline where streaming platforms seemingly churn out mediocre and outdated content, “The Chair” is a breath of fresh air and a call to action at the same time.

Review: ‘The Chair’ is everything modern-day academia needs to hear

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer August 25, 2021
Staff writer Maria Scanga argues that Netflix’s new drama series, “The Chair” highlights exactly what our modern-day academia merely brushes over.
Jeff Bergman has voiced many characters throughout his career, such as Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, and more recently, Bugs Bunny.

What’s Up, Doc?: Q&A with voice actor and Pitt alum Jeff Bergman

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer August 25, 2021
Jeff Bergman has voiced countless Looney Tunes characters, and most recently, he voiced Bugs Bunny in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” In a Q&A with The Pitt News, Bergman chronicles his journey from Pitt to the big screen.
“Never Have I Ever” on Netflix is one of the staff’s picks for comedy movies and TV shows that are just what you need to survive the first week of classes.

Staff Picks: Comedies to get you through the first week of classes

By The Pitt News Staff August 20, 2021
After you’re done getting all your syllabi together, you should take a break before the semester gets underway. These comedic movies and TV shows will provide the perfect reprieve from work.
The Pitt News Staff’s favorite LGBTQ+ characters to celebrate all year long.

Staff Picks: Our favorite LGBTQ+ fictional characters

By The Pitt News Staff June 9, 2021
Happy Pride Month! We celebrate our favorite LGBTQ+ characters all year long, and lean on them maybe more than we should for our sanity, but now in the spirit of June we’re bringing them to you to enjoy.
Pitt Program Council and Rainbow Alliance hosted “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness on Monday night.

Jonathan Van Ness talks ‘Queer Eye,’ LGBTQ+ activism with PPC, Rainbow Alliance

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Van Ness discussed his ice skating experience and more on Monday night, when he participated in “A Conversation with Jonathan Van Ness,” a lecture held by Pitt Program Council in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance.
Pitt Program Council hosted Emmy Award-winner Dan Levy for a virtual Q&A Tuesday night.

Dan Levy talks ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ career path at PPC event

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
According to Levy, he always knew he wanted to be an actor, but he lacked the confidence to pursue his dreams in college.
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film. Sonia Lupher, a visiting lecturer in film and media studies at Pitt and the founder and editor of “Cut-Throat Women: A Database of Women Who Make Horror,” organized the event.

Director Lesley Manning speaks with horror experts about ‘Ghostwatch’

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film.
Kay Oyegun, a writer and producer on “This Is Us” who has been with the show since the first season, signed a deal last year to continue writing for 20th Century Fox.

Q&A: Kay Oyegun on her journey from The Pitt News to 20th Century Fox

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer February 26, 2021
Oyegun spoke with The Pitt News about her journey from covering local Pittsburgh goings on to writing scripts in Los Angeles. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
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