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Steeltown, one of several local organizations that work to bring film production to Pittsburgh, announced their move to the WQED studios on May 12.

Film opportunities for students open up through new partnership

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer June 2, 2021
WQED is the studio where Fred Rogers filmed his show more than 50 years ago. Now, students interested in filmmaking can work there as an intern with Steeltown Productions, or visit to get help with their own projects.
Hosted by Film Pittsburgh, the 28th annual JFilm Festival will take place virtually from April 22 until May 2, featuring 18 American and international films that highlight Jewish faith and culture.

JFilm festival shares Jewish culture, stories from around the world

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
Hosted by Film Pittsburgh, the 28th annual JFilm Festival will take place virtually from April 22 until May 2. The festival features 18 American and international films that highlight Jewish faith and culture.
Opinion | All film productions need intimacy coordinators

Opinion | All film productions need intimacy coordinators

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist February 9, 2021
Film and television productions need to ensure that actors are safe and comfortable while filming intimate scenes.
Opinion | Female-led production companies are changing Hollywood for the better

Opinion | Female-led production companies are changing Hollywood for the better

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist February 17, 2020
Women in the entertainment industry are advocating for others and themselves in a way that’s really benefiting our society and culture.
Satire | How to escape a conversation with a “Film Bro”

Satire | How to escape a conversation with a “Film Bro”

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist January 16, 2020
You’ll find Film Bros everywhere, or a type like them in every major — you can’t escape.
Collision’s 2019 magazine.

Liberal arts clubs offer expressive outlet for students

By Sara Nuss , Staff Writer June 29, 2019
Out of the 600 clubs offered at Pitt, there are about 50 centered around the liberal arts, including film, art, music and literature.
George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News May 22, 2019
Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.
Pitt’s Board of Trustees dedicated $13.75 million to renovations for the Petersen Events Center. The main use for this money will be the new media studio. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

Future ACC Studio offers opportunities for Pitt students

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer May 30, 2018

After claiming two conference championships, hiring new basketball coaches and entering the 2018-19 season with a promising young quarterback, Pitt Athletics seem to be entering a period of success. Further...

(Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

‘Deadpool 2’ delivers laughs and action

“Deadpool 2,” released May 18, claims to be a family movie, despite leading with a murder — no different than movies like “The Lion King” or “Bambi,” according to the title character. But...

The second annual Pitt Film Fest showcased original films by students from various local universities in the Frick Fine Arts Building Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt Film Fest features city-wide student work

By Vikram Sundar | Staff Writer April 17, 2018

While maintaining a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend in Indiana, Pennsylvania, senior Mark Conner spent many a lonely road trip listening to the cassette tape she had given him — Fleetwood...

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