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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Benjamin Asciutto, a senior film and business major.

Student-run podcast ‘Pitt in Hollywood’ showcases success stories from Pitt alumni

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
2002 Pitt graduate John Paul Horstmann talks about his arrival in LA, founding University of Pittsburgh Television and the importance of networking in the first episode of Ben Asciutto’s podcast, “Pitt in Hollywood.”
Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville.

Row House Cinema hosts Polish Film Festival for the first time

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
The Polish Film Festival is taking place at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville Tuesday to Friday. The festival presents five Polish films, “Never Gonna Snow Again,” “EO,” “Sonata,” “The Double Life of Véronique” and “Europa Europa.”
A showing of Rehana Maryam Noor in the auditorium of Alumni Hall as part of the Screenshot Asia film festival on Wednesday.

Screenshot Asia film festival showcases Asian stories on screen

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer September 29, 2022
Screenshot Asia is a project led by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and Film and Media Studies program that highlights Asian culture through cinema. The festival, which takes place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, offers Pitt students free tickets to screenings of a collection of Asian films.
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Florence Pugh, left, and Harry Styles in a scene from Dont Worry Darling.

Review | ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ — it was a movie

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer September 25, 2022
The problem with “Don't Worry Darling” isn’t its actors or behind-the-scenes controversies, but its poor direction and lackluster finish.
University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
Pitt’s University Library System hosted a remote seminar on Zoom titled “​​Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror” on Tuesday. Rubin co-hosted the event with Gray O’Reilly, a senior film and media studies major.
John Matera, a 1975 Pitt graduate and executive director of an upcoming PBS documentary on Ron Carter.

Jazz history class from the ‘70s contributes to premiere of upcoming PBS documentary

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 19, 2022
The personable way in which former Pitt professor Joe Harris taught his Jazz History class in the 1970s inspired the creation of a documentary that tells the story of jazz bassist, Ron Carter, titled “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes.”
Actor Chris Pratt will play the voice of Mario in the new live-action movie based on the Super Mario Bros.

Editorial | Voice actors deserve more respect

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 27, 2021
Fans of the franchise feel that the choice of actor to voice Mario in the live action movie was unfair. It reflects a larger issue in the film industry of a lack of respect for voice actors. 
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 1, 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 13, 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.
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