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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.
There are plenty of iconic film locations in Pittsburgh to visit in your time here, such as the ones seen in “Happiest Season.”

Staff Picks: Movies made in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Staff June 28, 2021
For those who may be unaware, Pittsburgh has a thriving film industry. The City is full of cool and quirky places that filmmakers love using for set locations. There are plenty of iconic film locations in Pittsburgh to visit during your time here.
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.
Kevin Smith teaches a class on broadcasting through Pitt Studios, where he said students interested in production can apply their skills to filming live sporting events and news stories.

What will it take to grow Pittsburgh’s film industry?

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor August 23, 2020
Currently, the state’s Film Tax Credit Program gives production companies tax credits on 25% of expenses for a given film. These films include feature movies, commercials, full-length TV series and individual TV episodes shot in the state.
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