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Thursday, August 6, 2015::Milken Institute Report Calls for Creation of 'Media Cluster' to Make Pittsburgh a Leading Entertainment-Media Hub

For decades, Pittsburgh has thrived as a regional entertainment media center, and as the setting for popular movies and television shows including Silence of the Lambs, Batman and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

http://www.power-eng.com/marketwired/2015/08/6/milken-institute-report-calls-for-creation-of-media-cluster-to-make-pittsburgh-a-leading-entertain.html


Thursday, August 6, 2015::Pittsburgh Film Office touts findings of report on growing entertainment industry

In a shift of strategy, the Pittsburgh Film Office has opted to stop lobbying Harrisburg to uncap Pennsylvania’s Film Tax Credit and to instead request the state Legislature to guarantee the tax credit program for a five-year allocation.

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/morning-edition/2015/08/pittsburgh-film-office-touts-findings-of-new.html


Thursday, August 6, 2015::Pittsburgh Film Office launches 5-year tax incentive program

Since 2010, 42 movies were shot on Pittsburgh streets and the surrounding area.

http://www.wtae.com/news/pittsburgh-film-office-launches-5year-tax-incentive-program/34582628


Thursday, August 6, 2015::Officials see bigger picture for region’s film industry

The days of movie and TV productions coming to town but importing workers are slowly fading to black as more than half of the hires come from Western Pennsylvania and provide what Mayor Bill Peduto calls “family-sustaining jobs.” Annual wages of $30,000 are now closer to $50,000 and climbing.

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2015/08/06/Sustaining-TV-film-production-in-Pa-focus-of-report-Milliken-pennsylvania/stories/201508060113


Wednesday, August 5, 2015::Crews casting supporting roles in Pittsburgh for new Ewan McGregor film

Crews are now casting supporting roles and extras for a new movie set to start filming in the Pittsburgh area late next month.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/crews-casting-supporting-roles-pittsburgh-new-ewan/nnDLg/


Wednesday, August 5, 2015::Extras needed for "American Pastoral" movie in Pittsburgh

A casting call is being scheduled for local actors needed for speaking roles and as extras in the new Ewan McGregor movie, "American Pastoral."

http://www.wtae.com/entertainment/extras-needed-for-movie-in-pittsburgh/12278740?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=WTAE-TV%20Pittsburgh&Content%20Type=Story


Wednesday, August 5, 2015::New Ewan McGregor Movie To Begin Filming In Pittsburgh Area

A new movie is set to film in the Pittsburgh area next month and crews are now casting supporting roles and extras.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/08/05/new-ewan-mcgregor-movie-to-begin-filming-in-pittsburgh-area/


Friday, July 24, 2015::Fuqua, Gyllenhaal trained side-by-side for Pittsburgh-shot 'Southpaw'

Director Antoine Fuqua got a distressing call early in pre-production for the boxing drama “Southpaw.”

http://triblive.com/aande/movies/8789393-74/gyllenhaal-boxing-fuqua#axzz3goitR7Kc


Tuesday, July 21, 2015::Piece of Pittsburgh movie-making history finds forever home

A small footbridge in Monroeville Mall was at the center of a nationwide effort by zombie fans to preserve a piece of cinema history.

http://www.wtae.com/news/piece-of-pittsburgh-moviemaking-history-finds-forever-home/34266906?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=WTAE-TV%20Pittsburgh&Content%20Type=Story


Friday, July 24, 2015::Pittsburgh company Elite Casino Events got its shot in 'Southpaw'

Elite Casino Events, a local company owned by Dawn and Billy Takacs, was hired to help stage an important scene for “Southpaw,” set at a “Monte Carlo Casino Night."

http://triblive.com/aande/movies/8736612-74/casino-company-movie#axzz3gWuSpm1L


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