***Please note that ongoing updates will be provided here as more information is received.

The Pittsburgh Film Office believes the highest priority to maintain our state’s film industry amid the COVID-19 Pandemic is the safety of the Pittsburgh region’s filmmakers, crew members, talent, vendors, location owners, and communities. In accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s three-phased approach to safely reopen the economy, we will be following the PA Health Department, the CDC, and the film industry union guidelines. In addition, the Pittsburgh Film Office is releasing additional related resources for filmmakers, to allow for a safe return to work with our local crew.

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Butler County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County will open in the Green/Phase Three of a three-phased approach to re-open the Pennsylvania economy. (Note: Beaver County will move in the Green/Phase Three on Friday, June 12, 2020)

The Pennsylvania Plan for Reopening:

This statewide plan is:

  1. Based on scientific modeling from public health experts and Carnegie Mellon University.
  2. Intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Intended to protect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens from the threat of COVID-19.
  4. Intended for businesses and individuals to utilize in conjunction with guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

 

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR FILM PRODUCTION

Guilds, Unions, Companies, and Studios will have safety procedures created with the working environment and scope of a film, television, or commercial production in mind, and may be more restrictive than the state-wide plan. As film productions make decisions about operations while the pandemic persists, they may consider incorporating suggestions from multiple sources. The following documents included below are examples of what the Pittsburgh Film Office believes to be strong direction in maintaining a safe working environment in the film industry. We aim to share the most comprehensive guidelines available to bring back a thriving and healthy film industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Guidelines by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers: Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee Task Force

Guidelines by Camelot Communications: suggested for commercial filming

 

The following information has been provided to the Pittsburgh Film Office:

Filming would fall under NAICS 512110 – motion picture and video production which is defined as: industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing, or producing and distributing motion pictures, videos, television programs, or television commercials.

On the Governor’s Life Sustaining Business list, they would fall under NAICS 512110: DCED List of Life-Sustaining Businesses

  • RED/Phase One: No filming
  • YELLOW/Phase Two: Some filming allowed if attached guidelines are followed
  • GREEN/Phase Three: filming allowed while following the PA Health Department, CDC, and film industry guidelines

FILMS & EVENTS PERMITTING

For the latest information on film permitting in the Southwestern PA region, and guidance on permitting, please contact the PITTSBURGH FILM OFFICE by email at [email protected] or telephone, 412-261-2744. You many also visit our permits page on the Pittsburgh Film Office website.

The following counties are in the GREEN/Phase Three:

Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Butler County, Fayette County, Somerset County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County (Note: Beaver County will be in the GREEN/Phase Three on June 12, 2020.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 IN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE PITTSBURGH REGION

Updates on COVID-19 from the Mayor of Pittsburgh

Further information on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 cases can be found on:

Pennsylvania Health Department

Allegheny County Health Department

CDC on COVID-19 Prevention

LOCAL RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 TESTING

UPMC Testing
COVID-19 Test Site Finder

 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS + SELF-QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS

For the latest information on travel guidelines from the CDC

SOCIAL DISTANCING + PERSONAL PRACTICES

Pittsburgh Film Office strongly encourages each production to continually check the CDC’s recommendations for personal practices and social distancing.

We understand how difficult these uncertain times have been for you are your families and how eager you are to return to work. We are here to support you and are looking forward to film production resuming in our region!

We hope all filmmakers will follow the health guidelines we have shared to keep our local film industry healthy and working. Our office will continue sharing health information and filming guidelines as they become available on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Pittsburgh Film Office by email, [email protected] or by telephone, 412-261-2744.

 

Additional Links:

Plan For Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Businesses

 

Pittsburgh Area University Film Students:

The Pittsburgh Film Office, Chatham University, Carnegie Mellon University, CCAC, Duquesne University, La Roche University, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh are inviting you to participate in Pitch-Burgh: The Virtual Screening! Two minutes of your work will be showcased in this virtual event.

Everyone is invited to participate, but priority will be given to those that shared their projects with us live at the January Pitch-Burgh event.

To submit your project, please fill out this Google form:  https://forms.gle/ShUrCwbYVp5LLtT9A

An unlisted YouTube video upload will be required.

The deadline for submissions is June 29

The final selection of work will be curated by a group of fellow students in an anonymous format.

 

If you have any questions about submissions or Pitch-Burgh: The Virtual Screening, please email Katie Fahringer at [email protected].

Features and series filmed in Pittsburgh that you can watch for free with a streaming subscription or service:

Abduction (2011)
available with a Hulu subscription
“A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.”
starring Taylor Lautner

Adventureland (2009)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a ‘nowhere’ job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.”
starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Ryan Reynolds

All the Right Moves (1983)
available on Hulu with a Cinemax extension
“A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.”
starring Tom Cruise

Banshee (2013)
available on Hulu with a Cinemax extension
“An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.”
starring Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, and Ulrich Thomsen

Concussion (2015)
available on Sony Crackle
“In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.”
starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, and Albert Brooks

Fathers and Daughters (2015)
available with a Hulu subscription
“A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.”
starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul

Flashdance (1983)
available on Hulu with the Showtime extension
“A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.”
starring Jennifer Beals

Foxcatcher (2014)
available on Sony Crackle
“U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join “Team Foxcatcher”, led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John’s self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.”
starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo

I Am Not Okay With This (2020)
available with a Netflix subscription
“Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.”
starring Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, and Sofia Bryant

I Am Number Four (2011)
available on Vudu
“Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.”
starring Alex Pettyfer

Innocent Blood (1992)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.”
starring Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, and Robert Loggia

Inspector Gadget (1999)
available with a Disney+ subscription
“A security guard’s dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.”
starring Matthew Broderick

Kingpin (1996)
available on Sony Crackle and Tubi
“A star bowler whose career was prematurely “cut off” hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.”
starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, and Bill Murray

Last Flag Flying (2017)
available with Amazon Prime Video
“Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.”
starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.”
Starring Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, and Peter Ustinov

Manhunt: Deadly Games (2020)
available on Spectrum TV
“A new installment of the acclaimed series, this season will chronicle one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S. soil—the search for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Park Bomber—and the media firestorm that consumed the life of Richard Jewell in its wake. With their legacies on the line and divisions within communities stoked, investigators must choose what is most important to defend—their reputations or the truth.”
starring Cameron Britton

Mindhunter (2017)
available with a Netflix subscription
“Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.”
starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv

My Bloody Valentine (2009)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he’s innocent.”
starring Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
available on Tubi
“A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.”
starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman

Out of the Furnace (2013)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn’t follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.”
starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Zoe Saldana

Outsiders (2016-2017)
available with a Hulu subscription
“A story of struggle for power set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia.”
starring David Morse, Ryan Hurst, and Kyle Gallner

Promised Land (2012)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.”
starring Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski

She’s Out of my League (2012)
available on Sony Crackle
“An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.”
starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, and T.J. Miller

Smart People (2008)
available with a Netflix subscription
“Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.”
starring Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, and Sarah Jessica Parker

Sorority Row (2009)
available on Tubi
“A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.”
starring Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, and Carrie Fisher

Striking Distance (1993)
available on Sony Crackle
“Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.”
starring Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dennis Farina

Sudden Death (1995)
available on Hulu with the Starz extension
“A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.”
starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

The Lifeguard (2013)
available on Sony Crackle and Tubi
“A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.”
starring Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, and Martin Starr

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
available on Sony Crackle
“A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.”
starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and David Eigenberg

The Next Three Days (2010)
available with a Hulu subscription
“A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.”
starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, and Liam Neeson

Unstoppable (2010)
available on Hulu with the Cinemax extension
“With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.”
starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson

Warrior (2011)
available with a Hulu subscription
“The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.”
starring Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, and Joel Edgerton

Where’d You Go Bernadette (2019)
available with a Hulu subscription
“A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.”
starring Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, and Emma Nelson

Wonder Boys (2000)
available on Sony Crackle
“An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.”
starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, and Frances McDormand

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
available with a Netflix subscription
“Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.”
starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, and Craig Robinson

*This information is current as of 3/23/2020.

“Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations”
a documentary partially filmed in Pittsburgh


Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg explores antisemitism’s infectious behavior in his film “Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations.” Andrew looked at four ‘mutations’ of antisemitism, including the American far-right having incited such acts as the mass shooting at the Tree of Life.

The film leads with the story of October 27, and includes interviews with survivors of the shooting including Tree of Life Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers and New Light Congregation Rabbi Jonathan Perlman. The documentary explores an international pattern of antisemitism, which by virtually every yardstick is rising and worsening in the US and Europe in ways not seen since the 1930s.


It premieres this Friday, March 6, at the AMC Waterfront 22.
It runs for one week through Thursday, March 12.
Link to showtimes: AMC Showtimes

You can watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/XgLoFLTzae4


Directed and Written by:

Andrew Goldberg

Produced and Edited by:
Diana Robinson

Featuring:
Bill Clinton
Tony Blair
Fareed Zakaria
George Will
Deborah Lipstadt
Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers
Rabbi Elisar Admon

Angsty Syd navigates high school awkwardness, family drama and an unrequited crush on her best friend while trying to rein in her budding superpowers.

WATCH ON NETFLIX

OPEN CASTING CALL:

SHOWTIME TELEVISION NETWORK: Extras Casting is seeking paid background actors for the
series “RUST” Starring JEFF DANIELS in the Greater Pittsburgh Region and surrounding areas!

**Looking for kids, teens, adults, and senior citizens of all ethnicities! Extras will portray, SMALL TOWN
LOCALS, COPS, RESTAURANT PATRONS, BUSINESS AND BLUE COLLAR TYPES, HIGH SCHOOL/
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS, BAR PATRONS, WEDDING GUESTS, SHOPPERS, PEDESTRIANS
WITH CARS & more fictional characters of all types! Thousands will be employed over the course of
filming with opportunities to work multiple days!

We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. Please submit without regard to age, sex, ethnicity,
disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity or any other basis protected by
law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Filming takes place mid March through June, 2020.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020
FROM: 9AM-4PM

LOCATION:
DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15222

*Please do not call the venue directly for any information.
For more information please visit: www.movieextraspittsburgh.com
or FOLLOW FACEBOOK: MOVIE CASTING PGH

Cars wanted! 🎥 🚗
The Showtime production, “Rust,” is looking for all vehicles from the year 2014 and older for scenes in the series!

Filming is happening all over the greater Pittsburgh area from March 16th until the end of June.

Submit photos of your vehicle with year/make/model/color as well as a photo of yourself to:
[email protected] (no apostrophes)

Rate is dependent on the type of usage in the production.

#pittsburgh #RUST #pghfilm

Come Celebrate 16 Days of Cinema With Us!
Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media announces:
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th through SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23rd
Regent Square Theater, 1035 South Braddock Avenue 15218

 Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media Announces Three Rivers Film Festival 

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is pleased to announce the 37th edition of the long-running Three Rivers Film Festival, taking place November 8 – 23. This eagerly awaited event, drawing an average of 8,000 patrons locally and around the Tri-State area, promises a return to the original autumn schedule, plus a diverse line-up of independent, foreign, local, and experimental film offerings curated by Pittsburgh Center for Art & Media staff and a team of talented programmers.

“The Three Rivers Film Festival is a true celebration of worldwide and regional filmmaking, right here in Pittsburgh.” said Joseph Morrison, Cinema Programming Director at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. Morrsion added, “There’s nothing like the shared experience of watching a film in the dark and quiet with a group of people. There’s something in the air that you just cannot put into words.” New and returning moviegoers can expect such highlights as “after-hour parties, silent films with live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra, filmmakers visiting from afar, and special events at the Carnegie Science Center Giant Rangos Cinema and our own theaters.”

Several screenings kick off the opening weekend, beginning Friday, November 8, with in-person presentations by directors. Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin (Brand Upon the Brain! and My Winnipeg) presents his found-footage Vertigo remake—The Green Fog—at Regent Square Theater. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, opens at the Rangos Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center, with Catherine Wyler (daughter of William Wyler) introducing the WWII documentary. The recently restored 1982 gospel documentary, Say Amen, Somebody, screens at the Harris Theater.

UPMC is the main sponsor for this year’s festival, with a suite of in-kind sponsors including Pair Networks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, ASCEND Pittsburgh, Big Burrito Group, and East End Brewing.

Festival films will be presented at the Regent Square Theater (1035 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218), Harris Theater (809 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222), Carnegie Science Center (1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) and Point Park University’s GRW Theater (414 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center and the Polish Cultural Council will each offer a side-bar of select screenings. Shining a light on locally created moving images, Emily Davis and Steven Haines have curated Out of The Archives, a presentation that will showcase unseen treasures and lost films from a handful of Southwestern regional institutional collections and private collectors..

“Our city is lucky to have a full-fledged festival such as this. We’re excited to be showcasing such a diverse and engaging line-up of films,” said Dorinda Sankey, Chief Administrative Officer, Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. “There’s a real sense of community, a feeling like you are contributing to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene.”

Patrons can purchase event tickets at the Regent and Harris Theaters individually or in a cost-saving six-pack. Tickets will be accessible on the Three Rivers Film Festival website with a program booklet released before the opening weekend. The 2019 Three Rivers Film Festival is part of the ongoing effort by Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media (formerly PF/PCA) to bring cutting-edge exhibitions, education, and artist facilities to the region. The festival promises “something for everyone,” including children, adults, and seniors. In the words of guest curator Ben Ogrodnik, audiences should expect “films you can’t see anywhere else!”

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