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SMPTE will be holding their March event, “Wireless Technology” on Wednesday, March 7th. Running from 6-9 PM at the WQED […]March 7, 2018
SMPTE – Wireless Technology
SMPTE will be holding their March event, “Wireless Technology” on Wednesday, March 7th. Running from 6-9 PM at the WQED Multimedia Studio on 5th Ave. in Oakland. There will be a light dinner and networking beginning at 6, with the presentation beginning at 7. Jacquelynn Green from Alteros will be speaking about the challenges and opportunities in the industry.
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Pittsburghers can walk the red carpet at Oscar gala REBECCA SODERGREN FEB 28, 2018 6:00 AM You, too, can feel […]POSTED ON: March 1, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Looks Towards Our Gala
You, too, can feel like a Hollywood star when the Pittsburgh Film Office holds its 18th annual Oscar gala, “Lights! Glamour! Action!,” at 6 p.m. March 4 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.
Women don gowns worthy of Hollywood, and men often wear tuxedos, although black-tie attire is optional. Organizers roll out Pittsburgh’s longest red carpet — 500 feet — for attendees to walk.
Froufrou refreshments are a highlight of the evening. Hors d’oeuvres will include lamb lollipops, chicken and smoked Gouda croquettes with roasted garlic, and fig, fontina and lavender tarts. Levy Restaurants, the Convention Center’s official caterer, is preparing the food.
During the predinner reception, food stations will serve prosciutto, salami, mortadella, coppa, local and imported cheeses, pickled vegetables, breads and olive oil.
For dinner, there’s no need to choose your entree. Dinner will be served at stations, so you can try them all. Stations include:
• Slider station: Short rib sliders, sweet potato & quinoa sliders and truffle fries.
• Chicken station: Stuffed chicken with apple, bacon and cheddar with creamy brie polenta with scallions.
• Arancini and salad station: Spinach, artichoke and asiago arancini with marinara and chopped salad.
Zak Kozberg, deputy director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, said for dessert there will be mini cupcakes from Frosted Envy and doughnuts from Duck Donuts. Levy also is creating cocktails for the event, with the possibility of a specialty themed cocktail, and a champagne reception precedes dinner.
Guests can participate in the “Luck of the Draw: game, where they pay $20 to buy a sealed envelope that can contain anything from Chick-fil-A gift certificates to Pittsburgh Penguins tickets. Live entertainment will be by an a cappella group, and interactive activities will take place in the ballroom throughout the evening.
But the star attraction, of course, is the screening of the Academy Awards broadcast on a big screen so the 600 to 700 attendees can cheer for their favorites.
Tickets are $250 per person, and proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Film Office’s continued efforts to market Pittsburgh for the big screen. The event is open to ages 21 and up only. For tickets, go to pghfilm.org/lights-glamour-action/.
Rebecca Sodergren: [email protected]; @pgfoodevents.
A new mystery/thriller streaming series will film in Pittsburgh this year. CBS All Access, home to “Star Trek: Discovery” and […]POSTED ON: January 10, 2018
New CBS All Access series to film locally
A new mystery/thriller streaming series will film in Pittsburgh this year.
CBS All Access, home to “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Good Fight,” confirmed it will produce “$1” locally.
The series, yet to be cast, is set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America where a $1 bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in murder. Class and cultural divides will be explored as the show follows the path of the $1 bill.
Jason Mosberg, Alexandre Dauman and Matt DeRoss (“Quarry”) will executive produce the series with Craig Zobel (“The Leftovers”) set as director/executive producer.
A CBS All Access publicist would not confirm a March start date for production.
“We expect this series’ first season to be filming over the next several months, hiring hundreds of our local film crew and adding much-needed revenue to the commonwealth,” said Pittsburgh Film Office director Dawn Keezer. “Hopefully, this will be another long-term piece of film business for the region and yet another success of the commonwealth’s Film Tax Credit program.”
Following the cancellation of ABC’s “Downward Dog” and WGN America’s “Outsiders,” “$1” will join Netflix’s “Mindhunter,” which returns to Pittsburgh this spring to film its second season.
Netflix has formally ordered a second season of Mindhunter, its crime drama series executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron. The renewal for Mindhunter, toplined by […]POSTED ON: January 8, 2018
David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix
The renewal for Mindhunter, toplined by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, had been fully expected, with preparations for a second season already underway ahead of the series’ debut last month.
Mindhunter, created by Joe Penhall, launched October 13 to strong reviews. It is executive produced by Fincher — who also has House of Cards on Netflix — Joshua Donen, Theron and Cean Chaffin.
Co-starring opposite Groff and McCallany are Anna Torv, Hannah Gross and newcomer Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper.
Of 18 new scripted series to premiere on Netflix in 2017, 13 have been renewed, two canceled after one season and three pending, with most if not all of them looking good to come back.
Film Pittsburgh is hosting the “Pittsburgh Shorts” film festival! They’ll be screening 90 films (10 of which have a local […]October 25, 2017
Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival
Film Pittsburgh is hosting the “Pittsburgh Shorts” film festival! They’ll be screening 90 films (10 of which have a local connection), from 20 countries with over 25 attending filmmakers! There will also be an “All Ages Program” on Saturday, October 28 at 11am, so bring the family!More Info & Tickets
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.
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with Former Marines Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.
Inspiring an ABC comedy of the same name, "Downward Dog" follows the day-to-day life of Nan as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin.
This video is presented by the women and men of the Pennsylvania film and television industry. Produced, Written and Directed […]POSTED ON: June 15, 2017
In support of the PA Film Tax Credit Program
This video is presented by the women and men of the Pennsylvania film and television industry.
Produced, Written and Directed by: Sam Katz
Production Supervisor: Jon Kohl
Editor: Nethaniel Attias
Camera, Sound and Light: Bethany Laible, Kevin Quinn, Nethaniel Attias
Production Coordinator: Kate Arnold