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 From left to right, Point Park University students Jaz McKibben and Jordan Durham, both 19 and cinema production majors, and Blaise Kepple, 18, a global cultural studies major, will embark on a journey to South Africa to film a documentary about sharks.

Three Point Park students seek funding to make shark documentary

They are trying to rehabilitate great white sharks’ image by making a documentary and traveling to Capetown, South Africa, in early May.

about 21 hours ago


 Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," accepts the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award for the film during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday in Park City, Utah.

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' wins grand jury, audience awards at Sundance Film Festival

Filmed and set in Pittsburgh, the movie has won the most coveted prizes at the most important independent film festival in America.

about 22 hours ago


 Producer Neal Dodson -- Wasn't totally happy with "The Chair."

Producer of 'A Most Violent Year' thanks Jessica Chastain for casting

Producer Neal Dodson talks about the serendipity of casting “A Most Violent Year” and re-creating 1981 New York there and in Detroit.

2 days ago


 Kevin Macdonald directed "Black Sea."

'Black Sea' director found perfect guy in Jude Law

Actor Jude Law taps into his character-actor side to play a treasure-hunting submarine captain in the new thriller, “Black Sea.”

2 days ago


 Olivia Wilde is part of the cast that started filming the holiday comedy “Let It Snow” in the Pittsburgh area this week.

'Let It Snow' cast lined up; movie filming in Pittsburgh

“Let It Snow” returns some familiar faces to Pittsburgh and brings Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin and John Goodman here for holiday comedy.

5 days ago


 Actor John Goodman arrives  for filming of the upcoming movie "Let It Snow" at the Lincoln Pharmacy in Millvale.

Three movies made in Pittsburgh to debut later this year

The Will Smith movie, “Concussion,” recently finished filming in Pittsburgh, will be released on Christmas Day, various websites report.

4 days ago


 Writer Jesse Andrews, a Schenley High School graduate, at the premiere of "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl" at the Sundance Film Festival.

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' lights up Sundance Film Festival

Filmed and set in Pittsburgh, the movie gets a partner for global distribution after receiving rapturous reviews and applause at Sundance.

5 days ago


 RJ Cyler, left, and Thomas Mann in the childhood living room of writer Jesse Andrews in Point Breeze during a scene from "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl."

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl,' made and set in Pittsburgh, premieres today at Sundance Film Festival

Filmed at Schenley High and the Point Breeze childhood home of author Jesse Andrews, the film has buzz. But will it get distribution?

1 week ago


Opera Review: Challenging 'Rodelinda' handled deftly by Pittsburgh Opera

Producing Handel’s “Rodelinda” is no small feat.

6 days ago


 The cast of "Birdman" pose in the press room with the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

‘Birdman’ tops SAG; Keaton fails to win

SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring, though Eddie Redmayne upsets Michael Keaton, wins most outstanding actor.

6 days ago


 An Oscar statue appears at the Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Between Jan. 15, when Academy Award nominations are announced, and Feb. 22, film fans flock to the theaters to see the nominated works.

Oscar fever has fans scrambling to watch, watch, watch

Movie lovers are binge watching Academy Award-nominated films in advance of the Feb. 22 awards ceremony.

1 week ago


 Chris Breakwell is a Belle Vernon native and investment banker who moved back to Pittsburgh to invest in the 31st Street Studio.

31st Street Studios reeling in big flicks

Pittsburgh’s 31st Street Studios — the largest movie studio between both U.S. coasts — is going gangbusters in the Strip District.

1 week ago


 Johnny Depp and his mustache star in the R-rated comedy "Mortdecai."

Movie reviews: 'Mortdecai' is loopy; 'Strange Magic' joyless

If you don’t find Brit quips funny, there isn’t much for you in “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp. Little is left to fantasy in “Strange Magic.”

1 week ago


 The Screen Actors Guild Awards actor statuette appears near the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. The SAG awards will be presented on Sunday.

SAG Awards give actors a chance to evaluate colleagues

The golden glow for Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton and others continues with the SAG Awards set for Sunday night at 8 in Los Angeles.

1 week ago


Film notes: Human Rights Film Series to open

Duquesne will launch its Human Rights Film Series Thursday, while a veterans’ group will sponsor a Q&A after “American Sniper” Saturday.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh Comicon, a draw for cosplayers in Monroeville Convention Center, is now Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh and is moving Downtown to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

National company Wizard World acquires Pittsburgh Comicon

The long-standing pop culture convention joins a company that produces big-name events nationwide.

1 week ago


 Bernard Elinoff

Obituary: Bernard Elinoff / Longtime manager of Squirrel Hill Theater

Mr. Elinoff always stood by the velvet rope in the lobby and greeted customers. “He loved being on the front lines,” said his son.

1 week ago


 Doug (Josh Gad) and Jimmy (Kevin Hart) in "The Wedding Ringer."

Picking Josh Gad to play best man is no joking matter for Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart takes time from his world concert tour to attend the Globes, host “SNL,” promote his movie and come to Pittsburgh for four shows.

2 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton is nominated for "Birdman."

Oscar nominations pack plenty of surprises

Here are some snubs, surprises and factoids about the 87th annual Academy Award nominations, which were a wake-up call to some.

2 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton, left, plays Riggan and Emma Stone plays Sam in "Birdman."

Michael Keaton earns first Oscar nomination with 'Birdman'

The Pittsburgh native was nominated alongside Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, and Bradley Cooper.

2 weeks ago


 Prolific awards-show host Neil Patrick Harris will steer the Oscars ceremony for ABC on Feb. 22.

Oscars prep: Interactive ballot, nominees and more for the 87th annual Academy Awards

Also, browse previous Post-Gazette features and reviews of the top films represented in the 24 categories of Oscar nominees.

2 weeks ago


 Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey."  The movie, which received an R rating, opens Feb. 13.

Movie slate brings adventures, combat and a new 'Cinderella'

Facing the winter doldrums? Five dozen movies, plus a pair of festivals, will provide reel relief between now and the summer movie season.

2 weeks ago


 Meryl Streep extends her lead as the most nominated performer with 19, thanks to Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods.”

Did you know...? Oscar tidbits and factoids

For the 84th, 85th and 86th Academy Awards, there were nine best picture nominees. This year, just eight.

2 weeks ago


Open casting call taking place Sunday for 'Let It Snow'

Nancy Mosser Casting will hold an open call for extras for holiday comedy “Let It Snow” Sunday at a Downtown hotel.

2 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton arrives at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.

Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton puts Robinson’s Forest Grove on the map

Michael Keaton set the world straight about his hometown during his four-minute heartfelt Golden Globes acceptance speech.

2 weeks ago


Cybertainment: Videos capture unusual performances

Stop-action “Slow Danger” is filmed in Pittsburgh. SLB Productions’ recorded oral history project Crossing Fences adds new communities.

2 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday. The Pittsburgh native took the award for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "Birdman."

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton wins big at Golden Globes for 'Birdman'

“Boyhood,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette, and Julianne Moore earn Globes from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

2 weeks ago


 The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards feature the return of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts.

Winners in movies and TV at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards

An “X” marks those taking home a Golden Globes statue. The ballot was updated as winners were announced on Jan. 11.

3 weeks ago


 From left, Tessa Thompson plays Diane Nash and Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scott King in "Selma."

Actress takes a second turn, with new inspiration, at playing Mrs. King

London-born actress Carmen Ejogo was moved to tears when she met Coretta Scott King after playing her in “Boycott” and long before “Selma.”

3 weeks ago


 Frank, left, and Tommy Wong of Trey Yuen in Louisiana.

Who is General Tso? And why is the dish everywhere?

“The Search for General Tso” is a smart and sweet documentary.

3 weeks ago


Twins sought for movie filming in Pittsburgh

“Let It Snow” is looking for twin girls to appear in the holiday comedy shooting in Pittsburgh from late January to the end of March.

3 weeks ago


Producers Guild nominates film made in Pittsburgh region

“Foxcatcher” and “Birdman,” two movies with Pittsburgh connections, are up for top honors from the Producers Guild of America.

3 weeks ago


 Michael Keaton and Edward Norton are nominated for Golden Globes for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Take your pick: Fill out your own Golden Globes ballot

The awards ceremony is 8 p.m. Jan. 11 on NBC, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as hosts. Choose your winners here.

3 weeks ago



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