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Five Film Factory Finalists Made Their Pitch to "The Chair" Producers on March 15

Steeltown Entertainment Project’s annual Film Factory competition kicked off in front of a capacity crowd of the region’s entertainment community at Carnegie Mellon University’s Purnell Center for the Arts on March 15.

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So the job is this:  Monday the staff meets with the host, and the writers spend Monday evening pitching every idea imaginable.  Tuesday the writers don’t sleep and crank out material and by Wednesday Don Roy King, the director of “Saturday Night Live”, finds 45 sketches or so on his desk.  Wednesday evening Lorne Michaels, the legendary... Read More »

This year, as the Sundance Film Festival celebrated its thirtieth anniversary, founder Robert Redford reflected on its role in creating original voices outside of tradition Hollywood.  These original voices are coming more and more from Pittsburgh, as evidence by last year’s Grand Jury and Audience Award-winning Blood Brother... Read More »

Saturday Night Live director Don Roy King
Location TBD • February 5, 2014
Don grew up in Pitcarin and was first inspired to dream of a career in show business when his teacher at Monroeville Jr. High took him and his classmates to see Mary Martin in the “Sound of Music” on Broadway. SNL has of course been known for being an... Read More »

Comedian Louie Anderson: How to Draw Your Life in Animation
Co-sponsors: Toonseum, The Labs @CLP • October 22, 2013 •4 p.m. • Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland
Louie Anderson, of the Emmy-award winning animated series “Life with Louie,” led the discussion: “How to Draw Your Life in Animation,” joined by series creator Matthew O’... Read More »

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