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Director wants to “Kill Em All” in Pittsburgh

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: After spending several years as a director, photographer and tattoo artist in Pittsburgh, Brian Holton wanted to return to his roots. When he discovered an old friend’s web series on his Facebook timeline, he saw it as an opportunity to head home to Kansas City, Mo., and get involved with the show himself.... Read More

Hollywood’s comic-book revolution helps shops

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Sewickley’s Big Bang Comics and Collectibles enjoys the new normal: Like other area comic shops, it buzzes with people discussing the next big comic movie or TV show. Hollywood’s zealous creation of comic book-based television series and movies has given boosts to local comic shops with new and different customers. “It’s the best free advertising,” said Dane... Read More

Local theater undergoes restoration, seeks monetary support

By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service When The Hollywood Theater on Dormont’s Potomac Avenue opened in 1933, it was expected to be a local entertainment hotspot for the remainder of its existence. However, lack of funds forced the independent theater to close its doors to the public in 1998. After reopening and closing several more times over the next... Read More

Pittsburgh Filmmakers gearing up for fall exhibits

By Tinamaria Colaizzi Point Park News Service The Pittsburgh Filmmakers fall lineup includes educational artist workshops, a Marcellus Shale documentary project and two musical presentations that combine electronic and classic sounds. “This time of the year always brings the Three Rivers Film Festival, but we also have other events lined up separate from the festival”, said Gary Kaboly, Director of Exhibitions... Read More

‘Perks’ to feature Pittsburgh talent

By Richelle Szypulski Point Park News Service Light streamed in through yellowing classroom blinds as Lexi Dripps sat in her last day of freshman English. But it wasn’t sunlight. The time was nearing 2 a.m. and instead of waiting for the bell to ring, she was anticipating a different sound to signal her freedom: “Cut.” Dripps, 20, an English and... Read More