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Steel Town Film Factory Kickoff Event Nov. 7

The Steeltown Entertainment Project will be launching their newest project Steeltown Film Factory on November 7, 2009.

The Steeltown Film Factory invites students and amateur filmmakers (and screenwriters) to submit original film ideas for the competition. Submissions must include a 10-12 page script along with a logline, a one-page synopsis and an optional sample of prior work (scripts or reels).

All submissions will be required to be:

Relevant to the SWPA/Pittsburgh region.
Commercially viable.
Capable of being produced in the SWPA/Pittsburgh area during Summer 2010.

Submissions will be reviewed by a selection panel. The most promising screenplays will be developed into full-fledged productions thru staged readings, panel discussions and public workshops, which will be open to the public.

Call for submissions will open in November and continue thru December 31, 2009.

Fees: $50; $25 for students with valid ID

THE PRIZE: The total prize package is worth $25,000. This prize is available to be used to produce the winning film or films. One to three short films will be chosen and the funds will be divided and awarded at the discretion of the judges.

The winning film(s) will premiere at the Three Rivers Film Festival in November 2010.

More details to come.

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New Hazlett Theater Halloween Party – Friday, October 30, 2009

Presented by the New Hazlett Theater
October 30, 2009

VIP Fiesta – 8 pm – 10pm (includes admission to All Souls Party)

All Souls Party – 10 pm – 2 am
The New Hazlett Theater is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween @ the Hazlett fundraiser. The six-hour event will be themed to offer a modern take on the sacred holidays of Days of the Dead.
Los Dias de los Muertos is a festival of “welcome” for the souls of the dead. The celebration is prepared and enjoyed by the living and honors those who have passed. The customs surrounding this celebration are based on ancient traditions traced to the Aztec civilization in Mexico. The belief is that the souls of the deceased return each year to enjoy, for a few brief hours, the pleasures they once knew in life.
Guests will be tempted with delicious delights by Bob Sendall’s All in Good Taste Productions and many local favorite restaurants accompanied by thirst quenching libations and a signature drink.
The night will feature all the rituals of traditional Days of the Dead celebrations, a dead celebrity contest judged by local celebrities, a day-glo art exhibit, and live performances by Attack Theatre, AWC Dance Ensemble, NAKA Entertainment, Vanessa German and Greer Reed-Jones.
FREE parking at the Children’s Museum!
All proceeds benefit the New Hazlett Theater’s charitable mission to cultivate the arts and serve as a world-class venue for performance.

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Dawn of the Dead Screening on Halloween @ Hollywood Theater in Dormont

Dawn of the Dead
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Steel City Zombie Trick or Treat

Rare public screening of original version of classic zombie film Dawn of the Dead

hosted by Horror Realm & Hollywood Theater

October 31, 2009
6:30pm Doors open
7:00 pm Screening of the original Dawn of the DeadThe event will feature a costume contest with a prize for the Best Steelers Zombie, a zombie movie trivia contest, raffles, prizes and giveaways.

Leonard Lies, who played the Machete Zombie in the original Dawn of the Dead, will be on hand to meet and greet fans. The theater will sell raffle tickets beginning on October 22 for a chance to win one of two Machete Zombie baskets donated by Lies containing a T-shirt, signed photo, Goblin CD soundtrack, comic book with Machete Zombie on the cover, a signed machete, and anything else his severed mind can think of. The drawings will take place following the movie on October 31. [Read more…]