Watch the Trailers and Vote for Your Favorite Pittsburgh Film Projects

While you know that some big blockbuster movies are shot in Pittsburgh, there are quite a few Pittsburghers who are working on their own film project.  The Sprout Fund has put together a special round of grants to help some of these local filmmakers finish and promote their films.

The public is invited to watch the trailers here and vote for your favorite films.  The deadline for public voting is December 2, 2013.  (Take a minute to watch the intro video that The Sprout Fund put together for this project.  They filmed this intro at the Hollywood Theater in Dorming and it provides a nice overview of the project) [Read more…]

Saturday at The Warhol – In Discussion: Yasumasa Morimura

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Our friends at the blog, Treading Art, have put together another awesome list of things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend — light up night, Helltown Brewing dinner and more — check out the whole Weekend Treadings list here.

Yasumasa-Morimura-Theater-of-the-Self-at-AWM-2013-0001In Discussion: Yasumasa Morimura

Opportunities like this don’t come often! Get to meet the faces behind the museum and listen to Warhol Director, Eric Shiner, Warhol Curator, Nicholas Chambers, Asst. Archivist, Cindy Lisica, and Asst. Prof., Charles Exley give perspective on the work of Japanese artist Morimura (the Cindy Sherman of Japan).

The Warhol Theater @ 117 Sandusky St – North Shore

Saturday November 23, 2013 – 4pm // FREE w. admission

Women Blogger MeetUp Next Week

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Stern Woman Blogger (Photo credit: Mike Licht,

I have recently had the opportunity to meet several new women entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh who are working on building some exciting companies.

I am looking for other women bloggers in Pittsburgh who would be interested in meeting to network and meet some of these entrepreneurs.  If this first event goes well, we are looking at making this a monthly event.

I am organizing an event next Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  If you a women, you have a blog and you would like to attend – click here to let us know what date and time works best for you.   (We’ll try to find a time that works for most people and we can plan a second event if needed.)

The folks at c-leveled, a consulting firm that works with small businesses and startups, has offered to host this meeting at their offices in Bloomfield. (Full disclosure – I work part-time for c-leveled).

“Cold Turkey” Screening at The Hollywood Theater – Thursday 11/21

cold-turkey-posterJust in time for the family fun of the holidays!  Cold Turkey is a film about families and Thanksgiving.  With an all star cast, including Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines, this looks like a promising film.

You can watch Cold Turkey online at Amazon and Google Play.  If you would like to catch this film on the big screen, Cold Turkey will be showing at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont this Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online via Gathr.

A friend of mine sent me the preview to this film last week and I thought this was worth sharing.  Here is your opportunity to check out a Thanksgiving film a week before Turkey day and an excuse to visit one of Pittsburgh’s independent movie theaters.  (Check out the IheartPGH guide to independent movie theaters in Pittsburgh here).

Looking for more holiday movies on the big screen? The Hollywood Theater in Dormont will be screening Planes, Trains and Automobiles and It’s a Wonderful Life this weekend – check out the November schedule here.

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