Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Potentially Bad News for Charlie Kaufman Fans

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that as of now (3/6/12) there is no deal to shoot Frank or Francis in Western Pennsylvania. While this contradicts previous reports on this movie, this is straight from the Pittsburgh Film Office's Dawn Keezer. It's not definitely off, but it's not definitely on either.

The Frank or Francis shooting in Pittsburgh rumors were rampant on local movie sets last fall, and the rumor hit the local paper last December. However, it did not seem to ever be formerly confirmed by the Pittsburgh Film Office.

So, while I hope this flick is eventually shot here...there's no definite word yet.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Out of the Furnace Confirmed for Spring Shoot in Pittsburgh

A few months ago, I read about a new Christian Bale movie to be shot this year called Out of the Furnace. It sounded like the sort of thing that could, indeed, be shot here. And so, it will be. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Out of the Furnace will be shot in Braddock this year. The Website Deadline: New York notes that Casey Affleck has been added to the cast. Scott Cooper, whose flick Crazy Heart won two Oscars a few years back (for Best Actor (Jeff Bridges) and for Best Song), is directing and wrote the script.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Promised Land to Film in Pittsburgh This Spring

PittsburghLive reports that Promised Land, a movie written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, will start filming in Pittsburgh this spring. Directed by Gus Van Sant, the movie will also star Frances McDormand.

Steeltown Presents The Writer's Pitch

The Steeltown Film Factory has been running short script competitions for the last few years, culminating in three presentations involving the competition finalists. The first presentation, The Writer's Pitch, will run on Saturday, March 17 at the Frick Fine Arts Building at the University of Pittsburgh. Buy your tickets now - this event sold out last year.