Friday, September 27, 2013

Correction: Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter IS Coming to Pittsburgh

On 9/27, I published this after having a disagreement with a local movie worker about whether or not The Last Witch Hunter was filming in Pittsburgh or somewhere else:


People hope and plan for movies to be shot in the Pittsburgh area, but that does not always come to pass.

Take Frank or Francis or the YA movie Glimmer. Both rumored to shoot here. But it looks like neither is coming this way.

So the next major movie rumored to be coming to Pittsburgh but is not (at least not in any big way) is Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter. This movie just got a pile of money to be shot in Canada, so it will be shot in Canada.

It's too bad, but movies will always follow the money...err, tax credits. It doesn't matter how experienced the crews are, how willing the extras are, how many different kinds of locations can be shot in a fairly small geographic area. The only thing that matters is who's giving out the tax credits.


Well, I goofed. The article I linked to said that movie deals had been made in Toronto (at the Toronto International Film Festival), not that movie deals had been made to shoot in Toronto. Today, the Pittsburgh Business Times had a article saying that The Last Witch Hunter is expected to film in the Pittsburgh area early next year.

So it would be great to see a major movie shot in Pittsburgh next year, and it sounds like The Last Witch Hunter will be. My sincere apologies, I hate publishing incorrect information.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Foxcatcher Pushed Back to 2014, Teaser Trailer Is Out

So, there's good Foxcatcher news - the teaser trailer is finally out.

It looks and sounds great!

But, for those of us on the impatient side, there's bad news too - it's been pushed back to 2014.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Extra Casting Call for The Fault in Our Stars - 9/26 & 10/8

The Fault in Our Stars, based on the best-selling YA book, is currently shooting in the Pittsburgh area. If you have the time and a car, they need extras. You must be completely available on Tuesday, September 26 & Wednesday, October 8 for 12-14 hour days. You also must have a car. Pay is minimum wage for the first 8 hours and time and a half after that.

If interested and available on both dates, submit a recent photo of yourself as well as your name, age, phone number and car color, make and model to They will contact you if you are picked.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Movie/TV Business Back in the 'Burgh

Tis the season - those familiar white trucks, extra lights and road closures can only mean one thing - the movies are back in the 'Burgh. There are at least two major projects currently filming:

  • Those Who Kill, a TV series being shot for A&E starring ChloĆ« Sevigny & James D'Arcy
  • The Fault in Our Stars, a movie based on a popular YA book starring Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort

Mosser Casting is handling extra casting for both productions.

Later in the fall, we understand the second of two movies about Nikolas Tesla will be shot in the Pittsburgh area.

Over the summer, a number of us worked on ultra-low budget, local projects like The Other Side, an interesting take on zombies.

This fall, two movies shot last year, Out of the Furnace and Foxcatcher will be making their debuts.