Thursday, January 23, 2014::Pittsburgh film project's tax-credit nail-biter has happy ending
A Pittsburgh film project with Russell Crowe nearly went south on Thursday, with a threat to pull out of Pennsylvania and head to New Orleans or Atlanta because the state wanted to dole out film tax-credit money over several years instead of in one lump sum.
Thursday, January 16, 2014::Diesel, Crowe projects among 4 movies expected to shoot in Pittsburgh
Those projects, along with three other feature films, two television series and a mini-series, are all eying the region, said Keezer, who expects a busy 2014 for movie-making in the region this year but emphasized an ever-present big if.
That would be if there are enough available film tax credits to attract them all here for a program capped at $60 million for fiscal 2013.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013::‘Mayor of Hell’ Asks Oscar Voters to Remember ‘Out of the Furnace’
At 6 feet 8 and 320 lbs., John Fetterman isn’t your average politician. Back in 2005, the mayor of Braddock, Pa., inked the town’s zip code, 15104, on his left forearm. Since then, he has tattooed the dates of every murder committed in the small industrial town on the underside of his right arm. Braddock also happens to be the location of Scott Cooper’s new film, “Out of the Furnace.”
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