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Pittsburgh Region

  • The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
    Hey, Teens! Check out The Labs @ CLP! The Labs are digital media labs - free spaces for teenagers to geek out at the Library! The Labs has some great filmmaking equipment and mentors to help you learn how to use it!
  • CMU Entertainment Technology Center
    A computer science and fine arts research center based at Carnegie Mellon University performing research in interactive multimedia.
  • CNN Money: Pittsburgh reinvents itself as the new Hollywood
    "Once known for its steel mills and smog, Pittsburgh is fast becoming the Tinseltown of the East. A generous film tax credit, coupled with the region's diverse landscape and skilled labor unions, have made the city a hot destination for recent productions -- and the firms that cater to them." (August 7, 2012)
  • Duquesne University: Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts
    Learn to design and implement multimedia for distribution via any medium including; CD-ROM, DVD, and the World Wide Web.
  • IATSE Local 489: Studio Mechanics of Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Representing Motion Picture Technicians, Craftspersons, and Artisans of the Greater Pittsburgh Area and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
    One of the largest and oldest independent media arts center in the country; committed to the advancement of artistic excellence in film, video, photography and digital media through programs in education, equipment access, community outreach and exhibition.
  • Pittsburgh Film Office
    Working to encourage movie production companies to use Pittsburgh as a shooting location.
  • Pennsylvania Film Office (
    A state agency that works to attract and facilitate the production of motion pictures, television, films and commercials here in Pennsylvania.
  • Pittsburgh Film Workers' Association
    meets once monthly at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Building on Melwood
  • Point Park University: Cinema & Digital Arts
    Offers progrmas leading to a B.A. in Cinema Production, a B.A. in Screenwriting, and a B.A. in Digital Arts.
  • Steeltown Entertainment Project
    The Steeltown Entertainment Project connects entertainment professionals, with Southwestern Pennsylvania (SWPA) ties, to projects, people and partnerships in order to support and invest in the socially and commercially significant film and media industry of the Pittsburgh region.
  • The Talent Group
    A talent agency representing both union and nonunion actors and models.
  • University of Pittsburgh: Film Studies
    The Film Studies Program offers interdisciplinary courses in history, aesthetics, theory, production of cinema, and critical studies, and, by special arrangement with Pittsburgh Filmmakers, courses in film, video, and photography production at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Viewpoint Production Services
    Professional Audio and Equipment Rental and Mobile Production Services Company. Mt. Nebo Road, Pittsburgh, PA

United States

  • American Film Institute Conservatory
    The AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles trains aspiring film and videomakers in a conservatory environment, providing a curriculum that enables Fellows to concentrate solely on the art and craft of the moving image. AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies offers an MFA in Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.
  • Film Underground
    provides practical and relevant articles on moviemaking, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of story-telling. Affiliated with Northwest Film School.
  • Filmmaker Magazine
    A publication for the independent filmmaker from the Independent Feature Project.
  • Independent Feature Project
    The IFP is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated resources, information and avenues of communication for its members: independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts.
  • Yahoo! Filmmaking
    Links to web resources of use to the independent filmmaker.