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Pittsburgh Film Scene

The Pittsburgh skyline is seen at night. Pittsburgh has become a popular location for the filming of major movies.

Pittsburgh has become a magnet for feature film and television production — in the past 10 years, more than 50 major movies have been filmed in the area. This boom gives students in the cinema arts department at Point Park University the opportunity to gain real-world experience just steps from campus.

In addition to hosting major productions, Pittsburgh is home to several film festivals and offers an abundance of industry-related businesses, including production studios, casting agencies and TV stations where students can intern and gain hands-on experience. Learn more about opportunities for gaining real-world experience while at Point Park.

Point Park alum Dave Hall and Unstoppable director Tony Scott.Cinema grad Dave Hall worked on the set of Unstoppable, directed by Tony Scott (left). Read Dave's story.


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Students have worked on the following films/TV productions in the Pittsburgh area:

  • Abduction (directed by John Singleton, starring Taylor Lautner)
  • Adventureland (written and directed by Greg Mottola)
  • Bridge to Nowhere (directed by Blair Underwood)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (directed by Christopher Nolan)
  • I Am Number Four (produced by Michael Bay)
  • The Kill Point (TV series with John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg)
  • Love & Other Drugs (starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway)
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (directed by Patrick Lussier)
  • Mysteries of Pittsburgh (directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber)
  • Neighborhood Narratives (collection of nine short films)
  • The Next Three Days (directed by Paul Haggis)
  • One for the Money (starring Katherine Heigl)
  • One Shot (starring Tom Cruise)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (directed by Stephen Chbosky)
  • The Road (starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron)
  • She's Out of My League (produced by Jimmy Miller)
  • Smart People (starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker)
  • Sorority Row (directed by Stewart Hendler)
  • Unstoppable (starring Denzel Washington)
  • Warrior (directed by Gavin O'Connor, starring Nick Nolte)