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10/12/2017 Point Park Students Share University Experience With Their Parents at Family Weekend 2017
“This was my first time participating in Family Weekend. I was so excited to show my mom around the city so that she can see just how mesmerizing it is,” said student Princess Winder.
9/26/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daymon Long, Cinema Production Major
"I chose Point Park because I knew I wouldn’t just be a number in a room - I'd have the opportunity to have true relationships with the people who are educating me."
8/16/2017 High School Students Visit Point Park University for Sound Camp for Musicians, Filmmakers
Students explored the fundamentals of sound, audio recording and sound design for film at the 2017 Sound Camp for Musicians and Filmmakers.
8/4/2017 Behind the Scenes at WQED Multimedia with Alumni Alisyn Blackwell and Zak Boyle
Blackwell and Boyle discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success at WQED.
7/21/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Annie Brewer, Cinema Production Major
"Find what you’re skilled at, but more importantly, find what makes you happy. College is a better experience when you’re doing something you love."
4/11/2017 CBS Executives Present "Student of the Business" at Point Park University
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, executive vice president of diversity, inclusion and communications, and Fern Orenstein, senior vice president of casting, presented the workshops.
3/13/2017 Grip/Electric Workshop Exposes Students to Equipment Used on Motion Picture Film Sets
At 31st Street Studios, students checked out and demoed Arri M40's, 18K Arrimax's, Kino Flo Celeb's, Quantum's, Mole LED Fresnel's, among others.
1/20/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Kelly, Cinema Production major from Texas
"I would say to live on campus for at least your first year. It’s a great way to get to know and network with other students. It will help you get the most out of your college experience."
1/9/2017 Honors Program Students Pay it Forward Through On-Campus Volunteer Activities
During the fall semester students sponsored "Pink Feet," a series of events to increase awareness and raise money for breast cancer research — specifically for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh — raising $1,200.
12/2/2016 President Hennigan Signs Final Beam for New Pittsburgh Playhouse
"For the first time in 50 years, Point Park's entire physical campus will be in Downtown Pittsburgh," Hennigan said.
11/30/2016 Floyd Norman, Disney's First African-American Animator, Leads Master Class at Point Park
"I learned that a career in animation relies on perseverance, creativity and a deep passion for storytelling," said student Noah Ondik.
11/30/2016 Point Park University Alumni in Showbiz Reunite in Times Square for "Pittsburgh on Broadway"
"Point Park got me to Broadway by instilling a great work ethic, drive and a diversified sense of storytelling from all of my class work," said alumna Rachel Stevens.
11/28/2016 Award-Winning Actor, Writer and Director Bryan Cranston Visits Point Park University
"To be successful in this business you need talent, persistence, patience and luck," said Cranston.
11/7/2016 Animation Students Sketch Side-by-Side Rob Rogers from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Students competed in a draw-off competition to sketch a cartoon of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton alongside Rob Rogers.
10/31/2016 Black Maria Film Festival Tour Comes to Point Park
Professor John Rice's film, "The End of Blessings," will be featured Nov. 10.
10/28/2016 Student Spotlight: "The Shuffler," Funeral Services Major
Meet "The Shuffler," also known as "Mr. Shuffles" or just "Shuffles."
10/26/2016 Point Park-Bred Nevada Color Named Best Pop/Rock Band by Pittsburgh City Paper
The five-person band includes Max Kovalchuk and Adam Valen (sports, arts and entertainment management alumni), Chris Cichra and Quinn Wirth (cinema arts alumni) and Jeremy Westhead.
10/13/2016 More than 400 Family Members Visit Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh Campus for Family Weekend
Point Park University's annual Family Weekend was held Oct. 7-9 and included activities on campus and throughout Pittsburgh.
10/12/2016 Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
9/27/2016 Screenwriting Major Learns the Craft of Writing a Script and Storytelling at Point Park
"The screenwriting program at Point Park has taught me so many important, intricate details on not only the craft of writing a script, but the craft of storytelling as a whole, as well as how the cinema industry works," said Staudt.
9/13/2016 Conservatory of Performing Arts Receives National Recognition
Point Park University's Conservatory recognized by two top 10 lists.
9/6/2016 Troy Centofanto Recruits Top Talent for Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts
"Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top conservatories in the country. Having the opportunity to work with the current and future leaders of the industry is very exciting and rewarding," Centofanto said.
7/5/2016 Cinema Arts Student, Spain Native Interning for The Fred Rogers Company
"I work on children’s cartoons that air on PBS to select small clips and images for the website, transcribe videos and files from DVDs, as well as any other tasks as assigned," said Pamies.
6/21/2016 Alumni, Students Share Experiences Working and Interning During the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Meet the Point Park University School of Business alumni and students who worked or interned for the Penguins this season.
4/18/2016 People of Point Park: Jonathan Trueblood is Animating the Future
Assistant Professor Jonathan Trueblood gets the most satisfaction when his animation students take their skills into the real world.
2/14/2016 Celebrating Valentine's Day: Love Stories from Campus
Alumni couples share stories of how they met as students at Point Park University.
1/22/2016 Cinema Alumnus Alex Tracy is an Associate Producer at Method Studios in New York City
"I began producing films for Point Park during my first year in the program. That prepared me more than anything," said Tracy.
11/18/2015 Point Park's Family Weekend draws a crowd to campus, Pittsburgh for weekend of fun
This year's Family Weekend drew nearly 500 family members to Point Park from across Pennsylvania and as far away as Texas, Florida, and Illinois.
11/2/2015 Cinema Major Expands Professional Network, Gains Experience at International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival is a cinematic spectacle saturated with collaboration, entertainment and the love of cinema.
11/2/2015 Row House Cinema to Showcase Student Films
Students’ short films screen at 7 and 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 6. Tickets are $5.
10/19/2015 People of Point Park: Kevin Kauffman, '09 - Making movies in L.A.
Kevin Kauffman, '09 on producing films, life in LA, and life-long learning
9/24/2015 Fall 2015 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Check out the latest edition of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
9/15/2015 M.F.A. Students Explore Creativity and Dramatic Storytelling During Low-Residency Program
"I like the flexibility of the program and have really enjoyed the residencies. I've learned about myself, my writing and the real difference between a single story script and a pilot," said student Shirley Felder.
8/26/2015 Point Park Welcomes 18 New Full-Time Faculty
New faculty bring industry expertise and real-world experience into the classes they teach.
7/23/2015 High School Students Learn the Elements of Storytelling at Screenwriting Camp
"I learned how to enjoy the experience of writing and it's so much fun. I'm leaving this camp with two scripts to add to my portfolio," said Jonah Krause, a junior from Pine-Richland High School.
6/16/2015 2015 Cinema Grad's Photo Series 'Perception of Complexion' Gains National Attention
Brown created a stark series of photos that feature classic police mug shots of several of his fellow Point Park classmates.
5/5/2015 Women in Film and Media Awards Scholarships to Mina Hoffman and Hannah Snyder
After a review by a scholarship committee, Hoffman was selected to receive the Point Park University scholarship ($2,500) and Snyder was selected to receive the Amy Lamb scholarship ($1,000).
4/30/2015 Alumni and student win top prizes at NFFTY
Three short films won audience awards in their categories.
4/15/2015 Students' Films to Screen at Shot for Shot Festival
Seven of the 10 films screening are created by Point Park students.
3/31/2015 Internship at Sundance Film Festival Connects Students with Industry Professionals
Three freshmen and two seniors were selected as interns at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
3/31/2015 Students' Short Films to Screen at National Festival
The NFFTY festival runs April 25-28 in Seattle, Wash.
1/21/2015 Students Interning at Sundance Film Festival
Students will have access to film screenings and networking events to build relationships that can lead to jobs within the film industry.
1/15/2015 ‘The Chair’ gets Directors Guild nomination
DGA nominates director Anthony Sacco; awards ceremony is Feb. 7.
12/12/2014 Hollywood Producer Mark Canton Offers Career Insights to Cinema Students
"Point Park has such a great reputation because the cinema program is very specialized in the process of learning your craft," said Canton.
12/2/2014 2013 Alumna Heidi Schlegel Worked as a Unit Production Manager on "The Chair"
"Internships, working on other student films and working on projects that aren’t student films are all very important. Working with professionals is the best way to secure a job after graduating," said Schlegel.
11/24/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Jason Elrod, Editor, MTO Productions
"Point Park’s cinema program is one of the few in the country that allows you to start handling equipment and shooting films in your first year," said Elrod.
11/6/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Jonathan Joseph, Line Producer on "The Chair" Series
Point Park has a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on production. Being on set and having to actually produce a large amount of work while in school really helps to prepare you for real-world production.
11/6/2014 Inside the Production Office: Alumni Gain Hands-On Experience on "The Chair" Project
Cinema arts alumni Kaleigh Fitzgerald and Kaitlyn Serevicz had the opportunity to work as production office interns during the spring 2014 semester.
11/3/2014 Alumnus Landon Kijowski Describes his Role as Grip/Electrician Swing on 'The Chair'
"The education I received at Point Park gave me a well-rounded knowledge in the craft of film," said the 2013 cinema arts alumnus.
9/26/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Rebecca Markuson, Art Department Coordinator, "The Chair" Series
"The cinema program gave me the opportunity to learn a number of different roles and how each of those roles works together," said Markuson.
9/12/2014 Alumni Profile: Meet Missy Haught, Intern Coordinator, "The Chair" Series
"If you are looking for a school that will ignite your creativity and broaden your knowledge of filmmaking, film theory and film history, consider Point Park," said Haught.
9/5/2014 University-Produced Reality Series "The Chair" Debuts in Pittsburgh
Students, alumni and faculty lined the red carpet at SouthSide Works Cinema on Sept. 4 for the world premiere of "The Chair."
8/25/2014 University-Produced Series 'The Chair’ Airs Sept. 6 on Starz
More than 100 Point Park students and alumni supported the series as interns, employees and through class projects.
7/2/2014 Cinema Workshop Class Produces Short Films in London and Paris
Senior Teaching Artist John Rice and eight students explored London, Paris and Northern France at the end of the spring semester.
6/2/2014 Cinema Professors Present at Film Summit
Steve Cuden and Elise D'Haene spoke at the seminar held in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/30/2014 Nelson Chipman Speaks at Broadcast Education Association Conference
Chipman discussed Point Park's involvement on "The Chair" documentary series.
4/10/2014 Veteran Hollywood Producer Chris Moore Hosts Internship Forum with Students
More than 35 cinema students worked as interns on "The Chair" project, a new documentary series produced in part by Point Park University.
3/10/2014 Alumna Maranda Wodzinski is a Production Manager for Nancy Glass Productions
The 2009 alumna has worked for the Travel Channel and Food Network. Learn more.
2/26/2014 Students Hear First-Hand From 'Chair' Producers
Neal Dodson and Zachary Quinto spoke to students about the role creativity plays in today’s film industry.
2/12/2014 Business of Filmmaking Event Kicks Off 'The Chair' Project on Campus
Producers Chris Moore and Corey Moosa talked about how to be successful in today’s film business.
2/3/2014 'The Chair' Team Presents Filmmaking Discussion on Campus
Join us live for a special event from the producers of “The Chair,” a new documentary series based in Pittsburgh following two directors as they compete to make the best feature film from the same script and resources.
1/28/2014 Point Park University to Serve as Home to New Documentary Series
More than 100 Point Park University students and alumni from a variety of majors will support the television series and two feature films as interns, employees and through class projects.
12/3/2013 Internship Profile: Meet Animation Major Kaitlyn Colhouer, Animal Inc.
Meet Kaitlyn Colhouer, a junior majoring in animation and visual effects. Her experience in the animation program has always been engaging and fun, and has helped her realize where she wants to go in her career as an artist.
11/19/2013 New Facilities and Equipment Provide Cinema Students Hands-on Training
Work was done in the Patterson Building and in West Penn Hall to create a production and screening facility, new classrooms, computers and edit suites.
10/10/2013 Visiting Artist Cara Friez Brings Industry Experience to Cinema Program
Some of her most notable production opportunities include work for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, As the World Turns, NightTalk on PCNC and the short film Moving in Together.
6/5/2013 Point Park Professors, Student and Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
The Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in journalism in Western Pennsylvania.
5/30/2013 Assistant Professor of Screenwriting Steve Cuden Pens "Beating Broadway"
Assistant Professor Steve Cuden's new book, "Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations," published in April.
5/22/2013 2012 Cinema Alumni Working on Second Short Film, Front Galley
2012 cinema arts alumni Mark Christian and Madeline Puzzo co-wrote their second film, Front Galley.
5/22/2013 Cinema Alumnus' Short Film Awarded Second Prize at Steeltown Film Factory Competition
2004 alumnus Glenn Syska's short film, "The Sketch," earned second prize at the 2013 Steeltown Film Factory competition.
5/22/2013 Intercollegiate Film Fest Showcases Point Park Student Filmmakers
Seven of the 12 official selections in the first annual Shot for Shot: Student Film Festival feature the work of Point Park students.
10/15/2009 Student film draws buzz at festivals
The short film "The Heart of a Bee," a film created by Point Park University students, is being shown at the Rogue and Midwest 3-Minute film festivals.

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