Archive for December, 2009


David Hollander PGH to LAX

December 15, 2009


Hollander’s a Pittsburgh-born writer-director whose new PG blog is about life and work in Hollywood. He attended Mount Lebanon High School and Sewickley Academy. A graduate of Northwestern University, Hollander served on the faculty at the USC Graduate Screenwriting program from 1995-2000.

His writing credits include creating and executive producing “The Guardian” for CBS and “Heartland” for TNT. Most recently he executive produced and co-wrote season 2 of “The Cleaner” for A&E. Hollander has performed numerous un-credited production rewrites as well, working with film makers such as Jim Sheridan, Robert Zemeckis, Dustin Hoffman and Scott Rudin. Hollander’s plays have been performed in theaters throughout the country and has received new play commissions from South Coast Repertory, The Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fund and The Second Stage Theater in New York City. He made his directoral debut with 2009’s “Personal Effects” starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates.


Make your life wonderfuller

December 14, 2009

jimmy stewart

It’s a Wonderful Life – FREE

Please bring a non-perishable food item. We are collecting for the East End Cooperative Ministry.

Bring your family to see the Christmas classic on the BIG screen! Everyone is familiar with the story of George Bailey, a small town guy with big dreams. George (Jimmy Stewart) has spent most of his life helping others, sometimes at the cost of his own happiness. A guardian angel shows George what life in his hometown would’ve been like if he had never been born. This was Stewart’s favorite film. (Frank Capra; USA; 1946; 129 min)

Regent Square Theater – 1035 S.Braddock Ave, Pgh 15218
Fri 12/18 – 8:00
Sat 12/19 & Sun 12/20 – 5:00, 8:00
Mon 12/21 & Tue 12/22 – 8:00


Get yer audio on, Dec 12

December 3, 2009

Pro-Tools Basics Workshop

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
10 am – 2 pm
Instructor: Nicole Skeltys

Pro-Tools is still the industry standard for soundtrack production and post-production. Whether you have taken the plunge and bought an entry level (LE) Pro-Tools system, or whether you are still trying to decide which sound editing platform is the best for your film projects, this workshop will help you out. Nicole Skeltys grew up (digitally speaking) using versions of Pro-Tools for her TV and film work over the years. The fastest way to get across a new software platform is for someone to show you how to do it. Nicole will show you Pro-Tools basics for three hours then hang around and help you out some more if you are really keen.

$40 Members, $60 Non-Members
To register: call Jasdeep Khaira, 412-681-5449 x246, or email

Instructor Nicole Skeltys is an Australian musician, composer and producer who has released eleven albums of her own music (including on major labels), in styles ranging from electronica to psychedelic folk, rock and country. Along the way, she has also written songs and soundtracks for film, TV and theatre – from world beats for Lonely Planet TV travel series to chamber music atmospheres for Parisian fashion shows.