Check out Barb Vancheri’s great article about Eric Gold, a Pittsburgh native turned Hollywood pro! Learn about his time in Pittsburgh, his advice to budding screenwriters, and Mr. Gold’s interest in a musical inspired by Tupac Shakur, amongst other things! Click here to read more!
Pittsburgh Meets Hollywood:The Writer’s Pitch
Saturday March 17, 2012
11:00 AM (Doors Open at 10:30 AM)
The University of Pittsburgh (Frick Fine Arts Building)
- $5: Student ID
- $15: General Admission
Get your SEAT BEFORE WE SELL OUT! (Seating is Limited and ALL events Last Year SOLD OUT!)
The event will kick off with the Pittsburgh premiere of the charming and funny short film “The Pre Nup”, written by and starring Marcy Kaplan and produced by Eric Gold.
As headlines increasingly ask, “Is Pittsburgh the New Hollywood?, come hear about what it takes to make it in the film and television business industry from top entertainment professionals.
Watch as the quarter-finalists of this year’s Steeltown Film Factory Competition compete to win up to $30,000 to make their short film!
Click here to see the list of finalists and their scripts!
Selected from a record number of submissions, they will pitch their script ideas on stage and face our panel of industry professionals:
Eric L. Gold, a Pittsburgh native who went on to become one of Hollywood’s foremost talent managers. Gold has helped guide the careers of Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres and many others.
Marcy Kaplan, who has starred in many TV shows from “Jag” to “Days of Our Lives” and who also ran a highly regarded “talent showcase” in Hollywood for 8 years.
Asher Garfinkel, president of Readers Unlimited, a Hollywood readers service that has worked with many major studios and production companies.
Also, read the recent article “4-star film studio coming to Strip District” at the Post-Gazette website!