Department of Film News
The department of film offers students the exciting opportunity to study film in the heart of Las Vegas, “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Our efforts contribute to UNLV’s status as a premier metropolitan research university by adapting traditional film education values to meet the needs of individuals, communities, and industries in the 21st century.
Current Film News
The director-writer-actor, known for his "Naked Guy" role on TV, takes a queue from Orson Wells to launch podcast series with UNLV students.
Fueled by a long-time curiosity, this alumnus-turned-professor considers his role at UNLV not as a full-time job, but a full-time hobby.
Each weekly episode focuses on a different art theme.
The records span nearly a half century and focus on the billionaire's movie enterprises beginning in the late 1920s.
Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.
Film In The News
UNLV’s University Libraries and department of film received a $271,580 National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Award for their project, “Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes.” Project co-leaders Heather Addison, chair of the UNLV department of film, and Cyndi Shein, head of special collections’ technical services at UNLV Libraries, reflect on the importance of preserving the collection.
Long before he was an aviation magnate, a casino owner or a world-famous recluse, Howard Hughes was a fixture in Hollywood.
From famous films like "Casino" and "The Hangover" taking place in Las Vegas, to notable film programs at UNLV, CSN and Nevada State College, it's no doubt this city has a strong connection to the film world.
Following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in 2015, the Academy set a goal of doubling the number of diverse members by 2020 to avoid another backlash.
Aspiring filmmakers study film at UNLV.
UNLV students sitting in Professor Brett Levner's classroom learn the ins and outs of building a film crew. Beyond the pen and paper, the students have big dreams of breaking into the film industry.