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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

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

Advertisements for The Outlaw on display as part of the "Script to Screen" exhibit in Lied Library.
UNLV History | September 8, 2022

The "Script to Screen: The Howard Hughes Film Production Records" exhibit on display in the Flo Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of Lied Library.

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Arts and Culture | September 7, 2022

This 87-minute heist film stars Eric Roberts, Nate Bynum, Antonio Fargas, and late UNLV film professor Michael Tylo. Professor Francisco Menendez directs.

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Arts and Culture | May 18, 2022

Theatre MFA candidate Skylar Schock and theatre and film professor Adam Paul executive produce the event, an evening of stand-up comedy, followed by a talk-back with the comics aimed at opening up conversation and sharing resources for mental health.

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Arts and Culture | April 15, 2022

This special evening with the professional stuntwoman and former nationally-ranked gymnast is free and open to the public.

 

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Arts and Culture | March 1, 2022

Riot in Bloom will be directed by film professor Brett Levner in the summer/fall of 2022 with the help of UNLV Film students and local film community.

Film In The News

Broadway World
April 13, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers the College of Fine Arts, one of the largest fine arts colleges in the nation.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 7, 2022

A fast-growing video production company is preparing to bring a bit of Hollywood to Las Vegas.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 25, 2021

After a devastating accident on a movie set where a gun shot and killed a director, local filmmakers are sharing the safety protocols they take when a weapon is on set.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 25, 2021

It’s raising questions on how could someone be killed with a prop gun?

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 1, 2021

Michael Tylo, an accomplished film and TV actor who was a professor and dean at UNLV, has died. He was 72.

USA Today
September 30, 2021

Soap opera veteran Michael Tylo has died at the age of 72.

Recent Film Accomplishments

April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education…
November 30, 2020
Stefani Relles (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and Charles Burmeister (Film) are involved in a documentary film project, "Mattering in the Margins: Skateboarders’ Stories of Mental Health Challenges and Opportunities." The project will involve producing a documentary using cinematic methods that were developed at UNLV with funding…
November 3, 2020
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones (both Music), Louis McDonald (Art History), Olga Townsend (BFA student), Francisco Menendez (Film), Adam Paul (Theatre), Joshua Vermillion (Architecture), Phil Zawarus (Landscape Architecture), Sean Slattery, Michael Fong (both Art), Gil Kaupp (Music Technology), Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies), and…
October 6, 2020
Francisco Menendez (Film) recently won the CILECT Teaching Award for 2020. The inauguration will be held online at the organization's general assembly Nov. 13. The non-profit association known as the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) was formed at Cannes in May 1955, with the participation of…
August 4, 2020
Diana Eden (Film) is the author of the book Stars in Their Underwear: My Unpredictable Journey from Broadway Dancer to Costume Designer for Some of Hollywood's Biggest Stars. It chronicles her life as a costume designer for Las Vegas shows and Hollywood TV and films. Su Kim Chung of UNLV Libraries' Special Collections & Archives, facilitated…
May 4, 2020
Brett Levner (Film) received the 2020 CSUN Faculty Achievement Award for the College of Fine Arts. The award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events.