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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 | October 18, 2021

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

Arts and Culture | September 15, 2021

The documentary aims to bring awareness to a local community in the shadows searching for hope.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | April 23, 2021

Senior Melissa Del Rosario produced and sold "Take Out Girl" — a huge achievement and a first for a UNLV Film student.

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Arts and Culture | April 22, 2021

UNLV Opera Theatre collaborated with Nevada Conservatory Theatre and UNLV Film to produce "Sur la Table."

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Arts and Culture | April 7, 2021

Michael Lugering directs this production based on the script by Charles L. Mee.

Film In The News

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.

Ex Bulletin
September 30, 2021

Michael Tylo, an actor who appeared in soap operas All my children, General hospital, The young and the restless, The daring and the beautiful and, in his signature role of brooding wealthy archaeologist Quinton Chamberlainn on CBS Guiding light, died Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, NV. He was 73 years old.

The Washington Time
September 30, 2021

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Tylo worked as a film professor, announced that he had died on Tuesday at 73.

September 30, 2021

Michael Tylo, a soap opera actor who is known for his role as Quinton Chamberlain on Guiding Light, died on Tuesday, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) announced.

September 30, 2021

Michael Tylo, an actor who appeared on appeared on the soap operas All My Children, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and, in his signature role of the wealthy, brooding archaeologist Quinton Chamberlainn on CBS’s Guiding Light, died Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, NV, following an illness.

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.