In The News: Department of Film

Nevada Business
July 1, 2019

Nevada offers more than tax incentives. Our natural advantages include desert landscapes and sunny days perfect for filming and snow and mountains in Northern Nevada. In addition, the Las Vegas Strip could have been made for movies with the glamour and number of entertainers both performing in Las Vegas and making it home.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 29, 2019

Filmmakers from around the country are filling the city for the 12th annual Las Vegas Film Festival that kicks off Sunday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 5, 2019

UNLV student filmmakers Nicolle Petersen and Lily Campisi are on the verge of blanketing movie screens in ways never achieved by any blockbuster — not even the ones starring superheroes, Jedis or sparkly vampires.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 16, 2019

After 17 scripts and months of hard work, UNLV film students Lily Campisi and Nicolle Peterson figured out a screenplay that landed them a top-five spot in a nationwide competition.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 13, 2018

The 4th annual Nevada Women’s Film Festival (NWFFest) will be held March 22–25 at the Eclipse Theaters at 814 S. Third Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 15, 2017

JJ Brennan started his bachelor’s degree when Harry Truman was president and “Hopalong Cassidy” was a popular TV series.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 15, 2017

An 85-year-old man is among the UNLV students who will be graduating Saturday.

KNPR News
April 19, 2016

A woman from the suburbs of Las Vegas crosses paths with a young prostitute. That’s the basic plot of a new movie, "The Track," directed by Brett Levner.

KNPR News
April 18, 2016

A legacy of Las Vegas founding father Howard Hughes will flicker back to life Monday at UNLV.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 29, 2016

When Hunter Hopewell won a first-place award for his film "Numbskull" at the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival, he found out via email. The same email asked if he could make it to the award ceremony at the United Nations in New York City. He had to decline because there was an inconvenient ocean in the way.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 22, 2016

A forty-time award winning filmmaker at the UNLV Honors College wins the first place prize in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival! Hunter Hopewell traveled to the United Nations to receive his prize and shares what it's like to be awarded such an honor and what he plans to do after his college career.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 20, 2016

Hunter Hopewell, a 19-year-old award-winning filmmaker and a junior at UNLV's Honors College, has been awarded first place in the 14 to 18 year old category at the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.