In The News: Department of Film
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.
If you go to see a movie at Regal Cinemas in the next month, you may see work from local students at UNLV. The university tweeted that their team of Fine Arts film students won the Coca Cola Regal Films ‘Social Media Campaign award’ during the 2019 contest.
If you’ve gone to the movie theater in the last month, you may have seen the work of UNLV Film students.
As we celebrate the holiday season, Prof. Kevin Ostoyich shares the story of the risks one family took to save a young girl from the Holocaust.
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.
Filmmakers from around the country are filling the city for the 12th annual Las Vegas Film Festival that kicks off Sunday.
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.