George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program

LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTOR GEORGE A. ROMERO PASSES AWAY AT AGE 77

MONESSEN, PA, July 17, 2017 – The legendary director of “Night of the Living Dead” and program signator of “George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program” at Douglas Education Center (DEC) in Monessen has passed away at age 77. Romero’s success began in 1968, when he wrote and...

Meet Aeyron Moore – Douglas Education Graduate

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Aeyron Moore Douglas Education Center Graduate of Filmmaking Program   When director and cinematographer Aeyron Moore visited DEC in 2008, he knew immediately that this was the school where he wanted to learn his craft. "The facilities they have created rivaled most of the other schools...

Great Partnerships with Great People

NPV Productions, LLC is an award winning high definition video production company located in Monroeville, PA. Owner Nick Padezan started NPV Productions 25 years ago. Before starting his production business, Nick studied film and video production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, offered through the University of Pittsburgh. But, he...

Meet Jonathan Patrick Hughes – Recent Douglas Education Graduate

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Jonathan Patrick Hughes Douglas Education Center - Digital Film Factory Program Graduate – January 2015 Jonathan Patrick Hughes is a director and writer, known for Empty (2014) and Apartment 1109 (2013).  He is also a recent graduate of Douglas Education Center’s Digital Film Factory Program and...

Savini and Factory Graduate Finding Success in Many Ways!

2015 was quite a year for Douglas Education Center graduate Jason Baker. He had his creative hand in so many projects that the list seems never ending. From editing movies, touring with a rock band, and producing a movie, he has been so busy, but...

DEC Factory Graduates find Success in Acting

As children, we have many hopes and dreams of what we want to do when we get older - being a doctor, a police officer, a chef. Those hopes and dreams can change numerous times, until we have to really think about what it is...

Factory Digital Filmmaking Graduate Rick Nelson enjoying Career Success

In a suburb of Pittsburgh, making movies with the neighborhood kids is where you would find Douglas Education Center Factory Digital Filmmaking Program graduate Rick Nelson when he was young. His interest in making movies started at the age of eight when his grandmother and...

Alumni Success: Will Hartman

The transition from school to real world can be one that causes much anxiety. When students graduate they are faced with so many ideas of what the world is going to be like, how they are going to live, and where they are going to...

Factory Graduate Plays Supporting Role on STARZ Series “The Chair”

The Pittsburgh region has had its fair share of big Hollywood productions in recent years. Films such as The Dark Knight Rises, Jack Reacher, and Out of the Furnace have brought a lot of attention to Western Pennsylvania. Due to advantageous tax breaks and diverse...

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