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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...

Celebrating Len DiNaples

Join us this Friday, December 2nd from 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m as we celebrate Len's life. Stop by any time between 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest. You will have an opportunity to meet Len's family and sign a memory...

DEC Special Make-Up Effects Graduate Quickly Builds a Huge List of Credits

DEC graduate Steven Brent Adkins who now resides in Sherman Oaks, California graduated from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects Program at Douglas Education Center (DEC) in Monessen, PA in 2009. He specialized in Animatronics and Airbrushing. After graduation Adkins secured employment at some of the...

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...

David Wayne Plunkett – DEC Alumni

On April 3, 2015, at his home in Rock Hill, SC, David Wayne Plunkett was gravely injured when a propane gas container exploded.  Chelsea, his wife and the mother of their 14-month old daughter, Catherine, had been in the kitchen when David had gone outside, saying...

Poker Night in America Visits DEC

Thank you to Poker Night in America for bringing out Poker Pros - Greg Mueller and Gavin Smith today to get Zombied! DEC students Thomas Cassidy and Reed Cesare produced the prosthetic make-ups for the show! ...

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...

New Student Lounge is Great Place for Students to Relax, Study

There is a new spot on the Douglas Education Center campus for students to relax, study, and grab a bite to eat. The Student Lounge is located in the Young building next to the Van Keulen Complex on Schoonmaker Ave. The entrance to the Student...

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