Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lights, Camera, Action a New Leader at Pgh Filmmakers/center for Arts

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lights, Camera, Action a New Leader at Pgh Filmmakers/center for Arts

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Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts has a new leader, Germaine Williams, who should be able to hit the ground running when he begins the job Jan. 23. Although the group has been through a turbulent period, it rebounded nicely during the past year. Mr. Williams is well positioned to help it achieve more progress.

Through its various roles - such as operating film and arts schools, co-sponsoring the Three Rivers Film Festival and screening films at three venues - Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts occupies an important niche in the city's arts community. Especially important is its work to nurture and showcase local talent.

A year ago, the organization was foundering. Executive director Charlie Humphrey, who over decades guided its expansion and growth in quality, resigned. …

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