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The second Pitch Fest Tucson will be a two-day event in which scriptwriters hone their pitches with the advice of film industry professionals. The winning prospective filmmaker gets face-time with a Hollywood producer. Read more»

F. Miguel Valenti, Lincoln Professor of Ethics at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, said Arizona’s withering film industry not only limits internship opportunities for students but also prevents new workers from rebuilding the industry.

Reviving tax credits used to lure movie productions to Arizona – and expanding the program to include other forms of multimedia – would make Arizona more competitive with states such as New Mexico that offer such incentives, supporters say. Read more»

'Goats' stars David Duchovny and the desert

Directed and produced by Christopher Neil in his first feature film, the story of "Goats" is based on former Tucsonan Mark Poirier’s 2001 novel. The film features a guest appearance by the Sonoran Desert. Read more»

Interviews with John Huppenthal, state superintendent of public instruction, plus Shelli Hall of the Tucson Film Office, TREO's David Welsh and historian Ken Scoville. Read more»