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Pittsburgh Native Michael Keaton Accepts Position at CMU

Keaton has accepted the university’s invitation to become a visiting scholar for the Entertainment Technology Center.


It’s quite possible visitors to CMU might spot actor, comedian, producer and Coraopolis native Michael Keaton roaming around the campus.

Keaton has agreed to become a visiting scholar for the University’s Entertainment Technology Center.

What that means, specifically, was not spelled out in the announcement on ETC’s website

"There's nothing definite as of yet — he’s pretty busy in general and with the latest film — but we hope to have him visiting at least once a year or so to critique projects and work with students," said Drew Davidson, director and teaching professor at ETC, to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Keaton’s latest project is “Spotlight,” a movie about the Boston Globe’s uncovering of a child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. It also stars Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci, according to IMDb.  Release is set for sometime next year.

As we reported earlier, Keaton’s latest release, “Birdman,” has a lot of critics predicting  he will earn a Best Actor Oscar nomination.



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