Regarding your poignant story "Pittsburghers Reach Out to Italian Quake Victims" (Nov. 15), I'd like to add another Pittsburgh connection. In September, four students from Italy's Abruzza region enrolled at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' School of Film, Photography and Digital Media for the semester. They were studying film and video at L'Accademia dell' Immagine in L'Aquila before the earthquake devastated their school and were invited to continue their film studies elsewhere during the school's rebuilding.
The University of Pittsburgh spearheaded the effort to help these students, and UPMC covered their tuition needs. The university found support for the students' housing, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers accepted them into four classes each at our school. Each is also enrolled in one class at Pitt.
These four talented, personable students have added a great deal to the educational fabric at Filmmakers. We are honored to play a part in helping them, and we look forward to their future endeavors as filmmakers.
Director of Education