Who We Are


OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to celebrate cinema and preserve the single-screen theater experience. As operated by the Friends of the Hollywood Theater, we engage our community as a cultural and economic anchor with innovative and diverse programming.


STAFF

Joseph Morrison, Operations Manager
Contact: manager@thehollywooddormont.org

Joseph Morrison received his BA in Radio-Television-Film from Temple University in 1989 and has been working in the media arts ever since. Spending time as a manager at both PCTV, the public access channel in Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, he has also produced, directed, and edited numerous films and videos for a variety of non-profit agencies in the city. He currently is co-partner with Lindsay Woge at Fresh Heirlooms, and Operations Manager at the Hollywood where he is fulfilling his life-long love of film.
Trent Joynson, Box Office Assistant

Trent started volunteering at the Hollywood Theater in 2013 as part of a community service program. After graduating from Keystone Oaks High School in 2015, Trent pursued an employment opportunity with the Theater as he pursues a degree in Cyber Forensics and Information Security from Robert Morris University.
Todd Ament, Projectionist

Todd began his career as a projectionist in 1997 and has run the show at countless theaters in the region, including the Carmike 10, all 3 former Showcase Cinema locations, and Dormont's own Cinema 4 (formerly the South Hills Theater). Todd's hard work at restoring the change-over projection system and late nights beside the projectors running The Rocky Horror Picture Show give him a special place in the Theater's history. He is also the owner, operator, and custodian of the Riverside Drive In in Vandergrift, helping to keep the drive in experience alive since 2005. Learn more about the Riverside Drive In at http://www.riversidedrivein.com/.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Koontz, President

Having been raised a couple boroughs over in Castle Shannon, Kevin first visited the Hollywood in 2009. Since then, he has spent countless hours in the depths of the theater, trying to stay ahead of its aging infrastructure and making improvements everyone can enjoy. Somewhere along the line, he found the time to earn his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Scott Jackson, Vice President

Scott Jackson has an extensive background in management having managed services of horticultural services company, a restaurant, and several office supply companies. He is a Buffalo State College, grad. When not at the theater, Scott can be found at a Pittsburgh Pirates game, drinking beer, reading Kurt Vonnegut books, or watching Jim Jarmusch films.
Susan Mazur, Treasurer

Susan Mazur has lived in Dormont since 1998. She specializes in nonprofit (non-tax related) accounting and has worked the past seven years for a local company providing bookkeeping/controller services and nonprofit consulting. Her clients have been diverse, from budding nonprofits to thriving small businesses, and she cares deeply about providing Pittsburgh nonprofits with the support they need to fulfill their missions. She also volunteers her time as a financial and management consultant with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit management, working with nonprofits to develop their accounting processes and is passionate about helping her clients develop sound financial and board governance policies.
Monique Fontaine, Secretary

Monique Fontaine grew up in Dormont, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a certificate in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a financial analyst at Allegheny Valley School and also serves on the board for the Dormont Historical Society as the Facebook page administrator and the Dormont Democratic Committee, where she is secretary. Monique remembers swimming at Dormont Pool, sled riding in the park, and watching movies at both of Dormont’s movie theaters in her youth. She wants future Dormonters to have the same experiences.
Annette Bassett

Annette is a third generation Pittsburgher, except for a 15-year sojourn in California, the land of movies. Her mother used to walk up the big hill from Banksville Road to see Shirley Temple films at the Hollywood. Annette remembers the first movie she ever saw (“Babes in Toyland,” with the Funicello Annette). She also has fond memories of staying up late to watch Chiller Theatre with her dad. Annette has worked as a newspaper and radio reporter, and as a fundraiser and grant writer. She lives, often with her young adult progeny, just over the McFarland Road border in Mt. Lebanon. Favorite films include All About Eve, The Thin Man, and S.O.B., an obscure ‘80s comedy. She is still trying to decide whether Joseph Cotten, William Powell, or Gene Kelly was meant to be her soul mate.
Rich Dalzotto

Co-owner of South Hills Financial Group (50 years in business, co-owner for 20 years), Rich has 20 years of sales, development, financial planning, and investment experience. A past president of the Upper St. Clair Jaycees, Rich has been a member of the Variety Club and the Bethel Park Rotary and is a Special Olympics volunteer. He also has been a board member of Peters Township Chamber of Commerce, and committee member of the Dapper Dan Ray Mansfield event.
M.A. Jackson

M.A. Jackson grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh where she regularly attended the Hollywood, South Hills, and Denis theaters. She earned a bachelors degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently the Senior Library Assistant at Mt. Lebanon Library. Previously she was the associate editor at Mt. Lebanon magazine and has been a contributing writer to Carnegie Museums Magazine and The Sylvanian. During her two terms as president of the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon, M.A. successfully established a History Center and oversaw all operations of the society. She is a former Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy board member. She thinks every movie is better when viewed from the balcony with a big bucket of buttered popcorn!