The Tribeca Studios Backlot will bring a neighborhood street to life with all of the classic elements of filmmaking on location in New York City: lights, cameras, and ACTION. Unlike the “closed set” status of most film location shoots, this experience is OPEN to all to learn, experience and enjoy the wide range of elements that go into creating a film production. 2015 event participants and partners include:

Meet AeroCine, New York's only drone company, who flies Hollywood-grade cameras on custom designed & built multi-rotor heavy-lift UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). AeroCine is the first drone company in the world to fly a fully equipped stereoscopic Red Cam setup and the only to ever fly an ARRI ALEXA camera. Come down to the Backlot to see how they fly these incredible drones!

The Animation Chefs
Using iPads and various media, the Animation Chefs help kids as young as Pre-K bring to life their creativity. Teaching young kids the entire process of making an animated film of their own, they have inspired thousands of young filmmakers to use mobile devices for productive, creative media projects.

Kids can visit The AUTOMATIC STUDIOS “Pop Up Studio” and experience working on a real movie set! They can go behind the scenes and operate camera equipment and lights or jump in
front of the camera and fly through the air on our green screen!  Ages 7 and Up

Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME)
The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) will be on location, celebrating the record-breaking number of episodic television programs and films shooting in NYC by inviting festivalgoers to have their picture taken in front of the “Made in NY” step and repeat.  Attendees will also be able to purchase official “Made in NY” branded apparel which will be available on site.

Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 “On Location” Film Experience:
Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 with the help of James Leavey and Thomas O’Donnell will be on site with a High End Star Trailer and a Hair and Make-Up Trailer – furnished by Haddad’s and David Haddad; A Camera Car accompanied by Action Camera Cars’ Ultimate Arm and E-Bike Electric Camera Motorcycle – furnished by Action Camera Cars and Owen Holland. Come down to the Tribeca Studios Backlot and experience what it’s really like to work “On Location” in New York City. 

Tribeca VIP “Red Carpet” Photo Op
Festivalgoers will be invited to walk the Tribeca Studios Backlot red carpet and pose next to Fathead Stand Out™ Cut Outs of recognizable athletes and entertainment personalities.

Create your own screenplay with Writopia, where published fiction writers and produced playwrights run fun, productive creative writing workshops for kids ages 2 to 21.