The Tribeca Creators Market - in partnership with Indeed, a leading hiring platform that champions opportunity - serves as a one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary industry pitch market for select emerging creators within the feature film, short form, episodic, immersive, game, and podcast space to discuss new projects with an array of companies and influential industry leaders. The Creators Market exists as a pillar of Tribeca’s commitment to supporting storytellers in all stages of their careers, with a strong emphasis on diversity of creators and forms of storytelling, providing industry with a group of fresh and provocative voices.
As a festival dedicated to empowering storytellers and built on the intersection of art and activism, the Tribeca Festival recognizes and respects the mission of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in facilitating access and fair compensation for writers in the entertainment industry. We fully support their negotiations to secure a fair agreement for their members. We have reviewed all the festival programs with the WGA strike rules in mind, and in our review, determined that the Tribeca Creators Market might not comply with these rules. In light of this, we have taken steps to modify the program for 2023, and the event will no longer involve an industry presence. Tribeca Festival consulted with the WGA and legal counsel and has verified that the modified program is in compliance with the WGA Strike Rules.
As a pivot, we have designed an invigorating and informative collaborative workshop format for the 2023 Creators Market—a day of mentorship and conversation wherein our Creator teams will come together to discuss their projects with one another as well as with creative mentors.