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BRIDGING PGH &|THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY|SINCE 2003

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Forging a vibrant and sustainable entertainment industry in Pittsburgh.

Steeltown Entertainment Project strengthens industry connections, educates youth, discovers talent and pioneers innovative models to support production in Pittsburgh. We do this to forge a vibrant and sustainable entertainment industry in Pittsburgh.

Steeltown was born out of the first Pittsburgh Entertainment Summit in 2003. The summit revealed the potential of Southwestern Pennsylvania to create a regional entertainment industry as a significant economic driver, attracting jobs and talent in the region for years to come.

Since then, Steeltown has helped to grow a regional entertainment sector by:

  • Supporting and developing new and seasoned talent through training, experiential learning, apprenticeship, intern and mentoring efforts;
  • Connecting top industry professionals, many with Pittsburgh roots, to drive film and television projects to the region;
  • Incubating marketable entertainment products through a joint venture with WQED known as the Pittsburgh Innovative Media Incubator;
  • Developing successful models of investment with Hollywood partners to create jobs, return residuals and provide seed funding for future investments.

HOW WE SUPPORT PITTSBURGH’S ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

MENTOR TALENT WITHIN PITTSBURGH

We know that the new generation of Pittsburgh has talent. Our development pathway focuses on training and mentoring emerging filmmakers and film workers. We start with high school students, but we don’t stop there. We make sure that every passionate Pittsburgher has the right tools to start a career in Pittsburgh’s growing entertainment industry.

SUPPORT PROJECTS MADE IN & ABOUT PGH

We know that Pittsburgh has plenty of stories to tell. We encourage and foster community within the region’s independent filmmakers. We provide comprehensive vocational support to this community. We provide support for a wide variety of independent projects – from short films to web series. We make sure that Pittsburgh is ready for its closeup.

CONNECT FILMMAKERS IN PGH

We know that everyone remembers a Pittsburgher. We utilize our vast network of industry professionals in and from Pittsburgh to capitalize on the entertainment industry’s changing landscape. We facilitate connecting, convening and mentoring amongst Pittsburghers. We make sure that innovation remains a driving force in Pittsburgh’s entertainment industry.

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