Partnerships - 31st Street Studios
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Cinelease, Inc. is the largest independent rental company in the U.S, priding itself on providing excellent customer service and top quality lighting and grip equipment, servicing thousands of feature films, television productions, commercials, music videos and pilots since its inception in 1977. The recognized leader in the entertainment industry for Lighting and Grip services, Cinelease’s success over the past 37 years is due in large part to our reputation of honesty and integrity.

Hotel Monaco

Located in the heart of the city’s bustling Golden Triangle, Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh boasts sincerely personal service, a bold, playfully unafraid design, and award-winning dining. Across 248 guestrooms, 11,300 sq ft. of meeting space and a rooftop function suite and patio with views of the city skyline, Monaco Pittsburgh serves as a captivating destination for both leisure and business travelers. Hotel Monaco’s well-loved perks include complimentary coffee and tea each morning, as well as a complimentary hosted wine hour nightly from 5pm to 6pm, featuring wines from around the world. In-room yoga mats and yoga programming, a 24-hour fitness center, and public bikes for rent make it easy to stay well on the road.

Sunbelt Rentals

With a network of more than 550 locations, Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America and services industrial, commercial and specialty contractors, as well as do-it-yourselfers. Their extensive range of general construction and industrial equipment is further broadened by the product offering of their specialty divisions. Sunbelt Rentals is committed to solving your toughest equipment challenges with the youngest and broadest rental fleet in the industry and delivers what you need, when and where you need it.

I.A.T.S.E. Local 489

I.A.T.S.E. Local 489, Motion Picture Studio Production Technicians, we are the folks that work behind the camera in the Motion Picture Industry in Pittsburgh. We represent the crew in the following departments: Animal Wranglers, Craft Service, Diving, First Aid, Greens, Grip, Lighting, Marine, Props, Scenic Paint, Set Construction, Set Decoration, Sound, Special Effects, Video and Wardrobe. We are committed to the promotion and sustained growth of the region's motion picture production industry. We are proud to present a large membership devoted to the development and implementation of professional training programs from entry level, through intermediate and advanced level training.

Teamsters Local Union 249

Teamsters Local Union 249 is a labor union that represents members working in various industries including, freight, UPS, school bus drivers, etc.

Production Security Corp

Providing Western Pennsylvania with complete comprehensive security solutions. Serving the entire State of Pennsylvania, Production Security Corp offers complete comprehensive custom security solutions for your business or venue. Whether it’s a fixed post-uniformed guard or a roaming patrol vehicle, we can provide exactly what you're looking for. We pride ourselves on being a ``Hands On`` organization and Guarantee your satisfaction with out professional approach to Security.

Hughie's Event Production Services

Since 1953, Hughie’s Event Production Services, Inc. has long been a source of quality, professional event production services and audio-visual equipment rental in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. HEPS stocks theatrical lighting and special effects equipment including static, LED, and intelligent lighting fixtures. Their video equipment provides the sharpest, clearest and brightest images possible. Audio systems are available for groups from 2 people to 20,000 people with equipment including speakers, wireless microphones and digital consoles. The décor department provides custom room transformations using fiber optic curtains, scenery, and a variety of fabric treatments. Finally, their staging department is equipped with stages, truss, rigging, and roof systems for any event.

Westin Hotel

The Westin Pittsburgh offers 616 contemporary guestrooms and signature suites featuring the legendary Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath amenities. The hotel features 24 hour room service, 10,000 square foot Westin Workout and complimentary downtown shuttle. Bill’s Bar and Burger is known for their mouthwatering classic burgers is open daily for lunch and dinner. The hotel has 23 meeting rooms and is directly connected to the convention center and Liberty Center tower featuring Class A office space. A brand new Starbucks recently opened and the hotel provides complimentary high speed internet access in each guest room.

Pittsburgh Film Office

The Pittsburgh Film Office markets the greater southwestern Pennsylvania region as a great location for movie, television and commercial productions. Since its inception in 1990, the PFO has assisted more than 124 feature films and television productions to southwestern Pennsylvania to generate an economic impact of more than $800 million for the region. To facilitate filming in the Pittsburgh area, the PFO provides information on the region, locations, vendors and crew; and coordinates government and business offices in support of a production. It also serves as a conduit for information, providing assistance to local filmmakers and the local film industry throughout the region.

Exchange Communications

Exchange Communications is the leading provider of telecom and IT services to the film and television production industry. We serve our clients' needs whatever they may be, earn their trust and treat them as family. That vision has propelled the company into a trusted partner, working with the largest and most complex productions ever made. Since 1997 Exchange has installed phone systems in every conceivable location and situation from traditional office buildings, warehouses, military installations, and even ships at sea. Our experience cannot be matched. We have offices in Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Albuquerque, and more.....


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  • Robert Morris University
  • Community College of Allegheny County