Pittsburgh Resources

Resources in and around Pittsburgh, PA, for screenwriters and filmmakers.

General Resources

Pittsburgh Film Office: Since 1990, the PFO has supported more than 100 film projects in the Pittsburgh region. [http://www.pghfilm.org]

Pittsburgh Filmmakers: A school for aspiring filmmakers and more. [http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org]

University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Program: Pitt offers some great resources for local filmmakers, beyond college courses. [http://www.filmstudies.pitt.edu]

Local Unions and Guilds

The overall guide to locals is provided and, whenever available, the Pittsburgh local. See a more complete national union list on our links to National Resources page.

Directors Guild of America Regional Councils [http://www.dga.org/The-Guild/Councils.aspx]

Dramatists Guild of America Regions [http://www.dramatistsguild.com/info/regionalupdates.aspx]

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees [http://iatse.net/about-iatse/structure-iatse] with “locals” by region and craft, the IA should be contacted directly to determine jurisdiction [http://iatse.net/member-resources/local-union-directory]. In Pittsburgh, Local 489 [https://www.iatse489.org] provides general IA representation and can guide producers to the correct locals for crafts. There are 20 IA locals with various craft jurisdictions in Pennsylvania, including the IA Pittsburgh Locals:

  • Local 3: Stage Employees
  • Local 489: Studio Mechanics, General Membership
  • Local 627: Mixed Crafts, General
  • Local 787: (Theatrical) Wardrobe
  • Local 820: Television Broadcasting Studio Employees
  • Local 862: Treasurers & Ticket Sellers

SAG-AFTRA Locals [http://www.sagaftra.org/locals] and Ohio-Pittsburgh [http://www.sagaftra.org/OP]

Teamsters Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division [http://teamster.org/divisions/motion-picture-theatrical-trade]. Local 107 in Philadelphia is listed as a MP&T affiliate by the Teamsters. Contact the national union division for Pittsburgh questions.