Startup Backlot @ Mass Media Expo

Call for Entries

Saturday November 4th at WGBH Boston

Startup Backlot is an initiative to award media-focused startup companies the opportunity to exhibit at MASS MEDIA EXPO on Saturday November 4th at WGBH Boston, at no cost, in an enthusiastic and supportive environment. We are looking for early stage companies with exciting new ideas, products, apps, platforms or services that intersect with film, television, web media and allied industry sectors.

The goal is for local startups to increase their visibility, receive feedback, and foster connections to a broad range of film and media industry professionals – while offering Expo attendees the chance to see some of the freshest ideas in media innovation. 

Mass Media Expo

Mass Media Expo is the region’s premier annual exhibition and conference for the film and media industry. The Expo is anchored by the exhibition of over 50 creative companies, products, suppliers and services –alongside a forum of keynote talks, panels, and film screening events. The Expo is attended by over 500 industry members throughout the day. 

How to Apply

Massachusetts Production Coalition offers a short application to be considered for Startup Backlot. Selected companies are awarded space and accommodations to exhibit in the Startup Backlot at Mass Media Expo on Nov 4th. 


The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 25th. All applicants will be notified if they have been selected. 


David Hartman
Director | Massachusetts Production Coalition