Event Recap: TNT Backstory Studio at @Northsidefest @TNTDrama @karrueche #TNTSummer #Nside

Event Recap: TNT Backstory Studio at @Northsidefest @TNTDrama @karrueche #TNTSummer #Nside

From June 7-11, 2017,  YRB attended many of the events presented by TNT during the Northside Festival in Brooklyn , New York City. These included the TNT Content Stage at the Williamsburg Hotel and TNT Backstory Studio at Kinfolk 90 .

TNT - Claws Actress Karrueche Tran

 Harnessing the raw emotional power of big stories told in intimate settings, the TNT Backstory Studio and Content Stage showcased conversations on the future of visual storytelling and speakers sounding off on technology’s impact on video, entrepreneurship and media. Featured speakers at the TNT Content Stage included: 

TNT - Drama of Dysfunction Panel


  • The legendary Jane Rosenthal of Tribeca Film;
  • Futurist and filmmaker Jason Silva;
  • Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata;
  • VR creators M ss ng P eces;
  • Buzzworthy founders of GIPHY and more.


At the TNT Backstory Studio at Kinfolk 90, festival goers had firsthand access to the latest content, people and ideas fueling the cultural conversation of storytelling.

TNT - Transforming the Content Supply Panel

TNT - Claws Actress Karrueche Tran2

TNT - Drag Queen Story Hour

TNT - Drunk Shakespeare

Creators and artists shared their unique stories using performance, food, music and fashion.A fireside chat with Jessica Bennett (author; Feminist Fight Club); a live show with Glynn Washington of Snap JudgmentClaws inspired nail salon, Drag Queen Story Hour and more.

TNT will also joined forces with performance group Little Cinema for a new cinematic show that brings to life content from premiere episodes of TNT’s new original summer slate: Animal Kingdom (returns May 30), Claws (premiering June 11) and Will (premieres July 10). Exclusive to Northside Festival, the show will infuse some of New York City’s top performing artists into a live audio-visual spectacle full of dance, special effect and emotion.

TNT - Little Cinema Intro


The TNT Backstory Studio provided complimentary services including coffee and breakfast bar, happy hour, Mad Libs bar and a Polaroid moments wall.

About TNT

TNT ranks among cable’s Top 5 networks with young adults and is home to one of cable’s most popular slate of original series, including Animal KingdomGood BehaviorThe Last ShipMajor CrimesThe Librarians and the upcoming Will, Claws, The Alienist, American Race and more. TNT also presents popular shows like ArrowSupernaturalBones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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