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Creativity Realized

in Television, Film, and Advertising

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The Specialists LTD was founded in 1981, in New York, NY, to support filmmakers, artists and NYC’s creative community. Over the last four decades, our company has continued to grow and evolve, adding talented artists and craftsmen to our team, and introducing new technologies and processes to the industry. Today, we are the East Coast’s leading supplier of fabrication, graphics and props, providing services for film & television, live theater & events, advertising & experiential marketing, art & architecture, and more.

The foundation of our company is our collective experience and knowledge gained from decades in the industry, and our enthusiasm for experimentation and problem solving. We offer state-of-the-art 3D printing, microcontroller programming, and CNC machining alongside old-world crafts like mold-making, sculpting and blacksmithing. Our team of fabricators has a wide range of expertise, with backgrounds in engineering, graphic design, art, filmmaking and programming. With our 60,000 square foot facility in Queens, we have the space and resources to work with a wide range of materials, processes and machines.


Origin Story Isolation Tank

The Netflix show Marvel’s Luke Cage is one of our favorite shows, and we were thrilled to build the isolation tank that tells Luke’s origin story of how he came to get his superpowers.


Super Bowl LII "Dream Big, Kid" Ad

For the “Dream Big, Kid” spot which features a young boy who dreams he’s won a series of sporting events, The Specialists LTD created a super lightweight version of the PGA Trophy.