- "Once literally the back lot of Richards Majestic Studio at the pinnacle of their creative output when they still made watchable movies, Backlot City is now mainly a shopping district that sells overpriced products to white people...which is pretty much all that Richard Majestic movies do these days anyway."
- ―GTAV digital manual
Backlot City is a complex of offices, sound stages and sets. Sound stages take up most of the space, while the center of the complex features an outdoor set dressed to look like a European seaside city. The outdoor set is filled with cameras, lighting, and sound equipment, while the remainder of the area features trailers, craft services trucks, and other paraphernalia related to the film business. Flashing red lights indicate studios in use, though they cannot be entered. The people in the area are also associated with film, including actors in costume and technicians working on equipment. The City has its own security guards and, initially, the player can receive a two-star wanted level for trespassing. However, after completing Mr. Richards, the player can come and go as he or she pleases. Backlot City had a population of 221 as of 2013.
The neighborhood is based on Culver City, whilst the Studio building itself is based on Paramount Pictures' studio.
Places of interest
- One Letter Scrap
- One Health Pack - next to a trailer at the east central entrance.
- One Spaceship Part - On a balcony in the Richards Majestic Productions movie set.
- When switching to Michael, he may be seen attempting to direct a film with his son Jimmy. Amusingly, Jimmy quits and walks off the set.
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