American Cinema Editors
ACE-To advance the art and science of the film editing profession.
Art Directors Guild
ADG-We are art directors, graphic artists, illustrators, matte artists, model makers, production designers, scenic artists, set designers, and title artists.
The Audio Engineering Society
AES-Standards bring the industry’s engineering teams together to facilitate new technologies, improve performance and ensure interoperability.
The Association of Motion Picture Sound
AMPS-Creative and technical excellence in the UK Film, Television and Game Sound industry since 1989.
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
AMPTP-Since 1982, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has been the trade association responsible for negotiating virtually all industry-wide guild and union contracts, including those with American Federation of Musicians (AFM); Directors Guild of America (DGA); International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); Laborers Local 724; Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA); Teamsters, Local #399; and Writers Guild of America (WGA) among others.
American Society of Cinematographers
ASC-The ASC vision committee encourages and supports the underrepresented cinematographers, their crews and other filmmakers.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 875,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Association of Talent Agents
ATA-Since 1937, the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) has been and remains the official trade association of talent agencies across the U.S., responsible for legislation, advocacy and negotiating agency franchise agreements with the major entertainment guilds, including SAG, AFTRA (SAG-AFTRA), WGA, DGA, and AEA. ATA’s collective voice provides strong and effective advocacy for its members in matters relating to the talent-agency business.
Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematography and Theatre Union
BECTU-BECTU is the independent trade union for those working in the media and entertainment industries. These include broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas.
International Moving Image Society
IMIS-The International Moving Image Society (IMIS) is a worldwide community of members across all the moving image industries. We have members across the globe.
British Society of Cinematographers
BSC-The British Society of Cinematographers is an educational, social and professional organisation. Since its formation in 1949, its prime objective has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography. Our membership, which is by invitation only, comprises of some of the most talented Directors of Photography and Camera Operators in the United Kingdom. It also encompasses many distinguished friends and patrons from the film and television industry.
Cinema Audio Society
CAS-The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of fostering community among mixers, educating and informing the general public and the motion picture and television industry about good and effective sound usage, and to achieve deserved recognition for sound mixers as major contributors to the field of entertainment.
Costume Directors Guild
CDGA-From the CDGA to featured members and their latest projects, we work diligently to make changes in our community and environment. We keep you informed of progress, endeavors, and the latest happenings at Local 892 and beyond.
Casting Society of America
CSA-The premier organization for casting directors and associate casting directors in film, television, theatre and new media, the Casting Society of America seeks to uphold and honor the highest standards of professionalism in the casting field; to advocate and promote the role of the casting director generally and within the entertainment industry while supporting its members to further their goals and protect their common interests. We support equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Casting Directors and Associate Casting Directors affiliated with the Casting Society of America are committed to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and ethical responsibility.
Directors Guild of New Zealand
DEGNZ-We represent directors, editors and assistant editors of drama and documentary features; television drama, documentary and factual programmes; short films; commercials and promotions; animation; video art and online content.
Directors Guild of America
DGA-Through the collective voice of more than 19,000 members that the DGA represents, the Guild seeks to protect directorial teams' legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.
British Film and Television Directors
Directors UK-Directors UK is the professional association of UK screen directors. It is both a collecting society and campaigning body with over 7,500 members.
International Federation of Film Critics
FIPRESCI-Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique International Federation of Film Critics.
IATSE-The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met in New York and pledged to support each others’ efforts to establish fair wages and working conditions for their members.
Location Managers Guild International
LMGI-The Location Managers Guild International / LMGI is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. Through local commitment and international strength, we support strong relationships between production and government agencies, businesses and communities. We promote awareness of our place in the entertainment industry as indispensable creative collaborators through a variety of innovative programs.
Motion Picture Editors Guild
MPEG- Watch the documentary short Post, Proud (above) to hear stories from a few of the many talented post-production professionals who have stood up for themselves and stood together for one another in Editors Guild and IATSE organizing campaigns.
Motion Picture Sound Guild
MPSE-Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is the premiere organization for sound editing professionals. It is dedicated to improving the recognition of its worldwide membership by educating the public and the entertainment industry of the artistic merit of sound editing. The efforts of our talented and hard-working members can be heard across the globe every hour of the day. We welcome artists in all sound disciplines, including dialogue, ADR, sound effects, Foley, and music.
Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild
MUAHS-The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) is the official labor union for make-up artists and hair stylists in film, television, stage and digital media. These artistic professionals have created the iconic looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars, and have influenced major trends in the consumer industry.
National Association of Broadcasters
NAB-NAB Member Services provides members with tools and resources to support their professional needs and interests. It's our mission to deliver benefits that positively impact members' business operations and career progression, as well as strengthen the future of broadcasting. Whether it's advocacy tools, the latest industry updates, educational offerings, professional development programs or opportunities to network with colleagues or explore new technologies, NAB provides members with MORE valuable benefits.
International Music Products Association
NAMM-NAMM is the music, sound, and event industry's trade association. As your association, we work to grow the industry and support music-making worldwide.
Producers Guild of America
PGA-The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media.
Screen Actors Guild and America Federation of Television Association
SAG/AFTRA-SAG-AFTRA brings together two great American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists.
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
SDC-SDC is the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. Our mission is to foster a national community of professional stage directors and choreographers by protecting the rights, health and livelihoods of all our Members; negotiating and enforcing employment agreements across a range of jurisdictions; facilitating the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities; and educating current and future generations about the critical role of directors and choreographers in leading the field.
Set Decorators Society of America
SDCA-The mission of the Set Decorators Society of America is to promote the highest standards of excellence in the field worldwide, and to entertain, inspire, teach and preserve the legacy of set decoration in motion pictures and television.
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
SMPTE-The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, founded in 1916 as the Society of Motion Picture Engineers or SMPE, is a global professional association of engineers, technologists, and executives working in the media and entertainment industry.
Society of Camera Operators
SOC-The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of the camera operator. The SOC is an internationally recognized professional honorary society. The core activities of the Society are the annual SOC Awards Show, publishing the Society’s magazine Camera Operator, and our charitable commitment to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We serve the SOC membership through our commitment to advancing the role of the camera operator by providing education, supporting the development of technology and production methods.
STUNTS-The Stuntmen’s Association of Motion pictures is comprised of highly-trained, skilled professional filmmakers who with their knowledge and creativity can overcome all challenges and enhance any action sequence they encounter. Founded in 1961 by forward-thinking Stunt Coordinators and Stuntmen that single-handedly changed the course of the industry by professionalizing the realm of stunts. Our goal is, and always has been, to set the highest standards to qualify for membership. We seek only the most capable professional stunt performers whose expertise, experience and knowledge, combined with their personal integrity is second to none. Further, one must have a commitment to honor our group’s traditions and standards of excellence established by our founders. Membership is by “invitation only” and must be a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
STUNTS-In 1967 A group of women joined together to let the Film & Television know that they needed "Women to Stunt Double, Women!" With hundreds of major motion picture and televsion credits to our resume, the Stuntwomen's Association is a great team to consider for your upcoming film, television or video game production.
Writers Guild of America
WGA-We are the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), a labor union representing the thousands of creators who write scripted series, features, news programs, and other content. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of our members. We are involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and are active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels.
Writers Guild of America East
WGAE-The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) is a labor union representing thousands of members who write content for motion pictures, television, news and online media. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government.
Writers Guild of America West
WGAW-We are the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), a labor union representing the thousands of creators who write scripted series, features, news programs, and other content. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of our members. We are involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and are active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels.