Guilds and Unions

  • ACE - American Cinema Editors, an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.
  • ADG - Australian Directors Guild
  • ASC  - American Society of Cinematographers, a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking.
  • BECTU - Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematography and Theatre Union (UK)
  • BKSTS - British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society, serves the technical and craft skills of the film, sound and television industries.
  • CSA - The Casting Society of America is a united professional society of theatrical Casting Directors in film, television, and theatre in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
  • DGC - Directors Guild of Canada
  • DirectorsUK - British film and television directors
  • Equity - Actors' Equity Association represents more than 48,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
  • FIPRESCI - Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (International Federation of Film Critics) the organization of film critics worldwide.
  • IATSE - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees represents technicians, artisans and craftpersons in the entertainment industry, including live theater, film and television production. 
  • ICG  - The International Cinematographers Guild Camera Local 600 represents Directors of Photography, Camera Operators and Assistants, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Publicists and more.
  • Local 47 - Professional Musicians Local 47 (Hollywood) is the musicians' labor organization.
  • PGA - The Producers Guild of America represents television, film and new media producers.
  • SAG-AFTRA - The official website for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio.
  • SDC - The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society unites, empowers and protects professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States.
  • SDGI - Screen Directors Guild of Ireland
  • SDGNZ - Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand
  • SMPTE - The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers is a technical society whose members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, designers, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more.
  • Studio Teachers (IATSE Local 884) - Represents teachers who educate child performers, and whose website includes a Blue Book of regulations concerning children in the entertainment industry. 
  • Teamsters Local 399 - Represents studio transportation drivers.
  • WGAw - The official website for the Writers Guild of America, West. 
  • WGAe - The official website for the Writers Guild of America, East.