Industry Organizations

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - one of the world's preeminent movie-related organizations, with a membership of more than 6,000 men and women working in cinema.
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences.
  • The Actors Fund - a nonprofit charitable organization that assists American entertainment and performing arts professionals through a broad spectrum of programs.
  • Alliance for Women in Media - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in the media and allied fields.
  • American Film Institute - dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image.
  • AssistantDirectors.com - features industry news, industry links and information about scheduling and budgeting.
  • Association of Independent Commercial Producers - represents the interests of U.S. companies that specialize in producing commercials. 
  • Association of Talent Agents - a nonprofit trade association composed of companies engaged in the talent agency business.
  • California Arts Council - promotes the power and beauty of the arts through funding artist residencies, nonprofit arts service organizations, schools, community arts groups, multicultural arts groups, local arts agencies, and artist fellowships.
  • Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. - a non-profit organization founded by leaders in the entertainment industry to provide information, awareness and understanding of major health and social issues among the entertainment industries and to audiences at large.
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation - encourages charitable giving, harnessing the collective power of the industry to create positive social impact.
  • Entertainment Technology Center - brings together senior executives from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries to discuss and act upon topics related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.
  • Environmental Media Association - created in 1989 to mobilize the entertainment industry in a global effort to educate people about environmental problems and inspire them to act on those problems.
  • The Film Foundation - educates the public about the importance of protecting and preserving film art; defends artists' work threatened with modification or distortion; and promotes public debate about these issues to help safeguard our intellectual and cultural heritage. 
  • Filmmakers Alliance - a non-profit, Los Angeles-based media collective.
  • Film LA - a private not-for-profit organization that coordinates and processes permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial production in the Los Angeles region.
  • Franco-American Cultural Fund - a partnership of the DGA, SACEM (a French collecting society), the Writers Guild of America, and the Motion Picture Association, creating a common cultural fund used in promoting and teaching the art of filmmaking in both the US and France, promote screenings – most particularly - the City of Lights, City of Angels film festival, and restore French and American films through the Cinémathèque Française and The Film Foundation.   
  • Independent Film & Television Alliance  - a non-profit organization of independent producers and distributors of motion picture and television programming established in to expand the independent film business by creating a world-class trade show, the American Film Market.
  • International Documentary Association - a non-profit association, founded in 1982 to raise public consciousness of the documentary's importance.
  • A Minor Consideration - addresses the concerns of children in the industry.
  • Motion Picture Association of America - the voice and advocate of the American motion picture industry.
  • Musicians' Interguild Credit Union (Formerly Interguild Federal Credit Union)
  • National Association of Television Program Executives - an alliance of media content professionals, dedicated to the continued growth and convergence of all content across all media. 
  • National Endowment for the Arts  - established by Congress in 1965 to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
  • National Film Preservation Board - a public advisory group to the Librarian of Congress representing the film industry, archives, scholars, filmmakers and others who make up the diverse American motion picture community.
  • National Film Preservation Foundation - the first federally-chartered foundation dedicated to the preservation of America's film heritage.
  • NewFilmmakers Los Angeles - a non-profit organization championing independent filmmakers worldwide. The NFMLA monthly festival is the organizations core program and provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their accomplishments, gain exposure to new audiences, and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition, and representation.
  • Organization of Black Screenwriters - addresses the lack of black writer representation within the entertainment industry by assisting screenwriters in the creation and presentation of works for film and television. 
  • The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Radio and Television) - with locations in New York and Los Angeles, The Paley Center leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
  • RxLaughter  - seeks to improve the quality of life for people through positive entertainment research, therapeutic care and education.
  • Science & Entertainment Exchange - a program of the National Academy of Sciences that provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines.
  • Sundance Institute - an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide.
  • Women In Film - a professional organization committed to recognize, develop, and actively promote the unique visions of women in the global communications industry.