Production Associations are there for all aspects of filmmaking to make sure that everything is running smoothly and legally. They are beneficial to become members of because they are firm believers in the art of storytelling and, at the end of the day, they have the same goals that you do when it comes to championing film above all else.
Producers Guild of America
8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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. The Producers Guild works to protect the careers of producers and improve the producing community at large by facilitating health benefits for members, encouraging the enforcement of workplace labor laws and sustainable practices, creating fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, and hosting educational opportunities for new and experienced producers alike.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Telephone: (310) 247-3000
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. They recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.
Independent Film & Television Alliance
10850 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, USA 90024
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent motion picture and television industry, and the voice and advocate for independents worldwide. IFTA's mission is to provide the independent film and television industry with high-quality market-oriented services and worldwide representation of industry interests.
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
15301 Ventura Boulevard, Building E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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.
Colorado Film and Video Association
The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) advocates and promotes Colorado’s media industry, by providing resources for sustainable careers and educational opportunities, to further community development, livelihood and economic impact for the state.
Association of Independent Commercial Producers
3 West 18th St., 5th Floor
New York NY 10011
AICP members account for the production of 80-85 percent of all marketing in the motion image. They have chapters throughout the US. AICP is a national trade organization offering member companies numerous services and benefits.
Independent Filmmaker Project
30 John Street, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
IFP continues to champion the future of storytelling by connecting artists across various media disciplines with essential resources at all stages of their career and projects’ development. IFP fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent creative community, represents a growing network of storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 fiction and nonfiction works each year. During its 40-year history, IFP has supported over 10,000 projects and offered resources to more than 30,000 filmmakers, including Barry Jenkins, Dee Rees, Laura Poitras, Richard Linklater and Ava Duvernay.
Oregon Media Production Association
2828 SE 14th Avenue Ste. B
Portland, Oregon 97202
OMPA is the champion of Oregon’s film, television and digital storytelling industry. OMPA members are the core of the state’s production resources. OMPA grows Oregon’s industry by promoting the work of the members and advocating for them in state and local governments. The OMPA have a history of advocacy, articulating its values to key audiences – to national professionals and government. Through Source Oregon and other communication instruments and promotions, the OMPA provides national exposure for its members.
2516 Quail Park Terrace
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Film Florida values leadership, collaboration, courage and informed action and has a mission to provide a true focal point for Florida’s entertainment production industry, enabling the implementation of powerful economic policy, effective worldwide marketing, positive economic impact, and professional standards of excellence. Film Florida’s vision is to help create and maintain a sustainable, professional and productive entertainment production industry in Florida with an international reputation for excellence.
The Production Guild
Suite 18, 2nd Floor, Building 6 Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Park
Hercules Way Hertfordshire
t: +44 (0)203 427 4400
The Production Guild of Great Britain helps bring film and TV drama professionals together. They are the UK’s leading membership organization for those working in production. So, if you’re a professional looking for work, or if you’re looking to crew a production, they can help you find exactly what you need.