Association of Independent and Video Filmmakers International organization providing information, seminars and other networking events, a monthly publication and more
The Entertainment Economy Institute "The online resource for data and information about the entertainment industry "
HD Expo Workshops HD Expo training classes
Music Video Production Association A non-profit trade organization created to address the mutual concerns of its members in today's highly competitive, ever-changing music video industry
New York Film Academy The New York Film Academy was designed for a new generation of filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, producers and animators who share a passion for motion pictures and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program.
Visual Effects Society Organization comprised of visual effects professionals who desire to honor, advance and promote visual effects for its membership and the industry as a whole
Photography, Film, Video & Digital Media Workshops A world leader in the intuitive development of today and tomorrow's creative storytellers and image makers
Tisch Talent Guild is an organization at NYU that helps students connect with professional actors, filmmakers and more.
Women's Image Network Encourages positive portrayals of women in theater, television and film to alter limited perceptions of women in all walks of life.
AssistantDirectors.com Informative resource about production that includes a forum, classifieds and an online store
B-Roll.net Television Photography Features articles, community, jobs, news, tips and product reviews
Explore Talent Acting, modeling, movie auditions, and casting calls for actors and actresses
Filmmakers.net is a free community of filmmakers who are interested in all aspects of filmmaking.
StudentFilms.com Information resource and community of student filmmakers; Site includes forums, film submissions, articles and other resources
TheModeling.biz Directory of modeling resources including agencies, schools and jobs
WheresSpot.com The Internet Community for Prisoners of Advertising. Using email and the Web, it connects an enormous gang of talented people to each other.
Action/Cut Short Film Competition is a yearly industry event for filmmakers worldwide
LA Harbor Film Festival showcases film and video that reflects the harbor and all that it embraces—shipping and commerce, fishing, sailing, water sports, sea life and the area’s rich ethnic and cultural influences—to create a cinematic bridge between the people of the region and the people of the world.
Method Fest A festival of discovery celebrating breakout acting in independent film
SoCal Independent Film Festival "It's what you haven't seen"
Australian Film Commission Guide to organizations and information sources for film and television production in Australia
California Film Commission One-stop office for permitting, location resources, and film resources throughout California
Madera County Film Commission Representing Film Locations From Yosemite and the Sierras to the San Joaquin Valley
New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Development
NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
Guilds and Unions
Affiliated Property Craftspersons Local 44 IATSE union of set decorators, construction coordinators, property masters, special effects, propmakers, property, drapers, floor coverers, greens, property sewing persons, and upholsterers.
American Federation of Musicians Largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians Awards Shows and Expos
ASC American Society of Cinematographers official Web site
Casting Society of America Largest organization in the world representing casting directors
Directors Guild of America Union membership info, FAQ, members only section and more
IATSE Local 122 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the U.S. and Canada – San Diego, CA
IATSE Local 728 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees – Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians – Hollywood, CA
The Producers Guild of America Official Web site includes information on seminars, history, awards and other events, and also a members-only section with additional resources
Society of Camera Operators Non-profit organization representing camera operators, camera assistants, DPs and other crew members worldwide
Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures Association of stunt coordinators, stuntmen and second unit directors
American Cinematographer The international journal of film & Digital Production Techniques (ASC publication)
Broadcasting & Cable The definitive news source on every aspect of the television industry: programming, finance, technology, regulatory and media trends.
Filmmaker Magazine The magazine of independent film
HDTV Magazine Online guide to the digital television revolution
Trade Show Week Resource site for indepentant film and festivals
Variety The premier source of entertainment news
Variety Careers Media and entertainment industry jobs
Video Business Magazine The leading source of news and data about the production, marketing, distribution and sales of prerecorded DVD and VHS; pay-per-view and video-on-demand; Internet video; and digital video
Broadway Tickets A New York entertainment site with great resources for events and venues including Broadway tickets links.
Los Angeles Airport Hotels All hotels are rated by AAA and Mobil Travel Guide and have been inspected by their staff for quality and comfort.
New York City Official Web Site
Action/Cut provides 2-day seminars on filmmaking in major USA cities during yearly tours. The seminar is also available as a 2-hour home course product on DVD & VHS. The Action/Cut Short Film Competition is a yearly industry event for filmmakers worldwide
Hair & Makeup Advice
Crystal Wright’s resource site for makeup, hair & fashion stylists.
PA Bootcamp is an intensive two-day program designed to teach you the primary skills necessary to make it in the industry.