Blog – Association of the Week


Producers Guild of America Makes Movies

The Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) is a resource for all things producing. It allows producers to interact and share information, as well as get together to discuss issues concerning their field. As the PGA is a professional association and not a union, anyone can join to get the benefits. There are, of course, various [...]

Producers Guild of America Makes Movies

The Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) is a resource for all things producing. It allows producers to interact and share information, as well as get together to discuss issues concerning their field. As the PGA is a professional association and not a union, anyone can join to get the benefits. There are, of course, various [...]

Global Film Initiative

The world is a vast expanse of water, land and people, but it’s human nature to focus only on the immediate surroundings that affect us. Of course, there are those things that affect the entire planet and those that affect other people as well. But sadly, for the most part, few are interested in what [...]

Chicago Cine Tech

The Chicago Cine Tech Expo is dedicated to “promoting, educating and providing networking opportunities to the Midwest filmmaker,” says Helena Son, co-owner of SMS Productions, the group that puts on the annual Expo. It only takes one quick look at the Expo’s credentials to realize that this isn’t your average trade show. The Expo brings [...]

Film Independent

From the Los Angeles Film Festival to the Spirit Awards, some of the biggest events on the independent film scene are spearheaded by one organization: Film Independent. Formerly the Los Angeles chapter of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), Film Independent (FIND) broke off into its own organization in May 2005, taking its signature events–including the [...]

Association of the Week: Association of Film Commissioners

California is the land of promise—the place where aspiring actors go to be discovered and studios build lots upon lots of soundstages. But the entire world is your oyster when looking for a suitable production location. Finding out just what it takes to film outside of Hollywood can be a daunting and difficult task, but [...]

Steadicam Operators Association

Orson Welles once said, “The camera is much more than a recording apparatus; it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world that is not ours and that brings us to the heart of a great secret. Here magic begins.” In 1976, Garrett Brown introduced the movie industry to the Steadicam. In [...]

Southwest Alternate Media Project

In today’s fast-paced world of instant media consumption, understanding exactly what we’re seeing can be an afterthought. Television, movies, viral videos and other sensory stimuli enter our senses too quickly to be properly digested before being replaced with another show, movie or program. What gets lost is the message of the person who created the [...]

San Luis Obispo Film Society

Founded in the early 1990s to provide opportunities for likeminded souls to share in the appreciation and experience of film in the natural beauty of California’s central coast region, the San Luis Obispo Film Society viewed the establishment of an annual film festival as a natural extension of its central purpose. Led by local attorney [...]

Film Society of Lincoln Center

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) became the behemoth film hub it is today. What is certain, however, is that sometime between its founding in 1969 and today, the organization has supported the movie industry in every way available. Just count the premieres, retrospectives and film festivals held [...]