Orgs providing resource info for pros and would-be players
African American Women in Cinema Org. Inc.
Provides and creates opportunities for minority women filmmakers. Sponsors industry workshops, discussions and annual film festival.
Terra Renee, founder/president
American Assn. of Film, Radio & Television Artists(AFTRA)
Represents professional performers and broadcasters in television, radio, sound recordings, nonbroadcast/industrial programming, and new technologies such as interactive programming and CD-ROMs.
Greg Hessinger, national executive director
Assn. of Independent Creative Editors (AICE)
Professional association dedicated to the interests of the television commercial editing industry.
John Held, executive director
Entertainment resource for black and minority film community. Works as a marketing and micro-exhibition outlet pushing the work of urban filmmakers. Holds monthly screening series.
Vallery Moore, founder/exec producer
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Represents more than 12,000 members working in theatrical, industrial, educational and documentary films, videos and commercials. Also runs a directors training program:
(212) 397-0930, (212) 581.0370
Gotham Writer’s Workshop
Offers short- and longer-term classes including screen writing and TV sitcom writing.
Dana Miller, director of student affairs
(212) WRITERS (974-8377)
Independent Feature Project (IFP)
Largest association of independent filmmaking professionals in the United States. Runs screenings, workshops, seminars and annual IFP Market.
Michelle Byrd, exec director
Long Island Film & TV Foundation
Promotes filming on Long Island, assists local filmmakers. Runs Long Island Intl. Film Expo.
Robert Hansen, president
Production job search portal.
Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting (Ex Officio)
Liaises between productions and the city, promotes film and TV industry in NYC.
Patricia Reed Scott, commissioner
Museum of TV & Radio
Museum with vast holdings of radio and TV archives. Also, sponsors periodic seminars featuring actors, directors, writers, etc., discussing their work.
Nassau County Film Commission
Promotes filming in Nassau County, Long Island.
Debra Markowitz, director
NATAS — N.Y. chapter
New York chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), which administers Day Time, News and Sports Emmys.
William Hanauer, exec director
New York City Police — Movie and TV Unit
Liaises between filming and Police Dept. Helps with traffic enforcement.
Lt. John Batista
New York Production Guide
NYPG-Online represents a database of all the information in NYPG, plus related URL/Web and email addresses, and additional phone and fax information not listed in NYPG.
Richard Babchak, CEO
New York state Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and TV Development (Ex Officio)
Encourages film and TV production in New York state.
Pat Swinney Kaufman, director
N.Y. production directory
Ann Boyd, New York editor
N.Y. Production Alliance of Film & Video Arts
Nonprofit organization to promote film and video production in New York represented by all segments of the production industry including: feature films; broadcast, cable and corporate television; and commercials.
Morty Dubin, chair person
N.Y. Women in Film & TV
Nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping women reach the highest levels in moving-image media industries, and to promoting equity for women in these industries.
Terry Lahler, exec director
NYC Comptroller’s Office
Releases public financial management and audit reports. Supports and encourages film production in New York City.
Alan Hevesi, city comptroller
NYC Economic Development Corp. (Ex Officio)
Helps businesses become more competitive, productive and profitable in New York with financial incentives.
Michael Carey, president
Rockland County Tourism office
Helps with filming in Rockland County in upstate New York.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Trade union for actors.
John Sucke, N.Y. branch exec
Suffolk County Motion Picture & TV office
Promotes filming in Suffolk County.
Resource/lifestyle directory and online community of New York film & television production.
Jennifer Freed, founder
Westchester County Film Office (Ex Officio)
Promotes filming in Westchester County.
Iris Stevens, director
Represents screenwriters, TV dramatic writers, episodic series writers, daytime serial writers, and TV and radio documentary and public affairs writers.
Herb Sargeant, president
Source: New York Production Alliance