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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences - A professional honorary organization composed of over 6,000 motion picture craftsmen and women. Their purpose is to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures. 

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Develop and sponsors educational and archival programs addressing a variety of issues including career guidance, student achievement, personal skill development, diversity and the documentation of television's evolution. 

American Association of Producers (AAP) - An organization of skilled television, feature film and new media professionals qualified to organize and supervise videotape, film and new media productions. Their purpose is to promote and encourage the continuing education and employment of its members.

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) - A national labor union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Its headquarters are in New York City and there are 36 local offices throughout United States.

The American Film Institute (AFI) - An arts organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image.

American Film Marketing Association (AFMA) A trade association providing the independent motion picture and television industry with marketing support services such as the American Film Market (AFM), government relations, international affairs advocacy, an arbitration program, statistical data, and information services.

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF / FIVF) - The largest national organization representing independent media artists working at all levels across all genres.

Australian Film Institute - Dedicated to promoting Australian film and television, both in Australia and overseas.

Australian Screen Directors Association (ASDA) - An industry association representing the interests of film and television directors, documentary filmmakers, animators and independent producers throughout Australia. 

The Directors Guild of America - The DGA is here to serve and protect member rights in the arena of filmmaking.

Directors Guild of Canada - A national labour organization which represents key creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industries. 

The Directors Guild of Great Britain - It is a trade union, offering help with contracts, a campaigning voice, policy to influence the future of the industry, and advice for members to meet and share their skills.

The Motion Picture Association (MPA + MPAA) - Serve as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries, domestically through the MPAA and internationally through the MPA.

The Motion Picture Editors Guild - An entertainment labor union representing picture, sound, music, assistant, animation, technical directors, librarian and apprentice motion picture editors.

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) - The alliance of media content professionals, is the world's largest and most influential nonprofit television programming and software association dedicated to the continued growth and convergence of all content across all media. 

Performing Arts And Artists Worldwide - A dedicated directory of Official Organizations and the Individual expertise of those who are of the Arts & Entertainment & Music Industry. 

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) - Provides competitive wages and safe, excellent working conditions for their members.

Society for Cinema Studies (SCS) - Society for Cinema Studies is a professional organization composed of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others concerned with the study of the moving image.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) The WGAw is the union representing writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.

The Writers Guild of America, East - The WGAe is the union representing writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.

The Writers Guild of Great Britain - Ensures that writers of all media are properly represented.

The Writers Guild Of Canada - The Guild negotiates, administers and enforces collective agreements setting out minimum rates, terms and conditions of work in all English-language production in Canada. 

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