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Production Resources & Organizations in New York State

New York State is one of the biggest and most active production centers in the world, and home to a network of professionals, unions, guilds and organizations working collaboratively to help one another in the pursuit of their various personal and professional goals at all levels of the industry across the state. Whether you are a veteran producer or starting out in the film industry there are many resources that can help you navigate the many facets of New York State’s production scene.

Production Guides

New York 411 
A production services resource for New York City and State.

New York Production Guide (NYPG) 
Production guide for the New York film industry.

PGA's Green Production Guide 
Developed by film industry leaders, the Green Production Guide offers the tools, resources, and vendors you need to reduce the environmental impact of your production.

Listing of entertainment industry jobs worldwide.

Unions and Guilds

Directors Guild of America 
The DGA protects directors' legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.

International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 52 - Motion Picture Studio Mechanics 
Provides crews for motion picture, television and commercial productions.

IATSE Local 161 
Its members are comprised of Script Supervisors, Production Office Coordinators, Assistant Production Office Coordinators, Production Accountants, Assistants Productions Accountants and Payroll Accountants.

IATSE Local 600 - International Cinematographers Guild 
Union representing camera professionals and publicists in the production industry..

IATSE Local 700 - Motion Picture Editors Guild 
MPEG is a national labor organization representing freelance and staff post-production professionals.

IATSE Local 764 - Theatrical Wardrobe 
Members work in all aspects of costume and wardrobe work in the New York City area in live entertainment venues in the city, as well as on television shows and motion pictures.

IATSE Local 798 - Make-up Artists and Hairstylists 
Union representing Make-up Artists and Hairstylists from Florida to Maine.

IATSE Local 829 - Scenic Artists 
Labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople working in the entertainment and decorative arts industries.

Producers Guild of America 
The PGA is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of film, television and new media producers.

SAG-AFTRA brings together two American labor unions - the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists - and includes actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJ’s, news writers, news directors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.

Teamsters - Local 817 
Teamsters' membership includes workers in the motion picture industry who produce feature films, television programs, commercials, and live theatrical productions.

Writers Guild of America, East 
Labor union representing members who write content for motion pictures, television, news and digital media.

Organizations and Associations

Associated Musicians of Greater New York - Local 802 
One of the largest local unions of professional musicians in the world, united to protect the common interests of all musicians by advancing industry standards that promote dignity and honor.

Association of Independent Commercial Producers
The AICP represents the interest of companies that specialize in producing commercials in various media. 

Association of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) 
Represents the interests of independent creative editorial companies and their editors.

Gotham Film & Media Institute
The Gotham Film & Media Institute is a not-for-profit dedicated to finding, developing and celebrating the people and projects that shape the future of story.

International Documentary Association (IDA)
The IDA supports nonfiction filmmaking and filmmakers through activities in its major program areas.  
A dedicated resource designed for aspiring makeup artisans who may be considering careers in various industries including film and television production, as well as the theatrical and performing arts.

New York State Council on the Arts 
Our partner in New York State government, the New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens. 

New York Foundation for the Arts 
Established in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts (listed above) as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives.

New York Production Alliance 
The New York Production Alliance is an association of  film, television and commercial production, and post production professionals  in New York City and New York State.

New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT)
NYWIFT is a professional association for women in the New York entertainment industry working both above and below the line.

Post NY Alliance 
Post New York Alliance, Inc. is an association of post production professionals and organizations working within film, television and interactive media creating content and entertainment properties in New York City and New York State.

Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers 
A technical society for the motion imaging industry, its members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more.

Upstate Independents 
A not-for-profit organization consisting of filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and other media artists based in the Capital Region of New York State. 

Women Make Movies 
A multi-cultural, multi-racial non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films by and about women.