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Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today's AICP has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media - film, video, digital - for advertisers and agencies. AICP members account for 85 percent of all domestic commercials aired nationally, whether produced for traditional broadcast channels or non-traditional use.

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Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema. The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running festival in the country, welcoming an audience of nearly 25,000 to discover hundreds of new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films, selected from 3000+ submissions from all over the world. It is also the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as Best Film Festival by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine.

Positioned at the intersection of art, culture and commerce, the Atlanta Film Society brings meaning to the moving image by championing the shared community experience, fostering the free exchange of ideas, and nurturing the development of a thriving industry. The organization dates back to its founding as IMAGE Film & Video Center in 1976, an outgrowth of the need for equipment access, networking, information dissemination, and support among Georgia media artists and producers. IMAGE was the first media arts center in the state of Georgia and on May 14, 1977, it launched the Atlanta Independent Film & Video Festival at Piedmont Park. 

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a showcase of international cinema that broadly explores themes of identity, history and culture. The annual festival was founded in the year 2000 by the Atlanta Regional Office of American Jewish Committee (AJC), a global advocacy organization that enhances the wellbeing of the Jewish people and Israel through education, outreach and diplomacy. Through the power and shared experience of cinematic storytelling, AJC and AJFF foster stronger bonds within the Jewish community, and intergroup relations with Atlanta's diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.

Founded in 1998, The Atlanta Screenwriters Group has become one of the largest screenwriter groups in the Southeast.

The mission of The Atlanta Screenwriters Group is to help local screenwriters develop their ideas, give support, swap industry stories and give constructive feedback for their work. We are also interested in supporting and developing a relationship with local area filmmakers and provide a forum for them to talk about their projects and help find support for them.

Since 2004, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) has served as a forum where independent filmmakers thrive outside the mainstream arena. 

The AUFF exposes and promotes creative artists who work outside the system to create DIY, grass-roots movies that break the boundaries of film and video. Through the festival, these talented independent filmmakers now have a voice in a market typically saturated with commercial entertainment designed to satisfy the audience's expectations.

We are a networking group open to all videographers, film makers, broadcast professionals and photographers.

Our meetings are always free, and no RSVP is needed. Just bring your creativity, your desire to learn, and a few business cards!

On September 17, 2001 the Atlanta Section of the Audio Engineering Society was reformed.  The founding members were Jeff Brugger, J.T. Cantwell, Robert Feldman, Leslie Jensen-Link, Kris Kuiper, Rob Mason, Gary Osteen, Joe Tymecki, Ed Welly, Jay Yeary, and Peter Young.  Over the years the section has served the community by holding workshops, seminars, and other events for professionals, students, and enthusiasts of the audio trade.

The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to increase the numbers of women of all cultures in the film industry and related areas. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of Black women, and unheard part of Black History, through programs that empower and educate.

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America represents more than a half-million men and women who provide safe, productive work every day. We equip our professional craftsmen with skills that are demanded in today’s construction industry. Thank you for visiting our web site. Please take a look around and get to know us!

Content Creators of Atlanta (CCA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the growth and education of independent content creators within the ever-thriving city of Atlanta, within the industries of television, film and web entertainment. Join us this year as we celebrate Atlanta Independent Screenwriters at our annual awards gala. 

Creative Loafing is a multimedia company founded in Atlanta in 1972. Today, the Atlanta paper's print version (circulation: 75,000) is the second-most broadly distributed newspaper in Georgia. We're an award-winning alternative newsweekly nationally known for our coverage of news, culture, music, and the arts.

Filmmakers and Actors of Color, Inc.

Created in Georgia, FILMMAKERS OF COLOR/ACTORS OF COLOR, INC. is a business entity and is a Profit Corporation - Domestic pursuant to local laws and regulations. 

The Georgia Game Developers Association is the non-profit trade association for the video game industry in the state of Georgia. We and our members both make the games that have earned this state its strong reputation, and we support them.

GPA is active in offering educational and networking opportunities for its members in addition to placing advertising through GPA’s affiliate, the Georgia Newspaper Service, and offering scholarships and internships through the Georgia Press Educational Foundation.

The Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) is a not-for-profit coalition of companies and individuals who are active in the state's film, video, music, and interactive game industries. Established in 1998, our goal is to continue helping Georgia grow into a top production destination.

The mission of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office is to identify and leverage existing statewide resources, assets and strengths to assist in the retention, expansion, development and growth of Georgia’s film, television and recorded music industries and related entertainment businesses.

The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office’s knowledgeable, hands-on staff is here to help you make your next entertainment project a reality in our state.

Hollywood Southeast Entertainment Association is committed to sharing resources and information for our members to develop a successful career in the Film and Television Industry.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met in New York and pledged to support each others’ efforts to establish fair wages and working conditions for their members. Our union has evolved to embrace the development of new entertainment mediums, craft expansion, technological innovation and geographic growth.

The International Cinematographers Guild represents the most talented camera professionals and publicists in the world. The technicians and artisans in our union are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen. 

Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development.

The Southeast Chapter represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from each of our television markets (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, NC).

This dynamic international film festival showcases feature lenght films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also features celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. 

Project Casting's purpose is to give you as much information about upcoming feature film productions, ways to audition, open casting calls, movie news, TV series and everything entertainment that occurs around the country.

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With more than 5,100 members and 114 local chapters, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry.

The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a professional membership association, is a leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries.

Headquartered in Atlanta, nearly 65% of Local 728 members are UPS workers- package and feeder drivers, full and part-time inside workers. The local is also proudly made up of drivers, dock and clerical workers at YRC, ABF, Holland and UPS Freight. Our members have helped build and grow Georgia's film industry- working on countless sets throughout the state. 

Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television, video and other screen-based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion and inspire.  With an emphasis on professionalism, education and training, we support the work of women in moving images media and foster greater public awareness of their efforts.

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