Film & TV Professional Organizations

ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (AMPAS)
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 247-3000
www.oscars.org
AMPAS presents the Academy Awards and other film industry programs, seminars, and publications.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
Suite 600, Paramount Building
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-1330; toll free (800) 762-3444
www.afm.org
The AFM is a trade union that represents professional U.S. and Canadian musicians in collective bargaining and contract negotiations in all aspects of the entertainment industry. It also publishes The International Musician.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS (AFTRA)
260 Madison Ave. 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 532-0800
www.aftra.org
AFTRA is a trade union which represents performing artists in radio and television in collective bargaining and contract negotiations.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MUSIC ARRANGERS AND COMPOSERS
c/o The Proper Image
P.O. Box 17840
Encino, CA 91416
(818) 994-4661 Fax (818) 994-6181
www.asmac.org
ASMAC represents the artistic and professional interests of arrangers, composers and orchestrators; presents workshops and clinics for members and students; produces the Take One newsletter six times a year, and presents several annual awards.

FILM MUSIC NETWORK
Los Angeles Chapter:
1146 N. Central Ave #103
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 771-7778

New York Chapter:
244 Fifth Ave., Suite 2882
New York, NY 10001
(212) 592-3600

www.filmmusic.net
The Film Music Network's Los Angeles and New York chapters host monthly networking events for the express purpose of helping professionals to learn more about the industry, make contacts, and expand their businesses. Each month the events include guest speakers who discuss industry issues and subjects -- questions and participation from attendees are welcome. L.A. events are held the first Monday of each month; New York events are the second Monday. Call for location and membership information.

THE FILM MUSIC SOCIETY
1516 South Bundy Drive, Suite 305
Los Angeles, CA 90025
www.filmmusicsociety.org
Sparked into action when a major film studio discarded over 40 years of priceless original music recordings and artifacts, the Film Music Society (formerly The Society for the Preservation of Film Music) is dedicated to educating, recognizing, preserving and documenting film music, and acting as an information center on film music and its composers. The Society publishes a quarterly journal, The Cue Sheet, which reports news of the Society's activities, publishes a variety of film music articles, book reviews and new resources.

INDEPENDENT FEATURE PROJECT (IFP)
104 W. 29th St., 12th floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 465-8200
www.ifp.org
IFP is a non-profit membership organization which provides information services including panels, seminars and conferences; "Independents Night" (a monthly showcase of features, shorts, documentaries and works-in-progress held in New York); and the Independent Feature Film Market (a festival held annually in the fall). The organization also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Miami. IFP's excellent web site provides a wealth of information and contacts.

MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MPAA)
15503 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 995-6600
www.mpaa.org
The MPAA is a trade organization for the motion picture industry; responsible for film ratings and other issues of industry policy.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES (NATAS)
110 W. 57th Street, Suite 1020
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 586-8424 / Fax: (212) 266-8129
www.emmyonline.org
NATAS presents the Emmy Awards and other programs and seminars for the television industry.

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
8447 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 281-2812 / Voicemail
(310) 284-4861 / Fax
www.thescl.com