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  • An excellent Emmy winners and nominees database from 1949 to the present. Also has selected interviews from its Archive of American Television, an oral and video history project to document radio and television history, with over 150 videos completed so far. Full-text articles from the current issue of Emmy Magazine are also here.

  • National service organization that supports artists communities. Members listed as well as application requirements for selected residences. In-depth profiles of member communities.

  • The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is the national voice of community theatre, representing the interests of its members and over 7,000 theatres across the U.S. and with the armed forces overseas.

  • ACE is an honorary society of film editors dedicated to the advancement of the craft. This site features membership and magazine subscription information, an organization history, and internship and competition details.

  • National arts organization devoted to film, television and video, serves as a point of national focus and coordination for the many individuals and institutions concerned with the moving image as art. Institute programs emanate from the AFI campus in Los Angeles and the AFI Theater in the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Website links to programs, training and education opportunities, festivals.

  • Established in 1956, ASTR provides a public voice for theatre scholars and promotes theatre as a field for serious scholarly study and research.

  • The American Theatre Wing operates an array of programs to support excellence and education in theatre, including televised seminars with top practitioners, a weekly radio program on XM Satellite Radio, a free audio and video archive on its website, grants and scholarships for New York City theatres and students, and the annual presentation of The Tony Awards.

  • Americans for the Arts is a national organization promoting leadership, education and information, that will encourage support for the arts and culture in our nations communities. Includes a database of Arts Policy and Research, provided through a partnership with Arts Wire and Carnegie Mellon University. Includes legislative updates, arts advocacy programs, and extensive lists of publications.

  • This website was created for the Colorado Council on the Arts but is international in scope. Excellent resource information on all facets of the arts, from the visual arts to dance and film. Also includes information on arts advocacy, arts policy and arts education. See also the Healing Power of the Arts, a comprehensive list of how the arts can heal minds, bodies, and communities. Highly recommended.

  • AHA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Latino arts and artists in the United States. Lists of programs and services available. Also contains Opportunities For Artists: A listing of grants, fellowships and other resources for artists.

  • UK-based organization supporting film sound technicians. Provides a members list and a newsletter

  • As a foundation for communications policy and research, the site includes current communications news, the Open Studio (offering Internet access and training to artists and nonprofit arts organizations) and a Best Practices Toolkit to help non-profits use communications technologies more effectively.

  • Advances business/arts alliances.

  • CSA is an organization of professional Casting Directors from all fields. Provides industry related links to PERFORMING ARTS UNIONS AND GUILDS , ELECTRONIC CASTING LINKS and OTHER FILM, TELEVISION AND THEATRE LINKS

  • Official website for the private nonprofit broadcasting organization. Includes online public broadcasting directory, funding and grant writing help, public programming information available. Research reports also available on a wide range of public broadcasting subjects.

  • Nonprofit membership association of grant making foundations and corporations. Learn about the different types of foundations and check terms in an easy-to-use glossary. Good primer on how foundations work.

  • Member information, news, magazine. Links to studio, distributors, reference, publications, and member home pages.

  • This nonprofit organization, founded in 1929, sponsors the International Thespian Society and Dramatics Magazine. The site includes contact information, teaching resources, tips on advocacy, forums, and links to university and college drama department websites.

  • Information on all Film Society's programs and events, ranging from screenings at Walter Reade Theater to summaries of major events such as the New York Film Festival

  • IFP was founded in 1979 on a belief that a truly vital American cinema must include the personal, idiosyncratic, and sometimes controversial voices of filmmakers working outside of the established studio system.

  • Filmmakers, festival programmers, distributors, and others dedicated to support, promotion, and production of American independent films. Useful for its Job Bank and Classifieds.

  • The people that rate the movies.

  • Association composed of diverse member organizations who are dedicated to encouraging film, video, audio, and online/multimedia arts, and to promoting the cultural contributions of individual media artists. A comprehensive guide to media related organizations and the services they provide arranged by state and/or services. Current and past issues (1996-present) of newsletter. Well put together.

  • NAPAMA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting the best interests of performing arts managers and agents. Directory of members only.

  • Directory for state arts and regional arts organizations. Essays on featured topics from policy to practice. Hard to navigate, check site map for easy navigation.

  • NCNA is a network of 40 state and regional associations working to develop more effective support for community nonprofits by offering management and technical assistance, advocacy, and public policy education. State contact information, nonprofit news, calendar of events. Also includes full text of the Unified Registration Statement (URS) Kit for charitable registration in 33 states.

  • NCNA is a network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Its mission includes providing nonprofits with the tools and leadership they need to function more effectively. At this site you can view employment information.

  • NFPF is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to save America's film heritage. Working with archives and others who appreciate film, the NFPF supports preservation activities nationwide that ensure the physical survival of film and improve access to film for study, education and exhibition.

  • The New York Film/Video Council is the oldest continuously operating non-profit organization serving the non-theatrical and independent film and video community in New York City. Monthly programs include screenings, seminars and panel discussions on topics such as: production funding, new media technologies, distribution, exhibition, as well as a variety of issues facing film and video producers. Site includes calendars of events, and interesting and diversifies links to all aspects of film production. Of particular interest may be the international film

  • Nonprofit, professional membership organization for women working in the film and television industries.

  • Advocacy and awareness programs for increasing support for opera in North America. Facts and figures as well as publications to order online.

  • National organization to promote the nonprofit American theatre through grants, management programs, and advocacy for the arts. Full publications catalog available, searchable by title, subject, genre, and keyword. Applications and guidelines for a variety of artistic grants and programs available through TCG. Selected articles from current American Theatre available.

  • Theatre Communications Group offers the addresses, phone numbers, and websites of member theaters accessible by name or by state. On the left navigation menu, click on "membership" and then click on "search member theatres."

  • The website of this association of Playwrights, Composers, and Lyricists holds information about membership, copyright, contracts, events &amp seminars, ways to contact playwrights and their agents, and articles from The Dramatist.

  • The national organization for the American theatre, TCG supports the not-for-profit theatre community with programs for artists and managers, advocacy, and publications, including ArtSearch, American Theatre, plays, and theatre reference books.

  • The oldest and largest consortium of professional theatre training graduate programs and associated theatre companies.

  • Women In Film is a professional organization founded in Los Angeles in 1973 with the commitment to recognize, develop, and actively promote the unique visions of women in the global communications industry.

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