The Arizona Film & Media Coalition, Inc. is a group whose mission is to enhance the economic vitality of the Arizona film and media communities through public relations, education and legislation.
The APA is a non-profit trade association of Arizona production professionals. Our mission is to promote, encourage and advance the growth of the film, theatre and television industries within the State of Arizona and to improve the status and skills of our members. As the largest and most influential statewide group in our industry, we are committed to improving job opportunities and working conditions for our members.
The APA publishes the only statewide directory of production professionals. the Arizona Production Guide. It is available in hard copy format and can also be accessed from our website: www.azproduction.com or by calling (480) FILMING (480-345-6464)
IATSE Stagehands Local 336 continues to provide Experienced, Skilled, Trained and Certified Professional Personnel for Concerts, Broadway Theater, Film, Commercials, Industrials, Meetings and Conventions. Having been established in 1962 Local 336 has over 50 years of serving the Phoenix, Prescott, Flagstaff areas. A reliable, stable, skilled work force who are willing and able to perform the job at hand is essential in the quick pace of the entertainment industry. The members of Local 336 range from projectionists to wardrobe to decorators to sound engineers to studio mechanics all with the same goal - provide a service to our clients efficiently, effectively and with a collective pride.
After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers' voices that otherwise might not have been heard. IFP believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism. Currently, IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking (there are special programs to promote racial, ethnic, religious, ideological, gender, and sexual diversity). IFP builds audiences by hosting screenings, often in collaboration with other cultural institutions-and also bestows the Gotham Awards™, the first honors of the film awards season. When all is said and done, IFP fosters the development of 350 feature and documentary films each year.
The Phoenix Film Foundation is the largest non-profit film organization in the state of Arizona. With the Phoenix Film Festival, IFP-Phoenix, Arizona Student Film Festival, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Phoenix Film Society the opportunities to be part of film are limitless all year long.
The Phoenix Film Society is the largest non-profit film membership organization in Phoenix! Members pay an annual membership fee that is also a tax-deductible donation to the Phoenix Film Foundation. The membership helps to support the Phoenix Film Festival and other programs of the Phoenix Film Foundation.
SAG-AFTRA brings together two great American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists. Our members united to form the successor union in order to preserve those hard-won rights and to continue the struggle to extend and expand those protections into the 21st century and beyond.
Arizona Film & Production Resources and Referral (an Arizona community service), dedicated to promoting and supporting Film, Production and the Arts and artists of Arizona since 1997 to the Film Phoenix listing.