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UK Industry Organisations
International Industry Organisations
General Industry Information
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Regional Screen Agencies

UK Industry Organisations

Arts Council of England
The national development agency for the arts.
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA)
The UK's leading organisation promoting and rewarding the best in film, television and interactive media.
http://www.bafta.org

British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)
The official website of the British Board of Film Classification, the independent regulator of the film and video industry in the UK.
http://www.bbfc.co.uk

British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS)
The British Federation of Film Societies offers support to start up and develop film societies.
http://www.bffs.org.uk

Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph & Theatre Union (BECTU)
BECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas who are primarily based in the UK.
http://www.bectu.org.uk

BFI 
The lead body for film in the UK. The BFI also runs the National Film Theatre, the London Film Festival, the BFI IMAX Cinema, and the world's largest film library and educational resource.
http://www.bfi.org.uk

The British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society (BKSTS)
The BKSTS encourages, sustains, educates, trains and represents all those who are involved in the business of providing moving images and associated crafts in any form and through any media.
http://www.bksts.com

Creative Skillset
The national training organisation for broadcast, film, video, interactive media and photo imaging.
http://www.creativeskillset.org

Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA)
Providing a wide range of essential services to the creative and cultural industries sector.
http://www.cida.co.uk

Directors Guild of Great Britain
The Guild represents directors in all media: film, television, theatre, radio, opera, commercials, corporate, multimedia and new technology. It is a trade union, offering help with contracts, a campaigning voice, policy to influence the future of the industry, and advice for members to meet and share their skills.
http://dggb.org/

Directors UK
Directors UK, formerly DPRS, represents a UK community of film and television directors. The organisation is also the campaigning body seeking to protect and enhance the creative, economic and contractual rights of directors in the UK. 
http://www.directors.uk.com

Equity
Equity is the only trade union to represent artists from across the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment. The main function of Equity is to negotiate minimum terms and conditions of employment throughout the entire world of entertainment and to endeavour to ensure these take account of social and economic changes.
http://www.equity.org.uk

Guild of Location Managers
A non-profit making organisation of professional Location Managers working within the film, television and advertising industries, which was formed to maintain standards of professionalism within the industry with regard to filming on location. The Guild is now a part of the Production Guild.
Launching Films
Film Distributors’ Association website featuring news and release dates.
http://www.launchingfilms.com

Production Guild
The Guild works on behalf of its members to improve employment opportunities, offer professional advice and to lobby the government on issues which affect the industry.
http://www.productionguild.com

Production Managers' Association
The PMA is a professional body of film, television, corporate and multi-media production managers. Within the film and television industry the Association provides a unique network for both freelance and permanently employed production managers.
http://www.pma.org.uk

UK Media Desk
MEDIA is a six year programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries and to increase international circulation of European audiovisual product.
http://www.mediadesk.co.uk

UK Screen Association
UK Screen Association is the trade body which represents and promotes over 140 service companies working in film, commercials and television in the UK.
http://www.ukscreenassociation.co.uk

Women in Film and Television (WFTV)
Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) is a membership association open to women with at least one year's professional experience in the television, film and/or digital media industries.
http://www.wftv.org.uk

Workline
Working in partnership with Freelance Advisor to offer this service to a wider audience, Workline offers free advice relative to work and employment to people working in the film and TV industries.
http://www.workline.org.uk

Writers' Guild of Great Britain
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain is the TUC union for all professional writers working in television, radio, film, theatre, books and multimedia.

International Industry Organisations

Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)
The official professional organization for the film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world.
http://www.afci.org

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General Industry Information

4RFV
Regional industry news, information and listings.
http://www.4rfv.co.uk

BBC Blast
If you're 13 to 19 and into art, fashion, music, games, writing, film, dance or drama you can share your creations with the world with BBC Blast.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/

BBC Film Network
Film Network is the BBC’s interactive showcase for new British film-makers, screening three new short films in broadband quality every week. The purpose is to expose new talent and create a platform for short films.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork

Black Diaspora Film Network
Black Diaspora Film Network (BDFN) is a space for those interested in the exhibition and promotion of Black Film and a place for the those active in the area to share thoughts. The network of festivals and film-makers contributing to this blog was brought together by Film London's cultural leadership programme for Black film exhibition.
http://bdfn.blogspot.com

Broadcast
Broadcast news online.
http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk

CastNet
CastNet provide a free casting service to employers from Film, TV and Theatre productions. This unique service will match each casting breakdown only to actors who confirm their suitability and availability for each role.
http://www.castingnetwork.co.uk

Cinando.com
Cinando.com is a real time updated database dedicated to cinema industry professionals. It offers an XXL panorama of the film industry: contacts, profiles, films on sales, projects in development, and even screenings schedule during the main markets.
City Screen and Picturehouse Cinemas
The best in art house, independent and quality mainstream cinema.
Coffee & Cigarettes 
A full-service, film specialist agency providing; film posters, trailers, websites, sales services, direct distribution, marketing, PR and more.
Crew Near You
Crew Near You helps productions to find crews locally and fast, with results showing available crew first. It is free to search.
DFGDocs
The new documentary website brought to you by the Documentary Filmmakers Group in association with the British Council. It's a one-stop shop for documentary, created especially for those interested in the art and craft of documentary film-making.
http://thedfg.org/courses/

Diversity Toolkit
The Diversity Toolkit is an online resource for everyone in film. It is part of the industry's drive to enable all sections of society to be part of film in the UK - in audiences, in film content and as part of the workforce. It explains how diversity can open up creative and commercial opportunities and gives practical advice and resources to help all areas of the industry contribute to the film sector's diversity goals.
http://www.diversitytoolkit.org.uk

Fat Cat
Support services, production and post production directory.
http://www.fatcat.co.uk

Film & Festivals
Film & Festivals is a free online digital magazine. Each themed issue brings you news and reviews from local and international festivals, along with special features on the world of independent film-making.
http://www.filmandfestivals.com

Film Festivals
Search for information about international film festivals.
http://www.filmfestivals.com

Film Trader
Classified ads for new and used equipment relative to the film, broadcasting and media industries.
http://www.film-trader.com

FindAnyFilm.com
FindAnyFilm.com is one of the UK's leading websites for film fans looking to watch, buy, download or rent great films. Supported by the BFI, this unique service is free of charge, so you can find any film you're looking for across a number of different formats.
Focal International
An international, non-profit making, professional trade association representing commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries as well as interested individuals such as facility houses, professional film researchers and producers working in the industry.
http://www.focalint.org

Future Movies
A movie review and film-making website primarily aimed at the UK market.
http://www.FutureMovies.co.uk

Getty Images
The world’s leading provider of imagery, film and digital footage.
http://www.gettyimages.com

Hibiscus Red
Hibiscus Red is a charity seeking to inspire deaf and disabled film-makers and performers to create new work, and to encourage and mentor young and developing disabled film-makers in their chosen field.
http://www.hibiscusredfilm.com

The Independent Film Trust
The Independent Film Trust (IFT) is a UK-registered charity which seeks to encourage interest in, and the development of, independent film production - it does this through the funding of initiatives such as basic film courses for disadvantaged people and scholarships for those who have demonstrated talent.
http://www.independentfilmtrust.org/

Kay Media
A sourcing, advertising, promotion and marketing directory for the film TV, video and broadcast industry.
http://www.kays.co.uk

Kemps online directory/production guide
Use Kemps to search for over 35,000 production services companies from 65 countries worldwide.
http://www.kftv.com

The Knowledge
The definitive UK source of contacts within the film, TV, video and commercials production industries.
http://www.theknowledgeonline.com

Kodak
Discover Kodak's rich heritage, innovative breakthroughs, and cutting-edge technologies. A company that ranks as a premier multinational corporation, with a brand recognized in virtually every country around the world.
http://www.kodak.com

Kwik Sweep
Kwik Sweep is a fully licensed London-based waste, recycling and clearance service. They offer office, TV and film production, stage and set and events clearances.
http://www.kwiksweep.com

Media UK
Independent media directory for the UK, lists websites, addresses, telephone numbers, programme schedules, live links and more for all areas of the online media.
MediaBase
MediaBase is a fully searchable database that focuses entirely on production and post-production activity in the UK. Aimed at producers and production managers, the site is designed to make the job of researching productions and facilities as easy as possible.
http://www.mediabase.org.uk

Moving South
A website for film fanatics, film-makers and digital artists in South London.
http://movingprojects.blogspot.com

The New Black
The New Black, launched by Film London in September 2008, provides existing Black film exhibitors with invaluable support to market and publicise their events more effectively, enabling them to grow and develop their audience. 
Own It
A new service which offers free intellectual property advice for London’s creative people.
Raindance
Dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards and Raindance.tv.
Screening Room Map
Looking for a screen to hire? The Screening Room Map provides comprehensive information for anyone looking to hire a screening room or cinema in London.
Shooting People
Shooting People is run by film-makers for film-makers. They send essential daily email bulletins to facilitate all questions and needs of independent film-makers.
http://shootingpeople.org

Shoots
An international production crew resource with listings, equipment, rates and tips.
http://www.shoots.com

[ space ]

Low cost digital video editing and motion graphics facilities. [ space ] provides professional post-production facilities which are available to film-makers and moving-image artists for hire at subsidised rates.
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk

Stellar Network
Stellar Network is a membership-based organisation connecting the UK's film, theatre and television professionals. Offering members a unique programme of social, development and interactive opportunities, Stellar actively supports and energises the UK's community of creative talent.
http://www.stellarnetwork.com

Step2Inspire
Step2Inspire is a community dedicated to helping new entrants gain experience, knowledge and employment within the film/TV industry - providing a home where newcomers can find events, opportunities and showcases of work from new film-makers.
http://step2inspire.tv/

Talent Circle
The UK's only completely free resource for independent film-makers, crew and actors.
http://talentcircle.org

TheScreen.biz
TheScreen.biz aims to be the main source for viewing the latest and best in British independent film, as well as offer an alternative platform for film-makers to promote their work.
http://www.thescreen.biz

TV-bay.com
TV-bay.com is a global online market to place and view adverts for equipment for sale in the broadcast, film and video industries.
http://www.tv-bay.com

your local cinema .com
The one stop shop for accessible cinema. Subtitled and audio described cinema enables people with less than perfect hearing or vision to enjoy film presented in its original and best form - the cinema. Over 160 cinemas in the UK and Ireland can now screen almost every popular release with subtitles and audio description.

London Organisations

Audiences London
Audiences London helps arts, culture and heritage organisations across London build the stronger, bigger and more diverse audiences that are at the heart of a dynamic and sustainable arts economy.
http://www.audienceslondon.org/

Business Link for London

This organisation delivers impartial, expert and practical business advice to London's small and medium-sized businesses.
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/london/

Creative Capital Fund (CCF)
The CCF is an independent £2.5m equity fund that helps talented entrepreneurs and businesses in London’s Creative Industries achieve their potential by providing seed capital investment and business support.
Cross River Partnership
The LDA supports the Cross River Partnership, a central London alliance delivering regeneration solutions to assist the spread of opportunities from central London to areas south of the river.
http://www.crossriverpartnership.org

The Culture Diary

The Culture Diary is an online calendar for London: upload your planned 2012 activities - from large scale spectaculars to community based activities - and search the diary for other events happening across the 33 boroughs.
http://www.theculturediary.com

Digital Screen Network (DSN)

The Digital Screen Network, created by the UK Film Council and Arts Council England, aims to increase the amount of specialised film seen in the UK. The DSN scheme invested £12million to equip 240 screens in 210 cinemas across the UK with digital projection technology to give UK audiences much greater choice.
http://industry.bfi.org.uk/dsn

London & Partners
The official promotional agency for London.
London Chamber of Commerce and IndustryCreated by businesses in the capital to provide mutual support and make London a place where business thrives.
London Councils
Made up of 33 London boroughs, the Metropolitan Police Authority and the London Fire and Emergency Planning authority. It aims to give boroughs a single voice on London-wide issues like housing, education and social care. Previously known as the Association of London Government (ALG).
http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk

London First
Engaging the business community in promoting and improving London, using the vision, energy and skills of business leaders to shape and secure the capital’s future.
http://www.london-first.co.uk/

London Sightseeing Tours
An organisation offering discounted sightseeing tours from the major suppliers across London and the UK, many with professional guides and on board luxury coaches.

LondonTown.com
An information portal covering events, attractions, sightseeing, hotels, restaurants, clubs and bars across the capital.
http://www.LondonTown.com

London Underground
London’s Underground provides a unique and instantly recognisable backdrop for filmmakers and photographers. They are happy to take requests for filming, contact Kate Reston on 020 7918 3610 for further information.
Mayor of London
The Mayor represents London and Londoners, in the UK and internationally. He takes a strategic look at what is happening in London, drawing up policies for the social and economic development of the city.
http://www.london.gov.uk/

Thames Gateway London Partnership
The Thames Gateway London Partnership is a sub-regional alliance supported by the LDA, working to deliver the economic, physical and social regeneration of the Thames Gateway in London.
http://www.thames-gateway.org.uk

Time Out
An invaluable city guide, including information about entertainment venues such as cinemas.
http://www.timeout.com/london

Transport for London
The integrated body responsible for the capital's transport system.
https://tfl.gov.uk/

UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that provides support for UK companies looking to develop their international business. It also provides support for overseas companies wishing to invest in the UK.
http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk

View London
An information site for London, offering up to the minute listings and independent reviews.
http://www.viewlondon.co.uk

VisitBritain
VisitBritain is the new organisation created to market Britain to the rest of the world and England to the British.

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