Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 20 offices. The firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our entertainment practice has been recognized for many years as a key industry player in global entertainment and media transactions. The foundation of our entertainment practice is the representation of clients in complex transactions involving the production, financing and distribution of films and television worldwide. Based in our Los Angeles office, our entertainment attorneys execute deals efficiently and seamlessly around the world with the assistance of our lawyers on the ground in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Moscow. For more information, please visit www.akingump.com.
BDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 550 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 73,800 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.
Cinelytic is an intelligence-driven online platform that enables film industry professionals to make faster and better-informed decisions about packaging, financing, producing, distributing and marketing motion pictures. Cinelytic provides comprehensive data, predictive analytics and project management tools in an integrated, easy-to-use system that enables our clients to develop, produce, acquire and market films that will truly resonate with the audience. Our mission is to enable our clients to streamline workflow, increase profitability, and reduce risk.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television and digital media sectors.
Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion and mentorship.
For information on membership and programming visit www.academy.ca.
The African American Film Critics Association represents the leading black film critics in the world. The association actively reviews cinema overall, but highlights films about the African-American experience. AAFCA members are also involved in advocacy work for students and emerging filmmakers interested in film journalism and film criticism. Visit: www.aafca.com
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.
Founded in 1984, WIFT-T is a member-based organization of both women and men who work in screen-based media that supports the professional development and advancement of women in the industry. Our mission is to promote women's success by designing programs to help meet the needs of women working in film, television, and digital media production at every stage of their careers and make connections among members.