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French motion picture equipment manufacturer, based in Grenoble, France.

AbelCine is a leading provider of products and services to the production, broadcast and new media industries.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the union of more than 23,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest branch of ACTRA (the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the union representing performers in the film, radio, television and new media industries. It is the largest organization of cultural workers in Canada. ACTRA Toronto's jurisdiction includes all of Ontario outside the National Capital Region, and represents over 15,000 of ACTRA's 22,000 members. ACTRA has a history which goes back 70 years, growing, as it did, out of the Radio Artists of Toronto Society formed in 1941. Since then, ACTRA has played an important and vital role in the welfare of performers and in the development of our industry.

Adobe Inc. is an American multinational computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California. It has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent foray towards digital marketing software. Adobe is best known for its Adobe Flash web software ecosystem, Photoshop image editing software, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.

agnès films is named in honor of Agnès Varda, the French filmmaker who has been making women-centered fiction films and documentaries for over 50 years. In an effort to provide support to emerging and established women and feminist filmmakers, our site aims foster a community of women filmmakers, scholars, instructors who teach film and filmmaking, and film lovers who support each other.

ALPA is one of the rare manufacturers of cameras in Switzerland and an outstanding manufacturer of high-end imaging instruments in the global market. ALPA cameras are precision tools, made with passion and skilled craftsmanship for a small group of connoisseurs.

Alphatron is known for high-quality camera accessories that help maximize your flexibility during your everyday activities as a professional videographer.

Angenieux, a Thalesgroup brand, is a world renowned manufacturer of precision optics, offering highest quality zoom lenses for motion picture and broadcast productions.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Apple's software includes professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode.

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) is a global company within the motion picture media industry, employing around 1,500 staff worldwide. The company was founded in 1917 in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today. The ARRI Group consists of five business units: Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, Rental, and Medical. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems for the film and broadcast industry, with a worldwide distribution and service network. It is also an integrated media service provider in the fields of film post- and coproduction, international sales, as well as equipment rental, supplying camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions. ARRI Medical focuses on the use of core imaging technologies for surgical applications.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is offered by Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), a not-for-profit insurance provider owned by performers and writers. As an organization, we understand the unique needs of people who earn their living through their creativity and only insure those working in the artistic community. We’re committed to the continued development of a plan that works for the community.

 

Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS) is a not-for-profit, Member-owned insurance, financial, and fraternal benefits collective committed to nurturing your health, growing your wealth, and helping enrich creative lives.

The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) provides members with opportunities to network with archives and records professionals across the country, develop professional skills and expertise, and participate in national and international advocacy initiatives.

Audio-Technica Corporation is a leading Japanese manufacturer of a broad range of audio products, including high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless microphone systems, wireless monitor systems, phonograph cartridges, turntables and more.

Avid helps media visionaries create art that colors our perceptions and enriches our culture. We make innovative technology and collaborative tools that inspire and spark joy so creators can entertain, inform, educate and enlighten the world. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, Avid NEXIS®, Avid MediaCentral®, Maestro™, and Sibelius®.

Backstage Equipment has been designing and manufacturing equipment handling carts and accessories for the Film and Television industry since 1979. We are the largest retailer specializing in Magliner customized products and accessories—producing over one hundred specialized carts for virtually every behind-the-scene craft including: Lighting, Grip, Camera, Video, Sound, Photography, Steadi-Cam, DIT, Basecamp and Prop.

Bell + Howell was founded in 1907 by two projectionists, Donald J. Bell and Albert S. Howell.  What made the company universally recognized was its development of equipment that addressed the two most important problems plaguing the movie industry at the time: flickering and standardization. By manufacturing and servicing equipment solely in the 35mm size, Bell and Howell set the standard for the entire motion picture industry. In 1951, Bell and Howell was awarded its first Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for technical achievement. The company began in the forefront of the motion picture technology industry and has since evolved into a mega-leader in the electronics industry.

Bespoke Audio Visual is a full-service audio, visual equipment rental, and event staging company. We specialize in Technical Event Design, Production Management, and Technical Production.

BIPOC TV & Film is a grassroots organization and collective of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada's TV and film industry. From writers, directors, producers and actors to editors, crew members and executives, our members are a mix of emerging, mid-level and established industry professionals. BIPOC TV & Film is dedicated to increasing the representation of BIPOC both in front and behind the camera.

Black Women Film! Canada is a collective of Black women filmmakers dedicated to forwarding the careers, networks and skills of  filmmakers and media artists who are Black female identified of the Canadian African diaspora. Black Women Film! provides ongoing networking opportunities for its growing community of emerging and established Black women filmmakers, spotlighting Black and diverse women in film.

This site is dedicated to the classic motion picture cameras and products of Paillard Bolex—a Swiss manufacturer of professional and home movie equipment during the 1930s through the 1960s. It is intended to serve as a resource to collectors, and hopes to encourage the use and preservation of Bolex cameras among amateur filmmakers and anyone with an interest in classic motion picture equipment.

Bolex International SA in Switzerland is the original manufacturer of all 16mm and Super 16 Bolex camera and cine equipments, repair and service centre for Bolex cameras and projectors, Super 16 conversion service, sales of spare parts for 16mm cameras and projectors, Super 8 and 8mm Bolex and Eumig products, worldwide. Today in 2019, BOLEX INTERNATIONAL SA in Switzerland continues to manufacture the legendary 16mm and SUPER 16 film cameras. Other Bolex services for your camera and projectors: spare parts for Bolex projectors, belts, lamps, service on Bolex Super 8 cameras, repair center for all Bolex cameras and projectors directly by Bolex in Switzerland.

Brown Girls Doc Mafia is an initiative advocating for over 3,300 women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world.

Founded by Dirk Essl, this site gives Information about developing film in alternate chemicals, which can be found at home or bought in a supermarket or drugstore.

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF delivers financial support to the Canadian television and digital media industries through two streams of funding. The Experimental Stream encourages the development of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. The Convergent Stream supports the creation of convergent television and digital media content for consumption by Canadians anytime, anywhere.

Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) exists from a collective desire to bring together costume professionals from all corners of the industry, regardless of union affiliation, experience, background, ethnicity, and identity. Through shared interest, respect and passion for the costume arts, CAFTCAD provides its members with an online and physical forum, promoting open discussion, shared learning, resources and professional networking.

The Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) is a professional, educational and cultural association dedicated to the following: Support the pursuit of excellence in the profession, and the enhancement of motion picture values through the pursuit of artistic and technological pre-eminence; Promote the education of peers, producers and students in the art and science of editing; Bring together editors who share a common desire to advance the dignity and prestige of the profession; Achieve recognition for, and elevation of, editors as authoritative storytellers after Principal Photography.

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a leading not-for-profit cultural organization for the development and advancement of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries. CFC’s programs and initiatives span film and television, screen acting, composing and songwriting for the screen, and digital and immersive media. These uniquely designed programs support and empower Canadian artists, creators and entrepreneurs, and generate world-class talent, content, products and companies for the global marketplace.

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) has grown with Canada's film and television industry, and continues to uphold the objectives for which the non-profit organization was founded in 1957. The purpose of the CSC is to promote the art and craft of cinematography and to provide tangible recognition of the common bonds that link motion imaging professionals, from the aspiring student and camera assistant to the news veteran and senior director of photography.