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Professional Orgs


NUEA East (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance, East Chapter) is an alliance of Northwestern alumni entertainment professionals and enthusiasts living and working in New York City, dedicated to educating, supporting and promoting its members through programming and networking opportunities.

Film Independent

At Film Independent our mission is to champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping independent filmmakers get their films made, building the audience for independent film, and increasing diversity in the film industry. Though we are based out of Los Angeles, our community of members is strong with an international reach. If you believe independent film is critical to our culture and to the future of cinema, sign up now.

Women in Film

Women In Film’s purpose is to EMPOWER, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries. WIF recognizes the importance of developing pathways and opportunities to encourage current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in all fields of the entertainment industry. WIF actively supports women in the entertainment industry in four key ways:

(1) assists independent filmmakers who have demonstrated advanced and innovative skills;
(2) funds programs which provide scholarships and internships;
(3) contributes financially and creatively to the production of PSAs which spotlight issues important to women and
(4) creates events and seminars which are educational and creatively enlightening.

HRTS (Hollywood Radio and Television Society)

HRTS (Hollywood Radio & TV Society) is the entertainment industry’s premier information and networking forum. Chartered since 1947, the HRTS gathers together leading industry executives and companies representing broadcast and cable networks, studios, talent and management agencies, producers, legal and financial firms, new media companies and more to address issues that are relevant to the ongoing success and future of our business. Current HRTS membership represents over 700 executives and 48 leading companies from across the entire industry landscape.

JHRTS (Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society)

Jr. HRTS is the Junior Membership for the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. This junior society was created by Astrid Oviedo Miano, an assistant at Artists Television Group, in 2000. The idea was, and still is, a membership that is exclusive to the assistant through coordinator levels from any area in the entertainment industry especially assistants from television studios, networks, agencies and production companies.

CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) is proud to celebrate 20 years as the longest-running, largest, and most influential meeting place for APIs in the entertainment industry. It is one of the first diversity-focused groups in Hollywood, setting a template for many similar groups to follow. Today, our Board of Directors is comprised of 20 active professionals and our Council of Advisors includes distinguished executives and artists such as Ang Lee, John Woo, Dean Devlin, David Henry Hwang, Lou Diamond Phillips, B.D. Wong, Janet Yang, and Teddy Zee. CAPE continues the mission of our founders to create a community where positive, like-minded people can support one another both personally and professional – and continue advancing diversity in entertainment.



Unions and Guilds

WGA (Writers Guild of America)

We are the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), a labor union composed of the thousands of writers who write the content for television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, and Internet and mobile phones (new media) that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed.


SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

DGA (Directors Guild of America)

Through the collective voice of more than 14,500 members that the DGA represents, the Guild seeks to protect directorial teams’ legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.

PGA (Producers Guild of America)

The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has over 4,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members health benefits, enforcing workplace labor laws, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual PGA Awards and the Produced By Conference.



Industry News

Deadline Hollywood

Deadline Hollywood began only six years ago as Deadline Hollywood Daily, the online version of Nikki Finke’s long-running LA Weekly print column. In 2009, Nikki’s site was purchased by PMC (formerly known as Media Corporation). It has become the authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry and readers check the site multiple times each day. Deadline Hollywood postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.


Recognized and respected through out the world of show business, Variety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straight forward news and analysis – information vital to their professions.

The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive interpretive voice of the entertainment industry. Informing, engaging and empowering content is delivered across a multimedia platform that includes: a weekly magazine, bi-monthly special reports, quarterly glossies, a Website, a daily news PDF, iPad app and events. The Hollywood Reporter is read by the most powerful people in the entertainment industry and the most influential consumers who follow it – those who shape desire, set trends and ultimately drive culture – providing an unmatched level of access and influence.

Hollywood News was founded by Internet pioneer, Hollywood Film Festival® and Hollywood Awards® founder, and “New York Times” bestselling author (“Husband, Lover Spy,” and “Opening The Doors To Hollywood”) Carlos de Abreu. Carlos decided to launch a new online destination for entertainment fans, where there would be insightful and cutting edge news with a perspective on the inside track of Hollywood. brings unique and fresh entertainment news to the industry and world community. Our team of Hollywood insiders bring to the fans entertainment news about awards, fashion, lifestyles, movies, music and television, access to red carpet and live events, and one-on-one in depth interviews with stars and celebrities. In addition, we are able to take you behind the scenes – backstage, on set, private parties and many other inside pathways of Hollywood.

The Wrap

The Wrap News Inc., founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, has established itself as the leading news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. As a multi-platform media company, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised, the award-winning, industry-leading outlet for high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis;, the most current, relevant film development database; ThePowerGrid, an algorithmic, data-driven ranking system for every person, project and company in the film business; and TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology.. The Wrap News, Inc. is backed by Maveron, a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington and co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan.

TheWrap was named the best online news site for 2009 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club, along with several other awards for investigative reporting, criticism and feature writing. TheWrap was named one of the “100 Most Important Online Publishers” in 2010 by OMMA, the magazine of online media, marketing and advertising.

TV by the Numbers

TV by the Numbers is a website devoted to collecting and analyzing television ratings data in the US. TV by the Numbers launched in September 2007. The site was founded and is run by Bill Gorman and Robert Seidman, who have been friends since the early 1990s.

Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo is an online movie publication and box office reporting service. Box Office Mojo was created by movie analyst Brandon Gray in 1999 and has since grown into the No. 1 box office destination worldwide, currently averaging over 2 million unique visitors per month. Our purpose is to illuminate the movies through the integration of art and business. Based in Burbank, California, we produce news, analysis and the most comprehensive box office tracking available online.



Job Resources

The Hollywood Temp Diaries

The Hollywood Temp Diaries is a blog by anonymous NU alum Temp X. Sign up on the site to receive job listings, and of course there is a comprehensive list of entertainment temp agencies on the site as well!

From the man/woman him/herself: Temps are the lowest life form in Hollywood. They are lower than assistants. Lower than those in the mail room. Lower than everyone. Why? Because they are completely disposable. You don’t like the temp. Get a new one. (Oh and we don’t get health insurance, paid vacation, 401k, etc.) I am one of those barnacles on the hull of the good ship “Hollywood.” These are my stories.

The Tracking Board

From script to screen, and the million pieces between, information is the fuel that drives every project, and every decision that makes this industry thrive.

It is the information that can be directly linked to everything that happens in this industry; whether it’s knowing who’s buying what, who’s looking to star in what kind of project, what studio just lost a comedy and needs a replacement, or which writer is looking for a new rep, which spec is getting the most heat, or which exec is looking for a new home. Information is the most important element of every decision made, and those with it, have become the most influential players in the powerhouse that is… Hollywood!

And that is the driving force behind what Tracking Board delivers, and what has made us the #1 stop for writers, agents, producers, managers and executives alike.

Entertainment Careers

Entertainment jobs, internships, and career information. Subscribers receive confidential job listings and are sent listings before they are posted on the site at large.

Hidden Hollywood Jobs

Founded by industry Execs and Assts, HHJ was created to help our fellow executives, assistants and interns find jobs in the entertainment industry.

Browse through our ever growing database of job listings and information and dont forget to sign up for job listings, news, updates, and info on our mailing list.

Staff Me Up

Staff Me Up is one of the largest job resources for the TV & Film industry, resulting in the partnering of the leading job services sites, Reality Staff and Production Notices. Our mission at Staff Me Up is two fold: to get the jobseeker the best job possible in the TV/Film Industry and to get the job poster to hire the best candidate possible.


Mediabistro is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design. Our mission is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase your work.