Media and Entertainment


The media and media outlet comprises film, print, radio, and TV. These portions incorporate motion pictures, TV shows, public broadcasts, news, music, papers, magazines, and books. The main 10 media and diversion organizations are TWDC Enterprises (a media combination of The Walt Disney Company), Warner Media LLC, NBCUniversal Media, Directv Group Holdings LLC, Viacom Inc., National Amusements Inc., ESPN Inc., CBS Corporation, and News Corporation. The U.S. media and media outlet offers more than $717 billion to the economy and addresses 33% of the worldwide media and media outlets.

The radio and TV broadcasting industry is made up of two unique kinds of organizations. There are public help telecasters, where the financing is through open cash, and business telecasters, which are subsidized through commercial spots. Radio and TV telecasters make or potentially get content for broadcasting, like amusement, news, talk, and different projects. Numerous TV telecasters utilize advanced telecom to communicate pictures that have a higher goal, known as top quality TV (HDTV). They can communicate a solitary HDTV broadcast or send a few regular transmissions. This "multicasting" signifies they can send a music show, for instance, from a few different camera points on a similar channel. Watchers then select the view they might want to see on their TV. Different sorts of telecasters incorporate link and membership or expense-based programs that have a more thin concentration, like games, schooling, and youth-situated programming.

The print business comprises of distributing organizations that produce papers, magazines, books, diaries, and periodicals, their web-based variants, and catalogs, mailing records, programming distributing, and computer games. As the North American Industry Classification System depicted it, "Distributers might distribute works initially made by others for which they have gotten the freedoms as well as works that they have made in-house." Published works can be in at least one arrangements, like conventional print, eBooks, CD-ROM, or exclusive electronic organizations. The world's five biggest distributors, known as the "Huge Five," are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon and Schuster.

The entertainment world is predominantly made out of enormous, global companies, significant studios, and autonomous studios. A considerable lot of the top-name film organizations are essential for bigger media combinations that likewise incorporate TV, link, paper, and magazine associations. Inside the entertainment world are subsectors: film creation, film show, and film after creation. The top film organizations incorporate Warner Bros., Universal, Sony/Columbia, Lionsgate, Paramount, and Walt Disney Company.

By and large, media and amusement occupations incorporate columnists, reporters, and broadcast news investigators; journalists and creators; editors; picture takers; visual planners; interpreters; movie and video editors and camera administrators; broadcast and sound designing professionals; hosts; makers and chiefs; and entertainers — from entertainers to artists and authors. The laborers who are in the background and zeroed in on the business side are advertising individuals, headhunters and agents, showcasing supervisors, diversion legal advisors, and dissemination laborers, among others.

We can in any case get to our media and diversion as our forefathers would have done it, in the event that we decide, by perusing distributions on paper and sitting in front of the TV shows on our TVs. Yet, because of the Internet and the development of advanced content, media and diversion are presently accessible to us day in and day out through PCs, cell phones, tablets, and eBook perusers. Any place we are — whether in an air terminal, eatery, at a show, or specialist's lounge area — we can go internet based almost any chance to sit in front of TV shows and films, pay attention to public broadcasts, read books and paper articles, and that's just the beginning. Advanced video recorders (DVRs) have liberated individuals from being stuck to their TVs at projects' broadcast appointments — we can record the shows we like and watch them when it's advantageous. Video and TV on request have additionally empowered us to watch shows that have previously circulated. These choices are perfect as far as we're concerned however not ideal so that publicists relying on ideal time watchers might see their ads.

Media and diversion organizations have needed to sort out ways of adjusting to these mechanical improvements while as yet drawing in customers and remaining dissolvable. Telecom companies offer reviews and reruns of TV shows on their Web destinations. Perusers can test little partitions of eBooks through Amazon and different book shops prior to purchasing. Papers, for example, the New York Times permits perusers to peruse a specific number of articles online prior to expecting them to buy in. Magazines have additionally made web-based forms of their versions and intuitive elements, like Self magazine ( and Wired ( Of the multitude of media and diversion portions, notwithstanding, the paper business has battled the most with advanced content, as it contends straightforwardly with the volumes of content that is accessible for nothing on the web. The day-to-day U.S. dissemination of papers was 60 million out of 2000, and starting around 2018, that number had dropped down to 28.6 million, including print and advanced joined. Numerous papers have since collapsed, scaled down, or gone electronic. All the free web-based content has additionally set out open doors for robbery. If somebody doesn't find a show they need to see on a TV or link organization, they might have the option to find it online through document sharing destinations and privateer streams. The Motion Picture Association detailed that the U.S. economy loses billions of dollars, as well as a huge number of occupations, every year as a result of a content burglary.

As far as business, the media and media outlet contributes essentially to the U.S. economy. The U.S. entertainment world offers more than $43 billion every year to the economy and furnishes multiple million individuals with work. The U.S. distributing industry incorporates in excess of 7,000 magazine distributing organizations with a yearly income of about $26 billion, 6,909 news organizations with joined yearly income of $25 billion, and around 2,600 book distributing organizations with a consolidated yearly income of more than $26 billion. The U.S. radio telecom and programming industry, which incorporates radio organizations and stations, comprises around 5,164 organizations that gross a normal of about $22 billion yearly. A large part of the complete radio telecom income is created by neighborhood promotions on radio projects. There are almost 3,000 transmission and link network organizations in the United States, with joined yearly income of $157 billion.


However long humanity has existed, so too wants to impart and share data, which is the central mission of media and diversion. In old societies, outside celebrations, for example, those held in Greek amphitheaters were an essential wellspring of diversion; they normally highlighted tunes and plays devoted to the lords of those civilizations. The exhibitions were intended to instruct and illuminate individuals as well as to divert them and forestall uprisings. Different kinds of diversion were chariot races, warrior battles, monster chases, and public executions. The present media is utilized similarly as it was in those early times, to illuminate and impact enormous populaces. What's more, come to consider it, quite a bit of our ongoing TV programming (e.g., unscripted TV dramas) likewise centers around comparable subjects of rivalry, natural selection, and openness and discipline of the degenerate.

Printed materials, for example, parchments and letters, dating back to antiquated civic establishments likewise, however little have made due throughout the long term. The principal printed book, made from woodblocks, with an undeniable date (868 A.D.) is a Chinese interpretation of the Diamond Sutra. Books started sooner than this yet at this point, this is the main known enduring model. The primary book to be imprinted in the West utilizing versatile sort was the Gutenberg Bible, printed by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, during the 1450s. Papers and magazines came later, in the seventeenth and eighteenth hundreds of years. The main English-American paper, Publick Occurrences, was distributed in 1690 in Boston, and the principal general-interest magazine, The Gentlemen's Magazine, was distributed in London in 1731.

Numerous creators were exploring different avenues regarding movie cameras in the mid-to-late-1800s. The zoopraxiscope, otherwise called the "wheel of life," protected in the United States in 1867 by William Lincoln and further created by Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, was the principal machine to show enlivened pictures. Watchers glanced through a cut in the machine to watch drawings or photos. In 1891, Thomas Edison disclosed his model for the Kinetoscope, an early movie gadget in which film passed behind a peephole that solitary watchers could glance through. French designers Louis and August Lumière are additionally considered among the originators of cinematography in light of their creation in 1895, the Cinematographe, which could complete three things: catch pictures, process film, and venture pictures. It was the primary convenient film camera that extended moving pictures to gatherings as opposed to single watchers, hence offering diversion to paying crowds.

The movie business arose in the mid-1900s, with the presentation of film trades that empowered exhibitors to lease, as opposed to purchasing, movies; and film creation began to move toward narrating right now. Edwin S. Watchman, a previous worker of Edison's studio, composed, created, and coordinated two short, quiet movies that utilized imaginative film methods: Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery, both delivered in 1903, highlighted early instances of story, film altering, camera development, and on the spot photography. The entertainment world became rapidly all through the 1900s because of numerous different creations and improvements. Creation principles were made to figure out what content was suitable for film crowds. A significant number of the present significant film creation studios were laid out during the 1920s, and motion pictures with sound appeared then too. In 1909, there were around 9,000 cinemas in the United States. Starting around 2019, the National Association of Theater Owners revealed there were 40,613 indoor film screens and 559 drive-in performance centers in the United States.

The foundations of radio date to the last part of the 1800s, with Nikola Tesla's exhibit of radio recurrence transmission and Guglielmo Marconi's production of a remote framework that could communicate radio transmissions at significant distances. The radio business developed from a little gathering of beginner telecasters in the mid-1900s to in excess of 500 telecom stations by 1923. More homes had radios during the 1920s and public broadcasts were a famous diversion as well as a significant wellspring of information for most families. Radio broadcasts were coordinated into networks, and in 1927, the Federal Radio Commission, which turned into the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1934, was laid out to help normalize and direct radio telecom. Radio organizations got a huge piece of their financing from promoters who supported the public broadcasts, which was at first dubious as many individuals felt the ads were obtrusive. Different features from the 1930s incorporate Edwin H. Armstrong's patent of FM radio, Edward R. Murrow's live, riveting reports about World War II while he was in London and other European urban areas, and Orson Welles' fake dread transmission of War of the Worlds that caused a broad frenzy in New Jersey.

Designers were exploring different avenues regarding electronic TV in the last part of the 1920s, yet it was only after 1939 when the overall population really saw a broadcast. This was when RCA broadcast President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's discourse at the New York World's Fair. In 1941, the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) circulated two 15-minute shows day to day to a little crowd. TV acquired fame after World War II, in the last part of the 1940s and mid-1950s when the American economy began to flourish once more and purchasers had additional time and cash for diversion. Different organizations that were framed then incorporate the National Broadcasting Company and the American Broadcasting Company. TV programs were reports, circumstance comedies, theatrical presentations, and shows. Stations the nation over broadcasted shows, for example, The Texaco Star Theater, with Milton Berle; the Camel News Caravan; and the children's program Howdy Doody. The TV blast agreed with the public authority's crackdown on what it considered "unpatriotic" exercises in the film and media business. Congressperson Joseph R. McCarthy drove the charge, beginning in 1947, and numerous entertainers and makers were explored and dishonestly accused of being "Socialist double-crossers." Journalist Edward R. Murrow assisted with finishing McCarthy's reign in 1954. TV programming extended during the '50s and '60s to remember something else for the profundity inclusion of presidents, governmental issues, and war.

In 1967, Congress made the Public Broadcasting Service, which has in excess of 330 noncommercial stations across the United States. Digital TV began to show up in the mid-'60s, equipped initially to watchers who were situated in detached pieces of the country. Before long, link administrators in New York City were contracting to air the home rounds of nearby games groups. During the 1970s and mid-1980s, link organizations, for example, Time Inc. Home Box Office (HBO), Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), C-SPAN, Cable News Network (CNN), and Nickelodeon were laid out. Videocassette recorders during the 1980s empowered watchers to record and watch projects and lease motion pictures whenever the timing is ideal, and the Internet showed up during the 1990s, permitting individuals to stare at the TV projects and films on their PCs. Superior quality TV (HDTV) was additionally presented then, sending TV flags carefully between PCs, the Internet, and TV. Cell phones and tablets are other late advancements that have given us more choices to stare at the TV projects and motion pictures any place and at whatever point we pick, and they're adjusting the way in which the business works.


Radio and TV telecasters, film creation organizations, and distributing organizations contain the media and media outlets. The radio telecom area comprises around 5,164 organizations in the United States with joined income of more than $22 billion. These organizations, like Entercom Communications Corp., iHeartMedia (previously Clear Channel Communications), Cumulus Media, and Sirius XM Radio, work radio station studios that send news and television shows, music, and another diversion. Sirius XM gives satellite as well as online radio administrations, including stations like CNBC, BBC World Service, Bloomberg Radio, as well as provincial news stations. Radio station organizations, organizations, and stations communicate sound programming by means of FM and AM radio stations, as well as through computerized, satellite, and Internet radio stations. There are business telecasters that are subsidized by promoters, and public radio broadcasts, which are financed by open and confidential assets, memberships, and corporate guaranteeing and are typically run by colleges and public gatherings for instructive purposes. For example, the New York City-based station WFUV is controlled by Fordham University. Key callings in radio telecom incorporate regulatory positions like head supervisors, VPs, office chiefs, and bookkeepers; activities and programming chiefs; news chiefs, makers, columnists, broadcasters; board administrators and architects; deals, advancement, advertising, and examination directors; as well as Web-related positions for the radio broadcast's Web website, like Web originators, website admins, and local area supervisors.

TV broadcasting incorporates network-possessed stations and associated freely claimed stations. The organizations are normally lead stations in significant media markets and the associated stations are contracted with organizations to communicate their programming. The significant transmission networks are ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. TV channels normally comprise the accompanying divisions: the executives, including a president, head supervisor, VP, and so on; news office, including news chiefs, task editors, makers, columnists, anchors, and photographic artists; creation, including chiefs and specialized chiefs, sound administrators, and camera administrators; deals, which is liable for selling business spots on programs; advancements, which makes and alters ads advancing the station; and designing, which deals with all specialized parts of the projects and the actual station.

The entertainment world is coordinated into creation and circulation organizations, film display organizations, and after-creation organizations. There are significant film studios, for example, 21st Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros., as well as free creation organizations like Lionsgate Films, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Magnolia Pictures, among various others. Free movies are delivered beyond significant film creation studios; they're normally more imaginative than studio pictures and have a convincing story to tell. Free movies likewise have more modest spending plans since it really depends on the creation groups to fund-raise to get the indies made. After creation organizations offer administrations, for example, altering, film-to-tape moves, naming, shut inscribing, PC-produced designs, activity, enhancements, and creating and handling movie film. A considerable lot of the top film creation organizations likewise own circulation and after-creation organizations. For instance, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (previously Buena Visa Pictures Distribution) is a film conveyance organization claimed by The Walt Disney Company. Whether a significant or free movie creation studio, the key positions are journalists, editors, makers, chiefs, camera administrators, sound experts, electrical technicians and lighting trained professionals, projecting specialists, area scouts, illustrators, visual fashioners, embellishments craftsmen, and ensemble creators and beauticians.

The distributing business incorporates paper, magazines, books, diaries, and periodical distributing organizations. These organizations produce print distributions and online variants of distributions, like electronic books. Most distributing organizations are coordinated into the accompanying divisions: article, overseeing publication, creation, inventive, contracts and legitimate, auxiliary privileges, deals; showcasing, advancement, and publicizing; exposure, Web website support, as well as money, HR, and IT. The vital callings in the distributing business are essayists, editors, picture takers, and photojournalists; craftsmen like visual planners, artists, and Web website creators; project leads, advertising subject matter experts, and wholesalers.

The Internet and the steady advancement of computerized innovation keep on influencing all areas of media and diversion. Organizations like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix offer motion pictures, TV and radio programming, as well as movies online to customers. The shift from print to computerized has constrained distributing organizations to incorporate internet-based content for endorsers while proceeding to deliver print distributions or to leave print distribution and switch totally to electronic book distribution and Web distributions. Starting around 2018, there were in excess of 422 million versatile remote endorsers in the United States with every minute of every day admittance to media and diversion through cell phones and tablets, as per a report by Statista. Telecasters and distributers the same have adjusted their internet-based content to designs that are decipherable on PCs as well as cell phones. As computerized innovation propels, the media and media outlet faces the test of keeping up with control of the substance and their crowds. Robbery is a significant issue that telecasters, filmmakers, and distributors share practically speaking, and remaining careful in the fight against protected innovation burglary is by all accounts a mission endlessly.

Industry Outlook

The digitization of content and continuous advancements in innovation will keep on driving development and power changes in the media and media outlets. Distributors and telecasters the same will keep on exploring different avenues regarding new income streams, especially to receive the rewards from computerized memberships and online promotions. Generally, the media and media outlet is supposed to develop to $825 billion by 2023, an increment from $717 billion in 2019, as per a PricewaterhouseCoopers report (PwC).

The Covid pandemic disturbed development in the media and media outlets in 2020. However, a few areas of media and diversion fared better compared to other people. For instance, as per a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the social removal necessities constrained the closure of live diversion, however thus expanding the interest for over-the-top video and information utilization, implying that film and TV conveyed by means of the Internet developed during the pandemic. Optimistically, generally speaking, the media and media outlet is as yet expected to have vigorous development pushing ahead. As PwC portrays it, "Albeit the shock waves from 2020 will resound for years to come, our conjecture shows the business' key development direction is as major areas of strength for yet."

The rollout of the antibody for COVID-19 advanced quickly in 2021 and the economy began to bounce back. PwC predicts a "K-molded bifurcated recuperation" for the media and media outlets, for certain areas developing and others diminishing after the pandemic is contained. The media and media outlets by and large will have 2.8 percent compound yearly development through 2024. Membership video on request incomes will flood, arriving at two times the size of the movies in 2024. Publicizing spending will develop more leisurely than shopper spending in the following couple of years, and promoting spending on advanced is supposed to develop at a yearly pace of 4.8 percent through 2024. As indicated by a report by Research and Markets, the worldwide media and media outlet is supposed to have compound yearly development of 13% from 2021 through 2026.

Portable is proceeding to develop and by 2023 is supposed to represent around 81% (almost $130 billion) of general web based publicizing, with versatile video promoting becoming multiple times the size of non-versatile video promoting, as per a PwC report. TV publicizing income will have little development before long, around .3% by 2023, and radio promoting will have just hardly better development by correlation, of around .7% (to $18.4 billion) by 2023.

The distributing business keeps on encountering a decrease in promoting income and a drop in readership because of the expanded accessibility of free web-based content. The buyer magazine publicizing market is projected to drop from $15.6 billion in 2019 to $13.9 billion in 2023. A compound yearly decay of almost 3% is normal. Exchange magazines will keep on recovering a portion of their misfortunes through computerized promotion income, as most would consider normal to develop from $2 billion in 2019 to $2.4 billion in 2023. Paper promotion will keep on declining, from $14.8 billion in 2019 to $12.3 billion in 2023; the paper area will have an almost 5 percent decrease in build yearly development rate in that time period. More prominent interest in online substances on cell phones, tablets, TVs, and game control centers will increment public openness to news organizations. These organizations have adjusted to the changing media climate by utilizing the web advancements that have made the content more affordable to deliver and quicker and simpler to convey to clients.

The book distributing industry has had slow development as of late, with around a 1% build yearly development rate projected in the worldwide book printing market through 2024. School enlistments are on the ascent and interest in reading material ought to be solid in the following couple of years. The course book area is additionally supported by development in web-based reading material memberships and download income. digital books are additionally expected to keep developing and online distributions and administrations will offer the most open doors for work. As per a SelectUSA report, computerized distribution is projected to contain around 60% of all distribution in the United States by 2023.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that editors will encounter a 3 percent decrease in business development through 2028. Online media will extend to some open positions yet the proceeded decrease sought after for customary altering positions on paper papers and magazines will counterbalance the general work development in the distributing business. In 2015, roughly 118,300 editors were utilized in the distributing business, and the BLS predicts that the number will drop to 114,900 positions by 2028. Scholars and creators will likewise encounter practically no adjustment in business development through 2028. Journalists, writers, and editors who are skilled at composing and working on the web and via virtual entertainment, with different electronic and computerized instruments, will have further developed changes of tracking down work.

Broadcast TV will keep on encountering massive changes as TV keeps on being more intelligent and tweaked for watchers. Somewhat recently, the commanded change to digitized telecom combined with the downturn lessened telecasters' income — the diminishing in program spending prompted cutbacks and a decrease in business. The pattern toward online viewership of TV is supposed to proceed, yet publicists will keep on spending on TV promotion because of its continued viability. Online TV promoting spending was supposed to develop from about $5 billion in 2019 to $5.8 billion by 2023. Promoters will keep on confronting serious rivalry to acquire watchers' consideration through different media and cell phones. By 2023, there will be zero compounds yearly development generally speaking in the transmission TV publicizing area and just .6% development for link organizations, as per PwC.

Radio and transmission commentators will have a 5 percent decrease in work development, though broadcast and sound designing professionals will encounter quicker than normal business development through 2028, as per the Department of Labor (DOL). There are around 38,300 transmission hosts and 144,300 transmission and sound designing professionals utilized in the United States. Journalists and reporters will have elevated rivalry in the chase after fill-in as work for them is anticipated to decline by 10% before very long. The solidification of transmission networks has diminished the requirement for experienced journalists, broadcasters, and specialists, and many will look for work in stations with medium and more modest business sectors, and that implies novices to the field will confront more rivalry. Many radio broadcasts are additionally depending on voice-following or "digital jocking," which empowers hosts to pre-record their fragments instead of circulating them live. This decreases the staff required during a broadcast appointment for altering material and doing other behind closed doors specialized and creative work.

On the positive side, the development of Internet radio broadcasts might set out new open doors for broadcast experts. Web radio broadcasts have lower startup costs than land-based radio broadcasts, and it's generally modest for them to recognize and arrive at their objective segment and listening crowd. The DOL likewise gauges that the increment of public news and satellite stations will expand the interest for more nearby radio and TV channels. As the DOL depicted it, "Audience members need confined programs with news and data more pertinent to their networks. Hence, to separate themselves from different stations or different media designs, stations are adding a nearby component to their transmissions." The expanded interest in online news and web recordings may likewise set out some new business open doors for media and diversion laborers.

The entertainment world will have moderate development in the following couple of years. An expansion in dispersion channels for films and an extending worldwide market will be critical supporters of development. The Bureau of Labor Statistics gauges that makers and chiefs will insight around 5% development in work through 2028, which is similarly quick as the normal for all callings. Roughly 152,400 makers and chiefs worked in the United States in 2018; by 2028, the BLS figures 159,600 will be utilized in the business. The public's interest in additional films and network shows, and the rising interest from crowds abroad for American-made motion pictures, will elevate the requirement for makers and chiefs. Creation organizations are additionally exploring different avenues regarding different techniques for content conveyance, like web-based TV and cell phones, which could open up additional positions for makers and chiefs later on. Additionally, the development of Internet-just stages, for example, web-based features, will build the interest of TV and movie creation laborers and chiefs. More free movies are supposed to be made in the following couple of years, and independently employed makers and chiefs will straightforwardly profit from this, with work development anticipated.


The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences provides information on the computer and video game industry.

3183 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 196 F 13
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (310) 484-2560

Founded in 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures, and has an honorary membership of more than 7,000 film artists and professionals.

8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1907
Tel: (301) 247-3000

The Alliance for Women in Media provides education, networking opportunities, and advocacy to promote and protect women in media and entertainment.

2365 Harrodsburg Road, A325
Lexington, KY 40504-3335
Tel: (202) 750-3664

The American Cinema Editors offers seminars and an annual student competition as part of its Eddie Awards.

Marx Brothers Building
5555 Melrose Ave., Room 108
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tel: (323) 956-2900

The American Society of Journalists and Authors provides educational workshops and seminars, networking opportunities, discount services, and other benefits to independent writers.

355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6603
Tel: (212) 997-0947

The Asian American Journalists Association provides education and career support to Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists and journalist students.

5 Third Street, Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103-3212
Tel: (415) 346-2051
Fax: (415) 346-6343

The Association for Women in Communications provides professional education, leadership development programs, and networking opportunities for members.

1717 East Republic Road, Suite A
Springfield, MO 65804-6588
Tel: (417) 886-8606
Fax: (417) 886-3685

The Association of American Publishers offers an extensive Web site to learn about the book business.

455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 347-3375

The Association of Independents in Radio is a global social and professional network for independent and staff radio professionals in various disciplines.

P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA 02122-0015
Tel: (617) 825-4400
Fax: (617) 825-4422

The Association of Public Radio Engineers provides education, outreach, and regulatory support, and works to develop best practices in public radio engineering.

8801 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262-5474
Tel: (704) 926-9306

The Casting Society of America is a membership organization for casting directors in film, television, theater, and new media.

1149 North Gower Street, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1801
Tel: (323) 785-1011

The Digital Media Association provides education and advocacy for the digital media industry.

1414 G St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 792-5663

The Directors Guild of America is a national labor organization that represents the creative and economic rights of directors and members of the directorial team that work in film, TV, commercials, documentaries, news, sports, and new media.

7920 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046-3300
Tel: (800) 421-4173
Tel: (310) 289-2000

The Dow Jones News Fund offers information on print and online journalism careers, college and university journalism programs, high school journalism workshops, scholarships, internships, and job listings.

PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
Tel: (609) 452-2820

The Entertainment Software Association provides membership benefits for professionals in the computer and video game industry.

601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20001-3743

The Independent Book Publishers Association is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides educational and marketing opportunities, discount benefits, guidance, and advocacy for authors and independent publishers.

1020 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Suite 204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5129
Tel: (310) 546-1818
Fax: (310) 546-3939

The International Game Developers Association has a mission to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game development professionals.

150 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E8

The Motion Picture Association is the trade association of the American film industry and home video and television industries, and it operates the voluntary movie ratings system in cooperation with the National Association of Theater Owners.

15301 Ventura Blvd., Building E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-5885
Tel: (818) 995-6600

The Motion Picture Editors Guild is a national labor organization that helps to improve conditions for workers by securing better pay, better health insurance, safer work environments, and receiving credit when artistic contributions have been made.

7715 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200
Hollywood, CA 90046-3912
Tel: (800) 705-8700
Tel: (323) 876-4770
Fax: (323) 876-0861

MPA – The Association of Magazine Media provides education and advocacy for magazine media professionals.

757 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2013
Tel: (212) 872-3700

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences provides information on career opportunities in the television industry.

450 Park Ave. South, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 586-8424
Fax: (212) 246-8129

The National Association of Black Journalists provides educational programs, networking events, job listings, advocacy, and other benefits and services to members who are journalists, students, and media-related professionals.

1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD 20742-0001
Tel: (301) 405-0248

This organization offers broadcaster education, support, and scholarship information.

1771 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2800
Tel: (202) 429-5300

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation offers various professional development programs and initiatives for media and entertainment professionals, such as the Broadcast Leadership Training Program and the Media Sales Institute.

Tel: (202) 429-3191

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists provides education, career development and support, conferences and events, and scholarships to Hispanic media professionals.

1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 662-7145

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters is a membership organization of noncommercial, community-oriented radio stations, community radio producers, and other related radio professionals.

PO Box 806
Paonia, CO 81428
Tel: (970) 279-3411

The News Media Alliance provides industry facts and figures and career information.

4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203-1622
Tel: (571) 366-1000

The Online News Association provides membership benefits for journalists, technologists, executives, students, educators, and other digital media professionals.

1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Sixth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002-7502
Tel: (202) 503-9222

The Producers Guild of America represents, protects, and promotes the interests of film, television, and new media producers.

8530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3131
Tel: (310) 358-9020

The Public Radio Program Directors Association provides resources, advice, and educational and networking opportunities to program directors in public radio.

PO Box 2898
Asheville, NC 28802
Tel: (828) 424-7510

Founded in 1964, the Society of Broadcast Engineers offers news, education, advocacy, and certification for broadcast engineers.

9102 North Meridian Street, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46260-1896
Tel: (317) 846-9000

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers offers educational programs, publications, events, and other resources for motion picture and television engineers.

445 Hamilton Ave., Suite 601
White Plains, NY 10601-1827
Tel: (914) 761-1100

The Society of Professional Journalists offers career support, education, networking opportunities, and other resources for journalists and journalism students.

3909 North Meridian Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Tel: (317) 927-8000

The Visual Effects Society is an honorary society that provides professional education and development, networking opportunities, and industry recognition for visual effects practitioners.

5805 Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 620
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411-1909
Tel: (818) 981-7861
Fax: (818) 981-0179

The Writers Guild of America, West, is a labor union of writers who work in television and film in the West Coast.

7000 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4321
Tel: (800) 548-4532
Tel: (323) 951-4000

The Writers Guild of America, East, is a labor union of writers who work in all areas of television and film.

250 Hudson Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10013-1413
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