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Each year we host nearly 100 events for our members and their guests!

Film Screenings (Pre-Release)

Enjoy pre-release Film Screenings for you and your guest. Recent film screenings include:

Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, etc. were on hand to introduce FURY at the DGA Theatre 

  • Girl On the Train
  • War Dogs
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Brothers Grimsby
  • The Visit
  • The Intern
  • Everest 
  • Freeheld
  • Jurassic World 
  • Trainwreck
  • Ted 2
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Furious 7
  • The Finest Hours
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • A Million Ways to Die
  • The Purge
  • Bridget Jones's Baby
  • A Walk Among Tombstones
  • The Judge
  • Fury
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Miss Sloane
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Neighbors 2
  • The Huntsman Winter's War
  • The Boss
  • Keanu
  • Love The Coopers
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Minions
  • The Steve Jobs Movie
  • Room
  • The Night Before
  • Legend
  • Sisters
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • Ride Along 2
  • The Dark Horse
  • Blue Valentine
  • The Fighter
  • Black Swan
  • Love and Other Drugs
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network


The cast of Far from the Maddening Crowd at the NYC Premiere

Career Development Workshops

Our Career Development Workshops are informative and interactive. Recent topics include:

  • The Top 10 Tips for Powerful Networking
  • Envisioning Your Dream Entertainment Career
  • Networking & Pitching - Dynamic Duo
  • Packaging Original Programming For TV: The Agent's Perspective
  • Going Indie: The Secrets to Success
  • Laser Coaching: Breakthrough Your Entertainment Career
  • Pitching Yourself/Your Projects with Conviction and Results
  • Producing a Dynamite Sizzle Reel: Blueprint for Success
  • Upsizing: Reinventing Yourself and Your Career For the New Digital Economy
  • Networking and Pitching Intensive: Become a Master
  • Next Generation Marketing Promotions
  • Networking and Partnering: The Keys to Success
  • Capitalizing on Your Strengths: There's So Much There


Midmorning Exchange Seminars highlight keynote speakers from national media outlets who provide insight and advice to members each Wednesday morning at the Chapter office. Past noted speakers have included:

  • Jeff Taylor, Brand Strategist at Tumblr
  • Greg Schimizzi, Co-Founder, WVVH-TV Hamptons Television
  • Richard Dreyfuss, Actor and Founder of The Dreyfuss Initiative
  • Reese Schonfeld, Co-Founder/First President & CEO of CNN; Co-Founder/First Chairman of Food Network
  • James Ackerman, President/CEO of The Documentary Channel
  • Albie Hecht, CEO of Worldwide Biggies
  • Scot Faulkner, first Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Georges Leclere, Director of BANFF World Television Awards
  • Maritza Puello, Executive Editor of NY1 Noticias
  • Jennifer Quainton, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, The Cooking Channel
  • Gabriel Schoenfeld, Author of "Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media and the Rule of Law"
  • Arthur Novell, Executive Director of The Jim Henson Legacy
  • Mark Lieberman, Creator and Executive Producer of "Live from the Artists Den"
  • Maurice Keshner, President/CEO and co-founder of Cinema World Studios
  • Ann Liguori, Radio and Television Sports Talk Show Host
  • Pat Cooper, Legendary Comedian

Midmorning Exchange Seminars are coordinated by Ellen Muir.


Advanced Media

Advanced Media Events have featured such notable speakers as:

  • Panel Discussion: "Surviving a Site Launch Successfully: From Soup to Nuts" moderated by Alex Iglesias, MSG Media
  • BAFTA East Coast Presents Q&A Seminar Panel Discussion: "Master Class: Who Changed the Channel? The Digital Media Landscape in 2010" moderated by Shelly Palmer
  • Al Franken - Emmy® Award-winning comedian, writer, liberal political commentator and politician
  • Shawn Gold - Senior Vice President of MySpace
  • Herb Granath - Chairman Emeritus of ESPN
  • Jeremy Allaire - Founder and CEO of Brightcove
  • Shelly Palmer - Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC and host of "MediaBytes"
  • Chris Wedge - Writer, Director and/or Producer on such films as Ice Age: The Meltdown, Robots and Horton Hears a Who
  • Bob Berenson - Former Vice Chairman and General Manager of Grey Global Group
  • Jeff Dachis - Chairman/CEO and Managing Partner of Bond Art and Science, LLC; Chairman/CEO of Studio Holdings, LLC
  • Jack Grubman - Managing Member of Magee Group, LLC
  • Are Traasdahl - Founder and CEO of Thumbplay


Networking Opportunities to interact with a community of your peers . Here are a few of our past events:

  • Cocktail Party at Amnesia
  • Cocktail Party to celebrate the New York Emmy® Award Nominees at the PLUMM
  • Cocktail Party at Tailor
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at Buddha Bar
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at Popburger
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at Tenjune
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at Monkey Bar
  • The Just About Networking Event in association with The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media at Julia Miles Theater
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at China Club
  • Networking Party at Jade Terrace
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at The Manor
  • Newsmakers Networking Party at Ultra