February 7th, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 5 February 2009

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launched United Artists (1919)


Film guilds exist to promote high standards throughout the movie industry and to encourage technological and artistic development. Most have no trade union alliance; instead, membership is achieved through nomination and approval by a committee. Listed below are some of the most notable US film guilds:

Guild/Film Societyabbreviationmembership
American Cinema EditorsACE500
Art Directors GuildADG850
Casting Society of AmericaCSA385
Directors Guild of AmericaDGA13,460
Motion Picture Sound EditorsMPSE400
Producers Guild of AmericaPGA3,500
Set Decorators Society of AmericaSDSA300
Society of Camera OperatorsSOC500
Stuntmen's Association of Motion PicturesSAMP120

God Almighty first planeted a garden.
and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
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New York Comic-Con, Day 2

Good con. Good signings. Many many autographs. Saw people. Did two video interviews.

Came home. Watched Madagascar 2 with sweetie.

Bed now. Promotion tomorrow.
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    "Renegade" by Styx