September 13, 2019
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AICP National Board Elections and Membership Meetings in New York and Los Angeles
The AICP is Fully Committed to a More Sustainable Future
2019 CDDP Program Fellows Debut Spec Spots at Gala Showcase in Los Angeles
Truths About Shooting Overseas
Join Us as the AICP Awards Visit San Francisco, Minneapolis, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta!
You Can Do More Than Say "Thank You For Your Service" to a Veteran. You Can Put Veterans to Work on Your Next Shoot
New Research from Catch&Release: "Sourced" Content is the Creative Medium of the Future!
SAG-AFTRA Will Host Commercial Contract Events in New York and Los Angeles
Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke in Effect
AICP Members Save 25% Off Admission to 2019 New York Film Conference!
The Final AICP Production Training Seminar of 2019 Will Be Held Next Weekend in New York
Save the Dates: Camp Kuleshov Celebrations Will Be Held Locally in October!
AICP Membership Continues to Grow

Visit the AICP Calendar on for all upcoming dates and events...

September 17th, 2019 - Labor Roundtable in Los Angeles

September 18th, 2019 - AICP Next Awards in Dallas

September 19th, 2019 - Post Production Roundtable in Los Angeles

September 19th, 2019 - AICP Show in Atlanta

September 21st & 22nd, 2019 - AICP Production Training Seminar in New York

September 24th, 2019 - Business Affairs Roundtable in Los Angeles

September 26th, 2019 - AICP Show in Minneapolis

October 2nd, 2019 - Labor Roundtable in New York

October 7th, 2019 - AICP Next Awards in San Francisco

October 10th, 2019 - AICP/West Members Meeting

October 15th, 2019 - Labor Roundtable in Los Angeles

October 16th, 2019 - AICP East Members Meeting


The AICP is Fully Committed to a More Sustainable Future

Friday, September 20th marks the Global Climate Strike aimed to raise urgent awareness about climate change. While the youth of the world are “striking," this specific action may not be a practical for our businesses. However, to do our part as an industry, there are many actions to take that support environmental sustainability both on-set and in the office, many of which are outlined inAICP's Sustainable Production Practices. These and other approaches were discussed at AICP Week’s Panel - The Road To Zero: Advertising’s Sustainable Journey.  For those wishing to get more officially involved in this Swedish-born movement, visit their website  which provides tools and ideas for community action; you can also connect with fellow industry members who have organized efforts under Create and Strike. 

Leaders in the media, advertising and consumer space have also created a pledge, which can be viewed and signed (if you are so inclined) at  It's a simple, and effective way to affirm your commitment to join those that have taken this pledge to move towards a sustainable future.

We, as a community, can make a difference in this global crisis in many ways. As Desmond Tutu once said: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” On Friday the 20th, take a moment and review your company’s practices that can make a difference. Below are some simple suggestions, modeled on the AICP Sustainable Production Practices that you may use as a guide:

Communication: Reaffirm your company’s commitment to a more sustainable future by communicating it directly to your employees and clients, and live by it.

Water: Use reusable bottles. AICP’s relationship with market-leader S’well goes way beyond the 20 thousand bottles they have distributed at our events. They offer an evergreen discount for custom bottles to AICP members… Brand them with your logo and distribute to employees, clients and vendors to demonstrate your commitment to being part of the solution. In addition, do you have multiple S’well bottles from attending AICP events? Distribute extras to junior employees who may not have received them or clients or your kids or their friends. Let’s do our part to eliminate single-use plastic!

Digital vs. Printed Material: Is anyone actually using printed material to communicate anymore? Well if you are, make sure it is the exception, not the norm and absolutely unavoidable!

Recycling and Electronic Waste: Resources are available to properly dispose of everything from AAA batteries to full editing workstations. AICP Partnered with California Electronics Recycler last fall, and New York City has instructions for disposal on their website. Most cities in the country have similar programs. Get yourself to Google! It’s easy!

On-Set: Communicate to your vendors and partners your commitment and their requirement to create a sustainable production environment, and hold them to it. If you see wasteful practices, call others out.


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