Membership in the AICP carries with it many tangible benefits, as well as networking opportunities, periodic bulletins and newsletters keeping you up to date on issues of importance in the industry, and the opportunity to become involved in the Association itself through committees and voting for (or running for) our Board of Directors.
Some of the tangible and money-saving benefits of General Membership include:
• Labor: The AICP negotiates commercials agreements with the Directors Guild of America (DGA), and union locals affiliated with IATSE and with the Teamsters. Contracts often have AICP-Members only privileges, not available to non-members, and which may provide considerable cost savings to member production companies and their directors. In addition, the AICP has on staff a full-time labor consultant, available to assist members with questions regarding labor agreements and union requirements.
• Health Insurance: AICP General Members are eligible (but not required) to participate in the Producers’ Health Benefits Plan (PHBP). This plan offers health insurance benefits to both staffers and freelancers at a very competitive rate.
• Legal Initiative: The AICP Legal Initiative provides limited legal services to members, at no cost to the member. These services provide direct contract negotiations with an advertising agency on behalf of a member firm on a job-by-job basis and are limited to select sections of the production agreement not involving price, including production fees, costs, and payment terms.
This is just a sample of the many benefits of being an AICP member. For more information, please call (212) 929-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.