Special and Visual Effects Technicians


For information about colleges with film and television programs of study, and to read interviews with filmmakers, visit the AFI Web site.

2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1657
Tel: (323) 856-7600
Fax: (323) 467-4578
Email: information@AFI.com


For extensive information about the digital effects industry, visit the AWN Web site. The site includes feature articles, a guide to education-related resources, and a career section.

13300 Victory Blvd. Suite 365
Van Nuys, CA 91401-1831
Tel: (818) 786-5402
Fax: (818) 786-5417
Email: info@awn.com


The guild represents the interests of animation professionals in California. Visit its Web site for information on training, earnings, and the animation industry.

1105 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505-2528
Tel: (818) 845-7500
Fax: (818) 843-0300

For information on union membership, contact IATSE.

207 West 25th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001-7119
Tel: (212) 730-1770
Fax: (212) 730-7809

For information about festivals and presentations, and news about the industry, contact the Visual Effects Society.

5805 Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 620
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411-2543
Tel: (818) 981-7861
Fax: (818) 981-0179
Email: info@visualeffectssociety.com


This nonprofit organization represents the professional interests of women (and men) in animation. Visit its Web site for industry information, links to animation blogs, details on membership for high school students, and its quarterly newsletter.

c/o Perry, Neidorf & Grassl, LLP, Attn: Marine Hekimian
11400 W. Olympic Blvd., #590
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1574
Email: wia@womeninanimation.org