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Film Forum’s Industry Council is a select group of leaders from the entertainment and related fields who recognize Film Forum’s significance to the movie industry. Industry Council members participate with an annual contribution of $2,500 and receive special member benefits, including

  • Ten (10) guest privilege membership cards, valued at $125 each. For distribution to your colleagues, friends, etc., giving reduced admission ($8 vs. $14) for two people for all films for one year.
  • Name Recognition in:
    • seven film calendars (210,000 published annually),
    • annual donor roster (emailed to 50,000+ annually),
    • website, (2,500-6,000 daily hits) and 
    • Film Forum’s lobby (200,000 – 300,000 annual visitors).
  • Invitations to special events, including our annual Fall Directors’ Event, with special guest appearances. Past films have included:
    • Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG,
    • Volker Schlöndorff’s DIPLOMACY (appearance by Schlöndorff),
    • Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (appearance by lead actor Oscar Isaac),
    • Cindy Kleine’s ANDRÉ GREGORY: BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER (appearances by Ms. Kleine and Gregory),
    • Agnes Varda’s THE GLEANERS AND I,
    • Werner Herzog’s MY BEST FIEND: KLAUS KINSKI,
    • Mira Nair’s MONSOON WEDDING,
    • Nathaniel Kahn’s MY ARCHITECT
    • John Turturro’s ROMANCE & CIGARETTES,
    • Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY (appearance by lead actress Michelle Williams), and
    • Martin Scorsese’s PUBLIC SPEAKING (appearance by lead actress Fran Lebowitz).
  • Quarterly calendar mailings, detailing upcoming programs, and a weekly e-newsletter.

For more information, please contact Denyse Reed,
at 212-627-2035 x225 or by e-mail


The following leaders of the entertainment and related industries
have supported Film Forum with a tax-deductible gift.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP   
Studio Fierberg

Sara Gelbard & Paul Kolbusz