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Screen Nova Scotia represents over 2,000 people working in film, television and animation across the province. Our membership includes producers, service providers, local cast and crew, unions and guilds, and industry organizations.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

Vote at the Annual General Meeting and any meetings of members, ensuring your voice is heard on important industry issues.
Advocacy services: Screen Nova Scotia is here to advocate and build support for the industry through solid relationships with government, the private sector, and other industry stakeholders.
Profile: You’ll be included in our searchable online Production Guide, a one-stop-shop for individuals looking for crew and industry resources in Nova Scotia.
Connect to the Nova Scotia screen industry by attending networking events and receiving industry intelligence and updates (such as the monthly membership newsletter).
Member services: You’ll have access to industry information sessions and training/professional development programs (such as the Netflix Screenwriter Internship Program). You’ll also have access to the SNS group health and dental benefits plan — more info on that HERE.
Promotion: We’ll help you build your profile and promote your projects and/or company through our website, e-blasts and social media networks.
Eligibility to participate in/submit projects for annual events (such as the Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Nova Scotia Content Market, and producer trade missions to festivals/markets).


MEMBER LEVELS & REQUIREMENTS:

There are four classes of membership: Producer Members, Individual Professional Members, Corporate Members, and Associate Members. For more information on membership criteria and fees, please read below. To submit an application to join Screen Nova Scotia, simply click on the JOIN NOW button at the bottom of the page or visit our member sign-up page HERE.

Associate Member — NEW! 
Cost: $10.00 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: An associate member is an individual interested in the Nova Scotia screen industry.

Includes:
– Access to the group health & dental plan (available to all SNS members)
– Access to all SNS communications (available to all SNS members)
Production Guide: If the associate member meets eligibility criteria, they will receive one profile on the online Nova Scotia Production Guide. Eligibility criteria for the guide is listed at the bottom of this page.

Please Note:
– Associate members are non-voting.
– This level of membership does not include access to all SNS programs/events (i.e. Nova Scotia Content Market, Netflix Screenwriter Internship Program, Producer Trade Missions, Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, etc.)
– This membership is for individuals only, not suppliers/corporate members.

Individual Professional Member (Non-Producer)
Cost: $125 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Criteria: An individual professional actively involved in the Nova Scotia film, television, and animation industry, other than a producer or production company.

Includes:
– Production Guide: One member profile
– One Vote
– Access to SNS programs/events

Individual Producer Member
Cost: $125 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: Individual professional engaged in the creation of film, television, and/or animation production, including service production.

Producer Members must have produced at least one of the following:
– A full-length feature film (as producer or service producer);
– An independent short film (other than a student, workshop or in-house project) of five minutes or longer that has screened at a recognized festival;
– A broadcast television program of 30 minutes or longer;
– A digital media production that received funding from the Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Independent Production Fund, Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund, and/or has achieved distribution on a reputable nationally recognized platform;
– At least five minutes of professional audiovisual commercials (broadcast).

Includes:
– Production Guide: One member profile
– One Vote
– Access to SNS programs/events

Producers (2 – 4 full-time employees)
Cost: $300.00 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: Companies with 2-4 full-time employees, engaged in the creation of film, television, and/or animation production, including service production.

Includes:
– Production Guide: Up to 4 member profiles
– One Vote
– Access to SNS programs/events

Producers (5 – 9 full-time employees)
Cost: $500.00 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: Companies with 5-9 full-time employees, engaged in the creation of film, television, and/or animation production, including service production.

Includes:
– Production Guide: Up to 9 member profiles
– One Vote
– Access to SNS programs/events

Producers (More than 10 full-time employees)
Cost: $750.00 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: Companies with more than 10 full-time employees, engaged in the creation of film, television, and/or animation production, including service production.

Includes:
– Production Guide: Up to 15 member profiles
– One Vote
– Access to SNS programs/events

Corporate Member – Service Providers
Cost: $500 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year

Description: An entity that is not a producer in the Nova Scotia film, television, and animation industry, but is actively involved as a supplier or service provider to the industry. This includes, but is not limited to: Hotels, Government Agencies, Broadcasters, Theatrical Exhibitors, Cable Companies, Associations, Distributors, Graphics & Special Effects Companies, Post-Production Companies, Equipment Supply Companies, Car Rental Agencies, Insurance Companies, Caterers, Communications Agencies, Legal Firms, Accounting Firms, etc.

Includes:
– A listing as “Preferred Supplier” on the Screen Nova Scotia website
– Production Guide: Up to 5 member profiles
– One Vote

Corporate Member – Charitable Discount
Cost: $250 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: A corporation actively involved as a supplier or service provider to the Nova Scotia film, television, and animation industry, and is a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency or not-for-profit with the Societies Act of Nova Scotia.

Includes:
– Production Guide: Up to 5 member profiles
– One Vote

Union / Labour
Cost: $500.00 (+HST)
Subscription period: One year
Description: An entity that is not a producer in the Nova Scotia film, television, and animation industry, but is actively involved as a Union or Labour organization in the industry.

Includes:
– Production Guide: Up to 9 member profiles
– One Vote

PRODUCTION GUIDE ELIGIBILITY

To be listed in the online Nova Scotia Production Guide, you must be a member of Screen Nova Scotia who is actively involved in or providing a service to the Nova Scotia screen industry. You must also be a resident of Nova Scotia.

Your eligibility to be listed in the guide will be confirmed by Screen Nova Scotia upon membership application review. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Meus-Saunders, Membership Coordinator: erica@screennovascotia.com / 902-229-1499. 

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