Become A Member

To join the Film-Makers' Cooperative / New American Cinema Group as a filmmaker/videomaker, all you need is a film or video.

The membership fee is $40 annually. If paying by check, please make it out to the NEW AMERICAN CINEMA GROUP INC. You must also deposit your work at the Coop for it to be listed for distribution.

The Coop is completely non-exclusive (you still own your work, you can still show your work, you can make use of other distribution as long as it is also non-exclusive or doesn’t mind that your work is also in the Coop). At all times your film or video belongs to you. To facilitate rentals, your print, tape, or digital file remains at the Coop, and you still own it. You set the rental price (the minimum for any rental being $50). You receive 50% of your rentals, while 50% goes to the Coop for overhead.

Download Membership Form

Royalties are paid on request. Please call or email the Film-Makers' Coop to have your royalty statement sent to you. Your work is listed in our catalogue, side by side with avant-garde legends who got their start this very same way. (Our entire catalogue is now accessible online). You will now have a distributor, while you, as a filmmaker/videomaker, remain in free control your own aesthetic. If you do not make films, but would still like to get involved, you can join as an Associate Member and receive our emails, catalogs, and other information and benefits. For additional information on how to become a member please call the Coop at (212) 267-5665, or email