|Benefits and Discounts Overview
NYWIFT members can take advantage of a wide-range of discount opportunities. Become a member and learn more.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
AFLAC, Easy Choice Health Plan of NY, and Freelancers Union insurance plans are available to members. Click here to see how the Affordable Care Act affects you.
Members can enroll in a program designed especially for NYWIFT, and their families, through American Dental.
Life, Auto, Home, Renters and Condo Insurance
NYWIFT members are eligible for Insurance coverage at preferential rates, or with no-cost benefit enhancements not available to the general public, through Mutual of Omaha. Auto, Home, Renters and Condo Insurance Discounts on your are offered through Liberty Mutual
New York State licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist, Christopher Dye, is offering NYWIFT members classical and needle-free acupuncture services at discounted rates.
NY State Licensed Psychologist, Christine Fernandez, PH.D, is offering NYWIFT members individual therapy and couples counseling at discounted rates.
Members receive preferred membership rates at Reebok Sports Club and the privately owned boutique health club and spa, CLAY.
NYWIFT members can attend ALL screenings at the Quad Cinema at the Special discount ticket price of $8 – that’s $3 off their regular admission price. Members will need to present their NYWIFT membership card at the box office to get the special discount.
NYWIFT members receive a 2 for 1 admission to The Paley Center For Media (formerly The Museum of Television and Radio.)
MGM Consulting offers Broadway theatre ticket discounts of 50 percent or more off retail, as well as off-Broadway and arts event ticket discounts ranging from 20 - 50 percent or more.
Working Advantage offers discounted movie passes to members and are available in multiples of eight for popular theatre chains, valid nationwide. Their expansive portfolio of offers also includes discounts for:
amusement park tickets
- Broadway Theatre
- movie tickets
- ski tickets
- sporting events
- family events
- recreational activities
- zoos and aquariums
- merchant gift certificates
- online shopping and service discounts with select partners.
IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION:
New York Women in Film & Television is partnering with Worldwide Assistance to offer members ID Theft Protection Services for $40.00 per year.
NYWIFT & MEMBER-TO-MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Dual Memberships with Sister Chapters
Dual membership in NYWIFT is open to anyone who is a paid up member of any WIF chapter, and the dues to NYWIFT are $75.
NYWIFT members offer discounts on their companies products and services to their fellow NYWIFT members. Categories include Post-Production services, Photographic services, Closed Captioning and Subtitling, Final Cut Pro classes and Professional Organizing.
NYWIFT Classified Ads
NYWIFT's monthly e-newsletter reaches over 2,000 readers (except July and August). Classifieds are $25 for the first 15 words; $1.25 for each additional word. (Non-members: $45 and $1.60 respectively). Contact: email@example.com
NYWIFT Mailing Lists
Members receive deep discounts on NYWIFT mailing lists, available on peel and stick labels, sorted by zip code or last name.
Movie Screenings (Free)
NYWIFT members are regularly invited to pre-release screenings of first-run films. Watch for email alerts about upcoming screenings.
LOCATION & STUDIO RENTALS
Wendy Friedman, the Founder & Creative Director started SoHoSoleil Locations in 1996. From the Operations Manager, to the bookkeeper, the business has been female owned and operated since opening in 1996. NYWIFT members offered special discounts. SoHoSoleil is a diverse and unconventional group of rental locations in NYC. Choose from lofts with open city views, furnished living environments and studios for your next film, video, TV production, webisode, photo shoot, or corporate meeting.
Below The Line Production Listings
Below the Line's industry-leading Production Listings are now available to all NYWIFT members at the same discount level that is offered to most IATSE locals. Also, all NYWIFT members are guaranteed access to all the production listings that they have been publishing for years, and a free resume & credits hosting on their website.
Corporate Subscription Management Services LLC (cSubs)
The benefits of this program include deep discounts on trade and other publications.
The Hollywood Reporter print and digital issues
Studiolot Publishing provides members with a 20% subscription discount on EntertainmentJobs.com, ProductionLeads.com and DevelopmentLeads.com
New York Production Guide
Variety weekly issues
NYWIFT/American Airlines Travel Rewards Program
NYWIFT Earns Valuable Travel Rewards At The Same Time You Do: when you use the NYWIFT Business ExtrAA account number when booking your airline reservations on American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection.
It's simple to do and supports NYWIFT directly by helping us get plane tickets and other travel benefits for our Muse Awards and Designing Women honorees. You earn your travel points as always AND support NYWIFT in a powerful way.
SuperShuttle is the nation's leader in airport transportation.Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing safe, reliable and economical, door-to-door transportation to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark/Liberty airports. All New York Women in Film and Television members will receive $2.00 off one-way shared-ride van service or $4.00 off round-trip. And as an added bonus, if you are a member of US Airways Dividend Miles, you can obtain 50 miles for every SuperShuttle reservation made using your discount code.
Zipcar and NYWIFT have joined forces to provide you access to Zipcars at a discounted rate!
Zipcar is a national car sharing program with more than 5,000 vehicles that is designed to enhance personal and business travel while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, costs, and hassles associated with rental cars an privately owned vehicles.
WORK & CAREER
Actors Federal Credit Union
Actors Federal Credit Union is a cooperatively run, nonprofit financial organization chartered in 1962 for the benefit of the members of Actors’ Equity Association. Today, any paid-up member of Equity, SAG, AFTRA, AGMA, or a member in good standing of any of our 75 member organizations is eligible to apply for membership. All NYWIFT Members and their immediate family members are eligible to join ActorsFCU. (Immediate family members includes, but is not limited to spouse/significant other, children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, and grandparents.)
The Actors Fund & Actors Fund Work Program
(For Everyone in Entertainment)
The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a source of information and support around key issues for entertainment industry professionals: Social Services, Housing, Health Services/Insurance and Employment.
The Actors Fund Work Program - AWP - is a comprehensive employment and training program committed to fostering resiliency and self-reliance for industry professionals as well as providing a resource for referral of highly skilled and creative workers to the larger employment community.
NYWIFT members who have worked professionally for at least 5 years and can show earnings in the entertainment industry are welcome to join the program by attending an orientation, held every Monday, except holidays, from noon to 2:30 pm
As a member of NYWIFT, you can join Fractured Atlas as an Associate Member free of charge! This membership includes access to funding, healthcare, education, and production and E&O insurance.
Future Media Concepts
A 15% discount is available to NYWIFT members for all Future Media Concepts classes, as well as free access to their most elite training conferences. provides manufacturer-authorized training in all areas of digital media including digital video and film editing, web design and development, sound design, DVD authoring, 3D animation, motion graphics, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design and Mac IT. FMC is an authorized training provider for Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Boris FX, Digidesign, NewTek and Softimage.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.