First established in New York City in 1958, the A.I.A. motion picture company makes movies in-studio and on-location from New York City to Los Angeles.

A.I.A.'s nationwide network of talented Associates from many creative disciplines have an extraordinary reputation for completing ambitious film and media projects - no matter what the challenges because that is where the combined experience, creativity and inspiration get the opportunity to come shining through by delivering a marketable product with the magic that lights up the screen when the lights go down.

PRE-PRODUCTION

Getting started on any scope of a television commercial, show or film production is where the foundation is laid, upon which, an incredible amount of resources and effort converge to build a finished media product of considerable value.

Production is an exercise in controlled chaos. Everything has to be tightly planned in Pre-Production for its execution to come off without any unforeseen disasters, which are always threatening to bring a production to its knees.

That's where knowledgeable foresight, detailed planning and decades of experience make all of the difference between success and failure. We work closely with our Associates, either directly as a consultant, or autonomously as subcontractors.

We can help pre-produce your production with the same level of expertise that we use on our own in-house feature projects.

 


Production Insurance

Neil Benton Arts & Entertainment is a full service production insurance and risk management firm, specializing in brokering event and production liability insurance to media firms and filmmakers worldwide.

For a concise education in the caveats of acquiring production liability insurance coverage, click HERE.

You can contact Taylor Davidson directly by phone: 1(855)624-2787 or by email: taylor@neilbenton.com

 


Television Production & Marketing

You have a story and we have the map! G.C.M. Media is focused on bringing your vision to life.

We offer complete development and production services for your project, find the best crew and equipment around, and help you promote the finished product.

You can contact Tray Goodman directly by email at: info@gcmmedia.com

You can also find G.C.M. Media's website online: GCMmedia.com

 


Feature Project Management

The Phoenix Independent Filmmakers Group (PIFMG) is located in Phoenix, Arizona. While most people think of PIFMG as the Gateway to feature filmmaking in the Southwest, hands-on Producers Rusty Case and Tamara McDaniel mount feature productions nationwide, from the Great Lakes to the Deep South, as well as the East and West Coasts.

With a network of over five thousand film professionals across the country, they get it done wherever a production is destined to film and they specialize in leveraging state-offered tax incentives to maximize the creative scope of a feature production.

Find the Phoenix Independent Filmmakers Group at the Meetup website at: PIFMG Meetup Group

Find the Phoenix Independent Filmmakers Group on Facebook at: PIFMG

Contact Producer Rusty Case at: phoenixindy@gmail.com

Contact Producer Tamara McDaniel by phone 1(602)319-0285 or by email at: tmcdaniel4@cox.net

 


Graphic Novel Publishing

GOBK STUDIOS is a make up of talented artists fulfilling art projects in various art and design. From Comic Books, Cartooning, Illustration, Graphics and much more, GOBK is the Mother Ship to GRUMPY OLD BASTARD KOMIX. A mature publication for 18 years and older in the old school genre of Comics we knew and loved from back in the day.

The purpose of our goal and publication is to bring the gritty and bold cinematography of the 60s and 70s with no holds barred into our stories and artwork. Made up of a team of talented Grumpy Old Bastards that went to the High School of Art & Design in New York City, they decided that the conversations in the lunchroom of Comic book stardom was still worth a shot and why not give it their best and so... the rest is history.

With that, be it on a park bench, a train or bus or even a nice warm commode to lay your buns on for a good read, we say enjoy and remember...stay GRUMPY!

Find the GOBK Studios website online at: GOBK STUDIOS

Contact Thomas Michael Tracy at: gobkstudios@gmail.com



Music Scoring

There can be no compromise on your original music score, if your film is going to be everything it was meant to be - it's the soul of the film.

Robert A. Wolf, our exclusive film composer for the past twenty-five years, can develop the original music score for your film and produce it for you within weeks, and at a cost that fits the budget of almost every feature project.

Robert's dependable passion for quickly crafting compelling and moving film scores, film after film, can be heard in each film he commits to scoring at his Evansville, Indiana studio. All he needs is your direction, a DVD screener of your film with a timecode window, and half payment up front to get started composing the soul of your film as you hear it in your head and deliver it to you online.

You can contact Robert A. Wolf directly at: robert@robertawolf.com

You can also find Robert A. Wolf's website online: RobertAWolf.com

PRODUCTION

Going into production on a film project is where the rubber meets the road, when time and money are at a premium. Everything needs to go right from day one until the production wraps.

We always finish what we start without excuse by working the plan. It's not uncommon to solve problems with better solutions than in the original plan by remaining flexible under dynamically changing conditions, as each project brings its own set of challenges to the table that have to be approached as opportunities to make a better product.

We can help produce your production with the same level of expertise that we use to complete our own in-house feature projects.

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Cinematography

Professional Cinematography services by James Arnett are available for feature film productions nationwide, subject to his availability.

Whether you're looking for a hard, dark, film noir style that's grungy, gritty and brutal, or a more film soleil style in more of a bleak daylight, or a clean, soft, even light and warm style, or a combination of styles and movement to tell your story visually, whether with subtle movements or with kinetic action, it comes down to the cinematographer behind the camera to bring out the stylistic magic within the light and shadows of each of your scenes. Click on the film reel icon up in the menu to watch the Kinetic Action demo reel right now.

Contracting early is essential for locking in the principal photography period of your project into his schedule and any assistants that your project may require.

Terms for locking in any work for hire are to request, sign and return our standard work contract for domestic work-for-hire that specifies dates and contingencies – in addition to one-tenth the payment of the contract value in advance. All intellectual property rights remain with the production at the time of complete payment for all services.


Directing

If you are about to bet the farm on a motion picture director, you might as well go for a director who knows every aspect of traditional and digital production and what it takes to make it a commercial success that ensures you ultimately have a marketable film.

Knowing how the picture, sound and visual effects will be set up for post production guarantees that setting up complex plate shots and other provisional photography will work in post production, where everything has to come together seamlessly. There is no substitute for experience, ability and sound judgment.

James Arnett is a second generation filmmaker. He started in the business in the 1970's, having worked his way up through every job on set and in post production before producing and directing feature films.

He also taught traditional and digital filmmaking at LTU in Los Angeles for nearly a decade where he wrote the popular text book, "The Guide Book For Guerrilla Filmmakers".

With a strong background in screenwriting, cinematograpghy, editing and visual effects, James has a unique and diverse skill set developed to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts when it comes to how all of the bits and pieces of visual storytelling come together to make an entertaining movie.

He also knows expedient methods of setting up action and lighting shots to keep a production on schedule because always having contingency plans and the flexibility to adapt to actual conditions on the ground, which means everything on a production. But thinking fast on one's feet under pressure isn't enough, it also takes a strong sense of visual story telling.

Understanding the conventions, the cinematic devices, the reasons why one choice achieves the desired effect over another is essential to make a film that ultimately finds an audience.

Extreme competency, leadership, knowledgability in all areas of filmmaking, highly developed creative abilities and vision make James Arnett your best bet when selecting the best director to helm your next motion picture.

It's the most ambitious and important project you've dared to attempt and you want it to all go down by the numbers. When it's that important to you, and you absolutely need to succeed, you can't afford to gamble on anyone less.

 


Production Audio

Nothing sets a feature film apart like clean, crisp Production Audio.

Professional production audio services by James Arnett are available for all size media projects, from television commercials and short films to larger scope feature film projects using a variety of audio recording instruments.

Contracting early is essential for locking in the principal photography period of your project into his schedule.

Terms for locking in any work for hire are to request, sign and return our standard work contract for domestic work-for-hire that specifies dates, revisions and contingencies – in addition to one-third payment up front to commence work. All intellectual property rights remain with the production at the time of complete payment for all services.

POST PRODUCTION

Complete Post Production services are available from the A.I.A. motion picture company as a finished deliverable movie, including all deliverables - up to the technical standards for distributors worldwide.

We can either handle your complete Post requirements or help with the specific area of Post you need to complete your production with the same level of expertise that we use to complete our own in-house feature projects.

 


Picture Editing

Professional Picture Editing services by James Arnett are available for all size media projects, from television commercials and short films to larger scope feature film projects using the Adobe Premiere Pro license.

Contracting early is essential for locking in the time to picture edit your project into his schedule and any assistants that your project may require.

 


Sound Editing & Sound Design

Professional Sound Editing and Design services by James Arnett are available for all size media projects, from television commercials and short films to larger scope feature films using the Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition licenses to sync sound to picture, patch spoiled audio from subsequent clean takes, and to clean-up noise-tainted dialogue and to create a virtual 3D world of sound effects.

Contracting early is essential for locking in the time to edit and create the sound design for your project into his schedule.

 


Gaming, Graphics & Animation

Professional graphics and animation services by A.I.A.'s long time associate, Gerren Ard of GBA Studios are available for all size media projects, from print, web, television commercials and short films to larger scope feature films using primarily 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects licenses.

Gerren Ard has a truly outstanding record with A.I.A. for in-house projects as well as many other clients for successfully completing and delivering fantastic creative design, graphics and animation work. Degreed in both Game Arts and Computer Science, he has the technical skills to transform your creative visions into digital magic for all media projects.

Contracting early is essential for locking in the time required to complete your project on schedule and to coordinate the availability of any associate animators, modelers and graphic artists or designers that your project may require.

Terms for locking in any work for hire are to request, sign and return our standard work contract for domestic work-for-hire that specifies dates, revisions and contingencies – in addition to one-third payment up front for the artists to commence work. All intellectual property rights remain with the production at the time of complete payment for all services.

You can contact Gerren Ard directly at: gerren.ard@gmail.com

Find the GBA Studios website online: BlackVenom.net

 


Visual Effects

KillBox Studios was founded by Jason Washington in 2012, with a desire to provide "outside of the box" thinking into the design pipeline. With a love for over-all design, our goal is to create eye popping visuals from the roots up.

We implement designs and visual effects where the story is epicenter for EVERY aspect of the concept. From story boards and character design to final matte paintings, digital environments, animations and composites, the goal is to help you bring the story to life in a believable and functional manner.

"Having clients trust our abilities is paramount. We pride ourselves on the creative process and delivering more than what is expected", says Jason Washington.

We want to ensure that our clients understand what is needed to create what they expect and work with them on that process from the earliest stages possible, be it conceptual, writing or pre-production and production stage.

You can contact Jason Washington on Facebook at: Jason Washington

You can also find Jason Washington's website online at: Kill Box Studios

COMPANY


 

First established in New York City in 1958, the A.I.A. motion picture company makes movies in-studio and on-location from New York City to Los Angeles.

A.I.A.'s nationwide network of talented Associates from many creative disciplines have an extraordinary reputation for completing ambitious film and media projects - no matter what the challenges because that is where the combined experience, creativity and inspiration get the opportunity to come shining through by delivering a marketable product with the magic that lights up the screen when the lights go down.

 


Foreign Market Brokering

We are always looking for commercial feature films, either complete or stalled in post production, that we believe have market potential in foreign film markets.

We specialize in acquiring feature films for the Asian market, exclusively brokering sales through our trusted Asian Market distributor IPA Asia Pacific. We conform the deliverables to guarantee they meet industry standards and provide customer service to the in-country distributor. Action Movies and Science-Fiction Movies have typically had the best market appeal to the Asian market.

If you have a feature project that is at least 90 minutes in length and it translates well into Asian languages because it's more cinematic than it is dialogue intensive, we would like to see it for evaluation to package it.

If all we have to do is package and broker your film because you have already completed it and separated the audio into Voice, and the Music & Effects tracks, our rate is 7% of the contracted sales price.

If post production completion labor is required, we would still be interested in evaluating if it is cost effective for us to complete for you as an investor with an interest in addition to our rate.

Open the sales potential of your feature film to the Asian market by contacting us today.


Investors

We are always interested in meeting investors, hoping to find a good match for the purpose of making feature length motion pictures.

We'd like to have your name in our Rolodex for upcoming feature projects if you're a qualified investor.

Shoot us an email so we can get to know you and you can get to know the hard working people behind the camera.

If you love the risks and rewards of financing and creating compelling motion pictures, we may be a good match. Contact us today.

 


James Arnett (proprietor)

James Arnett is a second generation filmmaker from New York City, an animator and writer who has done nearly every job in animation from New York City, New York to independent feature production in Los Angeles, California during the 1980's and 1990's.

In 1991, James taught filmmaking and digital arts at LTU in Los Angeles, also developing the accredited curriculum and course materials for digital production until 2001. James is also the author of the "Guide Book For Guerrilla Filmmakers".

In 2001, James relocated the company to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, where he began producing commercial feature film projects and documentaries for foreign and domestic distribution - the direction the company continues in today.

In 2002, President Frank Ferreyra of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police called upon James to create the September Eleventh Law Enforcement Memorial film series, honoring the Federal, State and City Law Enforcement Officers lost in the World Trade Center attacks on 11 September 2001, which the White House commended directly to James after viewing the completed series.

James also provides directorial, cinematography, visual effects and complete post production services for a variety of creative clients.

His approach is Old School filmmaking but with New School execution to take full advantage of past, present and innovative new concepts.

 


Dynamic Web Design

We design, code and deploy innovative and graphic websites for clients, offering various styles and sensibilities for businesses and creative clients who want to set themselves and their businesses apart from the mundane.

You're looking at one of our designs online right now, which dynamically scales from your full-sized monitor to mobile devices so it keeps its ranking position on Google.

We can transform your current web presence to command attention.

Contact us when you're ready to upgrade from where you are right now.


Content Development

Developing content for feature film projects remains the weak link in many feature projects today simply because the trend has become one of diverting budgets toward the acquisition of more advanced equipment, rather than hiring professional writers and it often shows.

It's not an uncommon regret amongst first time filmmakers to lament not having spent more time and effort developing their stories before committing them to a work of cinema. It's difficult to visualize an audience's reaction to scenes that seemed fairly short to read but play out laboriously slow on screen.

Today, it's typical for the filmmaker to become the de facto screenwriter and story editor without the experience of a lifetime of writing behind them to really construct an entertaining shooting script that hits all of the marks of a commercially successful product. Scriptwriting software only formats the text but it doesn't transform loose ideas into a tight story. That takes an experienced screenwriter.

Back in the day, scripts typically went through the hands of several professional screenwriters to get the story where it could be locked with confidence that it wasn't going to ultimately be a bore. Today, that process is often cost prohibitive.

Structure is a deliberate effort to keep the audience engaged at all times. Full story threads that involve characters with arcs, compelling plots and subplots, and a fulfilling three act story with a satisfying resolution require crafting in several passes - with an eye for timing the gravity of each scene so small points do not absorb too much screen time.

Professional screenwriting and ghost-writing services are available to help tighten up your story and help you take it where you need to be when you might be drawing a blank. If you've got writer's block, that just means that the story has stalled in direction. We can help you distill it all down to the actual story, find its direction and develop it into the exciting and compelling story you originally envisioned. Ghost-writing means that you do not have to share credit or intellectual property rights - it remains your work. Contracting early is essential for locking in the time to work on your important project.

James is an award winning writer with several screen and filmed teleplays behind him that have either been optioned, attached to other production companies or otherwise produced for foreign commercial distribution throughout his career.

Terms for locking in any work for hire are to request, sign and return our standard work contract for domestic work-for-hire that specifies dates, revisions and contingencies – in addition to one-quarter payment up front to commence work. All intellectual property rights remain with the production.

Contact us now to get started.