Support our staff!

Going on 60 years, The New American Cinema Group/Film-Maker's Cooperative has a collection over 5,000 artist films, a 16mm film archive, with over 1,000 members. We need your help with employee retention for Fall 2020. Meet our wonderful staff:

Sheldon Henderson
Digital Media Manager
Sheldon's media responsibilities include color correction, archiving, and digital finishing and distribution of 5k 16mm film scans, as well as other formats.

Rachael Guma
Film Manager & Associate Director
Rachael Guma has served on the FMC's Board of Directors since 2014 and became the Associate Director in 2020. Her current position is managing the extensive film collection. Rachael organizes the online workshops, screenings, and is primarily responsible for fundraising with the Board. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute while serving as the Archive Intern at the San Francisco Cinemathque. Since moving to NYC in 2008, she has been an active member of the film community, working at Anthology Film Archives, Union Docs, Mono No Aware, and, most recently, BRIC Arts. In addition to working for non-profit film arts organizations, she is an educator, curator, filmmaker, animator, and sound artist.

Anri Vartanov
Assistant Director
Anri is working at the FMC to manage the fiscal budgets, facilitate grants, programming and fundraising. Previously, he worked at Columbia University managing budgets and financial accounts. He received his Master's degree in Film Studies from Columbia University and is currently programming film programs for the FMC's new streaming service.

Matthew Carlson
Marketing & Publicity Coordinator
Matthew Carlson is a filmmaker, editor and programmer based in Queens, New York. In the past, he has worked with Artforum, Marina Abramovic, and Faliro House Productions. He co-founded Boulevard Film Festival in 2016. Matthew currently manages social media and creates multimedia promotional materials for the Film-Maker’s Cooperative.

MM Serra
Executive Director
MM Serra was invited by Saul Levine to join FMC's Board of Directors in 1990 and became the Executive Director in 1991. A graduate of NYU Cinema Studies MA in 1997, MM Serra's mission is to create personal vision experimental films, to curate, to promote, to preserve, and digitize as many filmmakers as possible within FMC's collection. In 1993 MM Serra was able to get FMC non-profit status. She has digitized and preserved over 250 films, including the 1967 Jonas Mekas tour that recently screened at the Prada Foundation. Working with NFPF and the Stan VanDerBeek estate, she has preserved the Poemfield Series, his early computer animation and currently finishing VDB's cut out animation series. FMC and MM Serra are also working with the Chicago Film Society to preserve the films of Edward Owens' rare prints on celluloid.

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Donations

  • Vincent Grenier 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Peter Frandsen 
    • $40 
    • 9 d
  • Julia Marchese 
    • $20 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 26 d
  • Allen Killian-Moore 
    • $10 
    • 27 d
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Fundraising team: FMC (2)

Film-Makers Cooperative 
Organizer
Raised $10 from 1 donation
New York, NY
The New American Cinema Group Inc (Film Makers Cooperative Division) 
Registered nonprofit
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Rachael Guma 
Team member
Raised $60 from 2 donations
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