In his position as President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), Matt Miller presides over an organization whose members account for 80 to 85 percent of all ads in the motion image that air nationally, regardless of media platform. He is the spokesman for more than 400 production and post production companies which, along with another 200 affiliated firms, comprise the AICP membership.
The association has national offices in New York and Los Angeles, as well as regional offices across the country, and aids its members by disseminating information; negotiating labor agreements; developing industry standards; providing professional development; and marketing American production through AICP Week, which includes the AICP Show and the AICP Next Awards. The AICP Show is an exhibit of the artistry and expertise of commercial filmmakers in the U.S., while the AICP Next Awards honors innovation in marketing. AICP Week includes various educational seminars and events highlighting the state of marketing in the motion image. The AICP Awards also includes the AICP Post Awards, which honor artistry in post production.
Mr. Miller is a trustee of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Producer Pension and Health Funds; and serves as chairman of the DGA Commercials Qualifications Administration. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.
Mr. Miller regularly appears on broadcast media outlets to discuss the creative aspects of the advertising and media industry. He has also appeared on numerous panel discussions at various industry conferences and seminars.
Prior to joining AICP, Mr. Miller was a director in the Member Services Department of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). A native New Yorker, he and his wife Susan Hovdesven, a real estate agent, live in Southampton, New York with their daughters Samantha and Sydney.
AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post production of commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. The organization was founded in 1972.