BUILDING A LIBRARY?

Be sure to see Ed's recommendations for a core collection:

for Actors

for Animators

For Animators . . .

WEB LINKS

www.awn.com

Animation World Network's site is chock full of good stuff for animators. It includes news of the day, who's where, reviews, links and a newsletter—plus, your's truly writes a blog for AWN!

www.cartoonbrew.com

One of the most popular sites for professional animators, co-edited by Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi. You will want to bookmark this.

www.spicycricket.com

My friend Angie Jones is a veteran animator and author, and her website is chock full of good advice, samples of her work, educational info and valuable links. Good stuff.

videogamesheaven.net

I like this site because it distills story down to a point where I can see the acting without having to play a game.

Have a favorite web page you'd like to share with others? Let Ed know by going to the Contact page and sending him a message.

For Actors . . .

BOOKSTORES

Drama Book Shop   www.dramabookshop.com

Located in New York since 1917, this is the best place to find acting editions of stage plays.

Script-o-Rama   www.script-o-rama.com

Complete movie scripts, available for downloading. These sites are operated by enthusiastic movie fans, the kind of people who will go to the trouble of putting complete scripts in cyberspace in the first place

FILM RESOURCES

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences   www.oscars.org

This organization, based in Beverly Hills, sponsors the Academy Awards. It also is home to the Margaret Herrick Library, arguably the world’s premier source for film history and research.

The American Film Institute   www.afi.com

AFI is an elite school for directors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, screenwriters and producers. It is also a repository for scripts and historical materials concerning the movie industry. AFI is closely intertwined with the professional film community in Hollywood.

Internet Movie Database   www.IMDB.com

Contains entries – cast info, plots, etc – for two million movies plus TV series. It also contains filmographies for actors, directors and writers.

THEATRE RESOURCES

American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards   www.tonys.org

The Tony Awards are the theatre’s equivalent of Academy Awards. The awards ceremony is festive, entertaining and televised.

Playbill On-Line   www1.playbill.com

Otherwise known as Theater Central. It contains the largest collection of theater links on the Internet.

PUBLICATIONS

Backstage: The Actor’s Resource   www.backstage.com

Backstage newspaper began in New York in the 1960s, primarily as a place where auditions were listed. Through various mergers and management changes, it is now bi-coastal, with “East” and “West” editions, and the main office is now in Los Angeles now, The website is good and informative.

Variety (daily)   www.variety.com

Limited free access to website. After two or three on-line visits, you will be required to register and subscribe.

UNIONS

Actors Equity Association (AEA)   www.actorsequity.org

The union for stage actors and stage managers

SAG-AFTRA   www.sagaftra.org

The union for film, television, commercials, etc., born of a merger in 2012 between Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. If you intend to work as a professional actor in the U.S., sooner or later, you will have to join one of these unions.

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