Resources for Actors & Filmmakers


Resources for Actors & Filmmakers

This may be a “classic” film site, but that doesn’t mean we don’t all dream of making movies, whether we’re in front of the camera or behind it. If you’re doing more than dreaming, here are some sites for you. (I welcome suggestions for sites I might have missed, but unfortunately, I cannot list individual talent agencies, talent search sites, or movie production sites.)

The Actors Store

This UK site offers lots of helpful advice, links to other sites, and sources for acting books, theatrical and dance supplies, and plays to read.


Originally started by Lennie Appelquist, an assistant director in Los Angeles, as a resource for AD department, with forms like call sheets, production reports, Exhibit G’s etc, the site has become an overall source of movie production resources.

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers

An organization for film and videomakers that offers seminars and networking events, trade discounts, group health and production insurance, a resource library, books and directories, a monthly magazine, media advocacy and information services.


Fee-based listing of entertainment jobs, internships and career information in the entertainment industry. Offers free job postings for employers.

Explore Talent

Acting, modeling, movie auditions, and casting calls for actors and actresses. Free to join.

Film Schools

Worldwide film schools directory.

Founded in 1994, is one of the oldest filmmaking resources on the Internet. The site provides reference and a community for new and independent filmmakers around the world.

How To Write A Screenplay

Learn to write a screenplay with Jacob Krueger.

Industry Central

Advertising itself as the motion picture and television industry professional’s first stop, this site offers a nice list of industry Web sites, a chat room, a writer’s exchange (critiques for screenwriters), director interviews, and more.

Screen Actors Guild

Web site for the actors union. If you’re serious about acting, joining SAG is an essential step in the process.

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