A large database of movie information, including plot summaries,
cast and crew lists, awards, and more.
"The Internet's largest film and media directory" offers
20,000 links to film, television, and radio industry resources.
Oscar.com: The Official Academy
Read about the history of the Oscars and keep up with news
about this annual awards event.
Motion Picture Association of America
Movie ratings, legislation, and facts and figures on movie
economics and box office returns.
This bimonthly magazine features interviews with industry
pundits and advice on everything from acting to distributing
Advice, articles, forums, listings of film schools, and
Cinematography Mailing List
A mailing list devoted to discussing cinematography, with
topics and messages archived on the Web site.
NOVA Online: Special Effects: Attack
of the 50-foot Chicken
Imagine you're a special effects supervisor for a movie
and design a 50-foot chicken in this Shockwave game. Non-Shockwave
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies
Read about the American Film Institute's picks for the 100
top Hollywood movies of all time, or play a "name that movie"
game (requires Shockwave).
News and notes about independent filmmaking, with discussion
forums on film topics.
Inventing Entertainment: The Motion
Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
Early movie clipsmany from before 1900and historical
information about Thomas Edison's early camera and filmmaking
experiments. From the Library of Congress.
The 100 most influential people in the history of American
film, from Eadweard Muybridge to Martin Scorsese, with biographical
information on each figure.
Resources on film editing, focusing on "the art, technology,
and business" of editing for movies.
Motion Picture Editors Guild
Career information on film editing, including wages, news,
advice, and more.
So, You Wanna Be an Actor?
Check the FAQS on the Screen Actors Guildthe professional U.S. organization for actors Web site for frequently asked questions about getting into acting.
The Web site for the PBS independent film series P.O.V.
Features forums, articles, news, and other "indie" resources.
Writer's Guild of America
Interviews with Hollywood screenwriters, tutorials and advice
on writing, resources, and much more.
Having trouble writing your screenplay? Wordplay features
articles and tutorials as well as industry advice from Hollywood
producers, writers, and executives.
Collected links and resources relating to the classic era
of Hollywood filmmaking.
Women in Film
An organization founded in order to "recognize, develop,
and actively promote the unique visions of women in the
global communications industry." WIF's Web site offers articles,
a job bank, and information about the organization.
70 Years of the
Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards,
Robert Osborne. Abbeville Press, 1999.
Acting for the Camera,
Tony Barr, et al. HarperCollins, 1997.
Adventures in the Screen Trade:
A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting,
William Goldman. Warner Books, 1989.
The Beginning Filmmaker's Guide
to Directing, Renee Harmon. Walker and Company,
Cinematography: A Guide for Film
Makers and Film Teachers, Kris Malkiewicz and
Jim Fletcher. Simon & Schuster, 1992.
The Craft of the Screenwriter,
John Brady. Touchstone, 1981.
Flashback: A Brief History of Film,
Louis Giannetti and Scott Eyman. Prentice Hall, 1995.
In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective
on Film Editing, Walter Murch. Silman-James Press,
Independent Feature Film Production:
A Complete Guide from Concept Through Distribution,
Gregory Goodell. St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Movies and Meaning: An Introduction
to Film, Stephen Prince. Allyn & Bacon, 1997.
Understanding the Film: An Introduction
to Film Appreciation, Jan Bone and Ron Johnson.
NTC Publishing Group, 1996.
What a Producer Does: The Art of
Moviemaking (Not the Business), Buck Houghton.
Silman-James Press, 1992.
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