Helpful Links

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Scam Assistance
Better Business Bureau
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Attorneys General for the 50 States
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
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Los Angeles Scam Assistance
Better Business Bureau: (909) 835-6064
Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs L.A. City Attorney's Office Consumer Protection Section: (213) 978-8070
L.A. County Dept. of Consumer Affairs: (213) 974-1452
LAPD Bunco Division: (213) 485-3795 or (818) 756-8323
AFTRA Los Angeles: (323) 634-8100;
Equity: (323) 634-1750
SAG Los Angeles: (323) 954-1600
Actor Information Services @ Acting World Books: (818) 905-1345

New York City Scam Assistance
Better Business Bureau: (212) 533-6200
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs NYC Department of Consumer Affairs: 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK from outside NYC)
AFTRA New York: (212) 532-0800;
Equity: (212) 869-8530 (for showcases contact Julie Posner and Jamie Blankenship at the Showcase department; contact Keith Howard and Robin Welch at the Auditions department for all other concerns)
SAG New York: (212) 944-1030


Performer-Assistance Organizations
Actors' Fund
Actors' Work Program
A Minor Consideration (for child actors)
Non-Traditional Casting Project
Alliance of Artists' Communities
Career Transition for Dancers
California Lawyers for the Arts


Unions & Guilds
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
SAG Indie
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Actors' Equity
American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Extras Casting Guild
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE)
Writers Guild of America, West (WGA)
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Producers Guild of America (PGA)
Dramatists Guild


Professional Organizations
Casting Society of America
Association of Talent Agents
Association of Independent Commercial Producers
National Conference of Personal Managers
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Recording Industry Association of America
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences


Film & TV Organizations
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Motion Picture Association of America
American Film Institute
Association of Independent Feature Film Producers (AIFFP)
Entertainment Industry Development Corporation (EIDC)
Gen Art
The Hollywood Arts Council
Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation


Theatre Organizations
American Theatre Wing
American Association of Community Theatre
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Theater Communications Group
American Association of Community Theatre
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Theatre LA
International Theatre Institute of the United States
National Dinner Theatre Association
Theatre Development Fund (tdf)
University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA)
Educational Theatre Association
American Alliance for Theatre and Education American Arts Alliance
The Field
Go Tour


Independent Film & Video Organizations
Independent Feature Project
Film Independent
Sundance Institute
Independent Television Service
Film Arts Foundation
Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
International Documentary Association
Documentary Films
Student Filmmakers
Micro-cinema Scene
Film Festivals


Arts Organizations
Media Rights
National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
Americans for the Arts
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts
Performing Arts Research Coalition
National Performing Arts Convention
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA)
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Coalition Against Censorship
Arts Accredit


Diversity Organizations
Non-Traditional Casting Project
Women Make Movies
Women in Film
Visual Communications
Center for Intercultural Performance


Industry Publications & Websites
Hollywood Reporter
Arts Journal
Ross Reports
Hollywood Creative Directory


Film & TV Publications & Websites
Internet Movie Database
Box Office Guru
Entertainment Weekly
Indie Wire
L.A. 411
Television Without Pity
TV Guide
Indie Backlot
Bright Lights Film Journal
Film Threat


Stage Publications & Websites
Live Broadway
All That Chat
Internet Broadway Database
Curtain Rising
Laughing Squid


Actor Helpful Sites
Method Fest
International Dialects of English Archive
Find a Photographer


General Links
Google search engine
Yahoo! search engine
Google video search
Merriam-Webster dictionary
Wikipedia Web encyclopedia
Britannica encyclopedia
Babel Fish Translations
Google maps
Google local listings freeware and shareware
Cybertimes Navigator assorted links
Blogs 101
Flickr - place to download pictures
Gothamist - NYC blog
LAist - Los Angeles blog


Free Email
Yahoo! Mail


NY Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dramatists Play Service
Samuel French
Drama Book Shop
Acting Books
Internet Theatre Bookshop
The Writers Store
Watson-Guptill Books
Barnes & Noble


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