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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; losangeles@aftra.com
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; aftrany@aftra.com
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
ASCAP
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
ARTSEDGE
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
ArtsMarketing.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Stage Publications & Websites
Playbill
TheaterMania
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
Addresses.com
Weather.com
Google maps
Mapquest
Google local listings
Download.com freeware and shareware
Cybertimes Navigator assorted links
Blogs 101
Flickr - place to download pictures
Gothamist - NYC blog
LAist - Los Angeles blog

 

Free Email
Gmail
Yahoo! Mail
Hotmail

 

Books
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
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

 

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