Traditional Research Resources


The Industry Labor Guide -- Lists pay scales and salary information on the various people involved in the entertainment industry: gaffers, best boys, costume designers, production assistants,
lighting designers, etc…(800) 820 – 7601 Price: $49.95

Hollywood Creative Directories -- Some titles include: Producers Directory, Agents & Managers Directory, International Film Buyers Directory, and the New Media Guide. All of the books are $299. There is also a web version. Can order them online at:

Lone Eagle Directories -- Entertainment industry directories. Can be ordered online at:http://www.eaglei.comVia the web, it is easy to access and search. Only $19.95 a month or $199 a year. Free 30 day trial subscription. Periodicals
Hollywood Reporter -- entertainment news and industry business news
Also available at:

Daily Variety -- entertainment news and industry business news
Also available at:

George Magazine -- "The Giving Game" -- this article lists the celebrities, their causes that they support, and a contact number for the organization

Forbes -- March 20, 2000 issue "The Celebrity 100" -- top wealthy celebrities, entertainers and sports personalities

Internet Research Resources

USC NetSource: HollyBiz

Celebrity Sites

Celebrity Address Book – Lots of Post Office Boxes here !
Provides pictures, addresses, e-mails, websites and fan club information on celebrities.

Celebrity Address Emporium --

Celebrity Almanac --
Pictures, birthdates, bios, etc…

Celebsites --

Female Celebrity Site --
Compilation of female celebrity sites

Celebrity Charity Review --
This site offers some interesting celebrity philanthropic interests from The Smoking Gun. It includes copies of 990’s and other charitable tax returns indicating where gifts were made. --
Search by name or film title

Tinsel Town Business Information Sites
Company Town
The L.A. Times’ Business section devoted to what’s going on in the movie and TV industry
Entertainment Phone Book -- -- a yellow pages and white pages phone directory for entertainment industry businesses.

Film, TV & Commercial Employment Network -- -- for the "aspiring" actor in all of us. Check out the site and look for that new career move !

Industry Sites
American Film Institute

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences --

Writer’s Guild of America --

Director’s Guild of America --

Recording Industry Association of America

Major Film and Television Studio Sites
Walt Disney --

Warner Bros. --
Sony Pictures --

Universal Studios --

Paramount --

Metro Goldwyn Meyer --

Miramax Films --  http:///


NBC --

ABC --

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Fox --

General Entertainment and Film Sites

Auteur --
A free filmmakers e-zine that features interesting articles, interviews and box office reports. It also provides a link for the weekly studio stock reports.

Performink Online --
"Chicago’s Entertainment Trade paper"

Mr. Showbiz -- -- website that gives news and bios on movie, television and music stars. The "Recent Addition" section is always good to peruse.

Hollywood Connection --
Links to fan clubs, news, bulletin boards, chat rooms and agency directories

Music Industry

Nashville Entertainment Association --
Who’s Who in the Nashville Entertainment Industry
You can search by the following: Company Name Individual Category


Music Yellow Pages --
Industry trade directory for music, audio, lighting and entertainment industries. You can find manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, or nationwide retailers.

Writer’s Sites
Writer’s Website --
Information on and about writers, screenwriters, and literary agents

Entertainment Law

Entertainment and Sports Law --
Links to numerous sources
Media Lawyer --
International entertainment, multimedia and intellectual property law and business network

Pay-Per-View Sources

Baseline --
Pay-per-view service
ShowBiz --
Pay-per-view entertainment industry source

Talent Agencies

Creative Artists Agency

Literary and Talent Agency

9380 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

(310) 288 – 4545

International Creative Management (ICM)

8942 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(310) 550 - 4000