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2011 Social Media Directory: Entertainment

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This chapter highlights the best of the social media resources for the entertainment industry from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the web at large.
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There’s no shortage of fun on the Internet, and this chapter highlights the best of the social media resources for the entertainment industry. Whether you’re looking for movie reviews, celebrity gossip, music videos, games, television episodes—whatever—you’ll find it here. You’ll also find social media outlets where you can get together with other fans and make connections, discuss hot new trends, and share your views.

Actors and Actresses

Actors’ Equity Association

Equity is a labor union for theater professionals, representing more than 45,000 actors and stage managers across the United States. Besides negotiating wages and working conditions for its members, the organization works to promote live theater in U.S. culture. Visit Equity’s website to learn about membership and how to join, find auditions and jobs in its Casting Call section, and read rulebooks and other documents in the Document Library.

Web: www.actorsequity.org

Facebook: Actors’ Equity Association (Page), The Official Actors’ Equity Association Facebook Group (Group)

Twitter: ActorsEquity

LinkedIn: (None)

Back Stage

A resource for actors, Back Stage is a great place to connect with other actors and industry professionals. The site features lots of articles to help actors perfect their craft and build a career, as well as show-business news, theater and film reviews, a searchable database of casting notices, and numerous other resources.

Web: www.backstage.com

Facebook: Back Stage (Page), Backstagecasting (Page)

Twitter: BackStageCast

LinkedIn: (None)

Filmbug: Guide to the Movie Stars

Filmbug is a guide to more than 10,000 actors and other movie-industry professionals. When you search for an actor or actress, the resulting page has a bio, filmography, and a link to a forum where you can meet other fans and discuss the actor’s work.

Web: www.filmbug.com

Facebook: Filmbug Movie Stars (Page)

Twitter: Filmbug Tweets

LinkedIn: (None)

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)

With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in film, television and commercials, video games, the Internet, and all new media formats. Here you’ll find information about SAG’s work, membership, contracts, and branches. Members can use iActor, the site’s online casting directory, pay dues online, and view contracts, career seminars, and workshops.

Web: www.sag.org

Facebook: Screen Actors Guild (Page), Screen Actors’ Guild Foundation (Pages), Screen Actors Guild (Group)

Twitter: ScreenActors

LinkedIn: Screen Actors Guild (SAG) (Group)

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