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pond-weed
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Posted - 25 Nov 2008 :  07:34:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this is in reference to uk, is it worth paying for advanced membership on IMDB to get contact numbers of studios, or can they be found elswhere

Magikplp
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USA
32 Posts

Posted - 16 Dec 2008 :  01:48:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hhmm, great question. I would be interested in finding out...

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filmmakingstuffadvice
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USA
35 Posts

Posted - 30 Jan 2009 :  14:14:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think you can find numbers to studios pretty easily in other places. It depends who you are trying to reach. Assuming you want more than just studio phone numbers, an online membership to the Hollywood Creative Directory may serve your purpose... And if you are seeking talent, you may want to check out: www.whorepresents.com

Hope this helps a little.

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alto
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United Kingdom
10 Posts

Posted - 07 Feb 2009 :  08:32:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're serious about making & selling films, I definitely think it's worth paying for PRO IMDB membership - just to see the business details of particular films /companies.

Another good film business one is Cinando (www.cinando.com) - this is fantastic for finding out the contact details of all sales agents / buyers / production companies - particularly good for seeing who is going to the Cannes / Berlin film markets.



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K8jonez
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USA
6 Posts

Posted - 23 Mar 2009 :  14:24:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd been wondering about whether IMDB is worth it. I am always wanting the advanced contact info, but I'm really cheap and don't want to pay the monthly fee. It might be time to suck it up and pay for the service. If I find I need it 3 or 4 times a month that would probably be worth the fee.
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twickie
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19 Posts

Posted - 04 Jun 2009 :  15:37:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've found it extremely useful in working with SAG. Their information is far more useful (yikes) than what SAG has on their site.
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tazman
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USA
16 Posts

Posted - 24 Jul 2009 :  15:41:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use IMDBpro and have for the last two years. I'm an actor as well as a filmmaker. I use the pro version a lot when doing research on either people or talent agencies. But you can find information on studios at their own websites.

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walshfilmmaker
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United Kingdom
4 Posts

Posted - 02 Jul 2018 :  07:10:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used it for about 1 year and tbh, found it a waste of money. But really depends what you are using it for. Just noticed this post is ten years old haha, but still relevant.
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