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Scam Assistance

Better Business Bureau

Find Local Better Business Bureau office

Attorneys General for the 50 States

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Know X

Virtual Gumshoe

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)

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

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Theater Communications Group

American Association of Community Theatre

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

Theatre LA

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

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

The Guardian

L.A. Times: The Guide

Rotten Tomatoes

The Stage

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

Laughing Squid

Blogs

Answers for Actors

Culture Monster (L.A. Times)

Deadline Hollywood Daily

Digital Media Law

Gothamist

The Guardian Theatre Blog

I Watch Stuff

New Roots Project

NY Post LIVE: The TV Blog

NY Post: Lumenick On Film

Theater Loop (Chicago Tribune)

The Onion A.V. Club

Upstaged (Time Out NY)  

Vulture (New York Magazine)

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

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

Glossaries

General Actor Glossary

Theatre Glossary

Music Glossary

Dance Glossary    

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