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Useful Links for Actors - Organisations
* The International Dialects of English Archive
IDEA was created in 1997 as a free, online archive of primary source dialect and accent recordings for the performing arts. Its founder and director is Paul Meier, author of the best-selling Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen, and a leading dialect coach for theatre and film. http://web.ku.edu/~idea/
* Equity - British Actors Union
"Equity is the UK Trade Union representing professional performers and other creative workers from across the spectrum of the entertainment, creative and cultural industries." http://www.equity.org.uk/
* SAG - Screen Actors Guild
"Screen Actors Guild is the nation's largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists' rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. The Guild exists to enhance actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists' rights." http://www.sag.org/
* Spotlight - Casting Directory, UK
"Spotlight provides the entertainment industry with powerful communication tools which are central to the casting process. Our cutting-edge casting services unite casting directors with performers and their agents more quickly and easily than ever before. As the industry's leading casting resource, Spotlight is used by most TV, Film, Radio and Theatrical companies throughout the UK, and many worldwide. Our clients range from large organisations such as the BBC, Sky and Channel 4 through to small production companies and individual casting directors." http://www.spotlight.com/
* The Limelight - Casting Directory, South Africa
"Limelight Publications was founded in 1972 by Michael Brooke, a man dedicated to promoting talent in the South African theatre industry. In 1998, following a 10 year history with the company, Barbara Entressangle acquired ownership. Over the years, the company has expanded to include information on companies and individuals involved in every aspect of the entertainment/performing arts industries in South Africa. Every effort is taken to ensure maximum exposure - both nationally and internationally." http://www.limelight.co.za/
Actors' Resources - Career Advice
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* Acting Resume & Art Career Tips
"Starving Arts is committed to helping artists succeed by providing solid business knowledge for people whose background is more fluid and creative. This section of the site contains information on crafting your artistic resume and portfolio to specifically target your long-term artistic career goals."
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