IMDB Pro

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    Hey guys,

    As ever I am amazed and impressed by the sense of community and level of responses on CCP forums...

    I wanted to ask - has anyone forked out for IMDB Pro, and would you say the difference is worth it? Noticed any difference re how people (CDs) view you and your IMDB page?

    Thanks

    Tony

    • 19th Jan 2012
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  • David Hopper

    Actor

    I just got the free trial and uploaded my showreel and photos. Then cancelled the trial. Seemed to do the trick to improving my Imdb Page.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Matt Downton

    Actor

    I'm also looking at getting IMDB PRO and/or Resume (resume is included with PRO package)

    I know every penny we earn needs to count, but if you do the math it doesn't total that much more to your annual/monthly costs...

    I'm inclined to go PRO as the difference in just using the Resume service is approximately only an extra £5 per month or £60 per year.

    As to whether the information you get from PRO (production details, etc) will help you...that's up for debate.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    Hi Tony - hope you're well, chum!

    I'd like to tack on a question;

    If you cancel a pro subscription, will your headshots, showreel, biog et al be removed?

    Cheers!

    Ps - Tony, I find pro useful for getting the deets on CD's, and for finding British films in pre-production. Plus I think a full and well presented page is positive to a prospective employer.

    One thing though, ignore the starmeter! - I'm sure I'm not the only one to have got a little obsessive over it from time to time.

    Best,

    Simon

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    All the jobs are US based ones! I've not found it at all useful so far and won't be renewing my subscription this year.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • David Hopper

    Actor

    Yeah all the jobs are USA castings.

    My showreel stayed but my headshots disappeared.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    To be fair, I'm still hanging on for some footage to put a showreel together, therefore haven't had one to add on. Let us know if having one on your profile makes the difference! I do wish they had a UK jobs page tho!

    • 16th Jan 2012
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    I personally think it's better to stick with the IMDb page, rather than the IMDB Pro as it only posts US Castings.

    It's a shame really since we all want to promote our skills, talents and abilities as much as possible don't we? Unless you're thinking of moving to America, stick to what you know and what sites you are comfortable promoting your work with/for.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    Yes, I agree. I've had more luck on CCP and on Starnow.co.uk (something like £29.94 for 6 months I think I paid). A fair few unpaid jobs to filter thru but you can click on a saved filter and save your search choices.

    For example, you click on Auditions and Jobs/Actors & Extras, select your country region gender and age and then click on 'save these filters'. Next time you go in, you go back into Auditions and Jobs/Actors & Extras (or whatever) and click on 'Use Saved Filters'! Of course, then you still need to ignore the unpaid jobs but this kinda narrows the search!

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Claire Dodin

    Actor

    Imdb pro is not a site to find castings, even if you are in the States. You can ignore the casting board, it's a waste of time.

    Imdb pro is an invaluable research tool to keep informed about what's happening in tv and films.

    You will realize how useful it is once you start working and auditioning consistently for film and TV. I use it every day and so do most actors I know. We use it to prepare before going to an audition or meeting, we research the body of work of all people involved. We also research people we see in films and tv, people we meet etc... to keep currently informed of what is going on, which films are in developments, which ones are shooting, who is producing, who is casting etc... So we can fight to be seen, and when we get into the audition room, we are ready. We know exactly who we are dealing with, we are ready to have an intelligent informed conversation with them, we know what kind of acting they like etc...

    A few year ago, when I was doing theater, I really didn't see the point, now I can't live without it.

    Don't join imdb pro thinking it's like CCP. It's totally different.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    IMDB came about the same day as my son was born. Interestingly my son is now making documentaries and studying film and broadcast.......Oh and his mother is also an actress!

    And his dad watches films.

    • 16th Jan 2012
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    Thanks for all the comments guys...CCP didn't alert me to replies so have only just seen them!

    • 19th Jan 2012
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