Amazon book alerts
Of great use to newsrooms. The online bookseller notifies readers when books are published on subjects they’re interested in, or by their favorite authors, or even with certain words in the title. Especially useful because the alerts come well before the books are published. (Registration required.)
American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
“AFTRA represents actors and other professional performers, and broadcasters in television, radio, sound recordings, non-broadcast/industrial programming and new technologies such as interactive programming and CD ROMs.” Site features information on local chapters and agents as well as publications and press releases.
Artists Rights Foundation
Information on the laws of copyright, and the lastest worldwide information in the entertainment industry.
ArtLex Art Dictionary
3,300+ terms and their definitions, from the world of art and aesthetics, plus images and cross-references — each definition that has another term in it links to that other term, so you could spend all day going from one to another. There are longer articles on some of the more important subjects, from Expressionism to illumination to the Hudson River School.
A daily digest of the arts. Arts Journal posts arts items daily, selected from hundreds of publications.
Weekly updates on arts: politics, conferences, events, funding, jobs, Web sites. From the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Reviews and critiques of broadway shows around the world. Get information on stars, showtunes and showtimes.
Halliwell’s Film Guide, Halliwell’s Who’s Who in the Movies and Alan Goble’s Complete Index to World Film. “The database covers the majority of films produced between 1895 and the present day. From America to Azerbaijan, it is the world’s largest and most comprehensive directory.”
“The European Guide to Arts, Culture and Entertainment Worldwide.” Features on art and archaeology, cooking, dance, jazz, classical music, film and opera.
Film scripts for reading in full text on the Web.
Detailed information on classic Hollywood and American movies, with complete Academy Awards (Oscars) information, reviews, lists of top films.
Download movie trailors or access reviews, interviews and analysis of recent and upcoming box office releases. Also find showtimes, music, stars and premieres.
Internet Movie Database
A comprehensive list of films, actors, directors. Searchable plots by keyword.
Jazz Journalists Association
An international group of more than 300 members. “The goals of the Jazz Journalists Association are to promote high standards and respect for our works, to create a professional network, and to increase general interest in jazz.”
MediaChannel Issue Guides
Links from Media Channel on topics such as media concentration, media politics, covering sports.
News from the museum and art world, with headlines of goings-on in museums and galleries in many countries. Allows searches of or browsing through listings of museums around the world and their events and exhibits.
National Portrait Gallery
London’s National Portrait Gallery has 21,000 images online, with information on a total of 45,000. You can conduct keyword, artist, or subject searches and retrieve all the available data on related images.
Are you dying to know when your favorite music group is coming to town? PollStar will send you an E-mail whenever their tour schedule is updated. You can register for an unlimited number of artists. Or search the site by artist.
A daily service for booksellers (and readers). “Aims to give booksellers the most up-to-date information on books that are receiving media and review attention, news stories about independent and chain booksellers, and changes in publisher policies that will impact booksellers.”
Locate events (music, sports, theater, circus, opera, you name it) around the world. Buy tickets here or find out information on location and event. Gives run down on entertainer or team.
TV Guide Movie Database
Info on casts and crew. Online version of the book, “The Motion Picture Guide.”
U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright general information as well as recent legislation. Search registration and documents, get information on licensing. By the Library of Congress.