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The Actor's Why

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Knowing what makes you tick profoundly affects the time you keep. As actors, we spend a lot of time in class and in personal research for a role, dissecting and understanding our character's...

Actors On-the-Go

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Just a quick heads up about upcoming section in IADB video channels; We are planning on releasing review videos for acting-based mobile apps. If you would want an app reviewed before you purchase it,...

6 Steps To Optimize Your Online Presence

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This week I wanted to share my thoughts about online tips with my fellow creatives over at Karmalicity. If you have an IMDb, you can definitely check out what the site has to offer. If you don't, you...

10 Biggest Mistakes on your Actor Website

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I've been collecting the actor website sins for quite some time and I thought I'd stop on by and list out the most common mistakes you might make on your actor website. I hope this helps. If you...

Startup of the Year Competition... Again

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Great news. We made it! Thanks to all of our patrons and users we always strive to be #1 in web development for actor websites, and this piece of news is here to show that we're definitely on the...

Help Stop Age Discrimination

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Age discrimination is a major problem in our industry, and it must be addressed. SAG-AFTRA has been working hard for years to stop the career damage caused by the publication of performers' dates of...

Impress visitors to your actor website with reviews

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To this day I have seen upwards of 1,000 different actor websites, but it's sad to say that less than 1% of these websites contain actual reviews / testimonials section. You should take advantage of...

Why do I write sins? (not tragedies)

08.12.2016actors,websites for actors,funny,actor websites
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actors,websites for actors,funny,actor websites

I'm not sure what year this was, 2003 or 2004, but I was in college back then. I was walking down Chambers Street in New York when I saw a sign "$5 haircuts by student barbers". I thought to...

10 Questions for Your Designer

08.05.2016actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites
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actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites

I honestly wanted to start this blog post by listing all of my competition. I even created a neat little table demonstrating what they do well and where they really suck. Fortunately I was stopped in... Startup Night in LA

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Ever since interviewed me in Las Vegas late last year and nominated us for the Startup of the Year this year, we've been inseparable. What I mean by that is, they don't call us "stalkers"...

How to convert your media

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Being a techie, I get this question a lot. Many actors want to post their reels online, but they don't have their videos in the right format. Most websites accept MP4 files, some accept AVI files,...

Actor Website Tips

07.15.2016actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites
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actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites

If you don't know who I am, here's a little 411 on me. My name is Tomasz and I've been professionally developing websites since 2004. I've built websites for hundreds of real estate firms in New...

We are moving servers

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We're moving severs! We've been planning this for over a year now and we're finally ready to make that move. We love .co, and we have plenty t-shirts to prove it, but after carefully examining...

The Businesses We Love

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Fourth of July is here again and one thing that all actors worldwide have in common is that they all can appreciate a good sale, regardless of their nationality. As far as actor websites go, IADB is...

You are a Product on your Actor Website

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What some actors don't quite understand is that their acting website is a tool, but the tool needs to be used properly in order to achieve success. You can't repair your laptop with a hammer, or hang...

Actor Press Kit

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For years I was really at a loss about the whole actor's electronic press kit (EPK) advice that I constantly saw all over the web. These posts from experts have been around since 2011, maybe earlier,...

Try Any Website

06.10.2016promotion,features,iadb,websites for actors
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promotion,features,iadb,websites for actors

We always try to go above and beyond to provide functionality that you will find useful. We don't provide just websites, domains, emails and hosting - you can get that anywhere. What we do provide...

Singapore Sling

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Welcome to the our 2nd edition of Member Spotlight . We've asked our members to let us know what they're up to right now or to tell us one piece of creative work they've done that they're proud of...

Get your Acting Reels Done

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First of all, let's start with this statement - if you don't have an acting reel, get it done . Even if you have to try it the DIY approach, get it done. Not having headshots is as bad, but your...

Hufflepuff - Harry Potter Rap Parody

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Welcome to the first and at the same time holiday edition of Member Spotlight . We've asked our members to let us know what they're up to right now or to tell us one piece of creative work they've...

I ask 'Why Not?'

05.27.2016actors,websites for actors
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actors,websites for actors

Recently I was at an event in Hollywood where I spoke with an actor, whose name I won't mention, that was very resistant to the idea of owning a website. Usually I try not to "sell" my agenda and tend...

Member Spotlight Mondays

05.20.2016actors, filmmakers
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actors, filmmakers

One of our main goals here at IADB is to help you get yourself noticed. We help you with your websites and with your social media, but sometimes even the strongest and most creative individuals could...

Product Displacements

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How many times do you see in a film somebody walk up to a computer screen and open up a website that sort of looks like Google, or sort of looks like Facebook, but it's not. How about a small town...

And the winners are...

05.04.2016actors,iadb,press release,actor websites
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actors,iadb,press release,actor websites

The time is here. We've had 127 applicants for the Face of IADB contest within the month of April. We've reviewed all applications and 116 of unique applicants had at least one credit. We randomly...

Filmmakers Checklist

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So, you made a film, huh... What's next? Everybody seems to agree that these next 6 steps are the way to go. Do keep in mind that each film is different and you may need to try a different approach...


04.22.2016actors, filmmakers
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actors, filmmakers

Last week's blog post came from none other but social media guru, Heidi Dean. If you haven't visited her website yet, make sure you do. It has a ton of great advice for actors on how to market...

How to 'Get Discovered' as an Actor

04.15.2016actors, hints
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actors, hints

TRUE STORY: Last week my friend needed to hire a female singer for a concert that paid thousands of dollars. Ten women (all with Broadway credits) missed this great opportunity, not because of their...

To blog or not to blog

04.09.2016hints, poll
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hints, poll

Okay, I have a bone to pick with WIX websites (what else is new?) - but my main frustration is their forcing of blogs onto some pages that shouldn't have one. I'll keep it simple - if you are not...

Be The Face of IADB

04.01.2016Promotion, Freebies, Ideas
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Promotion, Freebies, Ideas

Yes, we know it's April 1st, but this is NOT a prank! IADB is looking for someone who's ready to take their career to the next level. We will pick from 1 - 3 applicants to be "the face" of IADB. We...

Please & Thank You

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If you read my last week's blog you'll see that I've been researching Kickstarter and trying to figure out how it all works and how it can be done right. In doing so, I have pledged to about 40...

Your Project on Kickstarter

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Over the past few weeks I've been observing a lot of film projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and reading many articles about the best practices of crowdfunding. Let's face it, Kickstarter is most...

Veterans in Film & TV Industry

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What do you think of when you hear the word "veteran"? Do you have a specific image in mind? Is it an elderly man in a wheelchair? That seems to be a common stereotype, but in fact, thousands of...


03.04.2016iadb,press release
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iadb,press release

As you might have noticed on our social media, we've been asking our followers to vote IADB for's Startup of the Year title. Many of you have voted, and we were extremely grateful for that. ...

Movie Posters

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Just because I've dealt with web design all my adult life, all of these things seem common sense to me, but I've recently realized that this is not the case for everybody else. I was chatting with a...

Film Festival Mania

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We're getting a lot more filmmakers and producers on the IADB platform, but don't assume that this blog post is for them. It's for everyone in the indie film business, including actors. I'm a strong...

Is somebody talking about you?

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Right off the bat, you see that I used the logo in my blog. Let me just clear this up from the start. I am in no shape or form associated with them nor am I doing an affiliate program...


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I don't know how many times I've said this in my whole life, but I know that I've said this at least a dozen of times over the past few months. "Google is your friend" - there are so many different...

Pick your profession

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This is a huge pet peeve of mine, so please forgive me if this blog post gets grumpy. There's a major difference between being able to wear multiple hats and introducing yourself as an I-do-it-all...

Resources for moving to L.A.

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For years I've been preaching that if you want to follow your passion, you should literally follow it wherever it might take you. If you're an actor and you are not currently residing in some of the...

It is not just about acting

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Actors cannot be introverts? Can they? I mean we hear stories that some of the actors we all know and love are introverts, such as Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Courtney Cox, Harrison Ford and Julia...

Get yourself noticed on Stage 32

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First of all, if you're in the film, TV or theater industry and you're not on Stage 32, then stop reading this blog and go create your free account . It takes about 2 minutes and it's a must for you...

2015 in review

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I'm about to take a writing hiatus for the year, but before I go, I just want to highlight some of the great moments of 2015. This was the year when we decided, ah, what the hell, lets add filmmakers...

IADB on Techco

12.18.2015press release,iadb
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press release,iadb

Oh man, why am I in front of the camera? That's right. I normally sit behind the keyboard, but this time, when I was in Las Vegas, I was interviewed by, which is an amazing website, possibly...

Get your resolutions in

12.11.2015advice,tips,websites for actors
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advice,tips,websites for actors

Many people plan on making resolutions for the new years, but before you do I'd like to give you a challenge. Instead of the usual, "I will lose weight", "I will cut down on spending", "I will do a...

Learning a monologue

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While this advice is the best one I could give in my opinion, if you've already learned a monologue that you love and is working for you, just stick to it, but here are some things that I would avoid...

Social Networking and Acting

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Three weeks ago I asked you not to be a troll, today I'll tell you, if you're not going to do anything, you might as well start trolling. :) Okay, this is definitely NOT good advice, but I talk with...

Introduce yourself - every month

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I always have and always will be a strong supporter of Stage 32. It's the best online meeting place for people in the Film and TV industry and to this day Stage 32 has amassed over 500,000 members who...

Mrs DoubtActor

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Time and time again I hear about people who would addition for a role outside of their comfort zone and get the job. What's less common is for people to audition even though their look may not match...

No Trolls Allowed

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I'm a strong believer of online connections. Getting your work seen is important. Meeting new people, who are creatives like yourself, is important. Asking people for advice is important, but......

The starving artist

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Being an actor in LA is not always as glorious as people imagine it to be. If you go anywhere outside of LA you can triumphantly share that with anyone and you can see the spark of envy in their...

Do it!

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I'm an active participant in Stage 32 lounge conversations and I probably watched every single webinar about acting they've put out. In addition to that, I read blogs in every noteworthy online...

Ubering around

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Every now and then I end up Ubering back from my office in Manhattan Beach Studios down to Redondo Beach where I reside. Each time I get into the ride, I start up a conversation with the driver, just...

It's a numbers game

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I recently spoke with a young actor who's new to Los Angeles, and very new to the acting world itself. As I normally do, I walked up to him, and asked him how well he is fairing in this new profession...

You run, you learn

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How many of you out there are gym goers, treadmill runners, or even yet, marathon runners like myself? I'm definitely not bragging. :) Over the years I found it unhelpful when the music I'm...

Reach out to Critics

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This is just a brilliant idea for so many reasons, and it comes from a talented director, David Rountree. It is something he mentioned during a HollyShorts panel, but didn't have the chance to cover...

Do your research

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Alright. This has to be said out loud. Most of you know it, some of you do it, but majority of you only have good intentions and never follow through. I understand that it isn't always easy - you...

Always carry business cards

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I'm sorry. Sounds like a ridiculous post, but if I don't say it, I can't say "I told you so". Carrying a business card with you it's like carrying an umbrella in London. Many times it won't be needed,...

Stay in touch.

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Keeping in touch is important. In other industries , if you go on an interview, it is customary to send an email to follow up and thank your possible future employer for the opportunity. Why should...

I is for Instant.

08.28.2015actor websites,iadb,features
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actor websites,iadb,features

We get this question a lot. What does IADB stand for? Well, since you're on the website, you probably already know it by now, but here's a bit of our history for ya. IADB stands for Instant Actor...

What makes us special - Population

08.21.2015actor websites,iadb,features
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actor websites,iadb,features

I'm not trying to be vulgar, this comes straight from my heart, so I will write it as it is. If you read the blog from last week and decided that your web presence is not all that it should be, then...

What makes us special - Coding

08.14.2015actor websites,iadb,feature
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actor websites,iadb,feature

I've been building websites professionally since 2003. I've built somewhere between 250 to 300 different websites in total. I've built many websites for Joe Shmoes and Jane Smiths, many websites for...

Deals for Actors

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It is our pleasure to announce our collaboration with deals for actors - a website dedicated purely to finding and aggregating deals that are important to you as a working actor. Be it headshots,...

Calling L.A. Actors

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We love to review any actor websites that we come across. When we noticed the most recent sponsor of NFMLA, we had to check it out right away. HCandF stands for Hollywood Casting and Film, and...

Why Do We Do This?

07.24.2015actor websites,iadb
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actor websites,iadb

I was asked recently - why do we do this? Why actor and filmmaker websites and why now? I've been developing websites for over 10 years now. Each time I see a horrible looking website I immediately...

Review of Websites for Actors

07.17.2015ideas,websites for actors
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ideas,websites for actors

This page is dedicated to collect information about website resources and rate it on multiple criteria. Rating criteria is as follows: Website Aesthetics - Welcome to the online world of...

Actor Tools and Resources

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This is a collection of websites recommended by IADB. These are all hand-picked by us. If you would like to recommend a resource, feel free to email us. We will review it and if we find it to be up...

6 Must-have Websites for Actors

07.03.2015advice,ideas,tips,websites for actors
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advice,ideas,tips,websites for actors

If you're an actor and you are serious about your online presence you must register for these free websites. No excuses! There is a chance that you have already registered for most (if not all) of...

Signature Module Moved

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In efforts to clean up the admin area to make space for bigger better things we have moved the signature module from the admin into our website. Since this is meant as a free utility to begin with,...

Industry Deal

06.19.2015ideas, deals
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ideas, deals

If you're an actor, comedian, or even simply interested in the arts, you should definitely check out the Industry Deal website and subscribe to their newsletter for great deals. Do you need new...

Get a Month Free

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We care so much about what you think of us, we're willing to reward you for your words. Take a minute or two to share your thoughts about IADB on our yelp page at: ...

International Dialects

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I recently came across this website and thought it would be a great idea to share this with all of you out there. This site is pretty awesome because you can search it in so many ways. You can search...

Connecting with Actors

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IADB's main goal is to make sure that we give actors exactly what they want. What would be even better is to give the actors something that they didn't know they wanted, but now can't live without...

Actor Tools and Connectivity

05.22.2015benefits, e-volution, tools
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benefits, e-volution, tools

If you're not a web developer telling you that IADB keeps connecting to different API in order to ease the strain of data entry for the customer may sound like mumbo jumbo. But trust me when I say...

Actor Websites SEO

05.15.2015ideas,websites for actors
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ideas,websites for actors

I am a lead web developer over at IADB and I build actor websites. Most of the times when I tell people that I build websites for actors, they respond with understanding and confirm that this is in...

Rolling Headshots

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We here at IADB are always advocates of fresh new ideas to help actors further their careers. One of these great, fresh ideas comes from the wonderful people at The Headshot Truck. They are to fun...

Responsive Actor Websites

05.01.2015tutorial,websites for actors
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tutorial,websites for actors

The easiest way to explain responsive websites is with a picture and I have done just that. Take a closer look at the picture in this blog, it demonstrates "Slider Metro" website on a monitor, iPad...

Stage Names

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There are many dialogues on whether an actor or an actress should consider obtaining a stage name. We're not talking about legally changing your name here, but only using a different name for credits...

Are You On Stage?

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Are you on stage? Oh, I didn't mean for performing purposes, I meant for socializing purposes. Yahoo Entertainment described Stage 32 as a combination of LinkedIn and Facebook for film, television...

IADB Trailer

04.10.2015ad, video
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ad, video

Here is our first video commercial. Built in After Affects by yours truly with music and sound design by talented Dara Taylor (link to Dara's website over the image). And here is the script: ...

Already Have an Actor Website?

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You may recognize the image for this blog from our flyer which we have been distributing since April 2014 advertising that IADB makes actor websites like no one else. We stand behind this statement...

IADB Flyers

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We have released our flyers to different acting schools and stage managers, so if you have come across them recently, let us know, we'd like to here what you think about them. When we designed these...

Accent Workshops

03.20.2015ideas, workshops
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ideas, workshops

Sometimes choosing the right actor means choosing the right skills an actor might posses, which often times includes the dialects he or she possesses. And so I wondered - can you do it by yourself? ...

Kickstart Your Film

03.13.2015ideas, e-volution
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ideas, e-volution

Internet Actor's Database soul existence is to help actors represent themselves online. This is the reason when we get really excited when we see or hear that actors themselves take actions to use an...

Statistical Data

03.06.2015benefits,websites for actors
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benefits,websites for actors

You probably heard many time people talking about statistical data of a website, page analysis, user agents or other technical terms that you may not be very familiar with. No worries - we won't bore...

Your Own Contact Form

02.27.2015benefits,websites for actors
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benefits,websites for actors

What is so great about having a contact form on your website? Well, the part that others like the most is that it doesn't disclose your email address. Anybody can go to your form and send you a...

Connect with Other Users

02.20.2015benefits,websites for actors
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benefits,websites for actors

One of the features that actors with website plan have and actors with profile plan do not is the ability to communicate with other users. Whether the user is a producer for your next film, or your...

Specialized Tools

02.13.2015benefits, tools
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benefits, tools

The biggest tool that you will get with IADB is the website itself. Just think about all of the opportunities you might have missed when somebody was looking for all of the qualities you possess, but...

Better Actor Portfolios

02.06.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

Each actor website that is offered by IADB comes with a dedicated page or section for your portfolio. Show off your skills in style. You can pick the design that suits you best and just add your...

Adding Links to Your Site

01.30.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

There are many reasons why you could want to put a link to other websites on your own. For instance, your friend is a photographer and he took all of your headshots. Wouldn't it be nice to add a...

Adding Your Own Events

01.23.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

This one is a no-brainer. If you are an actor, entertainer or if you are in any type of show-biz, you will most likely have some sort of events that you would want to advertise. You can let your...

Our First Video

01.16.2015iadb, press release
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iadb, press release

We have just released our first video. It will be used to precede all of our video releases and tutorials as an identifier of IADB video. This logo reveal is made up of spinning particles that...

Online Presence

01.09.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

I always tend to compare things to other things, so let me begin with that. If having an online profile is like riding the train then owning a website is like owning a car. You can still have online...

Domain Name

01.02.2015benefits,actor websites
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benefits,actor websites

Having a domain name adds a personal touch. We'd be happy to have Bradley Cooper under and Cate Blanchett under because they would be advertising IADB with their...

Your Own Actor Website

12.26.2014benefits,actors,actor websites
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benefits,actors,actor websites

The main reason for signing up with for a professional website is the fact that you will then have a website all about you. Whenever I meet professionals in an acting community I ask them if...

IADB Launch

12.19.2014actor websites,press release
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actor websites,press release

This spring the Internet Actor's Database launches, a cheap and easy way for actors to make the most of their digital world. Sporting multiple templates designed specifically for actors to...

Showcase your work with a free website

Niche professional websites for people in the film and TV industry.

Weeee, you found me!

I'm your buddy Bottie, I was hiding behind the scenes, but now that you've found me I'd be happy to tell you what I'm doing.

Actor Website helper: Bottie

I just wrote a few fun facts about IADB

Would you like to take a look?
Click here to check them out. I hope it will cause involuntary audible response.