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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Sources for finding Film Studios

I'm going to be soliciting Major and some independent film studios for services I can offer.
I've seen the Hollywood Creative Directory, but it's an expensive bloated book. Are there other good books for this? thanks!
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Old May 29th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #2
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The HCD is a good resource, but if you don't want to use that, you could always try something like mandy.com or la411.com

I think that HCD has a short-term trial subscription to their online databases. You could always do that, cull the info that you want during the trial period and leave it at that. I don't think it's too expensive
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Old May 29th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #3
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411 is no good, I wrote publisher and he said that film studio listing is not his forte. But there must be other little books on this, no? I prefer hardcopy.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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If your local city/county requires a business license to operate then they will have a listing and can for a small fee print all the entities that are in the film/studio....code. There is a number code they use, its the same as the business code on the IRS tax forms. Sorry cant think of the right terms right now but you get the idea.

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Old May 29th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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WHO at the studios are you looking for? That will determine which publication you need.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #6
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Try the 2007 Blu-Book Production Directory. This may be the best book youre going to find. The cost only $49.95. This book covers:

- Production Equipment & Services From Storyboards to Screening Rooms
- Camera, Lighting & Sound Equipment & Services
- Sound Stage Specs Expanded to include New York Stages
- Post Production Services Includes Animation, Title Design & Film Scoring
- Special Effects Equipment & Services
- Location, Transportation & Travel Services
- Below-the-Line Talent
- Includes DPs, 1st ADs, Film & Video Editors, and Production Designers

Good luck.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #7
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Regardless of who took over the Blu-Book, the information contained therein is the same. However, I must admit, the last time I opened a Blu-Book was 20 years ago.

If you don't want to use any of the publications listed here -- which are industry standards -- you're pretty much stuck with two choices: calling each and every studio for this information (and they probably won't tell you) OR place a pretty sizable ad in the trades.

Oh, I forgot. There is another method. Virtually everybody in Hollywood belongs to some kind of union or organization. Find out what union (or organization) handles the people in the art department. I'm sure there is one. They probably have their own publication (the writers do, the directors do, as do producers). They can best tell you the most effective way to contact their membership.
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