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Acting: Library Resources

A Subject Guide for the School of Acting

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The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-6:00pm for the Spring 2024 semester. Library materials are available for check out. Additionally we have a wide array of course reserve materials that are available for student use within the library. 

 

Librarians are also available to assist students and faculty remotely Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00am-5:00pm PST. 

Databases

Multimedia

E-books

Use the Course Reserves page on the Library website to search for required textbooks.

Magazines

Websites

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema.

Actors' Equity Association

Actors' Equity Association (“Equity"), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

American Film Institute

The American Film Institute is America's promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a nonprofit educational arts organization, AFI provides leadership in film and television and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.

Casting Society of America

The Casting Society of America (CSA) was created in February of 1982 with the intent of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests.

Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world.

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