March 2010 Archives

Television Industry

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Nielsen Ratings
Weekly and seasonal TV ratings.

Nielsen: 2008-09 TV Market Size Rankings

Federal Communications Commission
Places federal regulations on TV entertainment. The site offers handbooks, resources, press releases, bureau/office listings, contact information and more.

Screen Actors Guild
Union site with lots of news.

Producers Guild
Union site with lots of news.

Writers Guild
Another union site with lots of news.

TV Critics Association
Covers every aspect of the industry.
The bible of Hollywood trade papers.

Covers Hollywood business.

NATPE: National Association of Television Producers and Editors

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Primetime Emmy Awards
TV news year-round.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Emmys site, media center, news, archives and a schedule of upcoming events.

TV Watch
Opposes government control of TV programming and promotes the use of tools like content ratings and parental controls.

Parents Television Council
Another TV watchdog group. Agent Database
A great shortcut for sourcing, enter celebrity names into the database and get the managers or agents who represents them.

Look up what an actor's estimated net worth is in this database.
NBC's entertainment division.

BBC America


Warner Bros. TV



Sci-Fi Channel


USA Network

Association of Local TV Stations

National Cable TV Association

International Radio and TV Society

Broadcasting & Cable Magazine
Covers the business of television. "People on the move" section is great for tracking executives.

Dozens of links to TV- and movie-related sites.

Entertainment Tonight

Access Hollywood
Hollywood video/news site similar to TMZ.

TV industry news, ratings and more.

TV Rundown
The TV Rundown reports on local television news and programming.

A good Hollywood gossip blog that includes links to teasers and new trailers.

This site/blog provides listings for local and cable TV shows as well as customized show recommendations. Includes a news feed and message boards.
An entertainment/gossip site.


TV Barn
Kansas City Star television columnist Aaron Barnhart writes a weblog about television.

TV Obscurities
A look back a little-known TV shows.

Recaps and news on all of your favorite TV shows.

Subscription section of Internet Movie Database lets you search for celebrity contacts and agents. Track films in production, actor/movie rankings, etc.
Another subscription service that lets you search for celebrity contacts and agents.
News from the Hollywood industry.

Newsweek Pop Vox
Best and worst in movies, TV and books.

Archive of American Television Interviews
Anyone interested in the history of American television will want to check out these often extensive video interviews, posted in 30-minute segments.

Ultimate Reality TV
Has the lowdown on all the show gossip.

From Stephen Lee, a former Chicago Tribune reporter, offers a site that provides context and background to current events mentioned on such shows as "Saturday Night Live" on NBC, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central, "The West Wing" on NBC, and "JAG" on CBS.

Paste Magazine: Forty Best TV Theme Songs of All Time
Comedy video shorts posted online.

Paste Magazine
Music, film, TV and pop culture publication.

Entertainment Weekly Movies Database

Online polls on news, politics, sports, celebrities, etc.

Star Links
Connect stars to each other.

Sitcoms Online
All kinds of resources about shows past and present. Some trivia.

TV Mistakes

TV Tattle
Listings of links to TV news and criticism from newspapers and Web sites.

The Tonight Show Archives has a library of 5,000 past episodes.

Washington Post Television Page
Updates on the TV industry from the Post's crew of media writers.
Portal to thousands of old TV shows you can watch online.
Watch hundreds of TV shows and movies for free.

Blinkx Channel Browser
Download programming straight to your browser.

TV History
Links, FAQ, decade-by-decade breakdown the evolution of television and TV manufacturers. Look at past TV guides, TV models, etc.
TV social networking site. It includes some news and spoilers, but fact-check what you read on here.

Syracuse University: Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture
Part of the Newhouse School of Journalism.

Ohio State: Cartoon Research Library
Print and TV cartoons.

The Ad Critic
A mecca for popular TV commercials.

RedEye Show Patrol Blog
Outstanding TV news blog from RedEye-Chicago Tribune columnist Curt Wagner.
Blog and podcasts with celebrity interviews.

Professionally produced web video skits. Started during the writer's strike.
Movie, DVD, music, video news, reviews and interviews.

Music, movie and entertainment news. Includes blogs on various topics.

News at Seven
A cool tool that allows you to create a virtual newscast pulled from stories, images, videos and blogs all linked by a common news topic. The site generates an avatar that delivers the newscast.
Entertainment awards site. News, predictions, etc.

Simply Scripts
Scripts from TV, movies, radio, etc.

CNN Entertainment Coverage

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

In Touch Weekly

The Futon Critic
TV blog with news, listings, ratings, reviews and more.

Hollywood Entertainment Museum

Advanced Television Systems Committee
An international organization establishing broadcasting standards for digital (including high-definition and data broadcasting) television.

Pitchfork Media TV
Quality music videos and more.

Comcast site combines information about TV shows and playback of archived shows.

Veoh Networks
Has shows from some network and studios but also has some viewer-generated video.

Nearly 30,000 shows available.

Search online videos and watch TV shows.

Entertainment Industry Foundation
Funds programs in a variety of areas, including education and children's services, the arts, community service, the environment, AIDS and literacy.

SitCom Locations

Chunnel TV
Showcases underground video and art on the Web.

Nizm Lab
Showcases popular online videos.

View short snippets from shows.

Online Video Guide
Watch hundreds of movies, TV shows, etc.

Browse political programming and other videos.

MSN's Video Guide
Listings and coverage of what's new on TV.


U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects: Arts & Humanities
Thousands of documents on government communications, education, languages, literature, philosophy, religion, music, art, and other cultural aspects of humanity.

Archive of American Television

The WB
Watch archived shows from the network.

WildFilmHistory: 100 Years of Wildlife Filmmaking

Crime Directories and Links

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Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

Auto Theft Information
Statistics and research on stolen cars.

Law Enforcement Sites
Includes a global guide to law enforcement resources. The site includes links to agencies, laws, magazines and other documents.

Criminal Justice Sourcebook
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, links to several crime-related reference works from more than 100 sources.

Police Officers' Internet Directory
Links to state law enforcement agencies, law libraries, criminal justice information.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

CopSeek Law Enforcement Links

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Newsroom and list of commission members, contact information.


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