What You Should Be Doing With Your IMDb Profile | Workshop Guru

What You Should Be Doing With Your IMDb Profile | Workshop Guru
We got such an amazing response last week where we cleared the air on a lot of questions regarding actor websites. Today we’re continuing the online presence training and explaining one of the BEST resources an actor can use: IMDbPro!

This is one of my favorite sites. Not only is IMDb one of the most often searched databases in the entertainment industry, with IMDbPro, you get access to a complete index of information, including representation, contact information, photos, and more regarding other actors and industry decision-makers. It can be great when you need to find out the cast and rep of the lead actors on set… but what if I told you that YOU can use this amazing resource to help others find you!

You definitely will want the full scoop on this one.

In the video I explain the five easy steps to optimize your IMDb page with IMDbPro! But before you begin, you have to complete step one, which is, you have to be subscribed to IMDbPro! It ends up being about $150 for the year if you pay in full, but SAG-AFTRA members can check their local discounts for a code and get a HUGE discount! (Seriously though, it’s TOTALLY worth it!)

You even can get a free 30-day free trial. If this is something you haven’t put much thought into, now’s your chance to try it out and make your IMDb page one you would love to show off!

Now it’s your turn! Time to post your IMDb page in the comments below! I’ll even start it off- check the comments below and be sure to add yours!

I know that you have lots of questions, and I want to make it easy for you to get them answered. Do you have a burning question that you want me to answer in Guru Tips For Actors? Email us your questions and we’ll address it in a future #GuruTips episode!

Let’s see those IMDb’s!

Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

63 COMMENTS

  1. Great tips, Ajarae, that a lot of actors forget!

    I also think it’s smart to add your Bio to IMDb because when people search for you on regular IMDb (not IMDb pro) the space to the right of your picture comes up as blank rather than filled in with a bio. The bio is a chance to tell more about yourself, too, and your credits don’t tell the whole story.
    imdb.me/beckidennis

  2. What a great episode. Although I have already done so, this is still refreshing, & keeps me up and in the loop. Please don’t forget to go to the bottom of my IMDB page, & leave a comment in my IMDB forum! I like hearing from fans, casting directors & other actors about my work. Without constructive criticism, how can I hone my craft?? http://www.imdb.me/josephsinger

  3. Great page, Harris! Do you have a vanity URL? They are convenient because they’re easier to remember, and you can always send someone a link! For example, mine is imdb.me/ajarae 🙂

  4. Thank you! Love your main photo (so much personality) and that you tell us how to say your last name in the bio. So helpful!! xo

  5. Allison! Thank you so much! Your page looks great. I love your photos, and it’s so evident what an accomplished writer you are. I’d love to see your theater credits on there too, just knowing how much you’ve done! xoxo

  6. Thanks so much, Molly! I’m learning so much from everyone else’s profiles too! I love your photos! Keep adding, and if you can add some video, that would be great too!

  7. Great point, Joe! Thank you for sharing! I got a 404 error when I used your vanity URL, but I was able to look you up directly… just a heads up, not sure why!

  8. Thank you for sharing! Love how you have your theater and voice over credits in your self-submitted resume and don’t duplicate the credits that already appear on IMDb… I’m going to copy that! x

  9. Thank you for making this video. I don’t ever think about updating my credits anymore. It’s something I was on top of when I had maybe 5 credits, but after that you sort of assume the production companies will take care of them.. but that isn’t always true.
    This is my page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4620544/
    I’ll take any criticism you have to offer..but not about my hair..never about my hair:p
    Thanks

  10. Hi ajarae
    Are we related? Lol.I have a problem with Imdb that I don’t think anyone is aware of and needs to be addressed. IMDb allows anyone to post information about you on your page without your verification.
    Last year someone posted that I was married which wasn’t at all true. Someone voluntarily posted birthday information etc that I didn’t volunteer. IMDb charges a subscription fee however you do not have 100% control over the information posted on your page such as your birthday if someone post your birthday. I have repeatedly contacted IMDb about this. Their reply was we are obligated to have factual information about you . But how can it be factual if some random person you don’t know is posting false information about you that Imdb doesn’t verify with you?

    They finally removed the information about me being married but will not remove the birthday. We pay a yearly subscription to Actors Access and have total control over our information. It should be the same for IMDb both Pro and public page.
    So I have neglected to subscribe to them and give them any money for that reason.

  11. Your profile is great, and makes it very clear that you’ve been busy lately! Congrats, and thanks for sharing! 😀

  12. LOL Your hair is great, why would I criticize your hair?! Haha! Also love your photos. If you have a video clip or two to add, I think that would really round out your profile. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Wow, Sal.. your profile is very impressive. A great example for all of us. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on The Get Down!

  14. Thanks for sharing, Jon! I have 2 pieces of advice for you… I would have someone take a look at your bio and help you edit it, and also be careful of the uncredited roles. You want to make sure they don’t dominate your profile. 🙂 congrats on all your recent projects!

  15. Hey! I think your profile looks great, and nothing is wrong with indie credits. You have a lot of experience. You’ll add the more mainstream ones, if that’s where your goals and targeting lie. 😀

  16. I agree! Your profile looks great. And congrats on the Fringe award and nomination! Great example of something I would never know if you weren’t on top of it!

  17. Wow, Michela! I love the article! I highly suggest that others check it out – super clear, helpful, and informative!

  18. I hear you, Ms. Coleman. A lot of people are bothered by the fact that our ages are public on IMDB, especially when a lot of us don’t play our actual ages. And this is a fact that it doesn’t look like will be changed. I would just caution you against avoiding it altogether when there are other aspects of the profile that you can control, and it is such a widely-used and consulted tool in our industry. But, ultimately, obviously, it’s up to you.

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