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The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.

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  • American Film Scripts Online   Paid Subscription Required
    A thousand film scripts online, searchable by writer, director, and more.
  • BBC Audio Interviews  
    Audio clips of interviews¨Cmany (but not all) with influential creators of film, television, or digital media. Dates and original broadcast stations listed.
  • Classic TV History  
    This site features writing about the history of American television, with a focus on the period between 1948 through the early seventies. It includes an oral history project, behind-the-scenes articles, and a bibliography.
  • Film Indexes Online   Paid Subscription Required
    Find cast and crew information, synopses, and bibliographies about film.
  • Motion Picture Case Files in New York State Archives  
    New York State collected case files on motion pictures between 1927 and 1965. The files contain a wealth of information, including, in many cases, film scripts.
  • One in Ten: Adrian Scott and the Hollywood Ten  
    An online exhibit examining the blacklisting of screenwriter and producer Adrian Scott under McCarthyism during the 1950s.
  • Writers Guild of America, East   Paid Subscription Required
    The website for the East Coast branch of WGA includes information specific to the New York-based industry, daily news updates, and basic information.
  • Writers Guild of America, West   Paid Subscription Required
    Information concerning the activities of the Writers Guild of America. Aspects of this website available to non-members include: basic information on the Writers Guild, information on other international writing guilds, and an interactive timeline of the WGA's history.