IMDbPro Tips & Tricks – Keep Track of What’s Important To Your Career

Hello again! It’s Jed from IMDbPro and I’m back to share some more information to help you make the most of your time on IMDbPro. My first piece was about taking advantage of your IMDbPro Name Page to promote your career and position yourself for the projects you want. This time I’ll be shifting the focus to how you can use IMDbPro to stay up-to-date on industry updates using IMDbPro Track. 

What is IMDbPro Track?

There’s A LOT of noise in the entertainment industry that we all have to sift through to get to what’s important to us. Our Track feature helps do the sifting for you. You can track the people and titles relevant to your career so that you’re notified when new information is available. You can also customize your preferences to only get the updates you care about.  So whether you want to know when someone specific is mentioned in the trades, an update is made on IMDb, or someone has a new agent, Track can help you stay in the know.

How does Track work?

Whether visiting IMDbPro on your computer or our iOS / Android app (yes, we have an app!), you’ll notice a “Track” button at the top of Name and Title Pages. When you track people, you’ll get notified when they attach to a title, change companies, have a new talent rep or manager, or when there’s been a news story about them. When you track titles, you’ll get alerts on key cast or crew attachments, production status changes, and when the title is mentioned in the industry trades. Once you’ve selected some titles and people to track, you’ll start to notice a red notification dot in your IMDbPro inbox when there are new updates related to items you are tracking. If you haven’t already, try tracking some IMDbPro pages and then check your inbox to see the related updates and news stories.

Can I limit the information I want to track about a person or title?

Absolutely! We understand that depending on your career and role within the industry different information may or may not be important to you. When you click the “Track” button on a Title or Name Page to follow it, click the button again to reveal a drop-down menu where you can select what type of information you want to be updated on.

Information you can track for film and TV titles:

·         Cast Updates – find out when a person is attached to any title, even those in-development to keep your lists up-to-date

·         Filmmaker and crew updates – stay informed on who is hired to work behind the scenes

·         News articles – if the title is mentioned in the industry trades, you’ll hear about it

Information you can track for people:

·         Filmography updates – find out when a person attaches to a title

·         Representation updates – if they get new agency representation, you’ll know

·         Client updates – have your eye on a certain rep? You’ll know when they’ve added a new client

·         Employment updates – find out if they’ve changed where they are working

·         News article – if they’re mentioned in the industry trades, you hear about it

Where can I view all the titles and people I’m tracking in one place?

We understand that tracking is not forever. Sometimes a title or person is no longer relevant to your work. At any time you can visit Pages You Track. Here you can manage what pages are still important to you and untrack as needed, ensuring your inbox Track feed stays efficient for your needs.

Can I track myself?

You already are! We understand how important it is to stay informed on your own industry profile, so by default your page is tracked for you. This means that you will be notified any time you’re mentioned in the industry trades or about updates that were made to your Name Page.

Access your IMDbPro Discount

If you’re not yet a member of IMDbPro, don’t forget that you can start with a 30-day free trial. Members of IMIS receive a discount of 30%.

Go to www.imdbpro.com/redeem and enter promo code found in the Member Discount section of the IMIS Website to apply the discount. This benefit can be applied to an annual or monthly membership.

What will I cover next?

Moving forward I’ll be creating more content that highlights different features and tips to help you optimize your time on IMDbPro. If there is a particular topic that you’d like to hear more about, let your IMIS administrator know. I’ll be in contact with them to make sure my content is relevant to your work.

Well, that’s all for now. Until next time, if you’re hungry for more IMDbPro content, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

IMDbPro Tips & Tricks – Showcase Your Career with Your Name Page

Hello there! I’m Jed and I’m part of the team at IMDbPro. My role focuses on connecting with entertainment professionals so we can continue to improve and expand our product in ways that enrich your career. I’ve learned that some people only use IMDbPro specifically for one thing, so I’ve started this instructional series to help members optimize their IMDbPro membership by explaining how to use all of its features, especially those that have launched in the past few months.

As an introduction, I thought a good starting point would be covering Name Pages, the bread and butter of IMDbPro.  So let’s begin with the basics:

What’s the difference between IMDb and IMDbPro?

IMDb has a wealth of entertainment information for fans, which these days is pretty much everyone. Everyday IMDb visitors fall down its rabbit hole of entertainment trivia, videos, and info to jog their memory about an actor or movie’s name, discover a new film or TV show, or view trailers and images. Ask around and you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find someone who has never visited IMDb to learn more about an entertainment program or celebrity, answer their entertainment questions, or settle a wager.

IMDbPro, on the other hand, is an expanded resource of IMDb specifically for professionals working in the industry. IMDbPro includes all of the information on IMDb in addition to contact information, representation details, in-development titles, comprehensive STARmeter data, industry news, box office data, and other extras that are important to entertainment professionals.

What is a Name Page?

Ever wonder how many acting credits Helen Mirren has or how to get in contact with her about a project? Log into IMDbPro (with a 30-day free trial if you’re not already a member), search for her, and you’ll come to her Name Page, which includes a list of her representation and contact details, what in-development titles she’s attached to, how her STARmeter has fluctuated over time, and more professional information to help you make a connection.

Name Pages are how all of IMDb and IMDbPro’s users learn about your career. IMDb and IMDbPro Name Pages are connected, and IMDbPro members can curate how their information is promoted on both sites (more on this below), which helps you manage your brand and position yourself for the types of projects you’re looking to land next.

How do I manage my Name Page?

If you are a current IMDbPro member and haven’t done so already, you can claim your Name Page here. Claiming your Name Page gives you greater access to edit your page so you can optimize how your career is promoted. Updating your info on IMDbPro also affects your IMDb page as well as the details featured on Amazon Prime Video and Alexa-supported services. Below are some examples of these enhanced editing features and how you can use them to your advantage. **Note that the below hyperlinks will direct you to your own Name Page only if you are logged into an active IMDbPro account.**

Known For: The top of each person’s Name Page includes a short list of the titles they worked on and that they are most “Known For.” It’s a career snapshot that gives viewers a quick sense of who you are and where they might know you from. This is algorithmically generated based on the viewing habits of IMDb fans but with IMDbPro, you can customize your “Known For” titles and be more strategic about showcasing the work you’re most proud of.

Let’s say your filmography is primarily TV credits but you’re looking to do more feature films. If you have past feature credits, you can move one or more titles into your Known For section so that viewers get a fuller picture of your work during a quick perusal of your Name Page.

Primary and Featured Images: Similar to Known For, IMDb by default will set a Primary Image for your Name Page and six featured images. It might select the first headshot you ever took, which may have been taken years ago. As an IMDbPro member you can curate the images that best represent who you are and the career you are pursuing. Your featured images can be updated at any time and as often as you choose.

A great tip for talent: update your Primary Image headshot to best match the characters you are currently auditioning for.

Vanity URLs: IMDbPro members also have the ability to create a custom URL that links to your Name Page. IMDbPro members are directed to your IMDbPro Name Page and everyone else will go to your IMDb Name Page. These short, manageable URLs are perfect to add to resumes, business cards, and other print materials as well as your social media bios, email signature and more. To create a vanity URL, click “Edit your page” at the bottom of your Name Page.

Access your IMDbPro Discount

If you’re not yet a member of IMDbPro, don’t forget that you can start with a 30-day free trial. Members of IMIS receive a discount of 30% off. Go to www.imdbpro.com/redeem and enter promo code found in the Members Discount Section of the IMIS Website to apply the discount. This benefit can be applied to an annual or monthly membership.

What will I cover next?

Like I said, this is just an introduction. Moving forward I’ll be creating more content that highlights different features and tips to help you optimize your time on IMDbPro. If there is a particular topic that you’d like to hear more about, let your society administrators know. I’ll be in contact with them to make sure my content is relevant to your work.


Well, that’s all for now. Until next time, if you’re hungry for more IMDbPro content, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.