Originally derived from his "Favorites List", the resource continues to grow and today includes a user administrated database of over 850 links. Plus, topical industry related "News and Information", A ScreenWriters' Exchange, Classified Advertisements, Discussion Groups, a User Chat Room, and many other features have been added including the integration of off-site realtime content. As more relevant resources become available, they too will be selectively added.
The World Wide Web, beyond question, is developing and will continue to evolve to the point where its global omnipotence in the presentation of media will make it the dominant media. Members of the industry will be required to address the new media in each and every aspect of their work. With this in mind, it becomes imperative that we do not loose the many values and traditions that have evolved over the last century by way of styles and techniques.
IndustryCentral's main interface is free to it's users in the hopes that its visitors will view the paid banner advertising sponsors as part of its content and visit their web sites. Only "Industry Related" sponsors are invited to participate it its Advertising Program.
The digital era is upon us! Generating myriad new ways of creating and promoting art and information media. But the foundation of media presentation is found in what is referred to as the "Golden Era" of both Motion Pictures and Television. Therefore, one prime goal for IndustryCentral is to balance a reverence for the values of the past with the promise of the future.
"Anecdotes from the Industry's Past", for example was started as a thread in the discussion boards as a means for veterans of the business to share some stories which we hope will serve to educate, amuse, and inspire.
"Profiles of the Working Actor", has become a popular monthly feature targeted at the acting community to demonstrate the value of acting as a profession and passion over the motivation of stardom.
"Clef Notes" added in February of 2000, will bring monthly interviews on the subject of music scoring for movies and television.
In an effort to capture return visitors as well as propagating our message, IndustryCentral is now offering Web Based Email to it's visitors which will also serve to develop our community. An industry member may now use his or her email@example.com account to communicate by email from any browser 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere, and it's Free!
We are researching ways to create a paid member area in which users will submit their credits and professional interests into a database which will create a resume' and search capabilities. This will also aid the individual's career promotion goals through the web and assist others who's objective for example is crewing a project. With the readily available tools such as the chat room and discussion board, it is our projection that this will become a viable tool.
This exciting new feature will additionally provide custom content presented on the basis of their profile information and allow targeted content including but not limited to advertising.
We are also looking into ways to bring more valuable services to our visitors such as industry related Yellow Pages and Travel Arrangements online.
As streaming content becomes more viable, it will find a willing home at IndustryCentral, and undoubtedly become a standard presentation format. Seminars, classes, news events, and the like will be available either directly or by lateral web site providers.
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