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Film Studies Research Guide: Annuals & Directories

A guide to conducting research in Film Studies at Yale University, including key resources and crucial search strategies.

Annuals & Directories

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Annuals and directories provide year-by-year information about developments (both recent and past) in filmmaking in the US and around the world, changes in the film industry, and contacts for people within the movie business.  Some of these resources go as far back as 1905.

There is a list of selected annuals and directories below. See also Biographies, Credits and Plots and Film Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.

Selected Annuals and Directories


Annual index to motion picture credits

Blu-book film, TV & commercial production directory

Chronicle of the cinema. 

Cinema year by year, 1894-2003. 

Cinema pressbooks from the original studio collections [microform] 1919-1949.

Directory of members - Directors Guild of America

Film review annual

The Film Daily: the daily newspaper of motion pictures.

Motion picture almanac and International motion picture almanac

Magill's cinema annual.

The motion picture guide annual.

Screen world

Variety international film guideFormerly the International film guide. 



Director, Film Study Center