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Fully hyperlinked and edited by members, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is a valuable tool for building a career in the creative, technical or business fields of the entertainment industry. Luckily, getting your start on IMDb is far easier than getting your start in Hollywood. Just create your account on IMDb Resume and pay the membership fee ($54.95 a year, as of 2009) to publish it and get listed on IMDb.

Visit the IMDb Resume website (see Resources below for the link) and click on the "Get Started Now" button.

Enter your email address, check the “No, I am a new customer” box and click “Next.”

Complete the registration form.

Enter your professional or “stage” name and click “Search.” When the results come up, check the box next to "None of These People" and click "Next."

Upload one or more headshots and click “Next.”

Fill in all your credits, clicking “Save” after each one. Click “Next.”

If applicable, fill in your representation (i.e., agent) information. Click “Next.”

Fill in any Guild affiliations and click “Next.”

Fill in your education information and click “Next.”

Fill in your training information and click “Next.”

Click “Finish” and then click "Subscribe Now" if you are ready to publish your resume on IMDb.

Supply your credit card information and click “OK.”