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    Hey everyone,

    I'm wondering where is the best place I start making a list of Art Directors and video game and movie companies to start targeting my portfolio towards.

    I'm doing my best to make sure I am informed as possible and hope to start pushing myself towards that soon.

    Thank you so much for looking!

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    Wikipedia lists production movie companies and gamedevmap.com has a map of video game companies with links to individual companies. Wkiipedia also list RPG companies like White Wolf although that list isn't as up to date. The best thing to do is read trade magazines about the industries and whenever a company is mentioned look them up.

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    Moby Games is a massive database on games that includes credits. You usually have to click "Credits" over in the left menu. Like dpaint said, magazines will be one of your best sources for insight into companies and who the players are. Check out Edge magazine and Cinifex for movies.

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    Thank you guys so much! I will look into them!

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    I would also like to suggest you attend game dev type workshops, schools and conferences. The entertainment industry is actually a pretty small community full of people that are not more than one or two degrees separated from each other. As such it relies a great deal on word of mouth and "who you know". Reputation and networking are crucial.

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