Follow items on IMDB

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I wish I could "follow" an actor, writer, movie etc and be notified whenever there's an update on his/her/it's page.
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Kind of like a watchlist for people? Perhaps with an RSS feed?
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There are some websites that will do that for you. Here's one that I use:

https://www.changedetection.com/

It's monitoring a low activity IMDb forum right now and will send a daily email to me if it detects any activity on that page.
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I had to delete that monitor. IMDb doesn't allow reporting of changes on boards due to this entry in http://www.imdb.com/robots.txt

Disallow: /board
Disallow: /boards

I don't believe the pages you want are blocked, but check if they can't be found in a Google search.
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Tried this with a low activity title that just happened to have an update tonight. I forgot to mention that you can also get an RSS feed that updates every six hours.

This is the text you get in Internet explorer when you "Open all items (#)" on the RSS. I don't recommend Firefox for reading ChangeDetection feeds. The xml/html of RSS is beyond what this board will handle so I'm just showing the text. Unfortunately most of the change is in the right hand panel and other areas that have nothing to do with the title, so it's probably not useable for IMDb.

ChangeDetection feed

First Men in the Moon (1964) - IMDb
‎Today, ‎March ‎12, ‎2013, ‏‎33 minutes ago
view change log 572 new words, 329 deleted words, 25% change
... of 1965 titles created 2 3 months ago The 250 ... Aldridge 0 Next » Jungle Manhunt Dinosaurus! (19511960) Adventure | Sci-Fi ... 7 8 9 10 6 4.8 / 10 X Football player Bob MillerAfter undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, played by an actual football playerprehistoric creatures are unleashed ... from his watery tomb, as well, is lost in the jungle ... but Jungle Jim. a very friendly Neanderthal
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YES PLEASE! I would absolutely love this feature.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add a "Follow" button/feature.

Add a "Follow" button, so we can receive any new updates of directors, actors or/and writers' activity. And also 2 ways of consulting this: a feed with all their recent activity and a list of the profiles we already following.
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It might be something that IMDb will add in the future. The capability already exists on the Android App.

The App has a Notifications section and the Settings for that allow you to select:
Titles
Names
and in General
- news
- Box Office Mojo
- Movies Opening Today
- Latest Photos
- Latest Trailers

This section is in addition to Your Watchlist and Check-ins
I currently only have a 3 Titles and 2 Names selected and am getting a lot of Title notifications. I haven't received many Name notifications as the people I have chosen are not in major newsmakers at this time.
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I want to receive notifications when the new season of a series that I have rated 7 stars or more is starting or a film in my watching list coming out!
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I know this feature somewhat exists in the app with "Notify Me" but it would still be awesome if you could click a follow button under a director/producers name.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled A feature for following actors/directors, so you could get emailed when they're i....

Wouldn't that be great ?
And besides of keeping track of new movies of/with your favorite actors/directors you could also keep a list of them (just like the watchlist) 
and maybe there even could be an (optional) email-newsletter for imdb-pro users (who are more likely to be interested in this) that aggregated all activities of the actors/directors you tracked such as nominations/news/..

By this imdb would upgrade to a more modern version that implemented very promising features that are widely implemented on twitter for quite some time already.

betterific.com seemed to like this idea: http://betterific.com/psYbb/IMDB-allowed-you-to-follow-actorsdirectors-so-you-could-get-emailed-when...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Favorite actors/writers & get alerted when a new work comes out!.

It would be great if IMDB had the option to favorite actors, directors, writers...etc., and then alerted you when a new work is done by one of your favorites.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Follow the world of IMDB?.

Is there any way to get notifications when a specific TV-show, movie or person is updated? For example a specific director gets a new project.

I have notice somthing called notify me in then android app but is feels strange if this is only existing on a specific app?
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The Android app does that but it gives all and any updates. It would be good if users could select only certain types of updates (.e.g. release, news, new season, interviews, actors). For example am mostly interested in being reminded of the upcoming release of films or seasons of a favorite series.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is there a way to 'follow' certain actors as well as individual films?.
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Come on imdb, gief us this.

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