Following Actors, Directors etc.

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I use IMDB about 1-2 hours a day browsing and stuff, and I always feel like there is something missing... I would like to be able to in a way "Follow" my favorite actors/directors etc. Not in a social network kind of way, but to be able to find all of the news stories of projects concerning them quickly and easily.

Does anyone agree? Or am i missing something obvious?  
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Oliver Söderström

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Posted 5 years ago

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Yann

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I agree. It's an awesome idea....
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John Saunders

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I just for the first time found this community, and this suggestion is the reason I did - I just stumbled across "The Killing", which has several actors I like in it. If I had this feature, I would have known about this show when it first aired - I would have taken a look at anything that Michelle Forbes is in (or Aaron Douglas, or Jewel Staite, or Brian Markinson).
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Oliver Söderström

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Same as me then, the one resaon i found this forum was to create this post. 
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Becky Johnson

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Create a favourites/ 'fan' option for actors, directors etc. on your own account!....

Is it possible to select actors, directors etc. as a favourite or better yet a 'fan' to be able to log on the next time and choose from your list of favourites, a movie to see...? If not, may I suggest it should be added as an option to make IMDb a far more useful and efficient site. I for one would absolutely use the site more often if this was introduced!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Follow list for actors, directors etc..

I think it would be an excellent feature if, aside from movies in my watchlist, i could also have a 'follow list' of actors, directors etc. Receive pop ups when movies reach their end of production, air in cinema's and receive awards. Who would agree with me?
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dont let this post die!!! i really want to follow movie stars, writers, directors, etc...
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Oliver Söderström

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Haha i ceratet this post two years ago, loving that people still find it and agrees with me!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Maybe a stupid and repetitive idea....

It may be a stupid idea and I'm not proposing anything new... But I think it would be cool to be able to "follow" actors, directors or whoever is on IMdb.
Once you follow someone, there should be on the right a sort of window in which users can see news or upcoming movies regarding whom they follow.

It's pretty cool to find new and young directors or actors and to easily be able to know what they are planning on doing or to keep in touch with your idols... Could this be a good idea?

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ahaha ok I wrote the same thing... So I hope IMdb will listen to all of us :D
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I read variety.com to find new movies to see.  I add those to my imdb watchlist, so that I'll be alerted when they open in my area.

There are some writers and directors whose movies I _always_ want to see.  For example, today I read about "The Death of Stalin", directed by Armando Iannucci.  I want to see everything he does, so it'd be nice if I could just check a "follow this person" box on his imdb page and get alerted at the opening of something he wrote or directed.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Social and Follow.

Hi there! I have two ideas.
1. Allow IMDb users to follow their favorite film cast & crew members. This way I'll never miss another film starring André Holland.
2. I'd love IMDb to be a little bit more social. Meaning, I'd like to share movies info and trailers with other IMDb account holders, who opt-in of course.
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Thanks!
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Would love to be able to follow directors/writers/actors. There are a number of people I'll watch anything from but it's way too much of a hassle to try and keep up with everything. Always miss movies and then a bump into them a year or few later and go "oh they did something like that".

Just give us a simple follow/favourite function for people on the site, then make a simple feed page with with filters for movies directed/acted in, tv, news etc.

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