"Each entry offers both an overview and a critique of its subject's career and works, looking at the genres in which they work and their relationships to other films and filmmakers....Each entry is supplemented by a filmography, references and suggestions for further reading".
Encyclopedia of French Film Directors
REF PN1998.2 .R444 2010
Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies REF PN1993.45.H3 2003
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers REF PN1997.8.I58
A comprehensive series published in four volumes. Volume two includes entries on directors and volume three on actors and actresses. Each entry includes biographical information, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography, and a film scholar's critical essay.
Michael Singer's Film Directors: A Complete Guide REF PN1998.A2D568
An alphabetical listing of selected international directors with a list of credits by year, birth date and address for each director if known is also provided.
Latest volume in Reference.
Movie Characters of Leading Performers of the Sound Era REF PN1995.9.C36N69 1990t
Provides a brief biographical sketch of about 450 actors and actresses followed by a "list of key roles including descriptions of the characters played by the performer".
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film REF PN1998.2 .T49 2010
Over "1000 entries on leading international actors, directors, and producers" written in essay style.
Quinlan's Illustrated Directory of Film Character Actors REF PN1998.2.Q55 1995t
Includes more than eleven hundred entries of actors and actresses who played character roles in movies.
Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to the Present REF PN1998.2.A24 1991t
Excellent biographical source for women in film, covering the early and later directors, well-known and lesser-known as well as film producers, writers, editors, animators, and stunt women.
Reference Publication in Film (Series) REF Call Number varies
An excellent starting point for research on various actors, actresses, and directors. The titles in this series feature not only biographical and critical comments on the films but also annotations of the key writings on the person covered.