RANKED WITH THE IMDb STARMETER BY THE MONTH

(Starmeter rankings refresh every Monday on IMDB)

21 JANUARY 2017
1. Agentfirman Planthaber/ Kildén/ Mandic       1333              
Kungsgatan 48, 8 tr
111 35 Stockholm
Tel 08 - 545 023 94, 545 023 91
Annika 070 - 778 15 35, Jenny 070 - 863 41 71
agentfirman.com
 
2. Actors in Scandinavia           1337
Laura Munsterhjelm | Emma | Inka
Jägaregatan 10
00150 Helsingfors
tel +358400540640
tel +358400260500
laura@actorsinscandinavia.com
inka@actorsinscandinavia.com
actorsinscandinavia.com
3. Indio       1761
Kurt Selling
 Sergels Torg 12
Stockholm 111 57
+46 729 447 067
mgmt@indio.se
www.thefortunaagency.com
kurt@indio.se
4. Hammarström Agency          2799
Fia Hammarström, CEO | Emilie Fahlstedt-Lindquist, Assistant
Mosebacke torg 16-18
           SE-116 20 Stockholm
           +46 708 240 707
            +1 305 927 3354
            fia@hammarstromagency.com
            www.hammarstromagency.com
 
5. Scandinavian Actors Agency          4040
Scandinavian Actors Agency
Lundgatan 13A
41661 Göteborg
info@scandinavianactorsagency.com
www.scandinavianactorsagency.com
+46 - 761-13 18 19
6. Actors in Sweden                3734
Bo Thulin
Greta Garbos väg 11
169 40 SOLNA
+46 760 809 756
bo@actorsinsweden.com
actorsinsweden.com
7. Scandinavian Actors Agency          4040
Scandinavian Actors Agency
Lundgatan 13A
41661 Göteborg
info@scandinavianactorsagency.com
www.scandinavianactorsagency.com
+46 - 761-13 18 19
8. IMA International Management Agency        4461
Maria Vascsak Founder / CEO / Talent Manager
+46 739 105 902
U.S. +1 917 717 9091
maria@imacontent.com
www.imacontent.com
9. PMJ Artistgruppen          9004
Peter Jansson
Villa Sandrew
Floragatan 4 A
114 31 Stockholm
+46 705 - 14 79 00
peter@artistgruppen.se
www.artistgruppen.se
10. The Actors Agency of Sweden          132 033
Skeppsbron 32, 3 tr
Box 2337
103 18 STOCKHOLM
Mobil/Cell: +46 (0)70 798 93 04
Mail: michael@actorsagency.se
www.actorsagency.se
 
11. Agenterna i Stockholm       246 059
Brunnsgatan 6, 2 tr
08 - 441 71 11, 070 - 565 53 76
birgitta.ronnhedh@comhem.se
www.agenternaistockholm.se
12. The Fortuna Agency
Angelika Fortuna
Kvarngatan 2
311 32 Falkenberg
46 - 725- 53 98 71
angelika@thefortunaagency.com
www.thefortunaagency.com
13. Tottes Agency
Skogvaktargatan 8
Kvarngatan 2
115 42 Stockholm
+46708-239800
info@tottesagency.se
www.tottesagency.se
14. Artist och Eventbolaget
+46 (0)735 070 777 | +46 (0)709 93 60 93
http://www.artistocheventbolaget.com

 

 

READ ONLINE ARTICLE:

Demystifying The IMDb STARMETER BY Michela Carattini.

Solving the mystery of your IMDb Rank, the number rumoured to matter to agents, casting directors & producers.

IMDb defines its Starmeter as “represent[ing] what people are interested in, based not on small statistical samplings, but on the actual behavior of millions of IMDb users.” They are quick to point out that this ranking does not mean something or someone is ‘good’ only that there is a high level of public awareness about them. “The primary measure is who and what people are looking at on IMDb...[from] more than 200 million unique monthly visitors.” Around two years ago, IMDb internalized its tabulation of the Starmeter ranking and now uses a secret algorithm which is ostensibly affected by:
  • Number of credits listed on IMDb
  • Popularity of your projects listed on IMDb 
  • Number of pageviews (clicks to) on your public profile 
  • Number of comments on the “message boards” of your profile (worth more than clicks to).
Popularity contest? Kind of. While essentially an arbitrary measure of starpower, and vulnerable to rigging and exploitation as all online based ‘clicking’ ratings are—there is as yet virtually no alternative and it is now often repeated that casting directors have been known to take this into consideration and use it in their pitches to producers, and that it can even affect distribution of a film-- the lower your number, the more powerful your pull. Very generally, 200,000 and below indicates consistently working actor, 2,000 and below well-known actor, and 200 and below celebrity.

Make sure your profile is comprehensively represented and up to date (i.e., all your film & TV work is listed on IMDb, add your photo, reel, bio, media articles, etc). You can do your best to increase clicks and comments on your page (e.g., add your IMDb profile to your email signature and website to encourage more clicks). Sites like Karmalicity are moving communities of actors to click for each other in movements called ‘Karmic Publicity’. I have not tried this, but the site is free and unaffiliated with IMDb or any social networking site. Be aware however, that IMDb claims to work to thwart this sort of skewing of results, and in particular beware of offers to lower or restore your Starmeter ranking for a fee, they are almost certainly a scam.

Many reputable magazines and industry people maintain that it means nothing. It's a very clever marketing ploy actually, as actors, motivated to get the Starmeter rank higher, do the work of marketing and getting new users and clicks to the IMDb site for them. So calmly remain ambivalent about the Starmeter ranking and don’t get crazy about it. Like the stock market, your weight, etc. it will fluctuate, and that’s ok. Personally you haven’t changed.


Source Material: