Bringing Internet matchmaking to the world of entertainment,
Casting360 connects industry professionals with available talent. Founded in 2010, the company gathered input from filmmakers, casting directors, and network television executives to design a website focused on their unique needs. In less than a year, Casting360 has developed a client base of more than 1 million users. Nominated in the Employment category for a Webby and for a WebAward, Casting360 provides industry professionals with access to one of the largest talent databases available.
Membership in Casting360 remains free for filmmakers, casting directors, photographers, directors, and other entertainment professionals. Such members can post casting calls, search talent portfolios, contact performers directly via e-mail or telephone, and send individual messages, as well as batch messages. The company’s national database includes actors, extras, singers, dancers, musicians, and models of all types, ages, and backgrounds.
Casting360 allows talent, which does pay a fee, to create effective portfolios utilizing photo, audio, and video capabilities. Once a portfolio has received approval, a member can view casting calls specific to his or her area, click on Submit to This Casting Call, or add one to a Favorites page. A casting director receives the portfolio and contacts the talent, if interested. The Casting360 website includes casting calls for television shows, movies, theater, music, dance, and music videos. In addition, a Casting360 Member Support answers technical questions on portfolio setup and other inquiries about the entertainment industry.
Talent members of Casting360 also can attend seminars presented by industry experts and enroll in the company’s video acting lessons. The database contains a large number of people for reality television, as well, making it one of the most comprehensive sources for casting reality shows. Casting360 guarantees to refund the registration fee for those who are not contacted within 90 days. Talent members can discontinue the monthly service at any time. Such individuals lose access to casting calls and other Casting360 features, but their portfolios remain active for talent searches.
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