01) What are the advantages of membership?


Annual membership fee is grandfathered (will not change), providing your membership remains current.

Our clients have the ability to both post auditions and query the 800Casting database to review individual talent profiles. Your multimedia profile contains an “AUDITIONS” tab where you may submit for listed projects (Breakdown). The“EXPRESS AUDITION” feature provides the ability for you to "Self-Tape" for any role, for any known project, then forward that audition along with your multimedia profile to any client. Additionally, you may remotely audition for any client or project with the use of our free "AUDITION 800" App.

AGENCY INTERFACE
On any given day, your agent can electronically submit your 800Casting multi-media profile to ANYONE, not just casting directors. Think of it this way, through the 800 interface you are gaining exposure to ALL CLIENTS… directors, casting directors, filmmakers, production companies, studios, Ad agencies, music producers, photographers and all other entertainment professionals. In most instances, bookings by our network agencies are a direct result of the agent submitting your 800Casting profile in a professional format for client review. No wonder why agents request that their talent apply for membership

Membership Benefits
• Audition Ready Profile
• Access to breakdowns
• 10 Images
• 10 Video clips
• 10 Voice Over Files
• Full Editable Resume
• Fully Customizable Profile
• Link With Unlimited TAS800 Agents
• Exposure To Hundreds Of Clients Monthly
• Full Integration With Talent Agency Software TAS800
• Your Personal Website Link Shown On Profile (optional)
• Your IMDb Account Link Shown On Profile (optional)
• Your Twitter Account Link Shown On Profile (optional)
• Your Facebook Page Link Shown On Profile (optional)
• Your SAG iActor Page Link Shown On Profile (optional)

02) Who has access to the Client Search?


Directors, casting directors and other industry professionals with verifiable credits have the ability to query our database and review your multimedia profile.

Agency Talent
As part of our privacy policy, your personal information, including your address, phone number, and e-mail address are restricted. If clients require additional information, they will contact your agency.

Unrepresented Talent
If your profile is not linked to a network agency or manager (see FAQ No. 32), you are considered to be a "real" or
"unrepresented talent." Clients seeking additional information have access to an “unrepresented talent’s” phone and email information. If you prefer to be contacted by email only, do not input phone numbers within the profile.

Unrepresented talent automatically becomes part of our “Talent Scout” database, which is searchable by network agents who want to expand their rosters.

View Sample Profile

03) How does your search engine work? What can the clients see?


Directors, casting directors and other industry professionals with verifiable credits (major motion picture, television show, etc) have the ability to query our database by selecting a wide range of parameters to which suit their project requirements. The results of the search includes your name, union status, work categories, physical statistics, resume, images, reels, voice over tapes and any links you provide for personal web sites.

To understand exactly what the client can see; click here to View Sample Profile

Agency Talent
As part of our privacy policy, your personal information, including your address, phone number, and e-mail address are restricted. If clients require additional information, they will contact your agency.

Unrepresented Talent
If your profile is not linked to a network agency or manager (see FAQ No. 32), you are considered to be a "real" or
"unrepresented talent." Clients seeking additional information have access to an “unrepresented talent’s” phone and email information. If you prefer to be contacted by email only, do not input phone numbers within the profile.

Unrepresented talent automatically becomes part of our “Talent Scout” database, which is searchable by network agents who want to expand their rosters.

04) Can clients see my personal information?


Agency Talent

No, as part of our privacy policy, your personal information, including your address, phone number, and e-mail address are restricted. If clients require additional information, they will contact your agency.

Unrepresented Talent
If your profile is not linked to a network agency or manager (see FAQ No. 32), you are considered to be a "real" or
"unrepresented talent." Clients seeking additional information have access to an “unrepresented talent’s” phone and email information. If you prefer to be contacted by email only, do not input phone numbers within the profile.

Unrepresented talent automatically becomes part of our “Talent Scout” database, which is searchable by network agents who want to expand their rosters.

05) How do I receive a registration confirmation?


Immediately following the registration process an e-mail will be sent to your address of record. If you have a spam filter
change the setting to allow e-mail form support@800casting.com and Authorize.net. If you do not receive the confirmation, check inside your 'Bulk' folder or 'Junk' folder.

06) Does 800Casting sell its members' e-mail addresses?


NO, all personal information is strictly confidential.

07) If a client would like me to audition, how will I be contacted?


Agency Talent
As part of our privacy policy, your personal information, including your address, phone number, and e-mail address are restricted. If clients require additional information, they will contact your agency.

Unrepresented Talent
Directors, casting directors and other industry professionals with verifiable credits (major motion picture, television show, etc.) have the ability to query our database and review your multimedia profile.

If your profile is not linked to a network agency or manager (see FAQ No. 32), you are considered to be an
"unrepresented talent." Clients seeking additional information have access to an “unrepresented talent’s”
phone and email information. If you prefer to be contacted by email only, do not input a phone numbers within
your profile.

Unrepresented talent automatically becomes part of our “Talent Scout” database, which is searchable by network agents who want to expand their rosters.

08) Do I have to post my picture and resume if I become a member?


Once you enter the site you will have hundreds of options available.

It is completely up to you what you complete or leave blank. We encourage you to spend whatever time it takes to build
your professional profile and keep it updated. Parents, this especially applies to your ever changing children. The tools are there, the system is user-friendly, and the more accurately you complete the information, the better your chances for success.

09) What if I already have an agent?


You may link your profile to an unlimited number of network agents and managers. Please review FAQ No. 32.

Listing with more than one agent doubles your chance of success, and ensures that each agent is able to immediately identify your skills through their Talent Agency Software (TAS800) search engine. If your agent does not yet have TAS800, they may request additional information by emailing support@800casting.com

10) How can I get my Agent or Manager to interface with my profile?


Talent Agency Software (TAS800) is a powerful program designed specifically for talent agents and managers. The program is available for free by contacting support@800Casting.com

Include the Agency Name, Contact Name, Phone Number, City and State

11) Is there a charge for interfacing with TAS800?


No, you may interface with as many agents as you like.

12) If I do not have an Agent can I register with 800Casting.


Certainly, everyone is welcome.

With that said, understand that we are not a talent agency. We do not represent talent, nor do we accept commissions on members. 800Casting is an online service which allows talented individuals to promote themselves electronically or interface with agents, casting directors and clients.

Clients often use 800Casting to locate "real people." The term “real people” refers to anyone not represented by either an agent or manager.

We strongly encourage each of our members to list with an agent or manager for increased exposure.

Unrepresented Talent
Directors, casting directors and other industry professionals with verifiable credits (major motion picture, television show, etc.) have the ability to query our database and review your multimedia profile.

If your profile is not linked to a network agency or manager (see FAQ No. 32), you are considered to be an
"unrepresented talent." Clients seeking additional information have access to an “unrepresented talent’s”
phone and email information. If you prefer to be contacted by email only, do not input a phone numbers within
your profile.

Unrepresented talent automatically becomes part of our “Talent Scout” database, which is searchable by network agents who want to expand their rosters.

13) What do I get if I become a member of 800Casting?


Our all inclusive Annual Membership includes everything a talent requires to reach his/her goals.

As a member of 800Casting, your multimedia profile will be available to directors, casting directors, photographers, and other industry professionals on a daily basis. You are able to upload 10 images, 10 video clips and 10 voice-over files as well as print and email your resume in a professional and acceptable format.

Audition800 (Auditions tab) provides three free options: (1) BREAKDOWNS - review and submit for auditions
(2) AUDITION INVITATIONS - provide auditions by invitation (3) AUDITION EXPRESS - audition for any client, in or out of network. Additionally, the Audition800 App is available as a free download, which may be used in conjunction with your iPhone, Droid or similar Smartphone.

Additionally, you may interface your online portfolio with an unlimited number of network agents and managers.
See FAQ No.32.

14) Why is my login page blank?


800Casting was designed in FLASH. In order to enter your profile, Adobe Flash Player must installed on your hard drive.

Adobe Flash Player has been around for years. It's a free download and perfectly safe. The Adobe Corporation is the developer of Photoshop, Acrobat Reader and other fine products.

To install the free download, visit this URL:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

15) What is necessary for me to upload resume, images, demo reels or voice over files?


The system was designed to provide a user-friendly method for entering your resume data and uploading images, videos and audio clips in a simple and straight forward manner.

The resume data must be typed into the program (Uploads > Resume Builder); it is not possible to be upload your resume as an image file. Individual resume categories and line items may be moved either up or down as required. This feature allows talent to maintain a current resume which may be printed or emailed to clients via electronic submission in a clean and organized manner.

Resume uploading instructions
 1. On the navigation bar, click Uploads
 2. Select Resume Builder
 3. Click "View Sample Profile"
     Close the View Sample Profile window

 4. Click Add New button
 5. Select Resume Type from the dropdown menu
 6. Add Approximate Year
 7. Add Title / Project
 8. Add Credit / Role
 9. Add Company / Director
 10. Add Attachment (Optional)
 11. Click Add New button

Photographs, Video Reels and Voice Over

All uploads work the same --
First assure the file to be uploaded is locally available on your computers hard drive, CD or accessible media. Click the Browse button to locate the file, then click on the files name to insert the files address into the Browse window. With the file address clearly visible, click Add to begin the upload process.

Depending upon the size of the file, images may require several minutes to appear.

PENDING (Video & Audio)
There is a lot more to uploading videos and audio clips than meets the eye. It's a well known fact that clients do not have the patience to wait for your files to "spool" prior to viewing. To eliminate "spooling," your files undergo an extensive process which renders them immediately viewable by the client. This does not diminish quality; it simply provides a better service for the clients. Depending upon file size and the number of members in the queue, the conversion process may take anywhere from a few minutes to as long as twenty-four hours. In the meantime, the word "Pending" will appear under Status to the right of the icon associated with the upload. When the file is "Ready," you may view the file within the Preview Area by selecting its File Name.

TROUBLESHOOTING
If you followed the instructions and uploaded a file with a supported format, very seldom will the file not render a “Ready” status within 24 hour. If the file remains “Pending” for an extended period of time, one of two reasons is causing the problem:

(1) Corrupt File
Delete the file and try uploading again.

(2) Codec issue
Videos do not have a standard format. Each camera and its corresponding software create a different format, known as a codec. A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

Our software converts all uploaded videos into the industry standard H263 format, which exists on every computer (both PC & Apple). If the video’s corresponding codec has not been released by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), our technicians will complete certain formalities to obtain the legal rights to convert and display your video. Once processed by the OEM and configured by the H236 standard committee, codecs of the same type will convert (activate) within a few minutes.

NOTE:
New codec formats may take 2 to 90 business days depending upon the OEM, their hardware and software configurations. In the meantime, unregistered codecs are beyond our control and you have two available options: (a) have the file professionally converted to a existing codec (a) try uploading the file at a later date.

16) Do I have to have professional photos?


No, professional photos are not required, but highly recommend! Clients understand that not everyone has professional images but as you advance in the business, acquire quality images and update regularly. If you do not yet have professional photos, upload the best images you have. The more photos a Casting Director or client can view, the greater your chances of being selected. Use a wide range of photos with a variety of different looks.

Use images that represent your current look and remember that photographs are a talents calling card; the better the quality, the better the first impression.

17) What size photograph do I have to upload?


There is no restriction on size, however we recommend 4inches x 6inches or larger.

The system will upload the following extensions:
BMP (*.BMP, *.RLE, *.DIB)
CompuServe G?F (*.GIF)
JPEG (*.JPG, *.JPEG, *.JPG)
PNG (*.PNG)

Note:
Your images should be sized between 72-100 dpi (resolution).
Images with excessive mega-pixels may appear to upload fractionally.
- to fix this, first reduce the image size to something manageable like 8inches X 10inches.
Larger resolutions are not advisable and require longer upload times.

Converting photos to JPG format
First and foremost, the most important aspect of uploading pictures online is to keep the file size as small as possible. The Internet standard is 72-100 dpi (pixels/inch). Larger images contain far too many pixels/inch for the Internet correctly process and may appear to upload fractionally.

In order to upload images to the Internet, the images must be in an acceptable format. While any of the file extensions listed above are acceptable, JPEGs are recommended.

To convert other extensions to a JEPG format you need a program to convert the photos. We recommend XnConvert. This free program is simple to use. You'll find a free download Link: http://www.xnconvert.com

Digital photos have opened up a new world of photography.

XnConvert goes beyond the usual editing tool. It has dozens of actions you can apply. Just go to the Action tab and click the green plus icon. Actions can be stacked, so you can perform multiple ones at once.

There are the usual things like resize, rotate and crop. You can also add text and watermarks. It even lets you clear the photo's hidden metadata. That's just the beginning.

XnConvert has mapping tools for color balance and color changes. You can apply common filters like blur and emboss. It even has tools for adding a border or mimicking an oil painting.

XnConvert handles almost every image file format, including many RAW formats. The output tools give you total control over duplication and filename. You won't run out of uses for this program.

When XnConvert installs, it also asks to install Microsoft's Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable. You will need to agree; otherwise XnConvert won't work. Don't worry; VC2008 operates in the background.

Cost: Free
Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OSX
http://www.xnconvert.com

18) How can I convert photos to an acceptable format?


Converting photos to JPG format
In order to upload images to the Internet, the images must be in an acceptable format. While any of the file extensions listed above are acceptable, JPEGs are recommended.

To convert other extensions to a JEPG format you need a program to convert the photos. We recommend IrfanView. This free program is simple to use. You'll find a download Link: www.irfanview.com

With IrfanView, you don't need to convert your photos individually. You can convert them in a batch. That will save you a ton of time.

Once you install IrfanView, open it and click File>>Batch Conversion/Rename. Select "Batch conversion." Next, select your output format using the dropdown box. You can also adjust the compression settings. That will g?ve you the highest quality possible. Once you select JPG, click the Options button. Another box will open. Use the slider at the top to select the quality of the image. When you're done, click OK.

Click the Browse button beside the box labeled "Output directory for result files." Select the location where you would like the converted images to appear.

Everything at once
Next, use the navigation tools on the right side of the dialog box to select your images. You can hold the Ctrl key to select multiple images. Click Add. Then, click Start Batch. Your images will be converted.

Once your images are converted, you can begin adding titles and comments to your images. In Vista, right-click an image and select Properties. Open the Details tab and enter your comments.

In Windows XP, right-click the image and select Properties. Open the Summary tab and enter the details.

19) Why do my images appear fuzzy?


The reason certain images appear fussy after uploading is due to these images having a higher resolution than the Internet can clearly process because of an excessive number of pixels. The Internet compression works best with resolutions between 72-100 DPI. Higher resolutions should be first manually compressed in a program like Photo Shop prior to uploading.

EXPLANATION:
The photographs you receive from your photographer have not been optimized for the web, which is the process of conversion from print ready to web ready. You may optimize these images yourself by using the "save for the web" feature of Photoshop or many other photo handling software packages.

20) Can I change my username and password?


Username: No
Password: Yes

To change Password:
From the navigation bar select

Talent Data > Change Password

21) Why we auto-renew memberships


The system is designed for talent to have one profile that can interface with an unlimited number of agents.
For example - you might be multi-listed in Miami with Premiere, Universal and Emerge. Additionally, your profile may be linked to Bicoastal in Orlando, Houghton in Atlanta, JTA in Charlotte or DWM in Toronto. Any change you make to your profile will immediately reflect within the data base of each of your agents.

In the past, as the talent's anniversary date approached, we sent renewal notices as a reminder to renew their 360-Day Membership prior to the anniversary date. After a 14 day grace period, those who failed to act upon the renewal notice were placed on inactive status. Inactive status prevents agents, casting directors and other industry professionals from gaining access to your profile.

Historically, there were so many problems associated with that talent who "forgot" to re-register, that by an overwhelming request from both agents and talent, we changed the system to automatically re-bill the credit card of record on the anniversary date.

Memberships automatically renew at the original subscription rate (grandfathered) providing the member remains in good standing and the credit card information is current.

If the credit card on file is declined for any reason, several reminder notification emails will be sent to the address of record over a 14 day grace period. During the 14 day grace period, the profile will remain on active status and may be renewed at the original subscription rate.

On the 15th day, the account will revert to an inactive status which prevents your agents, directors, casting directors and other industry professionals from viewing your profile. If you renew after the 14 day grace period, the prevailing rate will apply..

TO RENEW...
Login as usual and you will be redirected to the correct page to update your credit card and renew your membership.

If you have forgotten your Login information simply click on “Forgot Password” on the Login screen. Your information will immediately be forwarded by email.

22) How do I find my Anniversary Date (renewal date)


The Anniversary Date is located at the top left of each page.
Annual renewals occur on your Anniversary Date of subsequent years.

In certain instances, the Invoice Date may differ from the actual Anniversary Date. This occurs when your agent has established a profile on your behalf (Invoice Date) and you actually registered and made payment (Anniversary Date)
on a later date. Logoff, then login again to properly reset the counter.

23) How do I renew my membership?


Memberships automatically renew at the original subscription rate (grandfathered) providing the member remains in good standing and the credit card information is current.

If the credit card on file is declined for any reason, several reminder notification emails will be sent to the address of record over a 14 day grace period. During the 14 day grace period, the profile will remain on active status and may be renewed at the original subscription rate.

After the 14 day grace period, the prevailing membership rate will apply.

TO RENEW...

Login as usual and you will be redirected to the correct page to update your credit card and renew your membership.

24) How do I update my credit card information?


Log on at www.800casting.com
Talent Data > Update Credit Card

RENEWAL
Log on at www.800casting.com
Enter your username & password.
The system will redirect you to update your credit card information, which will automatically return your membership to active status. No data will be lost.

DELETING
Email support@800Casting.com
and request that your credit card information be deleted.
- A verification email will be sent to your email address of record

Warning:
Deleting credit card information will disable the auto renew process.
Credit card information may not be reentered until after the next anniversary date.

25) What if my credit card has been deleted or declined?


As per the Terms of the User Agreement, your 360-day Membership automatically re-bills the credit card which you have on file on your anniversary date.

If the credit card on file is declined for any reason, several reminder notification emails are sent to your address of record. In this case, the account will remain active during the 14 day grace period.

On the 15th day, the account will revert to an inactive status which prevents your agents, casting directors and other industry professionals from viewing your profile.

After the 14 day grace period, the prevailing membership rate will apply.

TO RENEW...
Login as usual and you will be redirected to the correct page to update your credit card and renew your membership.

26) What happens if my account becomes inactive and I want to activate the account again?


Log on at www.800casting.com

Enter your username & password.
The system will redirect you to update your credit card information and return to active status.

NOTE:
After the grace period, the prevailing membership rate will apply.

27) Are there alternative payment methods?


If you care to pay by money order or certified check in US funds (only).

      Basic profile : $ 49.95
Standard profile : $ 59.95
Premium Profile : $ 69.95


Send US funds (only) payable to:

800Casting
2400 South Ocean Drive
Suite 81121
Hutchinson Island, FL 34949

Alternately, you may use PayPal.
Our PayPal Email address is: support@800Casting.com

Provide:
Name / Email address / Phone Number / Username (list 2 options) / Password

You will receive an email as soon as your profile is available.

28) What is your Cancellation Policy?


Members may cancel at any time by Emailing support@800Casting.com

There are no refunds except as provided within the USER AGREEMENT (THE "AGREEMENT"), which each talent is required to accept prior to membership approval.

A excerpt from the "AGREEMENT" is as follows:

8. FEES, ANNUAL RENEWAL, CHARGEBACK AND CANCELLATION
During the seven (7) day period following initial registration, members may request a full refund. To remain in good standing, members will automatically be charged the annual renewal fee on the credit card on file at the time of the member’s anniversary date. The billing information will refer to 800 CASTING. During the fourteen (14) day period immediately following annual renewal, members may request a full refund. In the event a cancellation and/or refund is requested after the 14th. day no refund will be made, however the members profile will remain on active status until the following anniversary date, unless requested otherwise. If the credit card is declined for any reason, the members account will remain active for a grace period of 14 days. Several attempts will be made to contact the member during this grace period. On the 15th day the account will revert to inactive status, rendering the profile unavailable to your agents, casting directors, directors, or other industry professionals. In the event the Company receives a chargeback, that member's profile will be immediately deleted. Following the grace period or chargeback, the prevailing membership rate will apply. 800Casting reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice. Members may cancel at any time. At the time of cancellation, if the members profile is linked to a network agency, the agency will be notified that the members profile has been deleted from their Talent Agency Software (TAS) database. To cancel, email support@800Casting.com

9. ONLINE WORKSHOPS
A free introduction video is available for review prior to purchasing any online workshops. After reviewing the introduction video, talent have the option to purchase and review selected online workshops. There is no refund policy for online workshops. The billing information will refer to 800 CASTING. In the event the Company receives a chargeback, that member's profile will be immediately deleted.

29) Is your system safe?


Yes, our systems are secure. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer). This is a currently unbreakable encryption method. It is used to transmit data over the Internet by on-line shopping sites and even banks. (Other browsers, such as Firefox and Safari, also use SSL. It was developed by Netscape years ago.)

Yes. Internet transmission is the least risky aspect of this transaction. Your sensitive information (Social Security Number & credit card numbers) is much more likely to be stolen through corporate carelessness. Or, if you mail it, it could be stolen by thieves. You should feel much safer with the Web than with the postal system.

The truth is, other organizations also require your Social Security number. One such is the Internal Revenue
Service. Others include the credit agencies-Transunion, Experian and Equifax. Any of those might require you to
transmit your Social Security number. In fact, you are worrying about the wrong thing.

You're much more likely to be the victim of an inside theft. Or, your records could be found in the trash by
dumpster divers. Or, the company's database could be penetrated electronically by criminals. Or, a computer
loaded with Social Security numbers could be stolen.

30) How do I add my personal website links to my profile?


You may add a Personal website, IMDb, MySpace, Facebook or SAG iActor link to your profile. Copy the complete URL form your existing home page (Personal website, IMDb, MySpace, Facebook or SAG iActor ). Paste the complete URL including (http://www) into the appropriate box at the bottom of the TALENT DATA > CONTACT INFORMATION page. If you care to provide clients or friends with your 800Casting custom URL, simply add your talent ID number to the end of the 800Casting URL ( www.800Casting.com/97731 )

31) What is my personal 800Casting URL?


You may Email your multimedia profile directly to a clients as follows:

1. Login
2.Click Profile on the navigation bar
3.Click Email on the profile navigation bar

To include your custom link within your outgoing Email signature, add your Talent ID to the end of the 800Casting URL:

For Example: The correct URL for Talent ID 44480 * would be:
www.800casting.com/44480

Note: Your talent ID appears on left of each page under your thumbnail image.

* Use only this short URL.
  DO NOT cut & paste the longer URL as displayed within your browser's window.

32) How do I transfer my profile to another agency?


To link your profile to an agencies within the 800Casting network:

First, call your agent and obtain their TAS800 Agency Code.
If your agent is not currently within our network, they may join for free by contacting: support@800Casting.com

From within your profile, go to the following page:
Agency Data > Agents & Managers

VIEW SAMPLE

33) Why, when my agent emails me, my username and password is shown?


In the past, username and passwords were not attached to outgoing emails from the agent. This proved very problematic because agents complained that the talent did not respond quickly enough and support had literally thousands of requests from talent who could not remember their login information. Yes, it is true that all that is required to do is click on "Forgot Password" and the system would automatically generate the information to that talents email or record. We will never know who read and utilized the system properly ("Forgot Password"), however I can assure you, here in support we are constantly answering email from talent who can not login.

At the request of numerous agents who frequently complained that they were continuously receiving phone calls from talent requesting login information, coupled with the thousands of emails we receive here at support, we programmed into the system the ability for agents, at their option, to addendum the talents username and password to outgoing emails.

Again, this is at the option of the agent, except in the case where they email their entire database at one time (Blast Email).

Yes email is not safe and there is no completely acceptable solution to this problem except altering your email address within your portfolio, in which case you will not receive agency emails.

34) Can you define Mother Agent?


Mother Agent (defined)

Over the years there have been many disputes between agents over talent. This happens when the same talent has been submitted by multiple agents for the same project. For example, a production company may contact 5-10 different agents by email requesting submissions for a specific gender, age range and skill. It frequently happens when casting directors, because the very nature of casting itself, contacts multiple agents and those agents submit the same multi-listed talent.

In an effort to prevent problematic issues, certain protections have been written into the system. By default, the agent you originally purchased your 800Casting profile through, is your Mother Agent.

In a case where you are represented by multiple agents, you have the option to “Set” your Mother Agent. When multiple agents are linked to the same profile and the “Set” button has not been activated, the first "Transferred" agent is the default.

Agency Talent
As part of our privacy policy, your personal information, including your address, phone number, and e-mail address are restricted. If clients require additional information, they will contact your agency.

Unrepresented Talent
If your profile is not linked to a network agency or manager (see FAQ No. 32), you are considered to be a "real" or
"unrepresented talent." Clients seeking additional information will contact “unrepresented” on an individual basis by phone.

Unrepresented talent automatically becomes part of our “Talent Scout” database, which is searchable by network agents who want to expand their rosters.

Breakdown Submissions
Your profile may be linked to an unlimited number of agents, which may very well increase your exposure, however you may only be submitted by one agent per project. When a breakdown comes in from a client, the first agent to submit your profile is time stamped. If a second agent tries to submit, they are blocked. On the other hand, if your Mother Agent comes along at a later time and submits your profile, the original time stamped agent is replaced in favor of your Mother Agent. All network agents, managers and clients understand this!

35) How do I change the name on my profile?


Go to the Agency Data > Agency Requirements page.
There you may change both the LEGAL and / or STAGE name.

36) Is there any way of seeing how many hits my profile received?


No, there is not an accurate way to program a counter because clients generally query multiple talent profiles at a time and we have no way to determine which profiles are selected for review.

Your agents do have the ability to generate a report as to how many times a particular profile (talent) was submitted in conjunction with a specific project. Additionally, in the normal course of business, agents and clients alike are constantly reviewing, emailing or otherwise electronically submitting talent profiles in an effort to present the best talent for final approval.

The number of auditions available varies by location, roles available and the level of experience required. As with any business, results may vary, and will be based on individual capacity, experience, expertise, and level of desire. There are no guarantees concerning the number of jobs a member may be requested for.

For best results, assure that you have uploaded several “assorted” images and make certain that the “Appearance” page and your sizes are current.

View sample: ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION
Use the navigation bar on the left to review the various roles.

1. SIZES & STATS: place mouse over thumbnail
2. RESUME: click checkbox to the left of the talent ID – select “Resume Only”
3. IMAGES: click checkbox to the left of the talent ID – select “IMAGES”
                   - images may be printed or clicked and dragged to desktop

Bottom navigation bar provides a convenient option for client to make “Selects."

37) Why is Date of Birth (DOB) a required field?


DOB is required because it is the only way your agent can process you properly.

Many commercials, prints ads and trade shows have age requirements or restrictions.

For example: beer, wine and alcohol - over 25, cigarettes and other tobaccos - over 30, Medicare, certain insurances and some medications – over 60 years and so on.

Additionally, there are International jobs restrictions, Visa requirements, passports and travel restrictions.

NOTE:
DOB is secure and private.
Only your agent is able to see this information.

38) Why does the anniversary date on my invoice differ from the date I actually made the payment?


This issue is a result of a banking requirement...

800Casting does not handle credit card processing internally.
All processing is contracted through Bank of America Merchant Service Division.

In the case of agency talent, invoices are created (dated) when the agency initially adds a profile to the system. 
Your actual anniversary date is calculated from the date of payment when registering online.
The Anniversary Date is viewable at the top left of each page within the profile.