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Hobbit Turns 3

January 6, 2015 Cast It, Cast It Talent, News, Technology Comments Off on Hobbit Turns 3

hobbit_five_SMLThe Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies won its third straight weekend as the top grossing movie. Congratulations to the entire casting team on this feature: Victoria Burrows, Amy Hubbard, John Hubbard, Liz Mullane and Miranda Rivers. Cast It was used throughout the casting process for all three of The Hobbit films, lasting over three years, with casting offices uploading actors and videos from the U.S. (New York and Los Angeles), the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. The production was also able to upload test video footage shot from various locations for the filmmakers to review.

Unbroken Opens

December 26, 2014 Cast It, Cast It Talent, News, Technology Comments Off on Unbroken Opens

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Unbroken opened on Christmas day. Congratulations to Francine Maisler, the casting director on this film, and to the entire casting team. Throughout the casting process, Cast It was used by the casting team, filmmakers and studio execs, to upload, store and share cast lists, actor choices, reel videos, audition videos and feedback. Remote casting directors Nikki Barrett in Australia and Yoko Narahashi in Tokyo were also linked into the project to upload casting choices and actor audition videos, in collaboration with casting in Los Angeles, for the filmmakers to review.

Cast It also produced a separate worldwide actor search and video submissions web site for the production and casting, to help them in their search for actors to play various key roles in the film. Actor submissions were received from across North America, Europe and Australia.

That original site can still be found here: http://unbrokenmoviecasting.com/

Wild Opens

December 15, 2014 Cast It, News Comments Off on Wild Opens

WILD_smlThe new feature film Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, has opened in limited markets. Congratulations to David Rubin, the casting director on the picture. David and his team used Cast It throughout the casting process, to upload and manage actor choices and audition videos for the filmmakers and studio execs to review. Actors were seen for a variety of roles in both Los Angeles and the Oregon area where the film was shot.

Sons of Anarchy Finale Tonight

December 9, 2014 Cast It, News, Technology Comments Off on Sons of Anarchy Finale Tonight

S7SOAWhat a ride. 7 Seasons. Over 90 episodes. Congratulations to Wendy O’Brien, the casting director on Sons of Anarchy, and to her team. From the initial pilot episode, Cast It was used by Wendy and her team to maintain role lists, to upload actors and videos, and to share that material with the show’s producers and directors. We’d also like to thank and congratulate Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons, for allowing Cast It to play a tiny part in the production these past 7 years.

Pinpoint Where Your Doc Was Accessed

November 21, 2014 Cast It, Script It, Technology Comments Off on Pinpoint Where Your Doc Was Accessed

FT MapWith FileTrack’s mapping function, you can now pinpoint where your shared document was accessed as well as the time that it was opened. Our extensive document forensics capabilities allows anyone to track where and when a document is accessed, for each person that you share that document with. You can also be notified each time that document is accessed, allowing you to closely track activity related to shared material.

Dumb and Dumber To Grabs Weekend

November 18, 2014 Cast It, Cast It Talent, Technology Comments Off on Dumb and Dumber To Grabs Weekend

dd2-harry-smlDumb and Dumber To captured the top spot as the highest grossing movie for the past weekend. Congratulations to the casting director on the film, Rick Montgomery, and to his team. Cast It was used throughout the casting process to create and manage actor lists, and to upload actor auditions from Los Angeles, and from location in Atlanta.

The Newsroom Returns

November 10, 2014 Cast It, Greening Hollywood, News, Technology Comments Off on The Newsroom Returns

newsroom3_smlHBO’s series The Newsroom returns to begin its final season. Congratulations to the series casting directors, Nancy Perkins and Francine Maisler. Like all HBO productions, the casting team used Cast It throughout the series’ 3 season run. Each unique episode is added to allow casting and HBO to track roles, lists, actors and of course audition video and reels.

Nightcrawler Opens at Top

November 4, 2014 Cast It, Cast It Talent, News, Technology Comments Off on Nightcrawler Opens at Top

hr_Nightcrawler_SMLNightcrawler opened as the top grossing movie this past weekend. Congratulations to Mindy Marin, the casting director on the film, and to her team. Cast It was used throughout the casting process, in managing actor lists for roles, as well as director and producer sessions. Actor audition and reel video were also uploaded to the project for review by the filmmakers.

FileTrack Features Update

October 22, 2014 Cast It, Embershot, News, Script It, Technology Comments Off on FileTrack Features Update

FT-ipad-smlWe have added the following features to FileTrack.

  • Optimized viewing for the iPhone. Whether you have a 6, 6 Plus, 5, or 4, feel confident knowing you can access your documents on the go.
  • View & manage subfolders. You can now view and organize folders (and subfolders) on your mobile device.
  • Share & download documents from the main menu. – You no longer need to open a file to share it: simply tap on the document icon to share it right from the main menu.
  • Rename a document. You no longer need to log in on a desktop to change the name of a document.
  • Faster Login Speed. We did a bunch of stuff behind the scenes to make your login time about 5-15 seconds faster. We know every second counts.
  • Easy Toggle For Assistants. Assistants can effortlessly toggle to their executive’s account via the Menu button.
  • Our New FileTrack Logo. We swapped out the Script It logos and put in our FileTrack logos.

Birdman Opens

October 21, 2014 Cast It, Technology Comments Off on Birdman Opens

birdman-1000-smlCritically acclaimed newcomer, Birdman, opened this weekend in select theaters across the country. Congratulations to Francine Maisler, the casting director on the film, and to the entire casting team. Cast It was used throughout the casting process, for role lists reviews to audition and reel video uploads, from casting offices in Los Angeles and New York.

WHY CAST IT

- Over 800 casting offices worldwide ready to upload
- The preferred casting system used & refined by leaders in the casting community
- Studio-approved security for infrastructure and software platform
- Centralized online hub for all casting & production related videos, organized by your casting team
- End to end casting tools & actor database to help you build lists, find actors, & generate new ideas based on your talent preferences
- Online open call engine to help you find new talent & fresh faces from around the globe
- Unrivaled customer support
- Used by every major Hollywood studio & network

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CASTING NEWS

A Christmas Story Looking for Ralphie

Cast It Systems has launched a new actor search for the lead role of Ralphie in A Christmas Story Live, a live tv adaption of the musical version to be aired on Fox. For more information on the actor search, please visit: https://www.castittalent.com/A_Christmas_Story

Goldie Actor Search Begins

A new independent feature from Vice Films, has launched an actor search site, powered by Cast It. Casting director Damian Bao is looking for actors to submit for a variety of roles. The film shoots in New York. For more information, please visit: https://www.castittalent.com/GOLDIE

Hearts Beat Loud Search

Hearts Beat Loud, a new feature film project being cast by Telsey + Company in New York, has launched an actor search for the role of Sam, powered by Cast It. For more information please visit: https://www.castittalent.com/Hearts_Beat_Loud

New Actor Search for Cornerman

A new feature film project, Cornerman, starring Anthony Hopkins, is launching an actor search powered by Cast It. The casting team is conducting a search for an actor to play a young Mike Tyson. For more information or to send your self-taped audition, please visit: http://castittalent.com/cornerman

Nashville Opens Actor Search

CMT’s series Nashville, is conducting a nationwide search for a 21-26 YEAR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE MUSICIAN, powered by Cast It Talent. For more information on the search, or to submit your self taped audition: http://www.nashvillecastingsearch.com

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