IMDbPro added new features to the company’s app, all designed to help industry professionals and their clients. Starting today, talent representatives can now manage their clients’ profiles, if both the agent and clients are IMDbPro members. The update also allows members to access thousands of searchable casting notices on IMDbPro, thanks to new agreements with leading global sites Casting Networks, Audition Magic, Mandy.com and NYCastings.
“IMDbPro’s mission is to empower entertainment industry professionals around the world to advance their careers, and the powerful new features we’re launching today for both aspiring and established industry professionals are designed to do exactly that,” said Matt Kumin, Head of IMDbPro. “With the new availability of thousands of active casting notices from leading global casting services on IMDbPro, and the frequently-requested ability for talent representatives to now quickly and conveniently update their clients’ IMDbPro profiles, we’re making it even easier for IMDbPro members and their reps to showcase their best and most relevant work to industry decision-makers and fans worldwide.”
IMDbPro members can provide detailed contact and representation information through the app. Users can also learn more about the 25,000 in-development film and TV titles that are not yet available on IMDb. IMDbPro users also have access to a wide-array of tools to help them manage and showcase their IMDb profile, including selecting their primary images and the credits they are best “known for”. There are also exclusive STARmeter rankings, projects lists, and a convenient tool that generates custom digital assets to promote work on social media and other platforms.
Thanks to the new update, talent representatives (including agents, managers, and publicists) can now set their clients’ “known for” credits, primary and featured images, and much more. These changes will be reflected on IMDbPro and hundreds of millions of customers across all sites and services who rely on IMDbPro for entertainment industry data, including IMDb, Prime Video, and Amazon Alexa. Talent representatives can easily request access to their clients’ profiles from the newly enhanced Clients List on IMDbPro.
“The new shared editing experience on IMDbPro is excellent,” said Teresa ‘Teri’ Ritter, President of Ritter Talent Agency. “It allows me to control how decision makers see my clients and is very easy to initiate with my actors. With just a few clicks of my mouse, I can easily change my clients’ primary image, set their featured images, known for credits and more. Shared editing helps me ensure my clients’ IMDb pages are always up-to-date, fresh, and that they’re putting their best foot forward to those viewing their accounts.”
The app also launched one of the largest selections of casting notices on IMDbPro.com and its iPhone and Android apps. In addition to notices posted directly on IMDbPro, which have been available to members for years, the new partnerships have added thousands of active casting notices to IMDbPro. Members can discover new opportunities by searching casting notices by location, posting date and more. Once they find a role to apply to, they are taken to the service to complete their submission.
Members can access available casting notices from the “Casting Notices” page in the IMDbPro toolbar.
“Casting Networks’ collaboration with IMDbPro will increase exposure and result in even more high-quality submissions for projects released on our Casting Billboard,” said Casting Networks co-CEOs Rafi Gordon and Alex Amin in a joint statement. “Expanding the reach of casting notices to a larger group of entertainment industry professionals not only empowers performers to grow their careers but also benefits casting directors as they will have an even more diverse pool of top talent to invite to audition.”
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