[url removed, login to view] redesign should be a VERY HIGH END film industry talent site with providing talent access to industry work such as talent agents and casting directors. CineDigo creates a network of talent, directors, and industry executives by providing: industry news, connectors to allow for either a phpBB or vbulletin messageboard which will show the latest updates in terms of posts and threads, and an independent film and trailer showcase, HIGH END, very heavy-duty multimedia talent portfolios with a simple interface for viewing and access, a simplified networking/ â&#65533;&#65533;black bookâ&#65533;&#65533; component sorted by industry or acquaintance (casting directors,etc) as well as list of prior “gigs, and a strong googlemap/windows live map mashup component to visually show and/or provide the directions to the locations of casting calls, members, casting directors and talent agents where provided.
Front page should be dynamic with the usage of AJAX technology
News and movie review blocks, talent, director and casting director of the week, Logging out of the forum should bring the user back to the front page.
During sign up choices for casting or talent agent or executive should be made available There should be an option for paying members (who would be considered either talent such as actors, writers or, directors or industry such as managers, agents, directors) and non-paying members (film buffs) All of whom have access to the site non-industry components (Front page, news, movies, portfolios and casting call general information) Any user can fall into any or multiple categories. Specific casting call info and ability to apply to auditions as well as networking contact are for paying members only. The portfolio and video component should resize and display photos correctly and quickly and have a very polished look to it. Capabilities should not only include profile adjustments but also the ability to upload photos and create albums as well add video and resume components. Great portfolio site to use an example is www.4-optic.com. Talent should be able to choose from several portfolio styles and slideshow types. Actors resumes should be broken into Theatre, Films, Television, and Video, Industrials, Commercials, Unions should be in profile.
Secondly, Casting Directors should have ahigh end backend where they are able to post, list, update, and recall their own casting listings and also maintain an internal casting fulfillment database. They should be able to find and view Talent in global or specific ways including their photos and resume and fill in their casting needs all within the CineDigo site.
Finally, I would also like to incorporate a “elance” type system within the backend to work between production studios and casting directors, where producers can submit their casting requirements to casting directors directly using either a broad or specified listing (again just like the elance websites.)