On the heels of their major announcement on May 7th, Casting Workbook continues to disrupt the industry with their new Virtual Casting Room (VCR) platform, in an effort to help actors get back to work quicker and propel productions forward safely. This morning, Company Founder & CEO Susan Fox announced that the company would be making this platform free for actors, agents and casting directors everywhere.
VCR is fully automated and includes everything an actor needs to prepare and show up for their Virtual Audition. They can pre-check into the session in advance much like a pre-flight check in before heading to the airport. Sides, video directions, information forms with product and scheduling conflicts, the script breakdown as well as role descriptions are all included and easy to manage.
Everything is bundled with the actor’s profile photos, resumes and even demo reels (if available) then sent to the production team through a seamless sharing platform. VCR offers 100% integration of Castingworkbook and Zoom’s video platform for seamless workflow and efficiency for any casting project.
For Casting, the process replicates the standard “in-the-room” experience allowing session runners to check-in talent from an efficient kiosk system and invite them into the room from a virtual waiting room. There will definitely be support required during the first sessions and Casting Workbook is planning to provide dedicated casting assistance to those who need it.
Upcoming VCR Free Livestream Demo & Training Sessions:
- For actors who want to be VCR-Ready and join the upcoming free livestream demo training session on Monday June 22nd at 1:30pm PDT (4:30pm EDT) register here: http://tiny.cc/VCRactortraining
- For US Agents/Managers who want to be VCR-Ready and join the free livestream demo training session on Monday June 22nd at 12pm PDT (3:00pm EDT) register here: http://tiny.cc/VCRagentdemo-usa
- For Canadian Agents/Managers who want to be VCR-Ready and join the free livestream demo training session on Monday June 22nd at 10am PDT (1:00pm EDT) register here: http://tiny.cc/VCRagentdemo-cnd
- For Casting Directors who would like to schedule a free demo and begin using the Virtual Casting Room platform for free, please email VCRDemo@castingworkbook.com
- If you can’t attend the livestream demo sessions and would like to request a free copy of the VCR Demo Training, please email VCRDemo@castingworkbook.com