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Deliver the impossible.

Rise to any casting challenge with speed and control. Quickly search for background actors from one advanced platform and select and book hundreds of people in just a few clicks.

  • Pinpoint matches in minutes using up to 50 search terms, including look, location, availability, experience and skills.
  • Get an accurate view of who’s free with our self-service digital portal, where background actors can update their profile and availability.
  • Save time and avoid errors with pre-set templates, bulk messaging and questionnaires.
  • Create and share lookbooks in seconds.
  • Communicate last-minute schedule changes with the click of a button.

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Reduce your exposure.

With everything on one platform, you can ensure every background actor is contracted and compliant with local regulations. From contracting to data security – you can run a tighter ship.

  • Keep sensitive data on one secure platform already vetted and approved by the major studios and production companies.
  • Send and track contracts, release forms, NDAs, health declarations and policies via the platform.
  • Send bulk reminders to get everything signed and compliant before anyone steps on set.

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Streamline your payroll.

Speed up your payroll with SmartVoucher, EP’s secure payment technology, which allows productions to sign in and wrap background actors digitally and automatically calculates pay on wrap.

  • Save time and eliminate errors with automatic hours to gross calculations (including overtime) based on the relevant union agreement or rate card.
  • Allowances, adjustments and expenses can be added individually, or batch applied.
  • The Casting Portal is integrated with EP Payroll, so you have access to the most efficient and accurate payroll provider in the business.

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Get total visibility.

Stay in control, with a live, true view of what’s happening across all your projects. Have real-time visibility from booking to payment, be alert to any status changes, and monitor costs.

  • See status at-a-glance and track responses in one place.
  • Track your budget with daily crowd reports and instant access to hot costs.
  • Keep a secure, audit-ready record of each engagement.

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Boost your business.

Transform efficiencies into revenue and growth. EP’s technology makes it easy to manage thousands of background actors across multiple projects – so you can grow your business into a casting empire.

  • Take on studio-sized productions with confidence, no matter the size of your team.
  • Work from anywhere with our cloud-based platform.
  • Offer productions a seamless process from booking to payment plus access to SmartVoucher, our industry-leading digital payment solution.

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