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Deliver the impossible.

Take the hours and errors out of background casting, and the admin out of your job. Find and book background actors for your production in minutes, and let EP’s technology do the heavy lifting.

  • 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 lookbooks for Costume and Make-Up in seconds.
  • Communicate last-minute schedule changes with the click of a button.

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Save time on set.

Check in and wrap background actors digitally in just a few clicks with SmartVoucher, EP's secure payment technology. Eliminate the queues – and the errors – and drastically reduce overtime.

  • Sign in and wrap people individually or bulk assign times in seconds.
  • Ensure all background actors sign a legally binding release form before they start work.
  • Eliminate the paper trail and get payment data to your accounts team fast.
  • Work offline in remote locations and sync your data at a time that suits.

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Streamline your payroll.

On wrap each day, SmartVoucher calculates hours to gross wages (including allowances and adjustments) based on the relevant union agreement or rate card, saving you time and eliminating errors.

  • Pay everyone simply, accurately and compliantly.
  • Apply allowances, adjustments and expenses individually or to multiple people at once.
  • Automatically generate an integrated export and background report for payroll purposes.
  • Access the most efficient and accurate payroll provider in the business.

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Reduce your exposure.

Remove the guesswork from compliance. With everything on one platform, you can secure your data and ensure every background actor is contracted and compliant with your policies and local regulations.

  • Keep sensitive data on one secure platform which has been 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.
  • Production and accounts work from one platform, so there’s no need to rekey data or transfer sensitive information.

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Stay in control.

With everything in one place, you have an end-to-end view of what’s happening across your production. Access your data anytime, anywhere, enjoy visibility from booking to payment, and monitor costs.

  • See status at-a-glance and track responses in one place.
  • Track your spend in real time with daily crowd reports and instant access to hot costs.
  • Keep a secure record and quickly find the information you need to respond to an audit, apply for a rebate or make informed decisions on future productions.

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"The Casting Portal is revolutionary. It handles the heavy lifting of background casting and allows us to focus on the joy of the job again."

Kristina M. Peterson | DGA 2nd AD

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