We've recently seen not only a jump in our membership, but also an increase in the quantity of casting calls
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2009
While the economy continues to fall and unemployment numbers continue to rise, Talent6, a web-based casting call service to the entertainment industry today reported seeing a jump in member placements in TV, film and advertising productions.
The country has seen a large increase in mass layoffs each month this year, and every month a greater percentage of jobs lost than the last. The national unemployment rate currently stands at almost nine percent** with some states now over 12%, and some cities - many in major markets -- exceeding even that level. Entertainment is one of the few industries that, historically, can emerge from a downturn in the economy fairly unscathed. And in some recessions, entertainment has actually seen an increase in revenue as Americans seek a form of escapism to lighten up and forget their troubles for a little while.
Talent6 is a unique online community that partners with the entertainment industry's biggest casting agencies, production companies, studios and networks. Providing direct, unprecedented access to hundreds of high-quality casting calls daily, Talent6 is helping aspiring actors, models, reality stars, extras and "real people," find opportunities to appear in TV, film and advertising productions across the country. Whether they've had a lifelong dream to be a star, it's a whim or adventure, or just a unique new way to create supplemental income, the entertainment industry is hiring people of all shapes, sizes, ages and talents.
"We've recently seen not only a jump in our membership, but also an increase in the quantity of casting calls," said John Williams, Director of Marketing at Talent6. "And the calls we have are for all looks and types of people, for productions all across the country. We love helping people achieve their dreams but are especially proud to be helping people find an income during a really tough time in our country."
The Talent6 community provides a number of resources and tools for its members, including:
- Direct access and unlimited submissions to over 80,000 casting directors and producers
- Thousands of casting calls posted each week for a wide variety of jobs in show business
- Advice from industry insiders and advisors
- The ability to create online portfolios, blogs and video clip reels
- An online community with forums to share experiences and make new friends in the business
All Talent6 partner casting directors and photographers have been carefully screened so only high quality, legitimate opportunities are offered, and member privacy and security is ensured. Talent6 works directly with casting directors from small independent film productions to major networks like Lifetime, Telemundo, BET, ABC, NBC, Fox and MTV. For more information, please visit http://www.talent6.com or call 800.981.1287.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 23, 2009