Talent Systems, the leading software provider for casting and auditioning that connects talent and their representatives with casting directors in film, television, theater, print, voiceover and commercials, has reached an agreement to acquire the eTribez Casting Platform, the industry’s preeminent unscripted and reality casting solution for productions worldwide. The announcement was made today by Talent Systems Co-CEOs Alex Amin and Rafi Gordon, and eTribez CEO Eli Abayan.
Under the deal, Talent Systems is acquiring eTribez’ innovative and powerful Casting Platform that is used widely by some of the biggest production companies in the UK, Europe, South America and the USA. The Casting Platform will be rebranded later this year to reflect its value proposition and positioning relative to the other casting software solutions in the Talent Systems portfolio, and over the next 12 months, the eTribez team will continue supporting its clients alongside the Talent Systems team to ensure a smooth transition. eTribez will continue to independently run its separate Production Management Platform, the world’s most advanced platform for production finance, planning, crew management and more.
By acquiring the eTribez Casting Platform, Talent Systems is providing studios, production companies, casting directors and decision makers with an easily customizable tool to support any type of casting they need, including the ability to receive and efficiently manage thousands of applicants. The platform also offers talent a powerful and secure front-end registration system. The addition of this end-to-end casting solution to the Talent Systems portfolio will enable the company to meet the needs of a diverse, global customer base that increasingly seeks customized solutions for its casting needs. The acquisition also establishes a strategic partnership between Talent Systems and eTribez to support both companies’ worldwide expansion.
Amin and Gordon said, “The eTribez casting platform extends the Talent Systems casting offering into another vertical for our enterprise clients. Eli and the eTribez team have built an incredible platform and business. We are thrilled to be its steward moving forward, furthering its position as the global leader for casting reality productions.”
Eli Abayan, CEO of eTribez, said, “We are thrilled to have a great company like Talent Systems continue to grow the eTribez Casting Platform to the next phase. Rafi, Alex and the Talent Systems team are the perfect match for the platform’s evolution and their oversight will benefit the many clients using it. eTribez will keep its focus on its worldwide growth of eTribez PM, the leading Production Management Platform.”
Talent Systems is the parent company of Cast It Systems, Casting Networks®, Spotlight and Casting Frontier. These platforms, along with the eTribez Casting Platform, will continue to operate independently while leveraging each other’s technology. More information about Talent Systems’ portfolio of casting solutions can be found at https://www.talentsystems.com/about/.
eTribez is the premier Production Management systems provider in the entertainment industry. Its leading product, eTribez PM, enables production finance management, planning, resource management, crew management and more. More information about eTribez can be found at http://www.etribez.com/.