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What’s New on Casting Networks for Casting Directors

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Here is an overview of some notable enhancements that were released over the past two weeks: 

  • Overall:
    • Performed major optimizations on the site to improve speed and reliability, latency issues in email notifications and scrolling issues 
  • Projects & Roles:
    • Resolved issue that prevented users from adding talent to a project
    • Changed “Autofill by role criteria” filter to include role gender
    • Customized primary photo now appears on size sheet
    • Updated filters to work on mobile devices
    • Migrated casting notes now display in the correct order
    • Submission note now appears in the talent overlay
  • Sessions:
    • Improved functionality to crop talent thumbnails
    • Fixed a bug which caused an error when adding a removed talent to a group
    • Fixed a bug which caused incorrect thumbnails to display after copying groups from other sessions
    • Fixed a bug which caused an error when copying hidden groups to session
  • Worksheet
    • Selection tag updates are now reflected on the worksheet after a change has been made; no manual refresh required 
    • Audition history is now accessible from the worksheet
    • Fixed a bug preventing the Worksheet from displaying all relevant talent when updating number of rows to be shown in a page
    • Fixed a bug which displayed the response for cancelled requests as “Declined”
  • Schedules:
    • Talent “Quick adds” are now displayed in talent searches
    • Fixed a bug that cleared the schedule response from talent pool after refreshing page
  • Presentation links:
    • Presentation links shared prior to the new site launch will navigate to the specific group or talent 
    • Made improvements to Download All to better accommodate sessions with many groups and videos
    • Presentation recipients can now access overflow menu for talent to View Profile, Size Sheet and Download Snapshot
    • Presentation recipients can now download individual video and audio files  
    • Resolved issues which prevented changes to group thumbnails from displaying in live presentation links 
    • Removed “Add to Existing Presentation” option if no relevant presentations exist

 

Over the coming weeks, we will be steadily releasing further workflow improvements and functionality on a daily basis. These enhancements include:

  • Overall
    • Improve user experience to complete actions with fewer clicks
    • Replace “Filter” button with drop down lists
  • Reports
    • Schedule size sheet report with options
    • Additional options for presentation size sheets
    • Options to generate reports in spreadsheet format
    • Resolve page break issues and improve overall look and feel
  • Projects & Roles
    •  Ability to auto-search the talent database by criteria for a role
    • Resolve issue relating to moving talent from one role to another
  • Presentation links
    • Option for presentation recipient to generate Presentation Log
    • Option to change background color as a presentation recipient
  • Sessions
    • Ability to set photo as group thumbnail in session or custom presentation
  • Scheduler
    • Improve talent pool experience when talent is in another callback (CB) schedule
    • Increase character length for instructions when sending out audition, self tape requests
    • Bring back schedules overview page that includes number of confirmed, declined, rescheduled and pending 
    • Add height and weight in the talent info in talent time slot
    • Improve the layout of schedule page with larger photos and ability to multi-select and drag talent
  • Search
    • Search by Skill Level