True Hollywood Story
Extra Action, Extra Adventure, Extra Glamour and Extra Mystery the EXTRAS ALERTS True Hollywood Story has none of those exciting things, just Background Casting Data made in Hollywood. Hello Background Actors, I am Chris Bond and this is Extras Alerts, my solution to a uniquely complicated problem.
Some years ago my wife started doing background work, it was about the same time the casting companies started posting more and more casting notices on social media. Without a doubt constantly checking social media posts was better than constantly calling voice message lines but this was still far from perfect. The actual user experience was something like this,
“Every time the phone made noise my wife would have to immediately check it and the vast majority of the time the casting notices did not even come close to matching her, making the whole process a frustrating waste of time more often than not.”
However, if the casting notice chaos on social media could be brought under control then any background actor could easily find work.
I created the first version of Extras Alerts to match background casting notices found on social media to my wife’s union status, gender, portray-able ethnicity and email her the information, saving the time and frustration of dealing with casting notices that did not match her. Extras Alerts worked so well that my wife’s friends started asking to use Extras Alerts and soon their friends where asking too.
There was a definite need for Extras Alerts among background actors. Therefore, I expanded the Extras Alerts system with more servers, programming and eventually growing Extras Alerts into a BETA test open to all background actors.
I conducted the Extras Alerts BETA test for twenty two months to prove Extras Alerts as a solid solution for a large, diverse user base and by the end of the BETA test Extras Alerts was making it much easier for thousands of background actors to find work every day.
With the completion of a successful BETA test it was time for Extras Alerts to sink or swim and that time was July 4th 2018. Extras Alerts is now available as a “freemium” service meaning that we offer a basic free version with premium upgrades.
It is thanks to our subscribers that we have been able to keep Extras Alerts going. So, tell all your family and friends to subscribe today and together we can make background work great.