If you’re an actor or involved in some other aspect of the film and theatre industry, you’ll probably have noticed that LinkedIn and Facebook aren’t always very useful in terms of connecting to your fellow peers. Have you ever been head-hunted for an acting part via LinkedIn? Unlikely, since you can’t show off a showreel or a nice visual gallery of photos.
So, Stage 32 has come about to help actors and other professionals of the industry to get together, share stories and advice, advertise positions, create new works and generally help each other out. It’s a hot-pot of activity which is sure to inspire and open up doors. And it’s worth checking out even if you’re an amateur!
Stage 32 Profile Building
Get involved with Stage 32 using a regular login or Facebook connection. If you choose a regular login, you can easily connect Facebook later.
Building your profile fully may include a wide variety of information. As an actor, you can put quite a bit of detail as to what you look like and what types of roles you could play. You may also add education, a resume, awards and the details of your agent.
Reels can be uploaded in many formats, or you can link to a URL if it’s already hosted on YouTube or similar service. Multiple photo galleries can be created, so that you can show pictures from a variety of roles and glamour shoots.
Writers can upload screenplays for critique and potential use by other members. Meanwhile, directors, writers and producers can upload details of projects they’re currently working on, including genre details, video links, photos, IMDB reference and more. Users who want to keep track of another person’s project can follow these easily.
Stage 32 Community Activity
Whether you bother to complete a full profile or not, Stage 32 is still great for connecting with like-minded actors and artistic types. Head on over to the Stage 32 lounge to check out the most popular discussions or to filter discussions by tags in order to find the stuff you’re most interested in.
Or, you can browse through other people’s projects, profiles and jobs in your area. You can search people by location, occupation or a number of other details, so it’s easy to find people to work with if you have an idea for a project.
If you’re interested in learning more about the acting business, Stage 32 have curated a large amount of links in relation to acting, theatre, film-making, screenwriting, film festivals, film schools and upcoming events. They’ll also keep you posted with the latest buzz in the acting world, so you’ll always be up-to-date.
More Networks For Artistic Types
There are plenty of other great social networks for musicians, actors and other talented people, such as:
They all have a slightly different focus and a different way of interacting, so I personally feel as if there’s room for all of them and it’s worth having profiles at each. The Stage 32 site is a great way to show off your acting profile, meet other creative people and keep abreast of industry information. If you want to get involved, head over and sign up today!
What are you looking for in a social network for actors, musicians and the like? Have you found it in Stage 32? Tell us in the comments!