The Casting Network remains an independent agency but now also encompasses the functionality of the software facilities of the POP Platform, which greatly increases the speeds for processes for availability-checking, provision of Look Books/Suggestions, booking SAs & producing booking sheets.
In addition, clients will also have access to all the SAs who are registered with POP in London as well as those all around the UK, expanding our resources to being nationwide, so wherever you are filming, it is likely we can provide supporting artists in that area. You can search on either
- where an SA is prepared to work or
- where they actually live
The Casting Network now also provides the facility for chitless payments.
DocuSign is used to get the SAs to sign an agreement before their first day on set. Here is a link that outlines all of the relevant compliance information including the audit trail, for your reference:
We will at the end of the principal photography provide you with a file of all of the signed contracts along with certificates.
Studios like Warner and ITV have been using this and are delighted to be doing away with the paper and going green. Universal and Working Title are also using Chitless Payments.
Disney has recently had a meeting in Burbank to approve the use of DocuSign for contracts too.
Please confirm that you are happy for us to use DocuSign to get all release forms signed for you.
SIGNING IN AND SIGNING OUT
ADs/Production Personnel are now able to sign-in the SAs on their iPads or laptops and instead of the endless queues and questions at sign-out, there is now the facility to sign-out everyone with one click! We provide log-in details for the AD dept & Accountant responsible for crowd payments and the system can be use online or offline – a useful facility when wi-fi connections can often be so unreliable on location.
Once the wrap time is entered and overtime and supplementary fees added on set by production, the system calculates the total payable and the SA is automatically emailed a breakdown of their payment which they may query within 24 hours.
Invoices are then automatically generated and amounts can be checked against the AD’s daily report.
Payment to the SAs is made via POPSSS on behalf of The Casting Network.