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Creator Dashboard Features - Manage, Interview & Cast Applicants

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Ben Russell

Ben Russell

Β·7 min read

Now that you've posted a production and are receiving applicants, you're ready to start moving them along the casting process. While every casting has different needs and workflow, here are some cool things you can do to make the Casting Depot tools work for you:

Manage applicants πŸ’«


See who has applied to your production by clicking Applied. This is your admin view of people that want to be cast for your project.

Here you'll be able to filter applicants, review questionnaire answers, message users, and move people along the casting process. To filter applicants, click the Filter icon next to Select All.

Use the Yes, Maybe, and No buttons on the top to toggle between applicants and prospective applicants.


View and edit your production πŸ› 


To view a snapshot of your production, click Production Details on the top right corner of your screen. Need to make edits? Click Edit Production underneath the the title of that listing under My Productions.

If you'd like to delete a production, you can do that by clicking Edit Production and scrolling down to the bottom of the page.



Manage your audition calendar πŸ“…


We built out a calendar feature so that you'll never have to use a third-party integration again. Never worry about the headaches of scheduling with Google Calendar or Calendly, and manage the entire workflow process with your team from one space - your dashboard. Important features to know about the Casting Depot calendar:


πŸš€ We integrate into you & your teams' Google Calendar
πŸ—£ The calendar sends automatic reminders to both you and the talent
πŸ’‘ Calendars populate a unique URL for your audition room which is recorded and saved to that talent's file automatically.



Here's what the scheduing experience looks like from your production questionnaire:

Invite users to apply πŸ’»


Promote your casting by inviting users to apply. We've built special features that allow you to filter ideal applicants by attributes such as location, gender, eye color and more. There are over 75+ attributes to filter by, making the casting process that much easier!



Click Invite to Production and you'll be asked to confirm what type of audition you'd like to invite them to.

Here are ALL four types of audition capabilities that can be hosted on Casting Depot:

🏠 On Location
Send information to your aplicants for in-person auditions.

πŸŽ₯ Open Audition
Holding an audition open to the public? By inviting talent to an open audition, they'll get public information for that call while you maintain on-site control over audition scheduling.

🎭 Remote Video
Use this feature as a replacement to your Skype or Zoom calls. Casting Depot will generate a unique and private audition room URL for each call you make.

🎬 Self Submit
Talent is responsible for following the instructions provided in your role attachments and will self record and submit their audition tape.


Once you've selected the type of audition you'd like to hold, you'll be prompted to personalize your message to users. Audition invitations with personalized messages often receive more applicants!

After you've submitted your invite, users will receive your message to their personal DM's.




Manage applicants individually 😎


We dreamed of having an all-access view of a single talent - including chat history, audition questionnaires, and more. So... we built that.

When you click on "Review Applicants" on the top right of your dashboard, it'll bring you to an individual snapshot of that applicant.

From this view, you'll be able to manage applications and media, correspond with the applicant, send compliance, and oversee outstanding payments.


If you want an even more close up view to an applicants submission, click on the plus icon next to the Talent Application icon. On this view, you'll be able to message the applicant, invite them to schedule an audition on your calendar, move them amongst the rating process, and leave notes for our team to see.
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If you have questions about navigating the casting process or want to give feedback - we encourage you to reach out! You can contact us here.

Are you ready to stay up to date with awesome casting calls and learn more about the industry you love? Be sure to create an account with Casting Depot today.