Your Backstage Profile
Once you've signed up and started your subscription you're ready to build your talent profile. To find your profile, click on 'My Account' in the upper right corner of the screen, and select 'Edit Profile' from the dropdown.
The basic details form will fill out your profile with all the necessary particulars. This includes your stage name, your profile URL (also known as a vanity url) which is a unique internet address you can use to direct people to your profile easily, your primary headshot (don't worry, you can easily change this photo later), and a few other odds and ends.
Once done, your basic profile will be generated, and the real fun will begin.
When completed, your profile may look something like this:
These buttons appear in the upper right corner of the profile, and allow you to accomplish a few tasks surrounding connecting with other users.
Save - allows you to favorite a profile, which will serve as a bookmark and allow you to easily find this user's profile in the future.
Contact - sends the owner of the profile a message.
Invite - allows you to invite the owner to apply for one of your roles.
Copy URL - by clicking on the blue chain link icon next to your vanity URL you can copy that URL so you can send it to people, or paste it in documents or emails.
Along the top you’ll notice the edit bar. This appears only if you are the owner of the account for whose profile you’re currently viewing.
Clicking the ‘Edit Profile’ button will turn on edit mode, causing a pencil icon to appear in each section of your profile. Clicking on one of these pencil icons will cause a small popup window will appear allowing you to edit the section indicated. Click on the ‘Save’ button in that popup window to apply the changes.
To turn off edit mode, simply click the blue ‘Preview Profile’ button that has taken the place of the ‘Edit Profile’ button you just clicked.
Clicking on the ‘Edit Contact Info’ button in the Edit Bar will bring you to your Account Settings page that allows you to edit your contact information, change your payment info, view your subscription details, etc.
This section contains details on the Physical Appearance, Union Membership, Skills, Credits, Representation, and Education & Training an actor has listed.
The Media Tab, as its name implies, stores all your media. This includes Photos, Videos, Audio, and Resumes & Documents.Located just beneath the Media tab you can filter your media by type using the icons pictured above.
You can view and play the media associated with the profile by either clicking on the thumbnail, or the play button to the right.
Documents are normally hidden from other users (since they contain personal contact information). However, if you apply to a casting call, the Casting Director will be able to view your documents as you do. These documents will be accompanied by the above buttons. Clicking the down arrow will pull up the document and allow you to either download it, or print it. The magnifying glass will allow you to preview the document.
Clicking the same blue edit button from earlier will allow you to modify your media in the same way that you modified the details on your profile tab. As a note, your media will appear in the order in which you added it to your Media Locker (except for the media marked as primary, which will always appear first).
Once in edit mode, you will notice that a star and check icon will appear on top of your images. A red star icon determines which headshot is your primary. When selected this headshot will appear largest in your profile, and will be sent as the face of all your applications.
A red check icon indicates that this headshot is a featured headshot, and will be displayed beneath your primary headshot. You may select up to a total of 12 headshots to be featured, but may have an unlimited amount of headshots in your profile.
The grey X icon will delete the photo from your profile, but it will still exist in your Media Locker.
You can also select a featured video, document, and audio. Those selected will be primary by default in new applications, which means they'll appear first when Casting Directors see your application.
You can use this section of your profile to share information about your career, or just about yourself in general. Add as many or as few entries as you want. You can even give each entry a date to create a timeline of your career highlights or achievements.
*NOTE: the 'Highlights' tab will be invisible unless you have an entry. To create your first entry, click on the blue 'Edit Profile' button at the top of the window.
By clicking the same blue edit button mentioned previously in this document you can add, edit or delete your entries using the small blue icons that appear.