Folders are like Tags, except that candidates are added to Folders automatically when you take actions within the Application Manager (if you’ve posted a Casting Notice on Backstage) and when you take actions within the Talent Database.
Unlike tags (which you manually create and add candidates to), you can not manually create or delete Folders; they’re all populated automatically. Folders include Contacted, Noted, Auditioned, and Cast; plus individual folders for every production you’ve created a casting notice for.
For instance, if you contact anyone on Backstage, then you’ll be able to easily find them again by clicking on the Contacted folder. Or if you want to see every actor you’ve ever considered for an audition or ever marked as “Cast” in the Application Manager, for any of your current or past productions, you can simply click on the “Auditioned” or “Cast” folders. Or if you want to see every actor that ever applied to one or more of your casting calls, then you can click on your production folders.
As an example: Perhaps you’ve run a dozen casting notices with Backstage in the past, and you want to look through all of your past candidates at once. Simply click on all of the Talent Database production folders for your past casting calls, and the Talent Database will show you all of the actors from your selected projects.
You can then use the regular Talent Database search filters to quickly search through all of your past candidates; use Tags to create new lists featuring segments of these search results; and use the “Add to Production” options to add your past candidates to your newest casting notices, so you can consider them for casting in your current productions as well.