Castango

Gig Marketplace Connects Performing Talent w/ Companies Casting Nationwi...


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Castango: Fast Facts

Castango streamlines the casting process, saves time and money by cutting out the middleman, and allows businesses to search, hire, and pay talent from a single intuitive, user-friendly platform, while enabling talent to apply for jobs, get paid direct, and eliminate the need to rely on an agent to find work.

The Future of Casting 

Actors, models, dancers, and other performing talent have a mutually dependent relationship with the companies seeking to cast them for projects and events -- whether for a print campaign, a trade show, a live production, a commercial, and beyond.

For years, the traditional casting process has involved middlemen in the form of talent agencies that act as headhunters between the talent and the companies seeking them. 

By relying on the conventional casting method, talent are also at the mercy of inflated agency fees, with 20%+ commissions retained by agents.

Meanwhile, businesses also pay egregious booking fees – 20-50% -- to source talent from agencies -- despite little assurances the talent is legitimate, will truly fit with their brand, or possess specific qualifications required for the posted job. What’s been missing is a more convenient, affordable, and efficient solution that more effectively meets the needs of both talent and the companies casting them. 

A Solution Where Everyone Wins 

Talent can promote their skills to an extensive network of employers, instantly access the best job opportunities across the country from a mobile-friendly platform, connect directly with employers rather than going through an agent, get paid on time, book more jobs, and have more freedom to focus on honing their craft and building their career.

Companies gain access to an entire online database of talented performers, with the ability to post a job, hire, and pay all with the click of a mouse. With Castango, business users can set their own rate -- saving 30-50% on the bottom line using a secure payment gateway. 

Great Talent Meets Great Tech 

In the same way Upwork helped change how remote freelancers and businesses connect using an on-demand, digital marketplace model, Castango applies that same approach to talent sourcing. The result is a solution jam-packed with a full suite of features that solves casting needs with less effort and more affordably than existing solutions.

Discover Castango aggregates large, diverse pools of performing talent and organizes the data so companies can search, compare, and book from one centralized location.

Communicate An internal messaging system allows for effective communication between companies and talent directly through the platform.

Pay A safe payment gateway makes it easy to book, pay, and get paid immediately -- no paperwork, no high agency fees!

Rate Once the job is complete, Castango’s ratings & review system allows companies and talent to leave feedback on their work experience. 

The Stage Is Set 

Since launching in Q2 2017, Castango has achieved tremendous, organic growth in less than a year of operation. Now, we’re primed for continued scale as we advance our mission of setting an all new standard of entertainment and talent gig industry in the days ahead. 

Meet the Founder 

Chekesha Van Putten | Founder & CEO | 20-plus-year veteran in the entertainment industry as a professional spokesmodel, award-winning television and film actress, and dancer/choreographer with the Los Angeles Laker Girls Dance Team. SAG-AFTRA member. Howard University honor graduate. Experience with LG Electronics, Gatorade, Puma, Warner Brothers, Audi, and Konami Gaming, to name a few.

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