A year on from its launch in lockdown, online showcasing platform Showcase 2020 has relaunched.
With a new name and new expanded platform, Showcase Base connects drama school graduates and the people who want to sign them, cast them, and work with them.
With a new name to reflect inclusion of 2021 graduates and beyond, Showcase Base expands the scope of online showcasing and the features it offers. Graduates are in control of what and how they showcase, plus new features mean they can flag their available regions and receive messages from Industry Professionals.
For the first time Industry members can also join, allowing them to search graduates by available regions, create lists for projects and castings and contact graduates directly on the platform.
The platform was co-founded by actors Olivia Beardsley and Isaac Stanmore initially as a response to the pandemic and it quickly became apparent to the pair the huge appetite for online showcasing and the benefits it provides.
“Everyone kept saying ‘I can’t believe this doesn’t already exist'”, said Beardsley. “So while we continued to run Showcase 2020 we began work behind the scenes to build a brand new, updated platform to incorporate all of our new ideas and to be able to introduce more features for everyone. That is Showcase Base – the online showcase.”
Added Stanmore: “And the brilliant thing is everyone benefits. Graduates are more available and easier to find, and the Industry have greater access with expanded tools. By making everyone’s job easier, we can get more graduates seen and signed and save people time and money in the process.”
Beardsley continued: “Online showcasing is a chance to completely re-imagine how we find, cast and sign new talent in this industry.”
Graduates and Industry professionals should visit www.showcasebase.com to get started with applications now open for 2021 graduates.
Stanmore said: “We are incredibly excited to get showcasing even more talent and helping connect the industry. The future of graduates deserves to be bright and we look forward to Showcase Base playing a part in that.”