Paula Abdul launches new talent-search website

Paula Abdul has launched a new talent-discovery website called AuditionBooth, which bills itself as “the first full-service casting web site where audition videos are sent straight to casting decision-makers for top TV shows, record labels, ad campaigns, theatrical productions and films, along with a wide range of other talent opportunities.” Frank Celli and Greg Brill cofounded the site, which went into public beta this morning.

AuditionBooth allows adult users to upload audition videos of themselves and casting directors to search for talent that meets their criteria. The site itself is free for auditioners, but users who purchase a premium membership get better placement in casting agents’ inboxes and the ability to replace or redo audition videos. [THR]

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  • Michael

    Huh, that’s interesting. I wonder if it will take off. I mean, this can’t be the first website of its kind.

  • Casting Guy

    What a piece of crap. Another scam in LA. What a shock!

  • Lynne

    Way to go, Paula!!

    As long as there is open communication between the talent and the decision-makers, this could be huge.

    It could cut out a lot of the BS and bad decisions that occur in corporate entertainment today.

    Independent filmmakers and bands could also use this to connect with like-minded actors and musicians.

    Lynne Hammar
    Straight Up Marketing

  • I

    It’s becoming more and more apparent with these types of things, that the industry in in dire need of new talent and that traditional means of recognizing and acquiring that talent is diminishing rapidly. The main issue on their end is sifting through the mass-general submissions of for those who have the merit to garner attention. It will be an interesting experiment.

  • will weldon

    Miss you on idol.te quiero

  • cc

    Paula, please send a talent scout to hear the voice of Sidra @ the Pink House in Savannah , GA. She is most amazing and she began as a server. Amazing !

  • T.I.G

    could you extend these opprtunities to some of us in Africa??

  • t

    You got this site cause you think your bright and find talent 24 hrs a nite is that right well here i am underground king make forcasts to drop everything to entervine twine dontcatch up you mightgetlostbehind never mind l

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