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Academy thesp listings to include online demo reels

HOLLYWOOD — Thesps listed in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Players Directory will now be able to include demo reels in their online profiles.

Players Directory members may upload a streaming clip reel up to five minutes in length for an extra $5 per month, on top of the basic annual $75 subscription fee.

New system’s designed to grant casting directors speedy access to an actor’s work samples, and to help agents and managers furnish reels easily on request.

Acad is teaming up with casting database NowCasting.com, which will be in charge of processing and digitizing the reels. Under the partnership, Players Directory members will automatically be listed at NowCasting.com and their reps will have full access to the site’s casting notices.

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