Q: Does Talent Scan do crew time sheet as well?
A: Talent Scan offers many functions and features, and scanning in crew is one of them. We have a crew solution where crew can scan in and out every day with their HOD or at a central clock in station using bio-metrics. We also have a app that uses Geotagging to clock crew in at any location and sends the daily and weekly time sheets digitally to accounts and payroll, hassle free.
Q: How does it benefit talent, to register with Talent Scan?
A: Talent Scan offers a master database of registered talent working in the film industry. Being on the Talent Scan system assists in faster signing in and out. It gives coordinators on set quick access to essential information and vital contact details in case of an emergency. Eventually talent will be able to manage their own profile, assisting them to get more work. Talent Scan is a platform that integrates all film departments through our digital platform allowing for a more cohesive working environment.
Q: Sometimes talent arrives long before call time and sometimes they leave late or early. How will this be managed to avoid paying overtime?
A: Online runlists are created that include talent call times. If talent signs in earlier than the specified call time, the time will be reflected as the specified call time. If they sign in late, the actual sign-in time is reflected to ensure correct remuneration. And the coordinator sets the wrap time ensuring the same over time for all, regardless if they sign our way later.
Q: Must the talent agencies log details onto the system (updated sizes, ages, contact details etc)?
A: Currently Talent Scan staff logs all details free of charge for the agencies, but in the near future the agents will have their own portals to log into the Talent Scan platform giving them access to daily on set information.
Q: Will the casting director on the project be involved in the process?
A: All departments involved with talent are able to use Talent Scan for a variety of functions suited to and designed for the film industry – from start of job to completion.