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What makes us different?

Simple. Our founders were ripped off too! We were duped out of thousands of dollars by fraudulent companies selling overpriced headshots and expensive acting classes. Many “companies” claimed they could get us into the movies and make us “stars." Some, however, just disappeared overnight.

Hollywood OS® was founded in 1997, by a young 21 year-old whippersnapper named Angela Bertolino. It was established to help prevent people from getting scammed in the entertainment industry. To provide invaluable content and bring technology to an industry that so desperately needed efficiency.

14 years ago, there was no system or "social networking" available for talent, guiding them through the maze of misinformation about "the biz." Founder Angela Bertolino set out to create that innovative tool for others. (This is why we have offered a free profiles for over 14 years!)

The idea was to create a legitimate resource for newcomers and seasoned professionals seeking reliable casting information. Out of this, the guidebooks “EXTRA” WORK for Brain Surgeons® and KIDS' ACTING for Brain Surgeons® were born.

“Want to be in the movies?” Yes, of course you do and it shouldn’t cost you thousands of dollars! Every day dubious companies lure in innocent, unsuspecting souls by advertising in nonindustry publications and soliciting on telephone polls. Nowadays, supposed "casting" companies post bogus casting calls on fancy websites in hopes of taking people for obscene amounts of money and squashing dreams. This totally sucks. Hollywood OS® is an advocate for those taken advantage of in such unscrupulous ways.

Hollywood OS® has served for the city attorney’s office as an expert witness on casting scams in Southern California, beginning with the successful conviction of Premiere Casting in 1999. Our best selling directory “EXTRA” WORK for Brain Surgeons® was distributed throughout the courtroom as the material of reference to the judge and jurors. Kinda cool…

 
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Before there was Facebook, Twitter or ANY other online "casting" website, there was Hollywood OS®. For over 15 years, Hollywood Operating System® has been the innovative force revolutionizing the entertainment industry, changing the future of the casting process. It is the convergence of technology and entertainment, in a universally disruptive platform.

Hollywood OS® is a multimedia publishing company, distributing vital casting information in subscription form, online and in print. We write the books “EXTRA” WORK for Brain Surgeons® and KIDS’ ACTING for Brain Surgeons®. These best selling directories detail topics such as; who is casting what projects, scams to avoid and how to find legitimate work in the acting business.

In 1997, there was such term as “social networking." Hollywood OS® bridged the gap between actor and casting director. We created an interactive, informational, networking website where we connected talent to casting directors and casting directors to talent, enabling the community to connect, communicate, and get work… without getting ripped off!

The Hollywood Operating System® helped casting directors find exactly what their productions wanted. There was a need to communicate what types of people were needed for movies and TV shows on a daily basis. We mass broadcast that content. No other company or online entity was doing this. But we were, Hollywood OS®.

Casting directors are now able cast with ease, utilizing the customized Hollywood Operating System® application to locate talent, background actors, kids, pets, and cars of any specific characteristic, attribute, or capability. No more headshots, hard copy files, or messengering over packages at the last minute. The system was electronic and instant… although back then, it still was dial up.
 
The business of connecting with talent has evolved and a platform for easily communicating specialized casting needs is key. As the innovator in extras casting, Hollywood OS® provides the casting industry with that very platform. With our software, we have simplified the casting process to the click of a button. As technology develops and casting needs change, one thing is for certain, Hollywood OS® is casting an evolution!

 
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