Casting - a line item often overlooked in the budget phase, yet integral to the success of any project. At Coat Check Creative we are unique in that we deliver cast for non-scripted and scripted TV, commercials, film and short form digital content for the web. Our experience is applied to your advantage as you negotiate timelines and client expectations. We track current standards and practices when dealing with talent, and determine when it’s best to contact agents, post breakdowns or find talent organically through grass roots outreach and viral marketing.
Learning the intricacies of new formats is challenging, but because of those efforts Paisley Baker has had the honor of working with some of the biggest series and brands in entertainment. Paisley has been in front of the camera as scripted talent, and was cast on the final season of Bravo’s ‘Workout’. Experiencing first-hand how it feels to film non-scripted reality TV as an on-camera participant gives Paisley useful perspective.
Casting is a highly underrated aspect of production that requires exceptional organizational and communicative ability, development and sales skills, and an adaptability that takes years to refine. Casting Directors advocate for both projects and talent, and ensure deliverables that move with the changing entertainment landscape.
Creative Development is a niche area of the entertainment business that evolves and adapts with emerging formats. Because of this lack of equilibrium, regardless of content, Coat Check Creative helps clients focus their goals to keep progress on track and ensure some form of ROI.
With development, there’s no guarantee anyone will want what you're offering. The important first step is determining if you believe the project or content is worth the investment of your time.
Coat Check Creative guides clients through the development process and helps them define what success or ROI means to them. Any concept has the possibility of being successful, but it's Coat Check's industry exposure and experience, forward thinking, and complete transparency that ensures Coat Check Creative client partners enter the arena prepared for every eventuality.
From day one, individual clients and projects are evaluated with the same filter used at the Network or Parent Company levels. We’re hands on with creative material, use our skills to enhance the product, and prepare clients for the real-world experience of pitching their projects.
What’s the difference between Development clients and Management clients??? Read Below.
Management, by definition, is the function that coordinates the efforts of people to accomplish goals and objectives by using available resources efficiently and effectively. Coat Check Creative offers this non-talent related non-traditional management option to a select number of creatives who have concepts and ideas in the early stages they'd like to develop and pitch. This option is for independent creatives with creative ability, ready to take their projects to the next level.
Each project and/or talent seeking Coat Check Creative management will be given a quick, confidential, honest evaluation. Development takes time and requires relationship building. Space on the Coat Check roster is limited so clients receive the utmost attention. In the initial consultation we'll discuss briefly the following - overall creative, industry needs, personal and project goals, and the overall process of preparation and pitch.
Each talent is unique, and each project presents its own challenges. Think of the management arm of Coat Check as a safe space for guided creative development.
Coat Check Creative's goal for management clients is to ensure growth for both the creative and the project. We make sure each step of the process, from concept to project green light, is as clear, digestible and successful as possible.
Coat Check Creative provides carefully cultivated advice and consultation for entertainment professionals at any stage of their creative career. Our services reengineer the business process for creatives in need of community and career growth. We offer insight and guidance to creatives who may or may not be members of unions or professional associations, and encourage our creative clients as they work to execute their vision.
The ideal client for Coat Check Creative is any professional already working in areas of the entertainment industry, as well as prospective participants wishing to get their creative careers off to a focused and purposeful start.
We cater to youth, recent grads, below the line production staff and executive level creatives. Specifically, we specialize in consulting on the following: professional process and procedure in areas of casting, development and production, understanding of industry norms, both giving and getting the most out of a meeting, sourcing resources for continued success, tracking contacts in a professionally accepted way, getting the most out of your social media, what jobs to seek, when to ask for a raise or promotion and how or when to leave a job.
Coat Check Creative offers consulting services at a flat or hourly rate as defined below:
Project Review, Notes, Pitch Preparation - $100 | Social Media Evaluation & Instruction - $40
Audition Prep - $30/hour | Interview Prep - $30/hour | Logo / Branding Consult - $50
Logo Creation - $45/hour | Resume Review & Update - $40 | Video Suites - $50
Live Events - $30 - $60 (sliding scale) | General Creative Consult $50/hr
Entertainment is a rapidly evolving, fast-paced industry. In response to this climate, Coat Check Creative will offer content on various social platforms, including a closed group social sharing page on Facebook, updated in real time to speed the access professionals have to information about jobs, new technology, newly formed companies or partnerships, and other industry news.
Coat Check Creative will moderate this group to uphold standards and foster positive relations among participants. Coat Check Creative looks forward to in person gatherings, as well as virtual opportunities to mix with creatives online.