SOURCE: Nextcat.com

November 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Entertainment-Focused Social Networking Site Nextcat.com Announces Jobs Area for Seeking and Offering Industry Work

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Nextcat (www.nextcat.com), the leading worldwide professional network for the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of Nextcat Jobs, a new way for Nextcat members to find and post casting calls, gigs, and collaboration opportunities. The new service will provide a dedicated career resource for professionals across all genres of the entertainment industry.

Nextcat enables employers and job seekers free access to post and search jobs, with worldwide listings for talent and services in categories including: Music, Film, TV, Stage, Fashion & Modeling and Arts & Literature. The site will soon add a dedicated area for video game producers, developers and publishers to promote new titles, network, collaborate and/or find work.

Significantly, Nextcat Jobs offers a proprietary seeking/offering system that enables users to automatically receive Job Alerts that match the pre-defined skills, talents and location of its members.

"Thanks to Nextcat Jobs, I currently have a co-lead role in an excellent foreign film by a Belgian director," said Portland, Oregon-based actor Randy Roberts. "The director discovered my profile on Nextcat, contacted me about the opportunity and now I've landed a role that will take me to four different continents."

With the entertainment industry operating primarily as a freelance business even for top A-list talent, professionals on all sides of the industry are always searching for their next project or opportunity. Nextcat provides talent, services, and other professionals a global environment through which users can connect and collaborate, and now, the addition of the Jobs feature provides a resource to find gainful employment in the entertainment industry.

In contrast to sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, Nextcat offers a unique experience for creative professionals.

"We built Nextcat specifically to address the needs of the aspiring or established entertainment industry professional," said Jeff Pucci, cofounder and CEO of Nextcat, Inc. "While we very much admire the achievements of sites such as Facebook and MySpace, Nextcat is focused on becoming the premier source for entertainment professionals looking to network and achieve career growth."

The entertainment industry encompasses over 100+ million aspiring, emerging, and established professionals worldwide who are currently using inefficient and obsolete means of networking and finding opportunities and services.

About Nextcat.com

Nextcat.com is the leading worldwide professional network for the entertainment industry, with members in 78 countries -- and growing rapidly. Nextcat offers a unique platform for artists and entertainment industry professionals of all fields to connect in a worldwide online community. Nextcat members can create a profile containing their bio, client list, and credits, plus they can upload photos, videos, resumes, and upcoming event calendars, maintain a blog, and ask burning professional questions in Nextcat Forums.

Nextcat.com was launched in fall 2006 by co-founders and Berklee College of Music alums Jeff Pucci and Richard Viard, and is headquartered in Quincy, MA.

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