1/3 of Americans are now engaged in some sort of freelance or project-based work. The popularity of non-traditional employment and the freelance economy introduces flexibility for both employers and employees but also adds complexities from a compensation and HR administrative standpoint. Wrapbook is a payroll and benefits platform, starting with the entertainment industry, to pay, […]
The entertainment industry is characterized by its long-hours and unpredictability with crew members’ availability subject to constant change. This makes it difficult for production to staff properly and efficiently. Crew Me Up is the database of filmmakers that adds structure to and centralizes the crew member hiring process, also making it easy for film professionals to expand their networks and explore job opportunities. The free service allows professionals to set up a profile that contains a link to a website, resume, and/or IMDB page to verify credibility. Employers are able to search availability in real-time through the database. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Joshua Friedman to learn more about the marketplace, how the pain points he experienced working in the entertainment industry since 2007 led to the launch of Crew Me Up, the experience navigating the pandemic when much of the entertainment industry was shut down, and much, much more…
The go-to resource for software engineers, Stack Overflow has served as the information exchange for anything coding related since 2008. The company is now increasing its focus on its SaaS offering – Stack Overflow for Teams, a collaboration platform and repository for sensitive company information. The overnight shift to remote work has fueled the growth of this product. CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar shares some details on the impressive traction, the company’s future plans, and recent funding round from investors that include GIC, Silver Lake Waterman, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures.
A look at how businesses can transform their TVs from background noise to short-form entertainment that could increase revenue in a Post-COVID-19 world.
TodayTix has become synonymous with Broadway and for good reason. This six-year-old NYC startup is responsible for selling 8% of all Broadway tickets. The design and data-centric platform is being used to discover and purchase discounted tickets for the hottest shows in major cities that include London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. Already used by 5 […]
The independent film scene in New York is alive and thriving, but one of the greatest difficulties of being an indie filmmaker is getting your film out to the public. Entholigy, a Brooklyn based film startup, has built a community for independent filmmakers to publicize their work to the public. Not only is this film […]