Feedback Please On New 'showbiz' Website!
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:43 AM
I would like some feedback on a website I've been developing as I'm planning on releasing a prototype version of the site shortly.
As much as I love WOS and other sites like officiallondontheatre, one thing which always frustrates me slightly is not enough information on the actual shows. Up to date cast lists with bios, running times, photos, videos and news for individual productions.
I've been developing a site using American sites as an inspiration. Broadway.com is a good example of an information site rather than a news site.
What do you think about this and is there anything you would like to see on a 'showbiz' site?
Any feedback greatly appreciated.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:45 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:54 AM
Have you checked out IBDB.com?
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:04 PM
I'm not quite sure how I would go about gathering all the information. I'm sure producers would be willing to provide all cast and crew lists from the history of the show. ??
I quite like the fact that IBDB lists every single production that has ever been on. That would be interesting too.
Any more thoughts on this?
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:21 PM
Certainly worth approaching the leading theatres/producers to see if they have archival material they would be willing to share and whether they would permit a gallery of publicity material and photos to be assembled
I think a blend between current info and an archive would be the ideal model and would be useful for theatregoers and researchers/journalists. Certainly it is always interesting to see which shows actors manage to miss off their CVs...!
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:17 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:46 AM
However, that type of thing for many productions would be very good to see (would save on trying desperately to find that one programme from years ago to check if person X you've just seen was in that cast of a production, for exmaple).
Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:06 PM
Please note that I have no connection to the site, I just find it useful for checking when x person was in x show.
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