Ever wondered how to manage live entertainment and bookings of special guests? Maybe thought of hiring a celebrity to perform live at your event such as wedding, corporate event or simply as the entertainment for your restaurant or a bar?
Well, Special Guest App is your answer!
Special Guest App was founded by Damon Wayans, Jr (Yep, that one from New Girl) and entrepreneur and investor Kris Jones. They also have an amazing team which includes different technology pioneers from companies such as Pinterest and Airbnb.
According to the interview with Huffington Post, Damon Wayans who is a well known actor, comedian and now entrepreneur, said that the reason he decided to come with this idea for an app was because he wanted to let people who are very talented, have the ability to promote themselves without having to have an agent, representative or a manager.
Kris Jones, a serial investor, said that this “is a pretty big project” for the entertainment industry.
The Special Guest App raised a lot of money through the Apple’s original program – Planet of the Apps. The program gave the app a lot of exposure as well as investment capital from Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Wilmer Valderrama and others.
When you visit Special Guest app, you can hire talent such as comedians, artists, DJs, dancers, magicians and any specialty acts professionals. Some of the talents include celebrities such as Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Damon Wayans Sr., Jake Johnson and others.
For now you can hire talent to California, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee locations.
But not only the app is great for people looking for entertainers, it’s also great for performers who are looking for work. For example, if you are an actor, comedian, musician, impersonators, magicians you can sign up to be listed as one of the talents on the app. Performers can set their own prices and schedule. The more work you accept, the more money you make – as simple as that. As a performer, you can also create a profile, add a picture, add bio as well as list and showcase all of your previous work.
The process of connecting talent and people interested in hiring that talent is very simple and seamless. There is no fee charged to the talent. Instead, those who hire talent pay the fee to the app.