Originally launched in Cannes this year, the online networking platform is now available to industry professionals.

StudioBeyond.net - a new online networking and business platform for the film and TV industry which aims to provide professionals with access to producers, sales agents, distributors, and financiers - is open for business.

Launched in May, the online platform now has over 1000 pre-registered members.

Amongst its functions, the site allows online screenings, casting agents to view talent, screenplay writers to pitch to producers, sales agents to view movie trailers, and journalists to interact with industry professionals.  In turn, movie executives will be able to search the database of projects and talent.

On comparisons with social networking sites such as Linkedin and Facebook, StudioBeyond founder Jasmin Prosser says: “it’s beyond that. It’s a commercial outlet with a fully fledged online studio office which provides a ‘360-degree’ service in-which anyone from talent seeking employment to producers seeking funding to distributors seeking content.”