Backstage has acquired ShareGrid. A company that offers services to actors, voice-over talent, and other industry services, including now production gear peer-to-peer rentals.
ShareGrid will remain a standalone business, but with the added support of Backstage.
“It’s humbling to think about just how far we’ve come since 2015. What started as a simple two-way marketplace quickly became so much more. With your help, we’ve built a trusted community that filmmakers and photographers from around the nation turn to for rental income to support their families, gain affordable access to high-end gear, and build long lasting professional relationships. With Backstage’s help we are confident the community will continue to thrive and grow.”ShareGride
Founded in 1960, Backstage has a long history of supporting creatives and plans to expand its support across many categories. In 2021, Backstage acquired FilmFreeway, Coverfly, and Voice 123, along with StarNow and Mandy Network, which significantly expanded its suite of content creation tools, as well as its talent pool of creative professionals. Visit www.backstage.com for more info on the company.
Renting gear is a great alternative to buying expensive it. Peer to Peer has made it easier and safer to rent the equipment you own when you don’t have a gig. Might as well put the gear to work.