If you try to sell Brett Ratner a movie script — or if you try to cold-pitch Stan Lee a genius comic book character — chances are you’re going to hear crickets.
But Ratner and Lee are going to ordinary people for inspiration — they’re just doing it by crowdsourcing ideas through a site called Talenthouse.
The site allows fashion labels, record companies and moviemakers to put up glorified classified ads, then sit back and wait for people to compete for assignments.
And you might be surprised by the big-name creatives using — albeit quietly — the Talenthouse community’s input.
Director Brett Ratner is currently casting a bit part in his next movie (the title's still hush-hush).
Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen reviewed 1,000 designs for their 40th anniversary t-shirt through the site. This was the winner.
The band Soundgarden is currently reviewing photographers to snap them at shows throughout the country -- they'll hire 17 based on the portfolio submissions.
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