The 78 year old has set up MyOuterSpace.com, which helps "aspiring filmmakers, design and game artists" who are fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy to gain experience of the movie industry.
Users choose a "planet" best suited to their talents and can then get the chance to work with a virtual production company on film projects, known on the site as Starships.
In a mission statement Shatner writes, "Register on the planet that hosts your talent, fill out a profile and connect with others in your field. Submit your resume for a Starship project that needs your talents. Whether you are an actor, writer, animator or gamer MyOuterSpace.com has a home for you.
"I will be monitoring all Starship projects, and reviewing each Captain's Log, where progress will be recorded each step of the way."