When producers have a brief but don’t have time to search the website for directors, they input a brief to our system.
Briefs are instantly emailed to all our directors, even if some might not be relevant to you - they may specify they need a director who is based outside your region or has experience that you do not. We carried out research amongst directors and they told us they would like to see all briefs, even ones that they couldn’t submit reels for, so they can keep abreast of the wider market.
You will be invited to submit a shortlist of clips from your profile page. Where producers have specified that they want to only see clips of a particular genres, such as cars, table top etc.
You will only be able to submit clips that we have categorised in those genres. This ensures producers only see work they are interested in for their current project.
If your work meets the genre criteria but doesn’t meet some other aspect of the brief, you should not submit your work. If producers keep receiving what they consider to be irrelevant work, they have the option to stop briefing you, so please be selective.
You will receive an email confirming that your shortlist has been submitted directly to the producer but, as is typical with any briefing process, you are only likely to hear back if you have been shortlisted.
You can place as much of your work as you like within your account. You can hide clips from your public profile but still add these clips to shortlists and share them with producers, effectively creating bespoke showreels of your work. Producers do not have to be registered users of FreelanceDirectors.com to see your shortlists.
Creating your own shortlist (a bespoke showreel):
Producers would sometimes rather deal with an agent than directly with a director. If you don’t have an agent, we have a sister UK company that will offer to act as your agent for one-off jobs, even if the job didn’t originate from FreelanceDirectors.com.
We are adding a network of agents around the world to provide the same facility globally
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