A brand new network for film crew has launched in the UK, providing free access to contacts, jobs and resources. The Established Network is a professional service for experienced crew and has been specifically designed to support productions with finding experienced and skilled film industry professionals quickly and easily, using personal recommendations and references from trusted contacts. To ensure that members meet minimum experience requirements, everyone who signs up to the network will have their CV verified, so that standards remain high.
Established has been developed by the creators of My First Job In Film, the UK’s largest community of new filmmakers, in response to the recent boom in the production industry. With 200 productions starting up in the UK during 2016, the traditional method of being solely reliant on a pool of past colleagues to work with has brought its own challenges. Established Network’s intention is to move away from the ‘who you know’ culture, enabling people to find work based on their skills, references and experience, no matter their background.
Ambassadors for the site are already praising its benefits. Film producer Richard Holmes, whose credits include The Girl With All The Gifts, Notes On Blindness and 45 Years said, “It is possible for a production to be entirely crewed from the Established network.” Other ambassadors include executive VFX producer Louise Hussey, cinematographer Natasha Braier and award-winning film editor Eddie Hamilton.