Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS CREW BIRMINGHAM?
Crew Birmingham is a FREE site aimed at Film and Television employers and employees. It is a database full of Crew and Facilities that are all based in and around the Greater Birmingham area. It is the right place for Production Companies to offer PAID work to our local professional crew. For more information about crewbirmingham.co.uk visit our What we do page.
WHO USES CREW BIRMINGHAM?
As this is a brand new Website born out of the Crew Birmingham Facebook group we can tell you who has used that site before with the aim now to attract the same calibre over to this Crew Birmingham Website. So far, we have had Film and TV production companies, TV broadcasters, advertising agencies, facility companies and Line Producers use our site successfully.
WHO HAS POSTED JOBS WITH CREW BIRMINGHAM SO FAR?
Full Fat TV
Media Dog Productions
First Look TV
North One Television
Top Banana Film
Nine Lives Media
Twenty Twenty Television
Happy Hour Productions
HOW DO I CONTACT THE CREW BIRMINGHAM TEAM?
Visit our ‘contact’ page and fill in the form with your request.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN AND USE THE SITE?
Crew Birmingham is free to join and free to use. The only stipulation is that it is a site for fully paid jobs. If Crew are contacted and offered below minimum wage jobs they are to contact us immediately with the individuals / company’s details. lf this happens, and this rule is broken the company offering a job will be named and shamed for all members to see and to be warned about.
HOW DO I ADVERTISE JOBS DIRECTLY TO YOUR PROFESSIONAL CREW?
You can search and view pages of individuals and contact them directly via the information they leave. Or you can send us a message via the ‘contact’ page and tell us who and what you are looking for. If you like, we can simply post an advert for you on the Closed Crew Birmingham reaching instantly our 800+ professionals.
WILL I GET CONTROL OF MY OWN WEB PAGE?
Eventually yes. For now, we are establishing the format of the site and keeping all the webpages uniform so it is simple and straightforward for everyone to see and use.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY DETAILS?
For now, please email us here ‘contact’ with the updates you would like adding/changed.
HOW CAN I LIST UNDER MULTIPLE CATEGORIES?
Yes just fill in the form on the get listed page.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM JOINING CREW BIRMINGHAM?
You will not only get your own website page for self promotion, you will now be more visible to potential employers coming to the area looking for professional Crew.
CAN NEWCOMERS TO THE INDUSTRY JOIN?
Unfortunately this website is for people who have two or more paid years experience within the industry or with 5 or more broadcasting credits on their CV (not including shorts) There are many other groups and websites aimed at helping newcomers into the industry but unfortunately this is not one of them.
If you are a newcomer AND live within an hours driving commute to Birmingham city centre then please feel free to join the Crew Birmingham Runners group.
ARE MY DETAILS SAFE?
Click on Privacy link on Home Page.
WHAT ELSE DOES CREW BIRMINGHAM DO?
We not only provide employers with the ability to contact Crew and facilities directly, we also offer a service to help find and advertise for Crew. This is done on our professional closed Birmingham Facebook group (800+ crew) Just email us at ‘contact’ and let us know what you need. It’s free! This site and the Facebook group is a creative community collaboration of Birmingham professionals all working together on common goals, which are to promote, work and live in Birmingham.
Please feel free to send us your feedback or make any suggestions for improvement of the site. Bear in mind this is only the first phase of the website, more will be added and changed over the coming months.