FAQs - Filmmakers
How does MyFilmmaker.com generate leads?
MyFilmmaker.com offers a sourcing service for clients who wish to produce films and videos and who are seeking filmmaking talent. We maintain and actively advertise the MyFilmmaker.com services so that we can generate leads for our vetted filmmakers. We actively market our network’s services to educators, corporations, governments and not-for-profits requiring affordable, high quality video and filmmaking services around the world.
Why provide the lead to more than one filmmaker?
Prospective film producers often prefer to have a choice of creative talent and alternative approaches. By providing the lead to several qualified filmmakers, the film producer is able to receive project pricing from multiple qualified sources so that the producer can compare and select the price, contract terms and conditions and filmmaking and video making talent that is right for the producer. With competing qualified bids, the producer is applying a proven business practice that helps the producer source the best value.
Why do filmmakers pay for the MyFilmmaker.com service?
In order to generate project leads, MyFilmmaker.com must spend money advertising and building business relationships with organizations that need filmmaker and video services. Like other business people, filmmakers need to spend money on marketing their services whether directly to prospective clients, or via a marketing service for filmmakers like MyFilmmaker.com. MyFilmmaker.com is a paid marketing service designed specifically for filmmakers who want to make money creating film and video and for corporate clients that want to find and engage those filmmakers. It is a great system for filmmakers as the filmmaker only pays MyFilmmaker.com when project payments are made.
Can I use the MyFilmmaker.com Service Guarantee for projects and clients not sourced through MyFilmmaker.com?
Many prospective corporate clients like to know that a larger organization stands behind the work of an individual. Offering the MyFilmmaker.com Service Guarantee to prospective clients that you have found independently of MyFilmmaker.com can help you close sales and overcome some clients’ concerns about working with a freelancer or small production shop. Although nobody can guarantee that a filmmaker’s creative output will satisfy a specific client, MyFilmmaker.com’s production experience and large network of filmmakers enables it to offer a limited service guarantee at a reasonable price when the client and filmmaker use MyFilmmaker.com's Five Star payment processing service.
How do I join the network?
Just sign up as a filmmaker at MyFilmmaker.com and submit your background and portfolio information. MyFilmmaker.com will review your work to confirm that it meets network standards. Once confirmed, we will add you to our roster and you will begin receiving qualified leads that you can choose to accept or not.
Can I join if I have no experience?
No. MyFilmmaker.com is a marketing service for proven filmmaking talent, independent of age. Although many young filmmakers with proven skills qualify to join the service, you will have to build your basic skills elsewhere.