Creative District, a venture backed by Technicolor, has launched an online professional network for filmmakers and other creative professionals to connect, collaborate, display and develop their projects.
The platform offers creatives a new networking arena to establish and maintain professional relationships online, whether it’s looking to hire a team, get feedback on a project, or acquire the right gear or location.
Also, as part of Creative District, Technicolor has established a Grant Program to distribute up to $5,000 in monthly grants to further support the creative community.
“Creative projects require a different approach to securing talent. Creative workers jump from project to project and often discover opportunities through word of mouth or social networks. Creative District provides a place to display their portfolio of work, find the best collaborators to help complete their projects, build their network, and take their careers and work to the next level,” explains Creative District General Manager, Micki Krimmel.
The network makes it easy for users to highlight their portfolio of creative work at one destination and allows them to customize and share content-rich profiles and project pages with text, video, and photos. Project owners can highlight their current collaborators and post open positions to find new ones. With these features, Creative District provides filmmakers and other creative professionals a place to showcase their experience to attract more work and expand their network of talent.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, developed the initial Creative District concept and is funding the venture, with the continuous goal being to serve the entire creative life cycle from idea to completion.
“In the last decade, the new digital age has drastically reduced the price of content creation and distribution, allowing millions of new creators to enter the market,” says Alejandro Guerrero, Managing Partner, Technicolor New Ventures. “We are excited to support and empower this new generation of artists through Creative District, continuing Technicolor’s legacy as a trusted partner to the community.”
March’s grant was awarded to directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers to help finish their comedy Fort Tilden, which premiered at this year’s SXSW Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature.
To learn more, visit CreativeDistrict.com.