Covid-19 has highlighted the lack of support available to the freelance community, as well as how much this industry relies upon and values them!
When this all began, we asked some of our freelance members to share their experience of the current crisis, to help us understand how we could help:
Thank you to the team at Plastic Pictures for putting together the above film, and to the contributing freelancers.
We are committing to two new initiatives to support freelancers in our industry.
The first is the realisation of a commitment that we made in one of our first EVCOM Sessions. We know how valuable freelancers are in our community, so we have approached EVCOM corporate film and video members, and asked them to commit to meeting more freelancers for future projects.
The following agencies are happy to support this initiative:
|Bouche Media||Brandcast Media||Brickwall|
|Connected Pictures||Creative Connection Consultants Ltd||EdComs|
|Enterprise Screen Productions||Gorilla Gorilla!||Grosvenor Film|
|Hamlett Films||Hound Dog Films||Inspired Films|
|Limehouse Films Ltd||Media Zoo||MerchantCantos|
|Plastic Pictures||Pukka Films||Radley Yeldar|
|Raw London||RD Content||Sequel Group|
|The Edge Picture Compan||Tinderflint||Tinker Taylor|
If you are a freelancer, please get in touch with Claire at Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org, and specify three companies from this list that you have always wanted an introduction to. We will facilitate one of these introductions, which will lead to either a virtual or an in-person meeting.
Please note, this isn’t a guarantee of work, however it is a chance for freelancers and production companies alike to grow their networks and increase their chance of work in the long-term.
Secondly, to support freelancers across the live and film sectors, we are offering free membership to EVCOM for the rest of 2020. This will give you access to our exclusive member forums, you will be listed in our membership directory on our website, we can share news updates from yourself via our newsletter, and you will have the chance to contribute to feature articles and the EVCOM blog to showcase your work and expertise. You will also receive discounted access to EVCOM events, as well as entry to our awards. Find out more about the EVCOM Member benefits here. If you are a freelancer who would to join the EVCOM community as part of this scheme, please email Amelia at email@example.com.