We are extremely excited to announce the latest new feature to the Directors UK website: as of today, members of the New Membership Scheme can upload and embed showreels to their profile pages.
The showreel has endured as an essential tool in securing employment for directors. Whilst in the past it was necessary to send DVDs to broadcasters and production companies, these days it is simply a matter of directing them to a weblink. Now, with the arrival of Find a Director due shortly, Directors UK has made the process even better.
When Find a Director launches this spring, producers and other employers will be able to use the search facility to locate and contact full members for employment possibilities. In turn, members will be able to highlight their credentials, experience and availability, and with the introduction of the showreel feature, give a visual demonstration of their best work to date.
Directors UK has been in conversation with many of the companies who stand to benefit from using the facility, and will continue to be so up to and beyond the launch of Find a Director. However, for the feature to be truly successful for all users, members need to ensure their profiles are complete and updated. Why not start thinking about yours today?
To upload a showreel and amend your profile details, simply log in to the website, and click Edit Profile. All you need to do then is provide a Vimeo or YouTube URL of your showreel, and the video will embed automatically on your profile page.
Please bear in mind that to get the most out of the Find a Director feature you will need to be a full member, so if you haven’t yet signed up you can do so here