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Creating listings in the AFPPP's online directory

As a general rule, Crew listings are for individuals, businesses should use Support Service listings and actors should create a Talent listing. Although you can certainly have a Crew listing, a Support Service listing and a Talent listing if it is appropriate, you will have to create a separate account for each.

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  •     Crew Listings    
  •     Support Service Listings    
  •     Talent Listings    

Creating a CREW listing on the AFPPP online directory

Crew listings are for individuals looking for work as crew members.

Start on the Find People & Services link on the left sidebar then click on the Crew, Talent & Support Service Listings button.

Just below the 3 search buttons, you'll see Register Now - click there to open the registration page:

Make sure you select Crew under the listing type.

  • Create your login id (your e-mail address is our recommendation) and a password you'll remember.
  • All the fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

 

The next section is your contact information:

  • The contact information section has several required fields, but we ask that you provide as much information as possible.
  • Fields with a “padlock” and checkbox offer the option of providing information to the film office that will not be displayed in your public listing.

 

Next, you’ll enter your Skills and Affiliations:

  • You may list up to 3 websites: your personal/business page and your IMDB page are good options.
  • You must select at least one union/guild affiliation – however, “No Affiliation” is one of the options. Select any or all that are appropriate.
  • If your craft is licensed, please list that information.
  • You may also have a narrative description of your skills – up to 500 words. Please use this section, it provides the keywords that will help your listing be found in a search.

 

Finally, your listing category/subcategory and your credits – you may use up to 6 category and subcategory combinations. Professional Credits are an important "shorthand" tool that producers use when evaluating potential crew members. That's why we require every category listing you claim to be backed up with at least one professional credit:

  • For each category/subcategory combination you may list up to 10 credits.
  • You must list at least one credit for each category/subcategory you select.
  • If your name appears in the credit roll for that production, check the officially credited box.
  • Once you’ve entered your categories and credits click the submit button at the bottom right corner of the page – that will create your account.

Attention Students:  If you are interested in listing yourself as available for internships, you must select Student Intern as one of your categories. Otherwise filmmakers searching for interns in our directory will not pull up your name. There are two sub-categories for interns.  First - Office intern is if you are interested in the producing side of films. Second - On-Set intern is if you interested more in the technical side of filmmaking

  • Once you’ve created an account your listing will be generated from the information you provided.
  • You’ll also have access to your homepage where you can access your information to keep it updated, view our “reeljobs” blog (where we’ll post any crew calls) and manage your account.
  • One of the most important things you can do on this page is upload your resume. We strongly suggest that you use a common format such as Adobe Acrobat (pdf) so that users see exactly what you intended - word processing documents can look very different (and not so good) on someone else's computer. Consult an expert if you need assistance putting together a great resume - it's worth it!
  • When you click on upload file the select a file box will appear - simply browse for the file using your computer's standard file selection system, then click the upload + button to send it to the site.
  • Save Early - Save Often! Don't let a web-hiccup ruin your afternoon. Also, once you've edited your information, your listing will not appear on the site until it's been approved by the Film Office - we wouldn't want a hacker to change your listing to inappropriate information. We'll try to approve listing changes every business day - please forgive us if it takes a couple.

 

Creating a SUPPORT SERVICES listing on the AFPPP online directory

As a general rule, Support Service listings are for businesses – both directly in the film industry as well as businesses interested in assisting the industry such as lodging providers.

Start on the Find People & Services link on the left sidebar then click on the Crew, Talent & Support Service Listings button.

Just below the 3 search buttons, you'll see Register Now - click there to open the registration page:

Make sure you select Support Services under the listing type.

  • Create your login id (your e-mail address is our recommendation) and a password you'll remember.
  • All the fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

 

The next section is your contact information:

  • The contact information section has several required fields, but we ask that you provide as much information as possible.
  • Fields with a “padlock” and checkbox offer the option of providing information to the film office that will not be displayed in your public listing.

 

Next, you’ll enter your Skills and Affiliations:

  • You may list up to 3 websites: your personal/business page and your IMDB page are good options.
  • If your craft is licensed, please list that information.
  • Add a narrative description of your business – up to 500 words. Please use this section, it provides the keywords that will help your listing be found in a search.
  • You may also have a narrative of your special skills and experience – another 500 words. Once again, please use this section, it provides the keywords that will help your listing be found in a search.
  • Use the special skills block to highlight what you think is important - for example, a hotel might list the availability of facility that could be used as a "production office" or a production company could list their available equipment.

 

Finally, your listing category/subcategory and your credits – you may use up to 6 category and subcategory combinations (the system requires at least one credit). Professional Credits are an important "shorthand" tool that producers use when evaluating potential service providers. That's why we require every category listing you claim to be backed up with at least one professional credit:

  • For each category/subcategory combination you may list up to 10 credits.
  • You must list at least one credit for each category/subcategory you select.
  • If your name appears in the credit roll for that production, check the officially credited box.
  • Once you’ve entered your categories and credits click the submit button at the bottom right corner of the page – that will create your account.

  • Once you’ve created an account your listing will be generated from the information you provided.
  • You’ll also have access to your homepage. In the future, you will be able to access your information to keep it updated, view our “reeljobs” blog (where we’ll post any crew calls) and manage your account.
  • One of the most important things you can do on this page is upload your brochure. Make sure that you upload a pdf of your brochure so that it’s available online. You can upload a logo, but it will not appear with your listing - we recomend that you upload your brochure instead. We strongly suggest that you use a common format such as Adobe Acrobat (pdf) so that users see exactly what you intended - word processing documents can look very different (and not so good) on someone else's computer.
  • When you click on upload file the select a file box will appear - simply browse for the file using your computer's standard file selection system, then click the upload + button to send it to the site.
  • As always - Save Early - Save Often! Once you've edited your information, your listing will not appear on the site until it's been approved by the Film Office. We'll try to approve listing changes every business day - please forgive us if it takes a couple.

 

Creating a TALENT listing on the AFPPP online directory

Talent listings are for individual actors. Crew members and Support Service businesses (such as casting directors / talent agencies) should use those listing types.

Start on the Find People & Services link on the left sidebar then click on the Crew, Talent & Support Service Listings button.

Just below the 3 search buttons, you'll see Register Now - click there to open the registration page:

Make sure you select Talent under the listing type.

  • Create your login id (your e-mail address is our recommendation) and a password you'll remember.
  • All the fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

 

The next section is your contact information:

  • The contact information section has several required fields, but we ask that you provide as much information as possible.
  • Fields with a “padlock” and checkbox offer the option of providing information to the film office that will not be displayed in your public listing.

 

Next, you’ll enter your Skills and Affiliations:

  • You may list up to 3 websites: your personal/business page and your IMDB page are good options.
  • You must select at least one union/guild affiliation – however, “No Affiliation” is one of the options. Select any or all that are appropriate.
  • If your craft is licensed, please list that information.
  • You may also have a narrative description of your skills – up to 500 words. Please use this section, it provides the keywords that will help your listing be found in a search.
  • Use the special skills block to highlight what you think is important to a producer or director.

 

Finally, your listing category/subcategory and your credits – you may use up to 6 category and subcategory combinations. Professional Credits are an important "shorthand" tool that producers use when evaluating potential talent. That's why we require every category listing you claim to be backed up with at least one professional credit:

  • For each category/subcategory combination you may list up to 10 credits.
  • You must list at least one credit for each category/subcategory you select.
  • If your name appears in the credit roll for that production, check the officially credited box.
  • Once you’ve entered your categories and credits click the submit button at the bottom right corner of the page – that will create your account.

  • Once you’ve created an account your listing will be generated from the information you provided.
  • You’ll also have access to your homepage where you can access your information to keep it updated, view our “reeljobs” blog (where we’ll post any crew calls) and manage your account.
  • One of the most important things you can do on this page is upload your resume. The system allows you to post your resume online so producers can download and print it. We strongly suggest that you use a common format such as Adobe Acrobat (pdf) so that users see exactly what you intended - word processing documents can look very different (and not so good) on someone else's computer. Finally, be sure to include your head shot with your resume. Consult an expert if you need assistance putting together a great resume - it's worth it!
  • When you click on upload file the select a file box will appear - simply browse for the file using your computer's standard file selection system, then click the upload + button to send it to the site.
  • Save Early - Save Often! Don't let a web-hiccup ruin your afternoon. Also, once you've edited your information, your listing will not appear on the site until it's been approved by the Film Office - we wouldn't want a hacker to change your listing to inappropriate information. We'll try to approve listing changes every business day - please forgive us if it takes a couple.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance with registering, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Phone: (907) 269-8190 | E-mail: alaskafilm@alaska.gov (Please note, new listings require 1-2 business days to go live to the online directory – edited listings usually go live the next business day.)

 

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