After half a year coping with ever-changing lockdowns, quarantines, remote shoots and project cancellations or postponements we have learned to adapt to a new way of working.
Director choices are no longer based just on their suitability and schedule but on their physical location plus a flexibility that stretches way beyond traditional production methods.
Casting, post-production, contracts, insurance and each-way ‘self-isolation’ periods are just some areas where Directors traveling to foreign shoots demand further attention from their Agents but I’m happy to say ‘We’re getting there !’
There’s still a long way to go but the lockdown allowed us to take stock of ourselves, check our ‘to-do’ lists and address what we are told is this ‘new normal’ (I hate that phrase !).
First of all we’ve refreshed our roster with some great new Directors: Nigel Simpkiss, The Queen, TJ O’Grady Peyton, Jaakko Itaaho, Charles Burroughs, Brad Lubin and Justin Hackney have all joined us.
They bring with them a full range of skills covering Comedy to Cars, SFX to Branded Content and Sports to Lifestyle so when mixed with our existing talent the range is seriously impressive.
We then decided that this was a good opportunity to revamp and rebuild our website (the one you're using now) from the ground up including an improved and totally updated ‘Search By Genre’ function to short-cut Production Companies and Agencies finding the perfect Director with ease.
Last but not least, we’ve added a brand new ‘Global Search’ feature to our site. This allows you to easily find directors based on their location, wherever they are in the world... something that in today’s climate we thought might come in very handy !