Sydney, Australia. — The world’s first of its kind smart phone networking app for the international filmmaking and creative communities has recently made its debut, after approval by Apple and Google for worldwide release on their respective app stores.
The brainchild of Australian indie filmmaker Kosta Nikas and app creator Peter Lord, the aptly named Green Room hopes to be the game changer in the filmmaking and creative space but for anybody involved in the production of audio-visual content across all industries.
‘’Our iPhone version went online a few weeks ago and the android version just became available. Although it is early days, we are very encouraged by the fact that we already have members in over 25 countries including the USA.
‘’Our mission is to ensure that in this networking space our Australian and international filmmaking colleagues cast, crew and creatives around the world are equipped with all the necessary tools and features that will help them create and crew projects, build their network, find jobs and advance their careers, no matter where they live or travel to!” say founders Peter Lord and Kosta Nikas.
The Green Room, has already attracted industry support who say such digital disruption is a win-win situation for all stakeholders.
“It’s a great networking tool for our young indie filmmakers. The more resources and support we provide them, the more we stimulate growth and employment in our sector,’’ says Adam Scott, Spectrum Films (Alien, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge) Fox Studios Australia.
“A smart and useful app for our indie filmmaking community; great tool for production managers” says Vicki Betihavas, Live Producer (Woody Harrelson’s Lost in London).
The Green Room is free and allows users to add as much information as they feel necessary to connect them with the right people and projects. They can add their:
| Personal Details | Education | Work Experience | Bio | Show reel | Skills | Equipment |Availability | Location | Projects | Awards |IMDb link and more.
The Green Room allows users to create a project profile regardless of its production status: In-development | Pre-production | Production and Post-production and for whatever type of project, format and genre they are working on, producing or directing. They can add a short film, documentary, music video, feature film and almost any other creative project.
Green Room members can find the right crew matching their project criteria simply by posting a job/crew role and adding all the preferences they wish, such as: Pay | Budget | Availability | Skills | Location | Experience | Equipment and more.
As with any new social networking application, The Green Room’s success depends on its relevance and ability to serve the needs and aspirations of its members and no doubt investor groups in this space will be carefully monitoring its progress. After all, who wouldn’t want to have owned just 1 percent of Facebook?
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