FAQs FOR MEMBERS

  • Who is Primetime for?

    Primetime is an inclusive and supportive network and database of women working in the Film, TV, and Commercial Industries across pre-production, production and post-production. By ‘women,’ we mean all women (trans, intersex, and cis); all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people), and all those who identify as women.

  • What is the entry criteria for Primetime membership?

    We review every submission carefully and require a minimum of 3 short film credits in the grade you are applying, 1 of those projects must have been shown at an Academy or BAFTA-accredited film festival. In countries where accessibility to these festivals is limited, we will take into consideration other factors and may reach out to ask for a CV as we know not all your work may be displayed on IMDb/ on personal websites.

    When looking through submissions we take into consideration the following:

    Feature Films (with a wide cinematic distribution, VOD such as Netflix, Amazon)


    TV (for a major broadcaster)

    BAFTA/ Oscar-winning Short Films

    Commercials (from APA-registered companies in UK and other bodies globally)

    Theatre Productions
 (West End, Broadway, Major Tours)

    High-End Short Films shown at Academy & BAFTA accredited Film Festivals

    High End Independent Feature Films (without a wide theatrical or VOD distribution)


    High-End TV (internet-based TV shows, this is up to the discretion of the vetting team)


    Radio Plays (Major National Radio Stations)

    Once we have approved your application, you will be live on the site and the more information you fill in the more search results you will be returned in.

  • I do more than one job - which grade shall I apply in?

    Thank you for being so patient - we plan to roll out these features in the next month. In the meantime, we suggest applying with your strongest credits, just so we have you up on the system.

  • What shall I do if I can't find my grade?

    Our site comes with over 260 grades loaded into it already but they only become visible once someone has completed their entire profile and been vetted by the Primetime Team. If you cannot find it please drop us a line and we will add it to the site ASAP.

  • Which grade should I apply in, as I want to advance my career?

    We are currently rolling out new features which will allow you to be returned in searches for work you have done. i.e. if you have worked on a widely distributed film then you will be returned in specific searches in addition to the grade attached to that project. The more projects you add to your profile, the more searches you will be returned in. We want your work to speak for itself.

  • If I don’t have a professional credit yet, can I still join?

    We are well aware of the bottlenecks at the bottom and top of our industry and understand the frustrations of trying to get a foot on the work ladder. With this in mind, we hope to work with existing members and industry champions to train up future generations.

    We will do our best to help you!

  • How long will it take for my application to be accepted?

    As soon as you send your details in we shall get to work. Your application will be put in a queue and we will try to send you confirmation of your membership as soon as we can. We are a small (but passionate) team based in London and try to keep to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) office hours (although we can't help ourselves from working on this all hours of the day and night!)

  • Will my profile be live as soon as I am accepted?

    Yes! Let's get your work out there and be visible to people all over the world.

  • Will I hear back if my application has not been successful?

    We receive a huge number of applications and unfortunately we are unable to write back to everyone personally but there will be a message on your account when you next log in.

    We are only human and even though we do our best to not only look at IMDb credits but also personal websites and other online sources we might still overlook something so please if you do meet the entry criteria do get in touch at admin@primetime.network and we will review your application again.

  • I have worked with some incredible women, how do I let them know about Primetime?

    Yaas please ladies! Once you have logged in, there is an “add people” icon in the top right-hand corner. Simply click on it and invite as many of the wonder women you have worked with as possible.

  • Are my details safe?

    Yes, absolutely. We do not pass on or sell your details to anyone else. Only other Primetime Members can see your details, and you can choose to keep which details you would like to keep private. From time to time, we may take general figures from the database (i.e. 50% of our members are from London) for our own research with collaborative partners, but we will never reveal your personal details.

    You can read our Privacy Policy here.

    Primetime is registered with the ICO and we work with a top European Law firm to ensure that everything we do is compliant with the new GDPR laws: (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/)

  • The site seems to be having some technical difficulties, what should I do?

    Firstly, we apologise! We are still in our Beta phase and our tech team are working as hard as they can to keep up with all the incredible feedback we are receiving. Please feel free to drop us a line, or alternatively, sit back, relax and come back to us in a few hours (we're not going anywhere!)

  • Can I customise my profile?

    Yes, absolutely! You can add as many projects as you want to your profile and we are currently working on a dynamic layout to accomodation both profile and landscape images, CVs / Kit Lists / Menus/ Pitch Bibles to be downloaded by employers, skills, languages, Guilds, and even testimonials from colleagues.

  • How can I increase my chances of getting work?

    Keeping your profile up to date and visually impactful is the best way to do this. When we roll out further features in the second wave, you will be able to reply to jobs, update your availability calendar, message other members in the website and help each other out as much as possible. We can only get to the top by helping to raise each other up!

  • Why are testimonials important?

    We work in a word-of-mouth industry. Employers want to know that not only are the people they are hiring talented, but they are also great to work with. This allows others to speak to the quality of your work and serves as a complement to your profile. You will have the option of adding testimonials to your profile along with a contact detail of the person who is vouching for you and if you have had the opportunity to work with some of the other wonderful women on the site, why not leave them a great reference? We work best when we work together!

  • Why do I not have a profile picture?

    At Primetime, we believe that your work should speak for itself. We want to keep the platform as free of bias and judgement as possible.

  • I work in a grade which is not conventionally visual, why do I have to upload project photos?

    Everyone should have a nice environment to work in and as most of us work online at Primetime we believe that surrounding yourself with beautiful images from projects you’ve worked on gives employers an instant visual and accessible snapshot into your career. We hope this will capture their attention, leading to more work for our members.

    We take copyright infringement very seriously and encourage members to only publish images that they have the rights to or permission to use. We are currently rolling out new features including Primetime "Stock images" which means that even if you cannot track down images from projects you have worked on or are concerned about images rights, you can use ours as a placeholder to still create a visually stunning profile.

  • I do not wish for my personal details to be public - what shall I do?

    Many of the incredible women on the site have agents or would just prefer that their contact details are not posted. You will have complete control over what is your public point of contact and will have the option of not putting any contact details (although we encourage everyone to be as visible as possible in order to make getting work easier). Anyone who is not a member of Primetime will never be able to see this information, it will only be accessible to members and companies. You can change your desired contact details at any point.

  • Who can contact me?

    Primetime is a vetted community of women and companies from all around the world.

    We are a platform of respect, a safe a dignified space for all, and have a zero tolerance policy towards racism, bigotry, homophobia and any forms of aggression.

    We ask our members to respect the privacy and identity of those on the site. Any abuse will be taken seriously and will result in being removed from our online community.

    Please contact us at hello@primetime.network to report any misuse of the platform.

  • Can I upload already formatted kit lists and CVs?

    Yes! Get ‘em up there! You can upload as many documents as possible depending on your professional requirements.

  • Who can download my CV?

    Only vetted Primetime members will be able to download your CV. Your personal details and CV will never be accessible by non-registered people.

  • Why won’t my media files upload?

    We want to promote techno-joy not techno-fear! Just check that your images and videos are within the size guidelines on the editable profile page and if this still doesn’t work then drop us a line.

  • What industry discounts are available to me?

    Currently Primetime is free to use for everyone. Once we start introducing paid features, we will hopefully be able to inundate you with discounts and offers. We are very committed to supporting women at all stages of their careers and our corporate and industry partnership benefits will reflect this.

  • Does Primetime have access to my information?

    Primetime takes Privacy and Data Security very seriously and you can read Primetime’s Privacy Policy here. We only have access to information you post on the site.

  • Can I delete my profile?

    Of course, but we will be sad to see you go! Go to the Accounts page and choose for your account to be reset to the draft phase. From here you can delete it permanently. All information we hold will be deleted within 72 hours.

  • Report abuse/ misconduct

    Primetime does not tolerate any abuse or misconduct of the service, database and website functionality. Cyber bullying and harassment are unacceptable.

    Whilst the site is in its beta stage, please feel free to send us any feedback through the Doorbell service in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

  • What help is available to me if I experience work-based harassment or discrimination?

    We hope that from the start, Primetime will be a useful tool helping to connect companies to brilliant women working within the industry. We understand that it can also be a difficult industry to navigate and so have partnered with an incredible company called Spot that allows you to report work-based harassment anonymously through the use of a bot. Click here to find out more.

    The Film and Television Charity also has a 24/7 hotline where they can guide you to the appropriate resources: + 44 (0)800 054 0000.

    The free sexual harassment helpline for women launched by Emma Watson can be accessed on +44 (0) 20 7490 0152.

  • Is Primetime a Social Enterprise?

    Yes we are! We have committed to reinvesting a minimum of 51% of our profits back into the business (and actually we have some very exciting - if not, revolutionary - plans that we hope will give us the greatest social impact within our Industry.

  • Our Statement of Responsible Business Principles

    The directors shall seek, in good faith, to ensure that the company carries out its business in accordance with the statement of responsible business principles.

    Operates true to a purpose that serves society, respects the dignity of people and so generates a fair return for responsible investors.

    Enables and welcomes public scrutiny of the alignment between stated purpose and actual performance.

    Seeks to build lasting relationships with customers and suppliers.

    Deals honestly with customers, providing good and safe products and services.

    Treats suppliers fairly, pays promptly what it owes and expects its suppliers to do the same.

    Openly shares its knowledge to enable customers and suppliers to make better informed choices.

    Treats everyone with dignity and provides fair pay for all.

    Enables and welcomes constructive dialogue about its behaviour in keeping true to its purpose.

    Fosters innovation, leadership and personal accountability.

    Protects and nurtures all who work for it to ensure people also learn, contribute and thrive.

    Considers each person affected by its decisions as if he or she were a member of each decision-maker’s own community.

    Seeks and provides access to opportunities for less privileged people.

    Makes a full and fair contribution to society by structuring its business and operations to pay promptly all taxes that are properly due.

    Honours its duty to protect the natural world and conserve finite resources.

    Contributes knowledge and experience to promote better regulation for the benefit of society as a while rather than protecting self-interest.

    Invests in developing skills, knowledge and understanding in wider society to encourage informed citizenship.

    Have further questions? Contact us at hello@primetime.network.

FAQs FOR COMPANIES

  • Which companies can be on Primetime?

    At Primetime we want to work with companies, organisations and freelancers who want to look at their hiring practices and create work environments that are safe and representative of the society we live in. We review every submission that comes into us and may reach out for further information if needed.

    We require a minimum of 3 short film credits, 1 of those projects must have been shown at an Academy or BAFTA-accredited film festival, or 3 high end commercials. In countries where accessibility to these festivals is limited, we will take into consideration other factors and may reach out to ask for a CV as we know not all your work may be displayed on IMDb/ on personal websites.

    When looking through submissions we take into consideration the following:

    Feature Films (with a wide cinematic distribution, VOD such as Netflix, Amazon)


    TV (for a major broadcaster)

    BAFTA/ Oscar-winning Short Films

    Commercials (from APA-registered companies in UK and other bodies globally)

    Theatre Productions
 (West End, Broadway, Major Tours)

    High-End Short Films shown at Academy & BAFTA accredited Film Festivals

    High End Independent Feature Films (without a wide theatrical or VOD distribution)


    High-End TV (internet-based TV shows, this is up to the discretion of the vetting team)


    Radio Plays (Major National Radio Stations)

    Once we have approved your application, you will be live on the site.

  • What information do I need for my company to be visible?

    You will need to upload your company’s logo, website, and contact details; then you are ready to go! Although, at Primetime we are a bit prone to profiles looking as slick as possible and would encourage you to post as many visuals of previous work as possible to engage with our members.

  • What kind of jobs can we contact your members about?

    At Primetime, we believe that everyone has the right to a safe and dignified workplace and this is reflected in the type of projects we will accept to be proposed to our members.

    Unpaid work is not allowed or accepted and any productions offering this to our members will not be allowed to continue using our services. We understand that not all productions have million-dollar budgets, but we ask that projects all meet the National Minimum Wage. Please do get in touch if we can assist you finding any brilliant professionals: hello@primetime.network.

  • How do I add someone to our company account?

    Currently we are in our minimal viable product stage and can only have one user per company. This is something we will be changing as soon as our next phase is rolled out so thank you for bearing with us! If you would like to sponsor this feature please get in touch at hello@primetime.network.

  • How can I become a Corporate Sponsor?

    Well, thank you for asking! Please drop us a line at hello@primetime.network and let's get you onboard!

  • How do I contact members on Primetime?

    Primetime members are in charge of the contact details they make public. Some will have direct contact and others will redirect you to their agent. We hope to roll out an in-website messaging service very soon.

  • Can I post jobs and receive applications?

    Yes, soon! We are so excited to be rolling out many new features in the near future and you will be the first to hear about it.

  • What are the options for payment?

    Currently Primetime is free for everyone to use. We hope to roll out more features as the platform grows and will then charge a small monthly fee for use of the services depending on the size of your company.

  • How do I use your database?

    Currently there are over 260 predetermined roles for you to pick from on Primetime. You will also be able to filter the results, depending on the job’s location and project type coming soon. As the site evolves, there will be more options for carrying out more specific searches.

  • Some members have Full Member written on their profile, what does this mean?

    We review every submission carefully and require a minimum of 3 short film credits in the grade our members are applying, 1 of those projects must have been shown at an Academy or BAFTA-accredited film festival. In countries where accessibility to these festivals is limited, we will take into consideration other factors and may reach out to ask for a CV as we know not all their work may be displayed on IMDb/ on personal websites.

    When looking through submissions we take into consideration the following:

    Feature Films (with a wide cinematic distribution, VOD such as Netflix, Amazon)


    TV (for a major broadcaster)

    BAFTA/ Oscar-winning Short Films

    Commercials (from APA-registered companies in UK and other bodies globally)

    Theatre Productions
 (West End, Broadway, Major Tours)

    High-End Short Films shown at Academy & BAFTA accredited Film Festivals

    High End Independent Feature Films (without a wide theatrical or VOD distribution)


    High-End TV (internet-based TV shows, this is up to the discretion of the vetting team)


    Radio Plays (Major National Radio Stations)

  • How do I download a CV?

    Most members will choose to upload a CV to their profile, simply click on the Details tab on a member's profile to find it.

  • What happens if I hire one of your members?

    Let us know! Please! That would make our day. Before we roll out further features such as jobs boards where we will be able to track all the good work you are doing, it is important for us to know the difference you are making. Not only so we can raise up best practice but also encourage others to do the same. We need to know where we are coming from to know where we need to go.

    Drop us a line at hello@primetime.network.