FAQs FOR MEMBERS

  • Who can be on Primetime?

    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?

    Entry criteria for membership:

    We review every submission and will assign either Full Membership or Rising Membership to applicants.

    All members who have Full Membership to their respective unions will be granted Primetime Full Membership. Full members should have a minimum of 1 sole credit in any of the following in the grade in which they are applying:

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


    TV (for a major broadcaster)

    BAFTA/ Oscar-winning Short Films

    For Primetime Rising Membership, we ask that you have a minimum of 3 credits and will accept the following in addition to any of the above:

    Commercials (from APA-registered companies)

    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)


    Once we have validated your application, we will ask you to complete your profile page. Your profile page will only be visible in crew searches after you add at least 3 credits.

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

    Our site comes with over 240 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 (sometimes they decide not to be alphabetical - beta for you, but I promise we are working on that!) please drop us a line and we will add it to the site ASAP. We want to take the industry by storm and need everyone to feel welcome, included and united.

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

    We completely understand but please do apply for the grade you currently work in as this is the best way to get noticed. Sadly are unable to activate accounts for individuals who apply with a job title that doesn't not appear on their CV in a professional capacity unless that role is for a runner. We will try our best to personally reach out to you if this happens so you can change the information on your application. We want to see as many of you on here as possible!

  • 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 be rolling out a Graduate Membership in the very near future for those who are yet to get their first credits under their belt. There will also be the opportunity to participate in mentoring schemes. 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?

    Whilst you are waiting to join, you will be able to fill out as much information on your profile as possible. We do recommend reading our entry requirements first to make sure you are eligible for membership. You will be able to keep your profile in a “draft” phase (unpublished) for up to 3 months, but to be live on the website, we ask that you fill in at least 3 credits with their corresponding visual elements (i.e. a still or video link from the project). Then it is time to set it free for the world to see!

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

    We will try to write back to everyone we can - and if anything changes in the meantime please get in touch and we can 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 have the ability to add up to 9 projects and their visuals to the main portfolio; a CV which can be downloaded by employers; skills, languages, and even testimonials from colleagues. The images from the first two projects will be what is displayed in the search results, so make them as fab as possible!

  • 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 review? 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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: (0800) 054 0000.

FAQs FOR COMPANIES

  • Which companies can be on Primetime?

    At Primetime we want to work with companies who have good work and hiring practices and come with recommendations from industry professionals. We want to offer our members high quality work in safe environments. We review every submission that comes into us and may reach out for further information if needed.

  • 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 MVP 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.

  • 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 crew 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 search for crew?

    Currently there are over 240 predetermined roles for you to pick from on Primetime. You will also be able to filter the results, depending on the job’s location. 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?

    Entry criteria for membership:

    We review every submission and will assign either Full Membership or Rising Membership to applicants.

    All members who have Full Membership to their respective unions will be granted Primetime Full Membership. Full members should have a minimum of 1 sole credit in any of the following in the grade in which they are applying:

    Feature Films (with a wide cinematic distribution)


    TV (for a major broadcaster in the UK)

    BAFTA/ Oscar-winning Short Films

    For Primetime Rising Membership, we ask that you have a minimum of 3 credits and will accept the following in addition to any of the above:

    Commercials (from APA-registered companies)

    Theatre Productions


    Short Films


    Feature Films (without a wide theatrical distribution)


    TV (internet-based TV shows, non-UK broadcasters)


    Corporate Films


    Promos


    Virals / Fashion Shows / Editorials

  • 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.