By Sahil Patel
Technicolor has launched Creative District, a new online professional network for filmmakers of all types.
The aim for the platform is to provide users with a forum to connect with other professionals in the industry — to collaborate on and develop new projects, or to simply display and get feedback on existing ones. “Whether users are looking to hire a team, get feedback on their project, or acquire the right gear or location, Creative District is designed to connect them to the right people at the right time to get their projects done,” says Technicolor in the announcement.
Among the features, user profiles and project pages can include videos, text, and photos related to the user’s current and past work.
The venture is fully financed by Technicolor, and overseen by Micki Krimmel, GM of Creative District at the company.
As part of its investment, Technicolor has also established a grant program that will distribute up to $5,000 in monthly grants to further support this community. The March grant was given to filmmakers Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, who used it to finish their SXSW-winning comedy “Fort Tilden.”