Help - The Complete Guide to How It Works
SET UP YOUR PROFILE
- Sign up for a membership here: SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAVERICKS OF CINEMA. Filmmakers/screenwriters can submit their profiles and projects for free. Producers pay a low fee to find projects and filmmakers/screenwriters they are interested in.
- Login to the website here: LOGIN.
- You will see a Welcome Members message. Click the Create/Edit profile button below that message. You can also click the MY PROFILE link in the MYACCOUNT list of menu links from the top navigation at the top of the screen.
- If you have already created a profile, you will be brought to it. If not, you will be brought to a default profile created for you based on the information you provided during signup. The default profile image is the Mavericks of Cinema logo. Click on the red Edit Profile button below the profile image.
- You will now be on the Edit Profile page.
On the left-hand side, you will see 4 links: About; Profile Photo; Project Files; Messages. You can click between these links to set up your full profile.
On the left-hand side, you will see 4 links: About; Profile Photo; Messages. You can click between these links to set up your full profile.
Fill in a description of yourself. Fill in your film genre(s) you specialize in. You can also decide if you want your entire profile to be displayed or not. Just click Yes or No to the option.
The photo you choose to serve as your main Profile Photo will be best displayed if the image dimensions are 1280px x 600px. If you need to change the dimensions of a photo, a good option is through the website Canva: https://www.canva.com/photo-editor/
Here you can upload project files if you desire. If you have a Filmmaker/Screenwriter membership, you will only be able to view your own uploaded files. Project Files mean your own film projects. If you have a Producer membership, you will be able to view all members’ uploaded files.
File types you can upload:
VIDEOS: .MP4, .MOV
IMAGES: PNG, JPG
DOCUMENTS: PDF, XLS, DOC, DOCx, PPT, PPTx
NOTE: All files must be under 1GB in size. You can upload as many as you like, as long as all are 1GB or less. Zip files and SVG files are not permitted to be uploaded. If you want to a delete any files you have uploaded, click on the little trash can beside the filename.
Important: protect your material beforehand.
VIEWING OTHER PROFILES
As a filmmaker/screenwriter member, you can view your own profile, uploaded documents and other files.
As a Producer member, you can view filmmaker/screenwriter profiles and uploaded project files. To view all profiles, click the red View All Profiles button on your own profile page. To view a particular profile, click the red View Profile button on the View All Profiles page. You can also click the Search link in the top navigation to look for profiles based on Genre or Keyword.
SENDING AND RECEIVING MESSAGES
To contact another member, click on the red Contact button on the member’s profile. A Contact form will pop up. Your Profile Title will automatically populate, but you can change this if you’d prefer to use your name. Once you’ve prepared your message and checked the “I’m not a robot” box, click on the Send Message button. An email notification from mavericksofcinema.com will be sent to the member you’ve contacted.
Important: Only the producer can start sending the first message. And then the messages exchange can happen.
If you’ve received a message notification from mavericksofcinema.com, click on the REPLY button which will prompt you to log into the website. Once logged in, click on the Create / Edit Profile button, and once on your member profile, click on the View Messages button. You can also see your messages from the Edit Profile page by clicking on the Messages tab in the left hand column.
This is your Message Inbox, where you will be able to view all the member messages in which you are a participant. To read the message that has been sent to you from another member, click the link to the message title under “Subject.” If you’d like to reply to the message, click the Reply link under “Action.” You can delete any messages by clicking on the box next to the message and then clicking the “Delete” button.
You can get quick access to your Messages anytime through the My Account / Message Inbox links from all pages in your top navigation.