The Production Hub is Spider Movies' commitment to addressing the environmental challenges that we face today, by giving Gen Z the knowledge and tools to help them best communicate their ideas to the widest possible audience.
We're keen to support diversity within the industry.
We recognise the large new generation of environmentalists wanting to tell stories, but without the platform and experience to do so. If you’re a young, passionate and determined environmental content creator, then our Production Hub is for you. This is a place for you to gain insight, advice, and support on turning your ideas into a successful reality.
The Production Hub is split into a 3 Tier system, with different levels of support at each. As your idea develops, you have the opportunity to progress through the Tiers. Unless you reach Tier 3, Spider Movies do not take any ownership of your ideas and they remain completely your own. See below to find out more about each Tier.
We encourage people from under-represented black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to reach out.
The Production Hub is managed by our young Researcher, Alex Collins. Alex is a keen content creator, presenter, and conservationist himself. If you’re interested in joining our Production Hub community and seeing where this service can take you, then drop Alex a brief description of your idea at email@example.com. This must consist of no more than the following:
1. Your name.
2. The title of your production.
3. A single sentence clearly summarising the format of your production.
4. A short paragraph giving a brief outline of your production. This should be no more than 200 words.
We can then decide which Tier is best for the stage that your idea is at.
We will ONLY respond to ideas that clearly demonstrate lateral thinking in the form of a unique returnable format around the environment and Gen Z. Download our PDF below to learn what we really mean by a 'returnable format'.
If you don't hear back from us within 2 weeks of getting in touch, then your idea doesn't fit the bill. If this is the case, take a really careful second look at the PDF and ask yourself: "Is my idea really offering a returnable format that's centred around the environment and Gen Z?".
We wish you all the best and can't wait to hear your proposals!
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Whilst Tier 1 ideas demonstrate a returnable format, they need their development taken back to basics. On entering you into Tier 1, we will put your idea forward to our Exec Producer, who will feedback with one short piece of advice that is essential for you follow if you are to take your idea to the next level. On top of this, you will be encouraged to engage with our Industry Insights series on our social media channels (see below to find out more). Having experienced Tier 1, you will receive a warm welcome into the Spider community and can continue to engage with us on social media whilst thinking about how you might progress to Tier 2.
Tier 2 is for returnable formats that really show potential, but still require some tweaking in order to achieve consideration for further development. If we decide that your idea fits into Tier 2, you will receive short but invaluable advice from our Exec Producer. This will help you to understand key changes that must be made in order for your idea to really stand out and be deserving of production value. Remember, depending on your target audience, the right platform may vary from live, digital, to traditional television broadcast. To add to this, you will be encouraged to engage with our Industry Insights series on our social media channels (see below to find out more). On making the changes that you are taught in Tier 2, your idea may well be worthy of professional production. In this case, you are welcome to get in touch again. However, we, of course, cannot guarantee success. Having experienced Tier 2, you will receive a warm welcome into the Spider community and can continue to engage with us on social media whilst thinking about how you might progress to Tier 3.
Tier 3 is where your content ideas are made into a reality. To be chosen for Tier 3, your proposal must show out of the box, lateral thinking and a unique returnable format that has not yet been explored. On being accepted into Tier 3, you will be offered a Development Contract by Spider Movies. If you accept, then we will provide the support and production values necessary to produce your content professionally. This would be commissioned as a "Spider Movies Production in association with...". In Tier 3 you will receive help on selecting the appropriate broadcasting/media platforms, support in pitching to those chosen media platforms for full production funding, and possibly production value from our teams at Spider and Renowned, too.
Of course, we cannot guarantee that all proposals will make it through to Tier 3, as only a limited number of projects can receive such a high level of production support at once. However, regardless of what Tier you fall into, you will remain part of the Spider Movies Production Hub as a valued part of the Spider community, having gained invaluable advice and support. Who knows, you may come up with a different idea tomorrow!
This is a series of short videos to help give you a clear insight into the natural history production industry, and how you, as a passionate member of Gen Z, can get your voice heard. In each short episode, our Exec Producer, Fergus Beeley, provides valuable information that cannot easily be found anywhere else online. Make sure to follow us on our socials below to keep up to date with new episodes and snippets. Click the YouTube icon below to watch the series.
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