REEL-CREW Frequently Asked Questions

What is REEL-CREW?

REEL CREW is a free, online professional crew and support services database. It is used by productions to locate local crew and businesses while filming in Washington State.

How do I sign up for  REEL-CREW?

It’s easy! You can register for Washington Filmworks REEL-CREW here.

  • Select your login and password
  • Provide some basic contact information
    • Name, Company Name, Address, Phone, Email
  • Add your skills & affiliations
    • Up to 3 website links (such as your own website, Facebook page, Twitter Profile, YouTube Channel, etc). You can also add a description of your skills and affiliations (800 characters max).

Is there a cost to use this service?

No cost, it is absolutely free!

Can I register if I live outside the state of Washington?

No, only crew members that are Washington residents can create a listing in the database. To be listed as Support Services, you must be a qualified WA State business. 

A Washington resident is an individual who maintains a permanent dwelling within the state, and spends an aggregate of at least six months each year within the state.

A Washington business includes any sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability entity, or corporation that is registered to do business with the Washington Department of Revenue and has an office in Washington State.

 Who can see my contact information?

REEL-CREW is a public, searchable database and when you register, you can control what contact information and credits are made public.

I just updated my listing, how come I can’t see the updates that I have entered?

New and updated listings must be approved by Washington Filmworks. Once we have approved your changes, your listing will be updated publicly.

I am an actor/stunt performer in Washington State. Can I list myself in REEL-CREW?

No, Washington Filmworks’ REEL-CREW database does not currently support talent listings. Washington resident talent is encouraged to utilize Washington-based resources for actors including talent agents, casting directors, SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local and callboards like Backstage.

What about other crew databases and call boards in the state?

These resources are still very much around and are also important ways for crew and production support businesses to list their services and get noticed. We encourage you to list yourself in all available resources – REEL-CREW, Seattle’s Women in Film directory, and Northwest Film Forum’s Callboard, to maximize your chances of finding work and new opportunities.  

If you are looking for information about union crew members in Washington State, please contact one of the union representatives that are listed in the “Union/Guild” section of Washington Filmworks’ resource page.

Whom can I contact with more specific questions?

If you have any further questions about REEL-CREW, please contact us here: info@washingtonfilmworks.org.