Getting Started on Crewlist

This section of our Help Center covers how to set up an effective Crewlist account.

Select the option below that best matches your query to get started.


How do I create a Crewlist account?

Creating a Crewlist account is a simple 2 step process:

  1. Enter your details at crewlist.co.nz/createaccount.
  2. Authenticate your email address and mobile number at crewlist.co.nz/authenticate.
Why do I need to authenticate my email address and mobile number?

Why do I need to authenticate my email address and mobile number?

Authenticating your email address and mobile number is one of the ways that we keep Crewlist free of spam accounts. We also use your verified email address and mobile number to restore access to your account if you have trouble logging into your account.

In some cases we may use your email address or mobile number to contact you directly regarding activity on your Crewlist account.

You will be prompted to link your IMDb profile when you created your Crewlist account, although if you choose not to link them at this time you can do it later by visiting Account Settings > IMDb Profile.

Linking your account is a simple 2 - 3 step process:

  1. Select your profile from our list of possible IMDb profiles, or enter your IMDb ID.
  2. Create project profiles for your IMDb credits that haven't been linked to Crewlist projects. This step is optional, and may not be presented to you.
  3. Confirm your IMDb credits. Modify or confirm your IMDb credits so that Crewlist can accurately import this information into your profile.

How does my News Feed work?

Your News Feed is a stream of updates from the people that you follow. The News Feed tells you what these people are working on, who they're recommending, projects that they've enjoyed and much more.

Your will not see status updates such as those from Twitter or Facebook on your News Feed. This keeps your News Feed as clean and informative as possible, preventing it from becoming bloated as many social networks have become.

What does it mean to \"follow\" someone on Crewlist?

What can I do to get the most out of my Crewlist account?

  1. Make your profile informative and interesting
    An informative and interesting Crewlist profile is the most important aspect of your Crewlist account. This is where people will come to find out more information about you, so make sure that you put your best foot forward.
    Make sure your work experience is accurately reflected on your profile, you have a good photo and bio, and your contact information is up-to-date. How do I add my work experience to my profile? How do I change my profile photo? How can people contact me on Crewlist?
  2. Ask your Production Manager to use Crewlist
    Your experience level is influenced by the Crewlist projects that you work on. To boost your experience level, ask your Production Manager to manage your project and crew through Crewlist. Every project you work on that is managed through Crewlist will increase your experience level, as well as the experience level of everyone on your crew.
    A higher experience level on Crewlist translates to a higher ranking on search results and more views on your profile. The more projects you do that are managed through Crewlist, the more projects you will be offered through Crewlist in the future. How do I create a project on Crewlist?
  3. Recommend other Crewlist members
    Interacting with other Crewlist members, whether you've worked together in the past or you'd like to work with them in the future, is a great way to build your network on Crewlist. What does it mean to \"recommend\" someone on Crewlist? What does it mean to \"follow\" someone on Crewlist?
  4. Share your Crewlist profile
    Share your Crewlist profile on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other sites to increase traffic to and exposure of your profile.
    The address of Crewlist profile can be easily customised and simplified. How do I change the address of my Crewlist profile?
  5. Integrate your Calendar
    Your Crewlist calendar is an incredibly powerful tool, capable of seamless integration with a myriad of devices and time management software.
    You no longer need to locate that errant paper callsheet or trawl through your inbox to find when and where you've been called for work tomorrow, because your entire work calendar is synced across all your mobile, tablet, laptop and cloud-based calendarsystems. How do I sync my Crewlist calendar to other devices?