What Is Stuntphone.com?Stuntphone.com is an online database of Qualified Stunt Professionals for Film and Television. To see how we Qualify Stunt Professionals please see the Contact Us Page of the site.
Why should I apply to be on Stuntphone.com?Stuntphone.com is the only online database of Qualified Stunt Professionals. Stuntphone.com is the only site that researches the Qualifications of every applicant. If you Qualify, you can be listed. Even though the site charges a membership fee, we are not motivated by the bottom line. Our only goal is to have the most complete database of "Quaulified Stunt Professionals." Stuntphone.com will not limit you to the number of pictures you upload or reels you want to link over from You Tube. As long as the videos and pictures are stunt related and of the right size and file type.
What is "The Stunt Phone Book"?The Stunt Phone Book is a printed publication of Qualified Stunt Professionals. if you are a member of Stuntphone.com you will automatically be in "The Stunt Phone Book".
Who Runs Stuntphone.com and The Stunt Phone Book? And Why?John Dixon is the owner operator designer and publisher of the Stuntphone Brand. He is an accomplished Stunt Professional with over 100 different TV shows and Films to his credit. He has been a proud SAG member since 1994 and started to offer the Stuntphone Brand of resources to the community in 2006 with the birth of Stuntphone.com. He later decided to publish The Stunt Phone Book after the publishers of another stunt book decided to quit the publishing business. John always believed that a body of work and not just your SAG card made you a Stunt Professional, and he is sticking to those convictions by creating Stuntphone.com, iPhone and Android apps, and The Stunt Phone Book. You must be a Qualified Stunt Professional to be in any of the aforementioned products.
What Does it cost to be on Stuntphone.com?There is a yearly membership fee of $99.99 to be listed on Stuntphone.com This fee includes all the great features of Stuntphone.com plus inclusion in the next "Stunt Phone Book".
What are the iPhone and Android apps about?
Is Stuntphone an answering service?Yes!
What do I need to sign up for the service?you must be SAG/AFTRA to be with Stuntphone Stunt Service. You must have the required work history as well. You must then contact the office, either by phone (818-769-1777) or by stopping by our location (12198 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA. 91604 9AM to 5PM). Click here for map reference on Google. We will have all the information that you need to sign up with the service.
What is a "Qualified Stunt Performer"?A "Qualified Stunt Performer" is someone with a working background in stunts that has at least 5 SAG/AFTRA stunt contracts to their name. We will not take SAG eligible applicants. We do not believe that having a SAG card qualifies you to be a Stunt Performer. That being said...we will consider taking on less experienced clients to the service only if you provide us with 5 very respected references. It is important that you understand that this is what sets us apart from other services. Being a Stunt Performer is a privilege. Get out there and Hustle. Networking is the only true way to get your name and face out there. A Stunt Coordinator will rarely hire anyone they have not met or worked with.
What does "Stunphone Stunt Service" provide?
- 1. We provide the ability for Stunt Coordinators to contact "Qualified Stunt Professionals" with one phone call. We also provide a Contact number for Coordinators and Stunt Professionals who do not want their personal phone information available to the public. There are many times that you cannot answer your phone when you are on set. This is where it is advantages to have someone answering those calls for you.
- 2. A Stunt Coordinator or production company may need to fill a stunt role and wants to look at several performers of a certain type. They provide Stuntphone with the criteria and we put together a list of performers that meet their requirements. We contact performers on the list and send you to the interview.
- 3. Along with the phone service we provide a website, Stuntphone.com, that is easy for you to update. We will not charge extra for this. You can upload as many pictures and reels that you like, as long as they are Stunt related. We also have an iPhone app and Android app that you will be included in. There will soon be other features on the site that will only be available to Stuntphone Stunt Service clients.
- 4. Clients of the Stuntphone Stunt Services will also be included in The Stunt Phone Book. This is our printed version of the site database.
Will you submit me for Stunt Jobs?Yes and No.....please read on.
If a Stunt Coordinator or Production calls and asks for submissions for a certain type we will gladly send them the pertinent information of our clients that fit that type. We will not blindly spam an email of Production or Stunt Coordinators like other services. Not only does this anger the receivers of said email, but these bulk submissions do not set you apart individually. The Stunt Business is a personal relationship business. If you want to submit to a show we suggest that you either mail in or email a headshot to the Stunt Coordinator or Production to the appropriate address. Coordinators are a lot more likely to remember a submission that includes a personal note that sets you apart from the competition. Most bulk submission go to one place. The Trash.
If you are not willing to do the work of submitting yourself, then you should probably think of another career. Submitting and hustling is the "work part" of being a Stunt Professional. You can sit at home and complain about not working or you can be proactive in your career.
We will have up to date production information available to clients on a daily basis. Stop by the office and see what's out there to hustle. See below for tips on hustling.
Tips on Hustling.
The best way to get work is through networking. And one of the best ways to network is to hustle. Basically, to “hustle”, is to find where a stunt coordinator is working, go to the set and introduce yourself. The basic rules are to find an appropriate time to introduce yourself, be professional and don’t linger any longer than necessary. Politely drop off your headshot and resume and move on. DO NOT HUSTLE IN A GROUP! I cannot stress this enough. Bombarding a Coordinator on set in a group is the worst thing you can do.
DO NOT CRASH A CLOSED SET. EVER! If the set is a closed set...move on. Crashing a closed set only puts the Coordinator in a bad situation with production and makes you look like an ASS who cannot follow directions.
If you have other questions, call us at (818) 769-1777 or stop by the office.
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As Always..Thanks for your support!!!!