We don't have to tell you how severely COVID-19 has changed the world, so we won't. There's been enough corporate-speak "we're here for you" to last us all several lifetimes. But there's no question that filmmakers have been hit hard, in ways specific to them: not only have most productions been shut down, but it's harder than ever for filmmaking teams to work together to get ready for that time when productions and in-person work can begin again.
We at ProductionNext can't do much about a worldwide pandemic, but there is something we can do that should help our membership and the broader filmmaking community: Today, we're announcing our Free BetaPlus plan:
- Effective immediately (April 22, 2020), we are providing free access to the ProductionNext BetaPlus tools to all ProductionNext members, paid or otherwise. You may create as many projects as you like, and you will have the full range of BetaPlus tools available for your work on them them: Script import, scheduling, breakdown, budgeting, and so on. No catches, no strings.
- We will provide this free access at least until September 15, 2020. We may extend this offering, depending on how the world responds to the virus. We will give you at least 30 days notice before ending this program. Once the Free BetaPlus program has ended, your membership will return to whatever it was prior to the program; more details will be provided at that time.
- We have suspended all monthly payments for BetaPlus monthly memberships, and will not resume them until the free access plan is ended. Monthly members will get full credit for the partial month that they have paid for and are already in.
- We will extend annual memberships by the duration of the Free BetaPlus plan (that is, for at least five months).
We hope that this program will help you keep your projects running, but, more importantly, we hope you are all safe and well. If you have questions about this program or anything else, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re working from home too, so we’ll probably not be far from our desks. If you're not already a ProductionNext member, you can sign up here.