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CrewStar Reports Increase in Worldwide TV Crew Usage51% rise in worldwide crew bookings since the final quarter of 2004 (February 11, 2005)
CrewStar, Inc., the industry's premiere TV production crew resourcing service, has reported a 51% rise in worldwide crew bookings since the final quarter of 2004. The full service company, in business since 1994, attributes the increase to several service, economic and environmental factors.
"The dynamics behind this trend are understandable", notes Lily A. Maiella, CrewStar President & CEO. "As reported recently in Business Travel News, many corporations are continuing to develop or more strictly enforce travel policy restrictions. That's one reason why more producers are using local crews. Secondly, while 2005 budgets remain tight, programs still need to be done - so it's more cost effective to buy services locally than pay travel costs. Plus, airlines are cutting back, so routes and numbers of flights are more limited. Finally, we're seeing more "single body" business - as CrewStar is one of the few agencies that will book a single technician to a fully equipped team. This gives producers more flexibility and low-cost options. The result is, we're busier than ever with crew bookings all over the world!"
CrewStar boasts the most comprehensive, worldwide database of production resources as well as solid, respectful relationships with their production teams. "It's one thing to have a crew list", remarked Joe Maiella, Sr. VP, Marketing & Sales. "Its far more valuable to have a relationship with crewmembers who are actually doing the work. This makes us fully confident that our teams will perform in outstanding fashion, and can back-up our guarantee for client satisfaction. We also know how our crews feel about doing business with CrewStar. We treat them with respect. In turn, they respect our business model, our pricing, and how we create value for all parties involved. Again, this makes a big difference in how well our professional crews perform."
Being the most responsive and personalized service in the industry is also a CrewStar trademark. "We make it our business to get right back to clients, and to provide frequent updates on our progress", adds Lily Maiella. "We understand the pressures our clients face. We always try to take some of that pressure away by providing crew options and solutions as quickly as possible. Obviously, our approach is working!"
CrewStar has provided comprehensive production crew and talent payroll and international production crew and equipment booking services to corporate, commercial production, broadcast, cable, and organizational clients since 1994.
For more information, visit www.crewstar.com. Or call toll-free: 1-888-SHOOTS1.
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