Being Resourceful: how to use our resource section
by Karina Halle
Vancouver, BC -
Jul 25, 2006
Weve gotten a lot of questions from people
regarding our resource listings and how it all works.
So, to cut down on confusion, I figured I should give
you a short tutorial right here and now.
Say you are a film producer who is coming to
Vancouver to shoot an Indie film. Problem is, you
dont know the town and arent sure where to find
the things you need. Look no further, our IFA
Resources section is there to help.
If its catering you want for your films wrap party,
just go to our home page. From there you have an
option to go through the Resources link or bypass all
that by entering a keyword on the main page. Type
in catering for your keyword and voila, you have
several listings of people who do catering in the
area -- choose from dessert (Casa Gelato) or bar
catering (Marquis Wines) or gourmet cuisine (Peake
of Catering). Deciding to shoot the movie in LA
instead? No problem, just click on the American flag
logo on the home page and your query will be
redirected for that area.
Looking for something more specific? Perhaps you
want to hire dancers for your film. Click on
Resources, which will then prompt you to specify the
area. If its Calgary you want, click Calgary. Then
choose from the list of categories on the drop-down
menus. Find Dancers/Choreographers under
Performers and Related Services, and there you have
it, a list of dancers in the area all at your
The resource listings arent just for people in the
industry, either. Going to a wedding in West
Hollywood but not sure where to get flowers? Pull up
the Services tab, select Flowers and take your pick
of the litter. Leos Flower Shop happens to be in your
area, and with the Google map and contact info,
youll be on your way to getting flowers in minutes.
The best part is, many services listed within our
database offer discounts to IFA members (for
example, Marquis Wines offers 10% off of a case of
wine), so sign up with the IFA today and start
receiving those savings today!