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ABOUT THE HUB

The HUB is The Student Production Resource Center for University of Texas at Austin media makers. The HUB is affiliated with the department of Radio-Television-Film in the Moody College of Communication. We help students with filmmaking needs by offering production resources such as:


  • Cast & Crew Calls

  • Jobs & Internships

  • Crew database

  • Grant and Funding Information

  • Festival Information

  • Legal paperwork

  • Bi-weekly e-mail newsletter​

 

FAQ

Q: WHAT DOES THE HUB ACTUALLY DO?

Say you’re a composer who wants to score a film, a director in need of an animator, or a producer
seeking resources. You’ve come to the right place. The Hub works as a producing center, supporting UT students with every aspect of film and video production–from finding funds to finding talent to finding an audience. Our newsletter and website feature crew calls and information on media industry jobs, internships, screenings, filmmaker talks, and film festivals. And through tools such as HookedIn (Texas Exes’s networking service), The Hub’s Community Post Board, and our Facebook group, we invite media makers to connect with each other—and the greater media community—to share their knowledge, produce quality work, and build lasting partnerships.

Q: HOW DOES HOOKEDIN WORK?

The Hub’s closed HookedIn group is available only to UT students and alumni. It serves as a UT
production directory and networking site. Through online profiles, media makers can promote
themselves to other Longhorn media makers, search for collaborators, and connect with each other. Please refer to our video tutorials about how to get started with the HookedIn platform and how to maximize the benefits of this resource. See HookedIn Help

Q: CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT AT THE HUB?

The short answer is no. Equipment Check-Out for Moody College/RTF students is located in the
alley underneath the walkway connecting CMA to CMB. If you would like to reserve equipment,
please log in to the Moody Equipment Reservation System.

Q: HOW DO I GET HELP FROM THE HUB?

You must first figure out what you need and where you are in the production process.

 

  • Check out this website for assistance with raising money and finding venues to get your film screened.

  • Sign up and read our bimonthly newsletter to learn about events, crew calls, jobs, and other such resources.

 

  • Create a HookedIn profile (if you’re a UT student/alum) and start networking with other Longhorn media makers.

  • Send us a posting for what you need here or, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, e-mail us at thehub@austin.utexas.edu, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Q: ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES POSTED IN THE HUB VETTED?


Please do your own due diligence in researching opportunities posted to The Hub and its accompanying Facebook & HookedIn pages as they may not have been vetted by university staff. Let us know if any issues or concerns arise.

 

Q: CAN I JOIN THE HUB?


While some of the resources we may point to are only available to Radio-Television-Film or UT

students, The Hub is not an organization that you join. We invite you to use this site as a jumping off point for your film productions. Anyone can sign up for the mailing list, and anyone can submit a posting for the newsletter (note: postings will only be published based on the newsletter editor’s

approval).


Q: DO I HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO GET THE NEWSLETTER?
 

You do NOT have to be a student to receive the newsletter. There are many resources that non-UT folks can benefit from; however, the bulk of the newsletter’s mailing list will consist of our target

audience: students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

 

HISTORY

The University of Texas at Austin has a strong tradition of student organizations that assist in fulfilling a complete college experience. In the 1990′s, well-respected Greek filmmaker, Athina Rachel Tsangari, who was an RTF graduate student at the time, founded such an organization when she established “The Cage.” The Cage’s mission was to help students find resources in order to successfully produce their films. It drew its name from the caged room—the fourth wall of the room was literally made up of chain-link fencing—that was allotted to the organization in the second-floor basement/alley-level of the CMB building, immediately next door to the former site of Equipment Checkout. Rebranded The Hub in 2021, this updated resource has the same aim as it has had since the 90s: to support Radio-Television-Film students with their productions, and to offer them opportunities.