Big Picture Australia

Maria is always so pleasant and professional to deal with. Over the past 10 years Maria has gone above and beyond to help Big Picture find exceptional Crew members for corporate and Live Music events. We have been able to form long lasting relationships with Freelancer’s provided by Maria and will continue to use these services in the future.

Calling all crew always provide great professional crew, even on very short notice.

Calling all crew are an absolute asset to the industry and their services are highly recommended.  

Many thanks,

Big Picture Australia

Global Media Desk

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 Thank you Calling All Crew for your great work with our shoot in Sydney. You were extremely responsive to our requests and the process was easy and streamline. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and hard work and I look forward to working with you again very soon.

Have a great day and thanks again.

Kind regards,

Dave

Dave Janse Van Rensburg 
Global Project Specialist

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I have had the pleasure of dealing with Maria and Calling All Crew for almost 15 years. I have worked for a few different Television Broadcast companies during that time and have at times, heavily relied on Maria, and her knowledge of the industry and her crew.

I have always been incredibly happy with the crew recommended by Maria and I know that anyone that comes through CAC are professional in their approach to the job at hand.

I have formed very long lasting working relationships with many of Maria’s Crew, some of which we still engage on a regular basis today at Global Television as we did some 14 years ago.

I would have no hesitation in recommending CAC to anyone that needed Television crews in Australia.

Kind regards

Mandy Hexter

National Crewing Manager
Global Television P/L
02 9690 8071
www.globaltv.com.au

Gearhouse Broadcast Melbourne

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The help and support you as CALLING ALL CREW offer to my colleagues and I at Gearhouse Broadcast is invaluable. 

We really appreciate the way you take our crewing problems and swiftly turn them into solutions.

There is a reason you have survived running the Sydney Freelance open market for so long, there are so many occasions when I have looked to you for a position to fill and you have come straight back to me with a Freelancer that will fill the brief.

Second to this the people on your books tend to have the best manners and be the most responsive crew I deal with.  More times than not I will receive a follow up email from someone I know is on your books thanking me for the booking etc.  These little things don’t go unnoticed.

It’s a please to deal with you and your Crew Maria! 

Kind regards, 
Cheyne Fox 

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey Show

 I contacted 'Calling All Crews' to coordinate and recommend A-List crews for the field shoots in several different cities throughout the country. The Production Manager, Maria Karambelas, went beyond the call of duty, paid attention to detail and was thinking ahead. The crews we hired met and exceeded our expectations. If you are coming to Australia from a foreign land, Maria is definitely a go-to person for crews. I couldn't be happier with the experience.

- Joseph Lecz, Senior Associate Production Manager
The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios

Active TV

Active TV

Your PA/ Talent Wranglers were amazing!!! All of them brilliant, professional, calm and happy! Loved spending the day with them.

Rose was a complete stand out and took over getting the contestants in order, set up with paperwork and challenge attire... just a trooper!

All of them worked non stop and when we had a few quiet patches were asking for more work... they were really great.

Thank you for organising such an awesome team and I really hope to get them on board for more work asap.

Love,
Sky

TCN Channel Nine Pty. Limited

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 Channel Nine has been using Calling All Crew's service since it's inception in 1990.  A lot of our crew requirements come via the freelance network and Maria has a thorough understanding of what our needs and requirements are.  One of the standout qualities of CAC is the speedy response and the quality of the crew.

Channel 7 Production Resources

Michael Healey
Senior Studio Cameraman

Channel 7
52 Martin Place 
Sydney 2000
0414733385

Re: Calling all Crew

To Whom It May Concern:

Need H.E.L.P then call C.A.C not N.R.M.A.

 As the senior cameraman at Channel Seven’s Martin Place news studios in Sydney I rely heavily on Maria’s company, Calling All Crew, and the service that she provides.

Our news studios at Seven are emtremely busy and rely heavily on a broad spectrum of freelance technicians. I quite often have up to twenty shifts per week that need to be covered by freelance cameramen. The ability to be able to access Maria’s website to view the availability of crew definitely makes my job easier. Being able to view crew availability, book crew and then receive fast, efficient confirmation by either phone or email is fantastic.

News production is quite often urgent and that’s exactly how Maria treats all of my bookings; with the utmost urgency, and for that I am extremely grateful. 

Channel Seven has also aired a number of outside broadcasts over the years, both locally and interstate. So whether it be The Melbourne Cup, The AFL Grand Final, Sunrise at Seaworld or Dreamworld , Maria has been able to contribute by providing highly-skilled cameramen Australia-wide, quickly and at most times with short notice.

 I have personally known Maria now for more than twenty years. Her passion for the Film and T.V industry remains as strong as ever. She has a great team who she values and works tirelessly for. She is an absolute delight and I will continue to make use of her services for as long as she decides to remain in the business.

Yours truly,
Michael Healey
Senior Studio Cameraman
7 News
Sydney

SBS TV

Where would we be without Maria and Calling All Crew?  We would not be in
Top Gear.  We'd be Totally Wild needing Rescue (by) Special Ops!

Maria is an indefatigable supporter of those in the television production
industry and, now with her trainee section, those who want to be in the
television production industry.  She knows what's going on, knows what will
work and always has a solution to a crewing dilemma.  

If you're looking for television work or seeking the right team to crew a
production call Maria at Calling All Crew.  She has Insight and you won't be
Lost!

Cheers Maria,

Pip


Pip Gordon
Production Services Manager
SBS Broadcast Operations
ph: (02) 9430 3624
m: 0417 064 402
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Global TV

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Here at Global we have used Calling All Crew every week, as we source freelance crews for various sporting and studio events in Sydney.  By knowing the strength of the personnel she has on her books, she has always offered appropriate crews for these events.
 
Maria Karambelas has always been contactable, reliable, pleasant and professional in her dealings with us.  
 
Many of the freelance people on her books ask that bookings be made directly with Maria, as this frees up their time to work (and not answer phone calls).  We keep in constant contact with Maria so she can check her people across our many jobs, ensuring people turn up on time every time.
 
Lisa Fenley
Resource Unit Administrator
Global Television PTY LTD
02 9886 33420407 277 088

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