FRUSTRATED TRYING to MAKE IT in FILM or TV?
You hustle, but it's hard to get ahead.
there must be a better way...
JOIN CLUB VLN
and make your own luck in film and television.
Open to filmmakers and television crew
Closed community of collaborators
Prolific distribution platform
Affordable & flexible
Dynamic range of original series
Recurring income potential
UHD/4K and HDR (high dynamic range) emphasis
Pilot pitch programme
Can't wait to START?
What's the Difference?
Exclusive to creators with large audiences
No content/platform quality control
Anything goes (short-form, genres, etc.)
Advertising (view-based) rev share
Studios & Video Direct
Bring your own IP / content
No content/platform quality control
Anything goes (short-form, genres, etc.)
Limited to USA, UK, Germany, Austria & Japan;
Not available on Apple TV.
Advertising, streaming, & VOD rental rev share
Member-only content collaborations
Original, long-form episodic, lifestyle TV §
Linear (as-live) niche channels +
Prolific global platform (plus cable & satellite)
Remuneration for commissioned series
plus rev share opportunities
UHD network = massive OPPORTUNITY
§ Though VIVE specialises in lifestyle TV, it showcases short-, indie feature-, and documentary films on its SHORTies Channel
A Collaborative Collective
VLN Community coupled with Club VLN empowers its members by fostering creative collaborations and lowering the barrier of entry to the realm of producing, distributing and monetising UHD television programming on a single, cohesive, universal platform available on millions of devices.
Club VLN was is designed to enable creators to take advantage of the opportunity that exists in the current landscape – the disparity between 4K devices sold and the lack of premium 4K entertainment. Based on the age old premise of “a rising tide lifts all boats” or “there is strength in numbers”, the concept is simple: As a group its members may collaborate and create by leveraging partnerships, technology and opportunities otherwise unattainable as individuals.
How It Works
THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW
It’s about time… that someone answers the call to fill the UHD lifestyle content void. Devices are abundant and continue to proliferate due to consumer enthusiasm for the future of television. Audiences are ready. The delivery systems are ready. So, there is no time like the present. Let’s do this! Together. NOW!
Education • Content Creation • Aggregation • Distribution
your craft with VLN Academy
VLN Community & Club VLN
your TV career on VIVE Lifestyle Network
Your Ticket to an Enduring & Rewarding Career
in Film or Television Production
Focus on doing what you do best, and leave the rest to VIVE Lifestyle Network. Everything you need in one comprehensive service. It’s so easy!
Membership offers total value for the money and flexibility to share with your crewmates and pay monthly.
VLN Comm-unity is a one-stop-shop for advice, updates, virtual meeting spaces, and so much more conceived to serve the greater common good.
Pilot Pitch Programme
Got a great treatment? ”Crew, prepare for take-off.” If your pilot ‘flies’ with the VLN audience, your series may just get commissioned.
Prolific Promotion & Distribution
VLN does all of the heavy-lifting so you don’t have to. We are all in this together, and there is strength in numbers.
Remuneration & revenue share
Whether your crew contributes to a VLN original project or its own pilot, participation can be quite rewarding.
What is VIVE Lifestyle Network (VLN)?
VIVE Lifestyle Network Limited (hereinafter referred to as “VLN”) is the first-of-its-kind digital long-form, linear lifestyle network with an emphasis on ultra high definition (a.k.a. 4K).
Where is VLN available to watch?
OTT (eg. Apple TV), STB, game boxes (eg. XBOX), smart TVs (eg. Samsung), mobiles & tablets (e.g. iOS), cable and satellite.
Who can join Club VLN?
Film and television production professionals, including production houses, are invited to apply to Club VLN, as well as aspiring content creators and students keen to get hands-on experience straightaway.
Why does VLN offer this service to film & television production professionals?
It is VLN’s mission to democratise access to premium UHD education and production equipment in an effort to afford creators the opportunities to join the UHD Initiative and produce high end, episodic factual entertainment and films to distribute and monetise on its prolific global digital platform.
In what cities will Club VLN be offered?
Atlanta, Austin, Barcelona, Cape Town, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver.
How much will it cost?
The monthly membership shall be $600 (USD) ex-VAT*. UK-based crews may be subject to VAT (20% as of July 2016).
My I share membership and split the cost with a crew?
Yes, a maximum of five (5) individuals may split the cost and privileges of a single membership thereby making it even more affordable and practical. In fact, VLN encourages members to find crews with whom to work and share the experience, as well as subsequent success.
Why is there a mandatory $100.00 (USD) deposit?
The deposit is analogous to a reservation and signifies sincerity of interest. If an application is declined, the deposit is fully refundable. However, if an application is accepted, the deposit shall be applied to the first month’s membership fee upon membership activation.
What does the application process entail?
It’s quite straightforward really. There are four steps, including deposit remittance, registering with the Community, completing a basic form, and scheduling a telephone or Skype interview.
How soon after submitting my application will I be notified of my acceptance or denial?
Assuming that your application is complete and all submission criteria have been met, we shall endeavour to give you an answer either way within 14 days.
What if my application is accepted?
You shall be notified of your application’s acceptance and added to an activation queue for your respective location.
What does 'membership activation' mean?
Memberships are activated in order of application (first-come, first-served), and activation refers to the time at which the monthly membership fees are triggered and the services become available.
Should I apply even if I own UHD camera(s) and/or have a production company of my own?
Yes, you can still take advantage of VLN Community, the pilot pitch programme, and VLN’s universal distribution platform ultimately yielding remuneration & rev share. Perhaps, if you own equipment, VLN might hire it from you rather than a rental house, too.
How are slots allocated?
Actually, positions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is there a minimum term of membership?
Yes, the minimum active membership term is twelve (12) months, and cancellations shall be subject to a thirty (30) day advance notification.
What does the term 'crew up' mean?
Basically, it’s an idea of finding other competent production professionals with whom you can collaborate and work to create episodic entertainment to showcase on VLN’s platform. It’s recommended for the reasons of not only sharing the burden of expense and responsibility, but also to keep oneself accountable to a team.
How does VLN Community and Club VLN differ from other film & television production professional member sites?
VLN Community is the only social network directly associated with a UHD TV network and whose purpose is to serve the greater common good. Although it is free to join VLN Community, Club VLN membership begets exclusive privileges reserved for paying members, such as access to complimentary master classes, UHD equipment, state-of-the-art facilities, as well as series work and pilot pitches, not to mention air time and revenue share.
As Seen On
VIVE Lifestyle Network APPLICATIONS WILL LIVE ON EVERY CONNECTED DEVICE PICTURED BELOW – INCLUDING CABLE SET TOP BOXES IN THE EU, UK & US – WITH A POTENTIAL REACH OF OVER 300 MILLION SCREENS WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHING SOON*.
*Platforms subject to change without notice at VLN’s discretion.
A rising tide lifts all boats…
Together we WILL raise the tide!
All for One. One for All.
Join the TV Revolution
Why struggle on your own when we could all band together and collectively strive for the greater common good all whilst maintaining your independence and creative freedom?
“Live what you love”. Take control of your destiny doing what you love for a living. Club VLN is the first-of-its-kind global creator coalition whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.