Combined Mind

What is Combined Mind exactly?

Combined Mind is a creative media networking production company. We provide opportunities for career development, employment, training, investment and ultimately the commercial realisation of ideas.

We are a membership based international collective of individuals and companies, made up from the entire creative spectrum. Most of us have been in the business for a while, some are just beginning a career in the media and the rest of us work in different worlds but have great ideas and want to see them made.

Our mission is threefold:

  1. To provide a vast free global and fully searchable database of creative talent and production crew accessible to anyone free of charge.
  2. To provide an Ideas Bank where members can deposit and search the public database as well as develop other ideas privately.
  3. To aid the connection of originators of good ideas to the relevant talent and production professionals with the skills and desire to create a viable product.
How does it work?

Combined Mind provides an infrastructure for development of your Ideas, Contacts and Career - it just depends how involved you intend to be. To achieve this we provide the tools you need to network within a community of like-minded professionals and creative people.

It is all about the Idea.

The Lifecycle of an idea generally goes through these 7 stages of development:

  1. Have an Idea
  2. Develop it into a Treatment
  3. Protect it
  4. Collaborate! Form a group from the network and develop into a treatment/proposal
  5. Pitch it
  6. Produce it
  7. Share the profits

There are two ways to develop your ideas into commercial projects through Combined Mind:

  1. Connect with the CREATIVE MATRIX to form a Team/group to develop the treatment further. This could be to find a writer to write a script, a producer to raise money to make a pilot or to find a brand to sponsor the project.
  2. Submit your idea to the Combined Mind Creative Committee where your idea will be reviewed and could end up on our list of priority projects for further development by Combined Mind.
What is the point?

Your idea could be the next big thing and we might be able to help you to make it happen. Anyone is capeable of having a great idea, regardless of what they do for a living or who they know. But it is converting that idea from a scribble on the back of a napkin to a well written professional treatment or script, and then making it into a TV show, film, or computer game, that is the difficult bit.

It all starts with a good idea.

But no matter how good your idea is, it is unlikely to be commissioned unless the commissioner knows and trusts the team proposing it. Therefore pitching an idea as an unknown will almost always end up in disappointment. The commissioner could suggest you approach an established Production Company to ask them to produce the idea. But going down this route often results in losing all creative input as well as your chance to profit from the Intellectual property thus making financial reward or even recognition highly unlikely.

Then of course there is the justified paranoia that surrounds the submission of your precious ideas to people who might steal them for their own gain. It does happen and we all know people who have been in this position. This is why we insist on originators of ideas following our advice when it comes to developing, protecting and pitching their ideas.

Combined Mind was born from the desire to listen to people with great ideas, introduce them to others who can bring them to life and let them reap the rewards inherent in the success of a good idea. We believe that in this way, skills, opportunities and careers can be recognised, developed and key contacts made so that excellent, original content can be produced.

Why Join

Apart from the the opportunity to belong to the most comprehensive online creative community known to humanity Combined Mind offers you the opportunity to:

  • Post a fully searchable profile with all your details and your uploaded CV to the Creative Matrix. You can Link to your own website or blog and you can embed links to your own You Tube,Vimeo or other media in your profile pages.
  • Free access to the jobs board.
  • Most importantly - we want you to develop your great ideas for TV Programmes, online digital content, films Iphone Apps, Games, Radio shows in fact anything creative into a commercially viable product!
  • Times have changed and the traditional way of making content is no longer a sustainable and practical for media production. The shift in modes of production is apparent and we have the solution in the form of collaboration and joint ventures (Co-Production).
  • Combined Mind offer the tools to develop your ideas and the platform to collaborate with professionals in the industry already. Create Connect Collaborate!

All for Free!

Who are Combined MInd?

YOU are Combined Mind ! But James & Jake started it.  Jake Taylor and James Abadi have been working in the entertainment Industries for a combined period of over 30 years.

James began his career as a runner on Brookside and has since shot, edited, produced and directed a plethora of shows ranging from police documentaries to celebrity jungle reality formats. He has also directed and edited many music videos, virals and award winning short films. He has recently completed his first feature film, The Story Of, which he wrote and directed.

Jake started his media career as an actor and TV presenter but for the last ten years has been working as a director / senior director for some of television’s behemoths working on shows as varied as Sky Sports News, Big Brother, Upstaged, Hells Kitchen, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, House of Tiny Tearaways and The Family.

The Combined Mind Creative Matrix is a rich network of individuals that cross-pollinate the following areas:

IDEAS PEOPLE Have you ever had a great idea for a TV show, film, radio show, computer game, iPhone App or any other creative content, but didn’t know what to do next? Combined Mind provides you with the opportunity and the help to develop your idea to a stage where it could be developed, commissioned, produced and broadcast – providing you with fair recompense for your effort. As well as idea and concept development, we offer services designed to help you access and connect with like minded passionate people, helping you to realise your potential and further your career.

MEDIA PROFESSIONALS Whether you are an executive producer, technical crew member (of any discipline or level), writer, editor, researcher or runner, joining CM will have many benefits. As well as live active forums, message boards, online profile and news sections, you can make contacts, post and apply for jobs, collaborate on opportunities to develop ideas, enter competitions and tap in to the Creative Matrix.

PERFORMING ARTISTS Ranging from Presenters, Actors and Musicians to Ballet Dancers, Circus performers and Stunt men. Connect with the Creative Matrix, audition for jobs, collaborate on other projects and get your own ideas off the ground.

PROJECT INVESTORS Combined Mind offers you the opportunity to invest in the development of ideas for a share of returns. Investing in the development of ideas could potentially reap huge rewards for very little outlay of investment. Combined Mind Associates can advertise their opportunities for investors to get involved at varying levels. This could be from attempting to raise the full budget to make a feature film, to raising a small amount to create a taster tape for a pitch. Obvioulsy the more you put in the more you could potentially get out.

For example, investment might be attracted by searching for 20 Associates to invest a small amount of money each, thus raising the combined amount needed. So your small investment of £100 might contribute to the full amount of £1000 needed for an exciting new comedian to pay for the production of a taster tape of a new TV format – and from the taster that you helped fund, a commission could result and a new format could be licenced or global sales could bring you substantial returns… not to mention the satisfaction of having helped someone realise their dream.

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