Short course

Overview

This course has been adapted for  delivery via Zoom and is open for applications!

Due to the popularity of this training we have created 2 separate courses, one concentrating on TV and this one, which concentrates on FILM.  Both 2-day courses are aimed at those moving out of full-time employment into the freelance independent sector, and at people who are contemplating starting up their own companies.  


Packed with useful information, it aims to help you set up business as a freelancer or as a small production company.  Areas include:

What should your "core" business be?
How to set up your business structures
How to become a freelancer or start your own company
What you must do as an employer
Accounting systems and managing them
Approaches to total production budgeting, production fees and umbrella deals
Long-term financial survival and business plans
The legal framework for business and production
Knowing the market place for pitching yourself and your projects

Please note that both courses concentrate more on the specifics of running a media based company as opposed to the content that they produce so should be applicable to all, but use examples and references from either FILM or TV as their building blocks

 

Tutored by Dr Angus Finney an experienced film business specialist, author, and an executive producer.

Whose current work includes producing with Yash Raj Films, India’s largest private film studio; consulting for China’s leading IP agency Cloudwood; mentoring production companies for Creative England and executive producing for Manchester’s horror outfit Grimmfest.

Finney was the manager of Europe’s only Film Production Finance Market for 10 years, and is the former managing director of Renaissance Films in the 2000s.

He teaches at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, where he is a Fellow. He is currently a visiting professor to the Beijing Film Academy, and a Course Director at the Danish National Film School.  He has also trained and taught around the world, including New Zealand, China, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Denmark and the UK. 

He has published four books, including The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood  RRP £39.99 - which as an added bonus for those attending during lockdown will be provided as a PDF 

 

Freelance Rate: £325

Corporate Rate: £395

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

The freelance rate for this course is subsidised by ScreenSkills with support from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy; as part of work to diversify the screen industry workforce, this year there is also a further reduction in fees of up to 50% available for freelancers with disabilities and/or who are from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups - further details of which will be provided upon acceptance on the training

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us shortcourses@nfts.co.uk 01494 677 903

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