Screen Entrepreneurs is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. Workshops will be practical, interactive and fun! Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over three weekends. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian screen sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.
This is the second workshop of the series.
Money is NOT a Dirty Word - October 16 & 17
The idea that you’ll never make any money from your screen practice (and be a ‘starving artist’) is pervasive, and lots of filmmakers struggle with money and self-employment. This isn’t always just due to lack of funds, however – sometimes you just need someone to explain the basics of money in a way that’s fun, practical, and transparent.
Money is NOT a Dirty Word covers the fundamentals of financial literary specifically for creatives, and answers some of the most compelling financial questions you might have. It also takes a tour through tax and record keeping, ways to make money, and stops briefly in the lands of “Should I work for free?” and “What Should I Charge?”. A must for anyone working in the screen industry.
|Session||Topic||What will be covered?|
|Sat October 16, 10am - 1pm||The Famine and The Feast||
• Understanding the realities of irregular income
• PRACTICAL – Cost Benefit Analysis
• Budgets – Eurgh!
• Thinking Different – Pleasure and Peace of Mind
• What is Cashflow?
• PRACTICAL – The Beginnings of a Budget
|Sat October 16, 1.45pm - 4.30pm||Making Money||
• What Should I Charge? Finally, the answer…
• Ten Ways to Find Money for your Work
• Funding Fundamentals - How to Persuade Funders to Fund You
• Invoicing – The Basics
|Sun October 17, 10am - 1pm||Insurance and Super||
• Sexy Insurance Basics – how it works
• What You Need – Public Liability, Professional Indemnity
• Workcover and Injury
• Superannuation – Yes, You’re Entitled
|Sun October 17, 1.45pm - 4.30pm||Tax. Yep. Tax.||
• What is Taxable income?
• How does income tax work for employees?
• What about freelancers?
• Hobby or Business? You be the judge…
• Deductions for your Creative Work
• Record Keeping for Beginners
• Where to Get Help (and an accountant)
• Wrap-Up and Pack-Up
More Info and Bookings
More information can be found by clicking through the links for each workshop below or calling Wide Angle on 6223 8344.
Bookings are available here or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or [email protected]
Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart
Who should enrol
Screen Entrepreneurs is designed for screen freelancers and small screen business operators. Monica will cater for those with established businesses and those who are scoping a business opportunity or just starting out.
About the Presenter Monica Davidson
Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.
Information about the other workshops in the series
Film Business Fundamentals - September 11 & 12
Ever wanted to turn your film dreams into a business reality? Are you already freelancing in screen and want to know if you're doing things properly? Running a film business and worried that you could be doing it better?
This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for screen practitioners who want to work for themselves. It covers all the business basics from ABN and ABLIS, and focusses on the practical elements of a business plan that actually works.
The Business of Marketing - November 13 & 14
Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a screen business or being a freelancer in the creative industries. This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. We’ll also talk about websites, debunk your understanding of social media, help you recover from LinkedInPhobia, and debunk the myths of luck and word-of-mouth.