Jun 16 , 2020

First aid for film freelancers: #4 Winning new clients

  • When: 16th Jun 2020, 14:30-17:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+
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With the film sector in hibernation, many film freelancers are unsure what other work they could do, and how they are going to make ends meet. First aid for film freelancers is a series of four standalone workshops that are designed to provide information and practical advice from screen sector and business experts.

In this final workshop delivered by Mission Accomplished, we are focussing on winning new clients. It will cover:

Part 1: Valuing myself

  • How do I value myself?
  • What is my rate?
  • Overpricing and underpricing

Part 2: Growing your network 

  • Nurturing and leveraging my network
  • Writing winning emails
  • Getting meetings
  • Pitching yourself

The goal of the session is to provide participants with the tools and the confidence to grow their networks and win new clients ready for when the industry opens up again.

If you were unable to attend the first session, it is recommended you first catch up on part 1 of this series, First aid for film freelancers: #1 Money here .
Session 2 First aid for film freelancers: #2 Mind is taking place on Tuesday 19th May from 2.30 – 5.00pm you can sign up here. Session 3 First aid for film freelancers: #3 ME - What career do I want? is taking place on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 – 14.30 – 17.00 you can sign up here.

The session will be lead by Alison Grade, author, The Freelance Bible with guest speaker Mike Southon, co-author of best-selling business book The Beermat Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur-in-residence at Cass Business School.

This programme is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.