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TWO-DAY BUSINESS ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

WHAT IS THE TOPIC?

Join Nick Cole from Cole Media & Entertainment Law covering legal essentials for running a successful business; Rebecca Mostyn from Screen Australia on the latest trends and numbers for the production sector, and what these numbers say about strategic thinking; and Sally Regan from Screen Australia on preparing a strong funding application, one of the key skills necessary for business growth.

Supported by Media Super, the Business Essentials workshop brings together topic specialists from across the industry to cover key issues in setting up, maintaining and growing an independent production business. Topics range from strategic planning, budgeting, negotiation, IP management, compliance, risk, insurances, tax and GST will be covered.

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED?

All too often content creators spend too much time on project lists and not enough on establishing a viable business capable not only of supporting sales but growth. Business can be built on the basis of a successful sale, but to grow requires management of a range of Business Essentials.

Here is a workshop that producers cannot afford to miss, a ‘how to’ detailing the secrets behind setting up and managing a successful business:

Part 1: Building an Enterprise

  • Strategic planning
  • Operating as a sole trader or forming a partnership
  • Registering a company
  • Identifying priorities, focusing resources and setting goals
  • Budgeting and reporting
  • Compliance and risk management
  • Hiring and firing employees and contractors
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation and GST
  • Insurance
  • Content storage, archiving and digital management

Part 2: Commercial Negotiation

  • Industrial environment
  • Incentives and support
  • Industrial framework
  • Creating and protecting the value of IP
  • Buying, selling and licensing copyright
  • Rights management
  • Enforcing copyright
  • Contracting
  • Screen agencies
  • Distributors and broadcasters
  • Writers, cast and crew

Part 3: Strategies for Growth

  • Market insights and;
  • An inspirational guest speaker and case study 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

Appropriate for content creators of any genre on any platform looking to start their own business or those looking for a good governance refresher.

HOW WILL THE CLASS BE PRESENTED?

Over two days, a series of expert lectures, case-study workshops and Q&A sessions with handouts, presentations and face-to-face advice.
The full timetable will be available closer to the date.

WHO ARE THE EXPERTS?

A range of expert presenters from key industry businesses, including:

  • Media Super
  • Generate
  • Moneypenny Production Accounting Services

  • Preferred Media
  • Sura Film and Entertainment
  • Screen Australia
  • Cole Media and Entertainment Law
  • Screen Producers Australia

DATE AND VENUE

DATE: Tuesday 21st June and Wednesday 22nd June 2016

TIME: 9.00am to 5.00pm both days

VENUE: Screening Room, Level 1 Building 61, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park NSW

This event is now sold out

For lawyers attending the Business Essentials Workshop:
Seminars and other CPD activities are not accredited by The Law Society of New South Wales. Under the CPD Rules, if SPA’s Business Essentials Workshop is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included.

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds available.

Please note: American Express is not accepted.