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
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
Taxation and GST
Content storage, archiving and digital management
Part 2: Commercial Negotiation
Incentives and support
Creating and protecting the value of IP
Buying, selling and licensing copyright
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:
Moneypenny Production Accounting Services
Sura Film and Entertainment
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.