Managing and Marketing Yourself as a Freelance Film Worker

An introduction to innovative career development scheme, which helps established film workers and new entrants to film and TV drama to develop the business skills – networking, marketing, negotiation – they need in order to survive as freelance crew.


DATE: February 1
TIME: 12.45 – 14.00
VENUE: Studio 3, Gothenburg Studios


Speaker: Nicola Lees

Nicola Lees runs an innovative career development scheme for Sara Putt Associates, which helps diverse new entrants in film and TV drama to develop the social and business skills they need to survive as freelance crew. She has worked in film/TV for twenty years, and also runs a prestigious mentoring scheme for WFTV UK. 

Creator of

Author of:
Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch (2010)
Give Me the Money and I’ll Shoot! Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project (2012).

Contributing writer:
Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making Your Documentary Fundraising Trailer by Fernanda Rossi
The TV Presenter’s Career Handbook by Kathryn Wolf
Competition, Gender and Management: Beyond Winning and Losing by Jane Dennehy