This 1-day workshop with producer Tracey Gardiner is designed to help you find out whether or not you need a production company to achieve your goals. And a practical guide on how to set up a company.
Whether your area is feature films or factual television, whether you are a writer, editor or producer come prepared to workshop your strategy and leave with a clear plan of action.
The day will start with why it is important to know the industry you plan to launch into followed by an opportunity to talk about your business proposition and get feedback from the group. There will be a step-by-step guide to the legal process of setting up a limited liability company as well as the ongoing costs and responsibilities. There will be discussions about the role of the founder or producer. Are you suited to that? Followed by a brief run down on business plans which are necessary to attract external sources of finance.
This day’s course will provide you with the opportunity to explore the best way to move forward, to exploit your idea or establish a business.
- To see your proposition in an industry context
- To clarify your aims
- To decide your best way forward
- To understand what skills are needed
- To learn the practicalities of setting up a company and running a limited liability company
- To learn the fundamental elements of a business plan
The day will cover the following:
- Industry context – where does your offering sit, how competitive is that sector?
- Your business plan - get feedback on your plan and analyse your strengths and weakness.
- Your role – are you a manager or creator? Who do you need to help you?
- Setting up the company – legal and accounting – what you need to do and the costs involved.
- Business plans and external finance – what a business plan consists of and why it’s necessary for external finance.