NFM workshop to offer essential guide to setting up an indie

Posted: 12th March 2012

Even the greatest creative talents and innovators need a business backbone to succeed. Led by factual programme maker and expert trainer Lyndsay Duthie, this workshop will give you the practical knowledge of how to set yourself up as a trading company – allowing you the best chance of monetising your skills, making a profit from your activity, and seeing your projects through to successful completion.

The knowledge you will gain through this course will also be of benefit to future employers as you will learn about new business processes that can help to improve profitability. 

Aimed especially at freelancers working in film and television who are registered as self employed and looking to take that next professional step, the workshop covers all aspects of setting yourself up in business, including:

  • The benefits of running a company
  • Registering your company
  • Basic accountancy issues
  • Legal requirements
  • Branding
  • Business planning / developing your career plans
  • Getting your ideas commissioned

This supportive small-group class will provide you with all the practical know-how you need to start reaping the commercial rewards your talent deserves.

When: Friday 23 March, registration from 9.00am for a prompt 9.15am start. Ends 4.15pm.

Where: Northern Film & Media, Studio 2, The Kiln, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 1AB.

Cost: Tickets are priced at £30 (inclusive of booking fees).

To book your place using PayPal please click here and follow the ‘Order Now’ link. If you would rather pay by cheque please email and we will advise you further.  

Thanks to the support of our funders we are able to offer this course at a significant subsidy.


The trainer: Lyndsay Duthie

Lyndsay is an experienced media executive and content creator, and has worked for ITV, BBC, C4, Five and Sky. Specialising in producing factual entertainment formats for the international market she launched her own business, Ice Blue Media, in 2006. Lyndsay also runs training courses for Pact (ITF), Sky, and National Film and TV School as well as guest lecturing. She is a regular speaker at creative industry events such as MIPCOM, MGEITF and Sheffield Doc/Fest, and has been on the Board of Directors for Women in Film and TV since 2007.


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