Film London Masterclass: Introduction to Freelance Finances

Latest 11 Jan 2022

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Recorded on Weds, 6 October 12-1pm. This fun session with finance trainer David Thomas looks at how you can take control of your freelance finances. With tips on how to assess your financial situation and how to use various tools to monitor income and spending, the masterclass covers:

  1. How to set budgets in your personal life, including for savings
  2. How tax and National Insurance work, particularly for freelancers
  3. How to plan your income and spending to ensure you don’t run out of cash
  4. How freelancing comes in many forms

This event is presented by Film London’s Equal Access Network in partnership with BFI NETWORK.

Want to know more about the Equal Access Network?

Our Equal Access Network – the EAN - is supported by the Mayor of London. Through it, we work to ensure the capital’s screen industries represent the diversity of the city itself. Our core aim is to promote equality, inclusion and diversity: We want the EAN to be the link in an industry network for those that don’t have it.

As well as helping to connect the network’s members with productions and companies, the EAN runs a number of initiatives, including a series of free regular masterclasses with industry leaders and experienced practitioners, an annual New Entrants Course, which covers everything from development to post-production, internship/returnship schemes access to online resources as well as tailored careers advice, 1-2-1 CV clinics and mock interview sessions.

The EAN aims to remove all barriers to entry and is free to join and open to all. If you are a new entrant, returner, mid-level professional in the film and TV industry or looking to make a career change then join the EAN today.

Learn more and join the EAN now.