Join our Friday Freelancer Zoom Forum

Join our Friday Freelancer Zoom Forum

Whilst nothing can quite replace shooting in the breeze at Malham (we’ll get back there one day!), we’ve been looking at ways that Screen Yorkshire can support the regional freelance film & TV production community during these uncertain times.

After speaking to a number of you personally and trialling some initial zooms, we’ve come up with a format that we feel offers freelancers based in Yorkshire and Humber a chance to get together with us online to offer peer to peer support and advice in an informal setting and signpost to industry or government initiatives that might be able to assist you.

It’s also an opportunity to share how COVID-19 is affecting you personally and identify any gaps in support, so that we can build this into our regional feedback to the BFI Screen Sector Task Force. Anything discussed in the zoom will of course remain confidential and will not be shared without the individual’s prior permission. We ask that anyone joining the zoom forum respects the confidentiality of other participants.

We have decided to run these on a weekly basis limited by grade. We are aiming to keep the groups relatively small so that everyone taking the time to join the zoom has an opportunity to take part in the conversation and registration is essential.

 

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Friday freelancer zoom - schedule and registration

Friday 22nd May at 14:00: Post-Production

This forum is open to freelancers based in the North of England working in post-production. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register to express your interest and we will send you a link to the Zoom meeting. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Friday 29th May at 14:00: Location Managers

This forum is open to freelance Location Managers based in Yorkshire & Humber working in scripted production. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register to express your interest and we will send you a link to the Zoom meeting. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

We will be hosting additional freelancer forums in coming weeks. Keep an eye on our social media for more details

Our Friday zoom forums are organised by our Film Office Team. If you would like to get in touch with them directly, please contact us on: 0113 236 8228 or filmoffice@screenyorkshire.co.uk

Useful links and advice

The Film & TV Charity are on hand to help you think through your options and help direct you to financial support via a 24/7 helpline, online chat and email. Film & TV Charity.

For advice and support specific to the screen industries, please follow this link to the BFI, who are working closely with sector support bodies, including Screen Yorkshire, PACT, BECTU, ScreenSkills, BFC and the Film & TV Charity. BFI – COVID-19: Answering questions from the screen sectors.

The most up to date information and advice from government on Coronavirus is available at: gov.uk/coronavirus

To access information on support for businesses in your area, please visit your local authority website.