Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Claim Your Power to Create the Entertainment Career You Deserve

Looking to have a more powerful say in the way things are handled in your entertainment career? Tired of giving decisions over to your agent, manager, producer or collaborator? Feeling intimidated about money and talking a deal? This interactive workshop will give you the agent’s/life coach’s take on how to reclaim making bold decisions in your career and claim your true creative/business voice. Learn the most effective ways to build your confidence, communicate with conviction and ask for what you truly want. Gain the skills to negotiate in a way that minimizes the fears and maximizes the results. Hear the insider’s tips on how to network with results. Also, learn the most effective ways to pitch yourself and your projects. This workshop is all about claiming your authentic voice, honoring your creativity, leveraging your strengths and being fully expressed.

Feel free to bring lunch!



Jim Arnoff is a television packaging agent who represents New York production companies that develop and sell original programming to networks. Arnoff has worked at the William Morris Agency as an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. As a certified life coach for the entertainment industry, he has led workshops for the Producers Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, HBO, MTV Networks and the Writers Guild of America. He is also a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology.


$10 for NYWIFT Members
$20 for Nonmembers
Register by pre-payment online

September 25 @ 12:30pm
12:30 pm — 2:00 pm (1h 30′)

NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenue)

$15 for Members
$25 for Nonmembers



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.