Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Owning Your Power… Taking Charge of Your Career!

Looking to have a lot more 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/career coach’s take on how to reclaim the decisions in your career.

Learn the most effective ways to build your confidence, communicate with conviction and ask for what you 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 that sets you apart and creates the most memorable connections. You will hear the best ways to collaborate with ease, claim your authentic voice and honor your creativity. This workshop is all about claiming your power, 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.

October 24 @ 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.