Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Owning Your Power

“Owning Your Power….Taking Charge of Your Entertainment 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 NYWIFT Member/Certified Career Coach/TV Packaging Agent Jim Arnoff‘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 Certified Life/Career Coach to the entertainment industry, women in finance and the legal profession. He also practices entertainment law. Jim provides consulting services to creatives in the entertainment industry (starting your own production company, shaping your pitch, networking, accessing industry executives, branding) drawing on his experience as a television packaging agent. He worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He went on to become an independent packaging agent working with production companies in non-fiction, lifestyle and documentary programming. He leads workshops for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America/East and West, New York Women in Film & Television, NYU Career Services/Alumni Relations/Tisch School of the Arts, Veterans in Media & Entertainment/East and West, Film Fatales/East and West, Ladies of Comedy Association. The Actors Fund/East and West and the NYC Bar Association. Jim is a adjunct faculty member of the School of Visual Arts (“Pitching Your Television Series to the Industry Pros”). He is a guest speaker at FIT and NYU. Jim is a member of the New York State, New York City and LeGal/LGBT Bar Associations. Jim has been leading workshops for NYWIFT for 15 years.

September 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.