Lunchtime Skills Workshop – The Business of Being an Indie: How to Make It Work … Your Way

Thinking of going out on your own or already there? Not quite sure how to navigate the world of being independent? Whether you’re doing it freelance or through your own production company, this interactive workshop will give you the tools to embrace your independence: powerful networking, effective collaborating, putting together the best support team, and strategic negotiating. You’ll hear how to get through the tough times, how to have those tough talks, and how to attract the right partners. Learn the agent’s secrets to making it on your own … your way.

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.


Presented by Jim Arnoff

February 10 @ 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.