16 January 2016

The Freelance has just heard that the courses due on 21 and 28 January have been postponed. Sorry.

Training alerts

The ever-popular Getting Started as a Freelance course, devised by London Freelance Branch, returns on Saturday 21 January, back at the NUJ HQ at Headland House, which will have re-opened by then.

The following week sees another longstanding training course with its origins firmly in LFB - Pitch and Deal (negotiating for freelances). It's at the same venue on Saturday 28 January. Tutors for both courses will include Freelance Industrial Council's Louis Bolotin.

Both courses cost £70 for NUJ members, with discounts for student members and unemployed members. Please note that in Headland House's new configuration the entrance to the first-floor training room is round the corner from the more familiar Gray's Inn Road main entrance - you'll need to go to 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB. Details are linked from the course titles above.

There are a couple of three-day NUJ courses in shooting and editing footage scheduled for the first half of 2017 - starting on Thursday 2 February and 15 May at the same venue. These are £550 for members and booking for them has already opened: see herefor details.

As ever, there are free workshops on "the business side" of working as a self-employed person provided by the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU), of which the NUJ is a part. See here.