The project, dubbed ‘7 days in June’, will see a team of freelance film-makers create a series of seven films, each highlighting a different aspect of working for oneself. The films, all created from start to finish within a week starting on the June 23, will cover a range of subject, including advice on taking starting out and the benefits freelancers can bring to a business.
The films will be shot in and around Media City in Manchester and will be released one by one in the run-up to National Freelancers Day on November 21, 2012. The final film – the culmination of the 7 days in June project - will be premiered on National Freelancers Day and will be a unique overview of freelancing in the UK. It is hoped the series of films will kick-start a debate around the benefits of freelancing, how important it is to UK plc, and what the freelance experience is in 2012.
7 Days in June was conceived by Rob Edwards, a content producer, he said: “Freelancing is a growing and vital aspect of the business landscape but there is still so much more we can do to help people get into freelancing and educate businesses on just how much contract workers can contribute. That’s what we’re aiming to do with 7 Days in June and it’s why we’ve taken on such an ambitious project!”
The project is sponsored by specialist accountant Brookson and freelancer trade group the PCG.
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