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Creativity + Business Skills = Career Success

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Creativity + Business Skills = Career Success
By Greenlit • Issue #9 • View online
Navigating festival submissions, finding a venue for your stage production, claiming tax credits — we’re covering it all our next slate of sessions for Greenlit U.

Registration is now open for our next series of Greenlit U seminars.
At Greenlit, we pride ourselves on the training and support we give our creatives. Greenlit U is our specialised online programme designed turn artists into entrepreneurs. We’re delighted to announce our next series of sessions. Sign up to watch live and participate in Q&As with industry experts.
Producing for Theatre: How to Get Your Show on the Stage
London-based theatremaker and Greenlit’s Head of Community and Theatre, Grace O'Keefe, will discuss the different performance venues, festivals and funding options for independent theatremakers today. Wednesday 4 May, 6pm BST.
Film Festival Strategy with Katie McCullough of Festival Formula
Film festival strategist and Festival Formula founder Katie McCullough will talk through the strategy behind festival submissions, how to find the right festival for your film, and how to prepare for the mad world of the festival circuit. Wednesday 18 May, 6pm BST.
You’re Wrong About Crowdfunding: Debunking Its Myths
The world has its assumptions and apprehensions about crowdfunding. Greenlit CEO & Founder Peter Storey is here to put an end to them. He’ll discuss the surprising ways crowdfunding can not only help you make your next project but also connect you with an engaged, career-long audience. Wednesday 1 June, 6pm BST.
Film Festival Practicalities with Ian Bignell of Festival Formula
Film festival strategist Ian Bignell will talk about how to best prepare for submitting your next film to festivals. What do you need to submit, and when? Which deadlines matter? Ian will cover the do’s and don'ts of submissions, and more.
And there’s more!
Figure out how to leverage tax credits for your next project with Sam Ampah at Alliotts. Learn how to ditch the nerves and become a pitching pro with an industry expert. Sessions on all this and more will be coming in the months ahead with Greenlit U.
There’s no cost to join Greenlit U. Register today for our next series of classes.
Need a primer? Our previous sessions are now on YouTube!
In the first three sessions of Greenlit U, we helped creatives develop their digital marketing skills to better promote both themselves and their work.
Greenlit CEO & Founder Peter Storey talked about the tools, strategies and structures to capture an audience’s attention.
Marketing for Creatives 101  — Greenlit U Session #1
Marketing for Creatives 101 — Greenlit U Session #1
Former movie marketer Phil Melanson discussed how creatives can harness the power of branding for themselves and their work.
Building A Creative Brand — Greenlit U Session #2
Building A Creative Brand — Greenlit U Session #2
And TikTok influencer and filmmaker Sierra Callaghan broke down the strategy for launching and maintaining a successful social media.
Building a Social Media Presence & How to Hustle — Greenlit U Session #3
Building a Social Media Presence & How to Hustle — Greenlit U Session #3
News & Opportunities with Greenlit
Our Edinburgh Fringe partnership continues!
This Thursday at 3pm BST we’re joining forces once more with EdFringe to talk about using crowdfunding to take your next show on the road. Join the free FringeConnect service to register.
Now Funding on Greenlit
DJ legend Nicky Siano tells the true story of Disco’s birthplace in the feature documentary Love is the Message.
Woodland is a BFI Short Film Fund-backed animated short about a young gay arborist who finds love in the woods.
A transgender woman rejected by her family reconnects with her brother in Dear Brother.
Smile is about a woman in her 50s navigating her way through a sexual assault and, in the end, fight back.
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