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Smart Start: How to Start Your Business in Film, Television and New Media

June 7, 2014 - June 8, 2014


Saturday, June 7th  & Sunday, June 8th  |  10:00 am – 5:00 pmUntitled

Red River College – Princess Street Campus, Room P318

In Partnership with mediaINTELLIGENCE


Whether you’re developing, producing or distributing content, running your own creative business can be an exhilarating and rewarding option provided you have the right tools and guidance!

You’ll never find a more receptive market for new business than 2014. On completion of the seminars, participants will know how to set up their own shop and brand in a single day; what tools they need to promote their product or service; how to develop business market channels, manage business development cycles, how to get those crucial face to face meetings with clients; and how to use the power of the internet to market their creative content and maximize market reach.



Start your own business: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Business Concept

Market Analysis

Business Administration

Business Operations



Brand Management

Pitch, Position, Package, Promote!

Do’s for Small Business Entrepreneurs

Don’ts for Small Business Entrepreneurs



Production Basics

Legal Basics

Revenue Streams & Financial Management

Business Development Market Channels, Market Strategies, Market Cycles



Talent Sourcing: Internet and Referral Recruiting

Hiring: Screening, Assessing, Interviewing, Negotiating

Performance Management (Contract & Staff)


About the Instructor 

M. Michelle Nadon is the President & CEO of MediaINTELLIGENCE, a preeminent provider of strategic recruitment and career coaching guidance for the media and entertainment sectors. Michelle’s experiential portfolio includes managing policy and regulatory compliance with Bell Globemedia, and serving as General/Operations Manager in two commercial and post-production houses.  She worked in production with TVOntario’s English and French public broadcasting networks, and, earlier in her career, worked with industry leader Nelvana on award-winning 2D and 3D animated series.Fluently bilingual (English/French), she holds certificates in Social Media Marketing through Mediabistro NY, as well as from the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program, and Queen’s University’s Executive Marketing Program.



Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours. We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.


Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy

Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.

No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.

Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.


Breaks and refreshments

 All course participants are responsible for their own lunch


June 7, 2014
June 8, 2014


Film Training Manitoba


Red River College – Princess Street Campus, Room P318
160 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K9 Canada
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