YDA Week 2021: The F-Word panel
As YDA Week 2021 continues, an expert panel, including directors Ian Pons Jewell and Sara Dunlop, discuss the career paths that directors can take and whether freelancing can stack up against the traditional representation model.
Whisper it, but not all directors are signed to a production company. Some people... freelance.
Some because they've yet to find the right home, more because certain territories don't operate with set rosters, others because they value the freedom of choice being a freelancer gives them.
For YDA Week 2021, we have brought together a panel of producers and directors who are able to give insight into the pros and cons of working both within and outside of the production company structure to find out what path might be best.
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Daniel Bergmann, President of the Stink Group, Jeremy Goold, Founder of London's You Are Here Productions, Sara Dunlop, Partner and director at The Corner Shop London, and director Ian Pons Jewell discuss, among other things, how the industry has altered in terms of its approach to directors in recent years, whether a freelance director can ever receive the career guidance they need without a production company around them and how they think the production/directing model might change – if at all – over the next few years?