If you’re already working in the media or you’re thinking of embarking on a career in this industry, it’s worth knowing that there’s professional support available to help you increase your chances of making a good living and becoming successful.
Although the media industry hasn’t been immune to the recent economic problems, more and more people are working in the media every year – there’s currently over half a million people working in the industry in the UK alone, and as technology continues to advance, more and more opportunities are being created.
Working in the media means different things to different people; animation experts, computer graphics and games, TV and film production and many other types of job fall under this industry umbrella. Within each of these fields, there are a multitude of different types of job; for example, in broadcast television, TV advertising and filmmaking you need a whole production team, including researchers, make up and wardrobe creatives, cameramen, sound engineers, editors and many other professionals in order for these productions to be successful.
The important thing to know if you’re interested in working in the media is that many of these professionals work on contractual basis – this means that they’re employed as freelancers, taking responsibility for their own tax and contract terms. While this can be a good thing as it allows you freedom and the chance to embrace new opportunities as they come along, for some people the thought of having to manage what is effectively their own business is a bit of a nightmare!
If you’ve decided that working in the media is for you but you’re a little unsure of managing the administrative and financial side of it, don’t worry – that’s what entertainment accountants are for!
Entertainment accountants offer specialised services to help freelancers and businesses operating in the media sector to keep on top of their cash flow, tax responsibilities, contract and payment terms and business growth. Here at Blue Skies, working with media professionals if what we know best – it’s an industry that we have plenty of firsthand experience in and one that we have a real passion for. One of the big advantages of working with one of our specialist advisers is that we have lots of other contacts in the same sector – so we can even help you to create new relationships and build a bigger network too!
Our entertainment accountants can offer advice, support and practical guidance, helping you to move forward and keep a handle on the purse strings; so if you’re working in the media and you fancy a no-obligation chat about how we can help you, give us a ring now on 01767 699 996.
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