Joining the ranks of those being laid off due to Covid, I’m now looking to go freelance. Having worked as an Agency Producer my entire career, but jobs now being scarce I’m looking to broaden my horizon and also seek work in Production Companies.

For those of you who are doing both, or did the switch, what did you find most different or challenging going from Agency to Production Company side? Was there anything that threw you off or that you hadn’t anticipated? Any regrets? Pitfalls to avoid?

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After 10 years of working as a FTE PM/producer I’ve now been laid off (thanks Covid) and am looking to start freelancing for the first time. What advice do you have for a new freelance PM/producer?
Also, what kind of insurance do you take out as a freelancer?

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Just got laid off in pdx. Coronavirus killed q2 after a weak q1. If anyone knows of anything for a Sr agency/line producer, please share

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Unfortunately was just laid off. I’m taking this as an opportunity to look forward to new experiences and people to work with. If anyone knows of any Producer gigs, I’m now available. I’m agency side.

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i was laid off yesterday and only have 5 months of associate producer experience. anyone know of anyone hiring entry level production positions around chicago?

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Deloitte SC planning on hitting about 75% utils this year (first year in level) - will I get fired?

Walked into the office in rolled up jeans, white t shirt and sneakers. Met a partner, got his number, IT actually did their job and was out of there without being fired. Can I just call it a day now?

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