I have a permanent job but thinking of going freelance. How’s the freelance producer world right now? NYC and LA.

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Freelance/permalance producers were the first on the chopping block for layoffs, and a lot of agencies aren’t approved for freelance hiring (or any hiring) right now, so I would say that this is not the best time to get into the freelance game.

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Thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated

I think you see the pattern here, I’m in LA and was laid off in June.
Had probably 12 very strong leads, went through multiple rounds of interviews up the chain, was the top pick, and boom suddenly no budget, or job was handed to a salaried worker (aka utilization) etc
I’m employed now in a somewhat different type of producing job, but I wouldn’t leave your FT post. As everyone says above, it’s just too uncertain right now.

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In my experience - here in NYC, I’m seeing an uptick. It was a drrrry few months. Not a lot of gigs and a crowded producer pool.
However, since latter half of July till now - I’ve had a bunch of inquiries into my time. so makes me think the world is getting back to normal. And not just me, some of my friends as well.

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Agree

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