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Film project aims to examine freelance working in UK


By The Drum Team, Editorial

June 14, 2012 | 2 min read

A film project aims to promote the 1.6m people working as business freelancers in Britain.

The project named '7 days in June’will see a team of freelance film makers create a series of seven films highlighting different aspects of freelance work, from advice to the benefits and challenges.

Rob Edwards, a content producer with first-hand experience of working as a freelancer conceived the idea of ‘7 days in June’, explained: “Freelancing is a growing and vital aspect of the business landscape but there is still so much more we can do to help people get into freelancing educate businesses on just how much contract workers can contribute.”

The films will be shot in a single week starting on 23 June and will feature contributions from leading industry experts. They will then be released one by one in the lead up to National Freelancers Day on 21 November with the final film premiered that day.

It is hoped that the films will start a debate on how important freelancing is to the UK and what the freelance experience in 2012 is about.

The project is co-sponsored by Brookson, which provides services for more than 9,000 contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals, and PCG, the UK’s biggest professional association representing freelancers.

John Brazier, managing director of PCG, said: “Our research shows that freelancing is increasingly recognised as a vital force for innovation and growth in the economy. The better it is understood, the greater its impact will be.”

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