Workshop Registration

Digital Media Entrepreneurship

Do you work in the digital media industry and wish to be self-directed in your career? With the ever-changing nature of life as the result of a global pandemic, more people are turning to self-employment and business ownership to support themselves. If you’ve been dreaming of pursuing personal projects, expanding your professional network, and taking control of your own schedule, having skills in digital media puts you in the perfect position for entrepreneurship.

In this workshop led by award-winning producer, Dasha Kova, learn how to leverage your talents into a sustainable start-up. This workshop will explore the soft and hard skills of starting your own digital media business. As a participant you will learn about incorporating, bookkeeping, business and personal branding, negotiating your rates, how to leverage your network and grow your client base. Emphasis will also be placed on setting personal deadlines, stress-management, imposter-syndrome, common pitfalls, how to deal with variability in income, and career empowerment.

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the classbeginswhich will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

Wed 17 August 2022, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Wed 17 August 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Dasha Kova

Dasha Kova is an award-winning international producer working between Toronto, NYC and LA. She has had the incredible opportunity to help redefine content for world leading brands and productions in the digital media, TV commercial and film landscape. Her work has premiered at The Grammys, New York Fashion Week, with official selections at Tribeca Film Festival and respective Academy Award qualifying festivals. Her documentary short film, Resist, following the Resistance Revival Chorus movement across North America is currently in the 2021-2022 festival circuit.

Category: Producing
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $65 /member$90 /nonmember