Running a Content Creation Company with Karen Milligan MD of Millk

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: £25
Course dates: Thursday September 30th 2021. Online via zoom from 7pm until 8pm.

Who is this for?

Running a Content Creation Company is for:

  • Those interested in understanding how the independent production sector works
  • Those moving out of full-time employment into freelancing
  • Those interested in starting up their own independent production company

What does the course cover?

Karen will outline the key factors when setting up an independent production company, the importance of knowing the market and ideas generation and how the production process works. She will outline the responsibilities of being an employer and the relationship with the broadcaster. This information will be underpinned through discussing current Millk broadcast productions and other short form content projects. 

What to expect?

The session will concentrate on the specifics of running a business rather than the content so the session is relevant to  those interested in scripted and unscripted.  The session ends with a Q and A where participants can pose questions to our expert.


Millk works with broadcasters and global brands to produce memorable film content. Managing Director Karen Milligan learnt her craft as a Producer/Director with 15 years’ experience in factual TV production for ITV, the BBC and many more. She has held positions as Creative Director for global communications agencies and delivered industry-based training. Karen is a passionate filmmaker and a driven leader, championing the talents of her team and building a culture to nurture their skills and offer a fresh, agile approach to film production that is needed now more than ever. Experienced, compassionate and hard-working. It’s in the MillK DNA.

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This event is supported by the University of Salford Arts, Media and Creative Technology School which is investing in training for the media and creative technology workforce. It is designed to support staff and freelancers to upskill and stay connected.

This session is designed to be a pre-requisite for an in-depth 2-day face to face course delivered at MCUK in Autumn 2021 covering: developing the ‘core business,’ accounting and production budgets, legal responsibilities as an employer, business planning and knowing the market.

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