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TrendWatch Fast Fact: Studios Use Freelancers

Nine out of ten broadcast/cable studios use freelance talent By Jim Whittington, TrendWatch Inc.

TrendWatch logoIn this weekly quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. This week, see how freelance talent continues to play a vital role in the industry.

Fact: 90% of broadcast/cable studios use freelancers.  Half use two or more freelancers.

Why should you care?
As budgets remain tight, one of the ways to manage head count and still get the work done is by using freelancers. If you are a freelancer with broadcast experience, knocking on these studios doors might land you a project or two.

-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report Issue #4, Winter 2003-2004 

These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can  reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at, or visit  the company's Web site at

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