the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

A number of BECTU branches host meetings where members get together to produce a ratecard for their grades and for specific areas of production (TV drama, factual TV, feature films etc).

Each branch has a right to produce any ratecard that it chooses to, subject to the approval of their division (in this case the London Production division). The rates offered here are the most recent ones to be published by your branch. 

BECTU's production divisions urge every branch to publish a new ratecard each year. If you wish to get involved in this work, and help your branch to establish an updated ratecard, please email or contact your branch official. 

Current ADs documents

The current ratecard and terms and conditions document published by the Assistant Directors' branch are effective from November 2017. 

The documents set out the branch's approach to working days, hours, break times and rest-breaks between shifts. It defines the length of days/weeks and when overtime becomes due, along with the relevant overtime rates that branch members are being urged to apply. Allowances, expenses and cancellation terms are also covered. 

Promo ratecard

'Promo' or 'Music Video' is intended to refer to a short film accompanying a recorded song, often seen as an avenue for creative expression in film-making and an opportunity to use the latest technology in an experimental way. 

ADs branch becomes established

The Assistant Directors branch was formed in 2015 to offer support and to represent the interests of 1st, 2nd and 3rd ADs. 

Last page update 15 November 2017.