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FAA (Background Artistes)

The FAA, or Film Artistes Association, section of BECTU represents the interests of background artistes.

Negotiations with pact produce an agreed set of rates covering the standard day and night call, the shift call, fees for supplementary performances and services and travel allowances.  A new rate card came into effect on 1 January 2014 (document also attached to this page); this agreement is expected to be updated later in 2016. 

More details on BECTU's support for background artistes.

Freelancers and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £30 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2016 - 30 April 2017).  More info on PLI hereJoin BECTU  More on benefits and services.

Crewbus freelance members directory - have you prepared your entry? Contact Sharon Elliott for more info.

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