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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. The latest information, effective from 1 July 2011 (which incorporates a 5.2% increase on the previous ratecard) is available to download from this page. A new rate card comes into effect on 1 January 2014 (document also attached to this page).

More details on BECTU's support for background artistes.

Freelances and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £25 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2015 - 30 April 2016).  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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