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

Current FAA ratecard

The current FAA/PACT ratecard for background artistes came into force on 1 March 2017 and runs for three years from 1 March 2017 to 29 February 2020.

The agreed set of rates covers the standard day and night call, the shift call, fees for supplementary performances and services and travel allowances.  

View the FAA Pay Rates 2017-2020 

View the 2017 FAA Agreement

BECTU members should contact the London Production Division at BECTU head office with any queries.

Rates app for members

The FAA branch has produced an app to help members calculate their pay for a given job, with reference to the PACT/BECTU collective agreement. 

Once members have downloaded the app, they simply enter the details of their engagement (length of day, travel, any special requirements for example) and the app calculates the sum due. Use of the app will not only help with accuracy but should speed up the checking out process at the end of a day’s shoot. 

Download the app
App video tutorial  

Members have been asked to send feedback and/or any observations on functionality to

Visit this page for more on BECTU's support for background artistes.

Last page update 8 November 2017.