the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

This section of the website highlights some of the advice and resources provided by BECTU. Included are sections on Copyright, and Script Registration. You will also find information here about the History Project, an industry archive supported by BECTU. Also here are our Document Library and Links sections. This section will be regularly updated. Can't find what you are looking for? Try the Get Involved section or contact us

Get Help

These pages guide members on how to access help from BECTU. We have included information on contracts and working time and in the future we intend to publish further articles on key employment topics including:

  • Disciplinaries
  • Grievances and Appeals
  • Redundancy

The list of topics covered will be added to.


What is the minimum or recommended going rate for my grade? The information here applies to freelances in a range of occupations, particularly in film and independent production, and to theatre members in London and the regions.  


BECTU members can also access the text of certain of the union's agreements with employers or employer groups.

Tax Guide

BECTU is an authority on tax issues for freelancers working in the media and entertainment industries; the full guide is only available online to logged-in BECTU members.