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Early Bird

Early Bird is a comprehensive listing of upcoming film and TV productions, complete with start dates and important contact details.

The next edition of Early Bird (due on Monday 9 January) has been delayed by staff sickness. We will publish asap. Follow us on twitter @bectu to pick up the alert.  

Freelancers who use the service get good advanced knowledge about regular and one-off projects. Early Bird is compiled by BECTU and is available to members only.

What about permanent vacancies?

BECTU has expanded the service to include vacancies from organisations within the entertainment sector generally.

How often is Early Bird published?

The production listing is now published monthly.

Who is eligible to receive this publication and how much does it cost?

This service is designed primarily for freelance members in the London and Regional Production divisions. The listing is a benefit of membership and does not incur any additional cost. Members must be up-to -date with their subscriptions to access the listing.

Can I access the information on the BECTU website?

Yes indeed. Members should log in to access the documents attached to this page (also linked in above). Log in query? Contact us.

How do I take advantage of the scheme?

Members who wish to ensure that they receive regular copies of Early Bird should send their details, including full name, membership number, postal address, telephone number and email address to Early Bird.

Members who provide an email address will receive an email alert when Early Bird is posted on the site.

Last page update 8 December 2016. 

If you are a BECTU member and work in make-up, hair and wigs, costume or as a background artiste, check out the discounts and benefits available through the MAC Pro scheme. Under updated arrangments (confirmed Dec 2016) BECTU members benefit from free scheme membership, on registration or renewal, for a two year period. 

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