John McVay said: «I am pleased that we have reached this agreement with BECTU and that we have received such support from members of both of our organizations. We firmly believe that this will be of great benefit to everyone in our industry. McVay praised the pact negotiators and also thanked the employers` negotiators: «In the name of the pact, I would like to thank the production managers who helped us negotiate this historic agreement and the BECTU representatives for their goodwill and constructive approach during the negotiations.» The agreement between BECTU and SOLT (Society of London Theatres) includes West End Theater in London. If you have a request for the agreement or would like to report an infringement or abuse, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org The PACT/BECTU agreement for large motion pictures, with a budget of more than USD 30 million, came into effect on April 2, 2018. The text of the agreement and some indications can be found here: This is a series of guidelines that apply to all feature films with a budget of more than $30 million. It was adopted by a massive majority of 87.61%, and it took more than five years of negotiations to achieve it. It is a firm working agreement to which all productions must comply and which must be referred to so that producers no longer have cherry pickers! The agreement contains a clause that involves periodic review and, if necessary, a point review. This means that this is a step forward, but not the end goal. The agreement on the production of TV Drama was launched on 1 December 2017 and applies to jobs managed by PACT members. Although there is no agreement to cover this production area, Camera Branch strives to ensure that the crew is aware of their rights and is not abused. An action plan for this sector is in development, you can contribute to the consultation by downloading the document here.
In the meantime, there is a useful resource here [archived link here] for information about your rights in the workplace and a practical fact card the size of a phone. An agreement that covers all the important conditions of the crew involved in the big films, with budgets of more than 30 million pounds. Pact/Bectu TV Drama Agreement covers all important working conditions for the crew working with independent British comedy and drama productions, as well as a guide developed in collaboration with our sales agents. The agreement will be reviewed in early 2019. This will be an opportunity to see if it works, how it works and whether changes need to be made. We ask for feedback on this, both positive and negative. Especially contact if you think it has been poorly implemented or that it has worked with productions that have tried to bypass it or find ways to get around it.