Committee Election at the AGM 2021

The Camera Branch Annual General Meeting will take place at 11am on Saturday 12th of June, on Zoom – an invitation link will go to members shortly. Agenda here.

This is the meeting where we elect the reps who help to run the Branch and make decisions on policy when it’s not possible to consult the entire membership. The branch is a democracy & it’s important that the committee genuinely represents the membership – so please turn up & vote!

Engagement from members has increased substantially since the lock-down, which is great to see – and we’d like to encourage people to get more involved with representing the interests of the camera department within the union, by standing for election to the committee.

You don’t need any special skills or experience – just the desire to make things better for everyone in the department, and an attitude that says, if there’s a job to be done, it might as well be done by me!

The committee posts that will be elected at the meeting are listed below. Most roles also have people in deputy positions, though there are vacancies. Deputising is a great first step. The committee are all busy working crew-members who volunteer their own time, so don’t let the idea that you’ll be too busy to come to all the meetings put you off – it’s rare for the whole committee to be able to attend every meeting. The deputy position allows for job sharing arrangements also. If you have any questions please contact info@camerabranch.org.uk. The branch usually holds four committee meetings & four general meetings per year. We hope to soon resume live meetings, while retaining an online element for those unable to attend in person.

Posts labelled * are currently vacant, or expected to fall vacant at the AGM – but all posts are up for election, you’re not limited to standing for one that’s empty.

Chair
Vice Chair*
Secretary*
Vice Secretary
Branch Treasurer*

Officers:

Branch Membership (and Recruitment) Officer*
Branch Equality, Inclusion & Diversity Officer
Branch Communications Officer (website, social media)
Branch Climate and Sustainability Officer
Branch Health & Safety Officer*

Branch Training & Standards Representative
London Production Division Representative*
Young Member’s (under 35) Divisional Sub-Committee Representative*

Sector Rapporteurs:

Branch Advertising Representative
Branch Entertainment Representative*
Branch Factual Representative
Branch Film Representative
Branch Low-Budget Representative
Branch Outside Broadcast Representative
Branch TV Drama Representative

Grade Rapporteurs:

Cinematographers Representative
Camera Operators Representative
DITs Representative
Focus Representative
Loaders Representative*
Playback Representative
Script Supervisors Representative
Stills Representative
Trainees Representative

Hope to see you there!