BBC in-house Drama

BECTU and the BBC have agreed terms for series and serials. For productions or co-productions made by an independant production company, refer to the PACT/Bectu TV drama agreement below. Agreement is not finalised on continuing drama productions, but the BBC have agreed to work to the draft terms as they stand.

Feature Films

The PACT/BECTU Agreement for Major Motion Pictures with budgets of £30m+ came into effect on 2nd April 2018. The text of the agreement & some guidance notes can be found here:

TV Drama

The PACT/BECTU TV Drama Agreement came into effect on 1st December 2017:

The TV Drama Agreement is due for review & it would be useful to hear of any issues people have experienced with it – please email or use the form on the Get Involved page.

Advertising & Branded Content

Low & No-Budget Production

Although no agreements exist to cover this sector of production, the Camera Branch is keen to make sure crew know their rights & aren’t subject to abuse.  An action plan for this sector is under development, you can contribute to the consultation by downloading the document here. In the meantime there is a useful resource [archived link here] for information about your rights at work and a handy phone-sized Fact Card here.

Members considering work in the Low/No-Budget (or any other) sector are advised to check BECTU’s ‘Ask First’ list before accepting an engagement (BECTU log-in required).

Please also go to the Get Involved page & contact the Branch if you have specific queries – we’re here to help.


We are developing a questionnaire to examine terms and conditions for this sector.