The Major Motion Picture Agreement has been in place for feature films with a budget of £30m+ since April this year. It’s due for its first review in 2019 & the union is very keen to get feedback from members, especially if there’s anything about the agreement that isn’t working for them. In particular there has been some criticism that changes in overtime rates have led to a reduction in income for runners & other trainee grades: Spencer MacDonald, the BECTU National Secretary, has written an open letter in response & you can read that here.
If you have feedback about the MMPA please contact either the Branch here or BECTU directly here – thanks.
The Branch notes the following statement from Pact & BECTU which has been issued as a clarification regarding Prep & Wrap time on TV Drama productions taking place under the TV Drama Agreement:
“The crew member’s daily rate is deemed to include, where required, and in addition to the shoot hours worked, a speciﬁed amount of time for prep and wrap as set out in the deal memo and as is customary to that department and in accordance with current working practices. Any time worked beyond this speciﬁed prep/wrap period will be remunerated as per the agreement and at the appropriate overtime rate.”
Members are encouraged to note that this Prep & Wrap time is now included in your daily rate, therefore you should ensure you negotiate your rate accordingly. Continue reading
The most recent Branch Committee Meeting took place on 17th February at BECTU HQ in Clapham. The minutes have been posted to the BECTU website. Minutes of the Camera Branch CM of 17/02/2018 (member login required).
Please use the contact form on the Get Involved page if you would like to raise an issue for committee to address at the next meeting, which will be on 12th May 2018.
The last Camera branch general meeting was on the 20th of January 2018.
The minutes are here: Minutes of the Camera Branch GM 20012018.pdf (member login required).
The branch meeting was on Saturday the 23rd of September at 11am. The minutes are available and have been posted to the BECTU website (login required).
While we await the final full text of the proposed agreement with PACT on £30m+ films, the camera branch has produced notes on the main points. For those working in TV Drama, we also have notes on that agreement so you will know what to expect as it comes into force at the end of the year. The notes and the full agreement are available via our agreements section.