Camera Branch Social and Annual General Meeting.

The Camera Branch is pleased to announce details of the Camera Branch Social and Annual General Meeting.

It will take place on the 9th of June. The location is The Orchard Room, The Green Man, 36 Riding House Street, Fitzrovia, London. W1W 7EP. Doors will open at 6pm.

The event will be open to all. Members will receive two free drinks and can vote for a new branch committee.*

Acclaimed Oscar nominated Cinematographer John Mathieson BSC (Gladiator, Logan, Hannibal, X-men first class) will be attending on the night and will give a brief talk.

There will be a presentation related to our long hours campaign, Eyes Half Shut.

The branch committee will give a quick round up of what the Camera Branch has been working on over the past 12 months.

Most of the evening will be your chance to chat with fellow camera department members.

Entry is free, but if you can register via our eventbrite page, this will help us anticipate numbers. It will be possible to join the branch on the night.

#CameraBranchSocial

*(Bring your membership card, number or some other ID so we can issue you with drinks tokens and a voting card.)

The democratic nature of the union means that our agenda and activities are driven by the membership via the committee, working groups and also by advice, information and ideas from individual members. If you would like to join the committee, let us know (even if you can’t make the meeting). Committee roles are listed below. We are eager to fill the empty places, but you can run for any role. Our Get Involved page has further details.

Committee Roles:
Chair
Secretary
Vice Secretary
Branch Treasurer (currently unfilled)
Vice Chair (currently unfilled)
Membership & Recruitment Officer (currently unfilled)
Publications & Communications Officer
Learning Rep
Film Rep (currently unfilled)
TV Drama Rep
London Production Division Rep
Health & Safety Rep (currently unfilled)
Commercials Rep
Factual Rep (currently unfilled)
Entertainment Rep (currently unfilled)
Low-Budget Rep
Cinematographer Rep
Camera Operators Rep
Focus Rep (currently unfilled)
Loaders Rep
DIT Rep (currently unfilled)
Script Supervisors Rep
Playback Rep
Stills Rep
Stills Rep
Trainees Rep
Trainees Rep

Camera Branch Committee Meeting 12/05/2018

A Branch Committee Meeting took place on the 12th of May at BECTU HQ in Clapham. The minutes have been posted to the BECTU website. Minutes of the Camera Branch CM of 12/05/2018 (member login required).

Please use the contact form on the Get Involved page if you would like to raise an issue for the branch to address at the next meeting, which will be the AGM & social on the 9th of June 2018.

NOTE FROM THE BRANCH ABOUT TV DRAMA CONTRACTS

LRG_DSC05858 2Hopefully you’re already aware that the PACT/BECTU TV Drama Agreement has been in effect since December 2017. As a result there have been a few changes to the way contracts are drawn up and it’s vital that you understand these when negotiating your deals as they may result in you working extra hours, which should then be reflected in your daily rate.

One feature of the agreement is the ‘Deal Memo’, which you should receive before you start work & which will specify how many hours of shooting, preparing and wrapping you will be engaged for each day. As we are not used to being paid for our prep and wrap times, we should be aware that we must now charge for this time. Be assured that if it is in your contract, production will want to use it. Continue reading

Notes on the recent and proposed agreements

09/09/2017

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.