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Branch Instagram:


ASK FIRST List – “BECTU has been made aware of alleged failures to properly observe obligations to members by the companies and individuals set out below. All members are advised in their own interest to consult head office before accepting engagements with or through these companies” BECTU log-in required:

BECTU Public Liability Insurance:

BECTU Kit Insurance:

Crewbus – BECTU’s directory of freelancers: (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

Starting out:

Legal: [archived link]
Your at rights work card:

Freelance Survival Guide.

Tax guide 2019 (log in required):



Website & Social Media Photo Credits:

The Guild of British Camera Technicians:

The GTC (Guild of Television Camera Professionals):

The Association of Camera Operators:

The British Society of Cinematographers:

Women Behind The Camera:

The BECTU Grips Branch:

The Cinematography Mailing List:

Creative Skillset:

For Script Supervisors:

Not recently updated, but lots of good info:

Job descriptions:

BBC Radio ‘Cinema’s Secret History – The Script Supervisor’:

Assistant Roles:


Recommended Reading: Beyond Continuity by Mary Cybulski