PACT is the UK trade association representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, digital, children’s and animation media companies. Members are able to contact PACT to seek advice on the employment of child actors. Their website is at:-
Federation of Entertainment Unions
The UK Federation of Entertainment Unions grouping consists of seven UK unions:
- BECTU – the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union. Many production crew are members of this trade union. BECTU have negotiated two agreements with PACT, one for TV and one for Film and then also with the BBC;
- Equity – representing actors;
- Musicians Union;
- NUJ – the National Union of Journalists;
- Professional Footballers Association;
- Unite (formerly Amicus and TGWU) – the largest union in the UK; and
- Writers Guild of Great Britain.
We also find that US union agreements can be in place on UK productions, specifically including:
- SAG – Screen Actors Guild
- WGA – Writers Guild of America
- DGA – Directors Guild of America
The Production Guild of Great Britain represents the professional interests of senior film and television industry practitioners both within the United Kingdom as well as overseas. The Production Guild website provides members with access to relevant information on employment, legal and industry agreements.