Includes information on Unions, Guilds and Foundations
Made in Dagenham - A film based on true events, the story explores the movement that caused a significant UK law reform and led to the Equal Pay Act of 1970.
British Association for Screen Entertainment BASE (formerly British Video Association)
Represents, promotes and protects the collective rights of its members whom produce and/or distribute multi-format pre-recorded filmed entertainment units for rental or sale to the public.
British Screen Advisory Council
The British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) is an independent industry funded membership body. Representing the audiovisual sector in the UK, including film, TV, games and new media, they offer a unique forum for identifying new business trends and providing thought leadership to Government, policy makers and the audiovisual industries.
BSAC brings together the widest range of UK interests, knowledge and contacts in the industry to provide an independent platform for the regular exchange of ideas and information, and works closely with industry leaders and policy makers to provide an informed lead on emerging business trends.
British Society of Cinematographers
The British Society of Cinematographers is an educational, social and professional organisation whose prime objective is to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography.
BECTU (Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematography and Theatre Union)
BECTU is the independent trade union for those working in the media and entertainment industries (including broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas).
Cinema For All (formerly British Federation of Film Societies)
The national organisation for the development and support of the film society and community cinema movement in the UK. Formerly known as the British Federation of Film Societies, Cinema For All has a broad remit to: Offer free advice and ongoing support; Bring exhibitors together through events, screenings, workshops and networking opportunities; Publish advice, case studies and educational materials to help groups at all stages of operation; Provide a wide range of member benefits, including access to the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, insurance discounts and special offers from our partners; Champion the community cinema sector, and advocate at a national level on policy, planning and licensing.
Directors Guild of Great Britain and Director's Guild Trust
The Directors Guild Trust and the Directors Guild of Great Britain work together to promote and support directing across all media: film, television, theatre, radio, opera, commercials, music videos, corporate film, multimedia and new technology.
Directors UK is the professional association of directors working with the moving image in the UK. Directors UK works with directors at every stage in their career, to protect and enhance their creative rights, ensuring their control of their material, protection from bad working practices, and collective support.
It collects and distributes money due to directors as compensation for the exploitation of their work.
The Society is also a campaigning organisation, working to establish and protect directors’ rights in the UK and abroad. It works closely with the Directors’ Guild of Great Britain (DGGB) and the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) to improve the conditions and terms under which directors are employed.
Film Distributors Association
Membership includes all the major film distributors. It promotes and protects its members interests and collaborates with all other film organisations and with Government where distribution interests are involved.
International Moving Image Society (formerly British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society/ BKSTS)
The International Moving Image Society (IMIS) aims to inspire, train, educate, and connect all members of the moving image industry, whether at entry or professional level, around the world.
IMIS is a non-profit organisation powered by the BKSTS, created to meet the demands of the moving image industry. IMIS focuses every phase of development from conception, through production, and all the way through exhibition and archiving. The Society offers seminars and events open to members and the public, training courses, opportunities for online and in-person networking, and an expanded accreditation programme.
Pact (Producers Alliance for Film and TV) is the UK trade association that represents and promotes the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, children's and animation media companies. Pact supports its members with legal and business affairs advice and support, as well as a wide range of services and campaign work.
Pact helps to shape the best possible regulatory and legislative environment for the independent production sector to grow domestically and internationally.
The Production Guild
The Production Guild is the key UK membership association representing professionals working in production management for feature film and TV drama. The Guild has over 900 freelance and permanently employed members working in accounts, production, assistant directing, location management, post production and VFX. The Guild actively seeks to improve members’ employment and development opportunities across domestic feature film and television drama; while also providing members with information and advice on current legal, financial and commercial developments within the US, UK and European production environments. The organisation also runs training courses for both new entrants and professionals wishing to develop their production knowledge and skills.
Shooting People is a UK-based international filmmaking community dedicated to help and connect filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, editors, animators and crew in independent film.
UK Cinema Association/ UKCA (formerly Cinema Exhibitors Association)
The UKCA represents the interests of over 90 per cent of UK cinema operators including single screen/owner managed sites as well as the largest circuit and multiplexes.
UK Screen Association
UK Screen Association is the trade body which represents and promotes UK companies providing services to the global screen industries (including film, commercials, TV). UK Screen Association seeks to provide the collective clout that individual businesses can not achieve alone, proactively raising issues, driving the debate and lobby to influence Government, broadcasters and other industry bodies.
Women in Film And Television
Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) is a membership association open to women with at least one year's professional experience in the television, film and/or digital media industries. It champions women's achievements in the industry and safeguards their interests, as well as providing a network of contacts and a forum for discussion. WFTV collaborates with industry bodies on research projects and lobbies for women's interests.
WFTV host a variety of events, presents an annual prestigious awards ceremony, and runs a mid-career mentoring programme for women.
Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB)
WGGB is a trade union representing professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames. Guild members also include emerging and aspiring writers.
The Writers Guild agreements set the minimum terms and conditions for TV, film, radio, book and theatre work. They offer members a contract vetting system and advise writers on copyright and credits.