BECTU sector of Prospect

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Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union sector of Prospect

BECTU is the UK's media and entertainment union, now part of the 140,000 strong Prospect. We provide comprehensive support and representation to staff and freelancers working in broadcasting and film production, theatre and the arts, live events, digital media and leisure. We represent workers in all non-performance roles*, be they technical, creative or administrative, with the range of employment issues. From the producer/director to the customer service assistant, if you work in media and entertainment, BECTU is your union. BECTU represents a single performance grade, the background artiste.

Main trades: 
Entertainment and the arts
Cinemas, leisure and theme parks
Media and film
Theatre and live events
Not available (included in Prospect figures)
Employers represented include: 

BBC, ITV, National Theatre, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Pinewood Studios, VFX companies, post-production houses, Curzon Cinemas, theatres countrywide and independent production companies.

020 7346 0900
Head Office
373-377 Clapham Road
General secretary: 
Membership benefits: 

One to one and collective representation. Legal services, copyright consultant, low cost insurances and training, masterclasses and networking events.


The standard introductory rate is £10 a month for the first year. New entrants, joining within a year of graduation or entry, pay £5 a month for the first year.

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