Essential to the strength of our business and resource scope
is mutually supporting other like minded Guilds, Associations, Societies, Organisations and Unions.

Local 800 A.D.G. Art Directors Guild

Local 800 A.D.G. Art Directors Guild

Local 800 is a local union of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). The "IA", as it is commonly known, is an international union, which exclusively represents employees in the entertainment industry, spanning the United States and Canada with more than 104,000 members. Local 800 is comprised of Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Model Makers, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists.

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) is an American labor union and branch of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) representing 2,006 motion picture and television professionals.

The ADG's sponsored activities include a film society, the Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards, an art gallery called Gallery 800, an annual membership directory, technology-training programs and the professional quarterly news magazine Perspective. They are also founding cosponsors of the 5D Conferences.

Union Benefits - LOCAL 800 IATSE

Can work in ADG jurisdiction, Health Plan, Pension or 401(k) retirement benefits
Minimum wage scale (of the contract), Grievance Procedure
Training and Education (seminars, training facilities, discounts)
Access to Employment Information – Availability List
Future and Present Production Listing (JIM & Local 44)
Weekly eNewsletter (News You Can Use), Scholarship Fund
Perspective (bi-monthly ADG magazine), Film Society, Gallery 800
Figure Drawing Workshop, Credit Union, Actors Fund

They currently have about 2000 members and are a union.
ADG Headquarters Office, 11969 Ventura Blvd. 2nd Floor, Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 762-9995
Local USA 829 United Scenic Artists

Local USA 829 United Scenic Artists

United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, is a labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople, many who are world famous, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries. 

The members of Local USA 829 are Artists and Designers working in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials and exhibitions. The current active membership totals nearly 3,800.


To foster and adopt ways and means for the continuous improvement of the working and living standards of the members of United Scenic Artists; to secure legislation in the interests of our members; to bring about higher wages, shorter hours and better working conditions for them; to influence public opinion by peaceful and legal methods; to promote, encourage and bring into existence satisfactory contractual relationships with employers in the industries from which our members are drawn; to advance and maintain better relations between our members and their employers; and to otherwise enrich the lives of our members, all other working men and women, and all mankind.

To promote their individual rights in the prosecution of their trade or occupation, including creative property rights.

Local USA 829 establishes wages for Designers and Artists, and negotiates with employers to secure the best possible terms and conditions of employment as well as access to Health Insurance and Retirement benefits through employer contributions of Pension, Welfare, 401(k) and Annuity benefits.


Local USA 829 currently has many Collective Bargaining Agreements which cover employment of Designers and Scenic Artists. For a more complete list, please click on CONTRACTS [above].

National: League of Resident Theatres (LORT)

Eastern Region: Broadway, Opera, Ballet, ABC, CBS, NBC; Scenic Suppliers in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida; Motion Pictures in New York, New England and Philadelphia; Commercials.

Central Region: Scenic Suppliers and theatre and opera Scenic Shops in Chicago and St. Louis; Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Court and Victory Gardens Theatres, Chicago Opera Theatre, St. Louis MUNY, CBS, NBC.

Western Region: The Ahmanson Theatre, the Los Angeles Opera and the San Francisco Opera; The Marin Theatre Company and The Magic Theatre in the San Francisco Bay area; Seattle Children's Theatre.

Production Guild

Production Guild

The Production Guild is the UK’s most prestigious membership organisation for film and TV production management professionals. Our 850 members are the most experienced and well respected professionals working in film and TV drama production today.

Based at Pinewood Studios we represent and support those working in accounts, production, assistant directing, location management, post production and VFX. 

Hear from top production professionals working in feature film and TV drama production about how The Production Guild supports them and their work.

Supporting the UK production industry

We encourage professionalism in UK production by providing information, advice, events and training to our members. We inform, advise and guide members on all current legal, financial, fiscal, and commercial developments within the US, UK and European production environments.

The Production Guild also campaigns on issues that impact the competitiveness of the UK film and TV industry globally and contribute to film policy. We work closely with a number of film and TV bodies including BAFTA, British Film Commission, Creative Skillset, Film London, BBC, ITV and Creative England.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts  BAFTA

B.A.F.T.A. Media Greenhouse

Media Greenhouse is the home of environmental sustainability for the UK screen arts, the place to share, learn & act on our environmental impact. Considering that 80% of a production’s impact is tied up in its design, we’re happy to be a friend of the BFDG.



We have compiled a list of tips, case studies, advice onlegislation and downloads to help make more production the most sustainable it can be. And if you’ve got a question or need advice on a particular topic, we are here to help.


Media Greenhouse is supported by BAFTA's sustainability consortium, a group of production companies and broadcasters leading the transition of our industry to a low carbon future.


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image - film, television and video games - by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.

As the leading charity in the UK supporting the art forms of the moving image, BAFTA ensures that the very best creative work can be accessed and appreciated by the public.

Our tools, advice and guidance are free. So get in touch

+44 (0) 020 7292 5807
B.E.C.T.U. Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph & Theatre Union

B.E.C.T.U. Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph & Theatre Union

BECTU, formed in 1991, draws on the organising skill and sacrifice of many groups of workers. The commitment of the union's representatives and members is central to the media and entertainment sectors we know today.

BFI Membership (save £5), Collecting Societies, Copyright
Death Benefit, Financial Services, Insurance Services
Job Finding Services, Legal Services, Pensions, Press Passes
Script Registration Service, Tax and National Insurance

BECTU members enjoy a range of benefits and services in addition to all-important support in the workplace.Legal services and low-cost insurances are amongst the most valued benefits. Join BECTU

Membership provides access to BECTU Plus, a package of tailored discounts on products and services of value to members at work, home and leisure.

Guaranteed price promises on services including gym membership, airport parking, car insurance, books and tax returns, make the offer a must-see. Members should log in to access the BECTU Plus page (left) for more details. Contact us if you have a log-in query.

Established benefits and services

BECTU Plus sits alongside core additional benefits which are summarised below. (The latest version of the Benefits and Services booklet is available to download from this page). Members who need to access the available services should log in and visit the pages highlighted left for more information.

+44 (0) 20 7346 0900
C.G.G.B. Cine Guilds of Great Britain

C.G.G.B. Cine Guilds of Great Britain

The Cine Guilds of Great Britain was set up in the early 1990s as a forum in which the crafts of the film industry could meet to discuss matters affecting themselves and the industry generally. It brings together major craft guilds of the British Film Industry, thereby representing in excess of 1500 senior practitioners. Currently, its Constituent (member) Guilds are:

BFDG - British Film Designers Guild
BSC - British Society of Cinematographers (Directors of Photography & Lighting Cameramen)
GBCT - Guild of British Camera Technicians (Camera Operators & Crew Script Supervisors)
GBFTE - Guild of British Film & Television Editors
GLM - Guild of Location Managers
GSAC - Guild of Stunt & Action Co-ordinators Stunt Co-ordinators
NASMAH - National Association of Screen Makeup Artists and Hairdressers

In recent years the Cine Guilds has maintained regular contact with government ministers (at DCMS), Film Council and Producers through both the Production Guild and the New Producers' Alliance and has had regular meetings and discussions with BECTU, Skillset and other film "craft" organisations. Cine Guilds also works with Skillset to ensure that the latest standards for various grades in the industry more closely reflect the actual work done in the different sectors of film and television work.
Correspondence address -
72 Pembroke Rd, London W8 6NX
+44 (0) 5602 942 610
S.C.R. Screen Craft Rights

S.C.R. Screen Craft Rights

Screen Craft Rights is a not for profit organisation. It is registered as a company limited by guarantee of its members who accept a maximum liability of £1 in respect of the company.
Screen Craft Rights was jointly established by BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union), BSC (British Society of Cinematographers), GBCT (Guild of British Camera Technicians) and GBFTE (Guild of British Film & Television Editors) and with the full support of BFDG (British Film Designers Guild).

Two representatives of each organisation are on the Board of Directors:

BECTU - Martin Spence & Sammy Sheldon Differ

BFDG - Tim Hutchinson & Stephen Scott

BSC - John Daly & Nigel Walters

GBCT - Dee Edwards & Tim Potter

GBFTE - Derek Bain & John Grover

Complete and return the membership application and agreement form to the address on the form.
Please note there are separate forms for estates.
SCREEN CRAFT RIGHTS charges a one-off registration fee of £35.
You can choose to pay this upfront or to have it deducted from your first payment.
Please indicate your preference on the membership form.
+44 (0) 7861 411 194

The BFDG is one organisation of a network of Guilds and similar Societies both in the UK and Internationally.

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