If you are offered a job below the accepted BECTU ratecards, you can send a text message to other editors using EditAlert, asking them to not take this job. The aim of this service is to push back against unfair rates by uniting against them. 

The BECTU ratecard can be found here … http://www.theroughassembly.com/resources/

EditAlert is for Editors, Assembly Editors, VFX Editors, and Assistant Editors across Feature Films, Television Drama and Factual & Entertainment programmes. Some other production departments have their own similar systems. Departments that are faithful to these systems see their rates and working conditions improve. 

The EditAlert service is managed by individuals from BECTU's Post Production and Facilities Branch, but is not connected with BECTU. To ensure that only Editors and Assistant Editors are subscribed, we will use BECTU memberships to verify you are an actual Editor.


Subscribe to EditAlert

BECTU members of the Post Production & Facilities Branch can subscribe to EditAlert using this web-form … https://goo.gl/forms/6ArczHU27CbbyfIt1

Non-BECTU members can also subscribe to EditAlert using this web-form ... https://goo.gl/forms/PnVVrXNE6vTxT63v2 ... however, you need to be referred by a BECTU member by supplying their name, phone number, and membership number, as well as a link to your own IMDB credits page to verify your job role. 

Please note that new members are added periodically, not immediately, so please bear with us.

Once you are signed up, you will receive the EditAlert phone number to send alerts to. Please save this number in your phone to send alerts to. 


To Send an Alert

If you receive a job offer for less than the union rates, you can send a text message to the EditAlert phone number (which you receive in a txt when you subscribe) and this information will be forwarded on to all users.

Please tell us ...

  • Is this FACT&ENT or TVDRAMA or FILM
  • Name of the producer/line producer offering the job
  • Name of the production company
  • Name of the production
  • Job role
  • The rate offered
  • The desired rate as it appears on the ratecard 

Messages must be formatted like this ...

TVDRAMA, Producer John Doe, Carousel Films, Uptown Alley. Assistant Editor offered - £900, ratecard - £1125.

Please check the rate-cards before sending an alert - http://www.theroughassembly.com/resources/


Unsubscribe to EditAlert

To unsubscribe simply text STOP to the EditAlert phone number.