Whether you are a new member just starting out with your first commission or an established company in need of some help, we are here to offer you support and guidance, all included within the price of your membership.
Our in-house Legal and Business Affairs team are on hand via email, telephone or one-to-one meetings to provide advice on anything from option licensing, copyright and insurance issues, music rights queries and understanding artists contracts. We are also able to help resolve disputes between members and third parties if required.
"Given the limited resources that Pact has at its disposal, I am always amazed by their ability to advise its members on so many issues, in so much detail. That is a credit to the hard work and dedication of the Pact team. They are an invaluable resource to the indie sector, which should be offered more support"
Contracts and Resources
Our suite of downloadable contracts is again free to members and essential for anyone currently producing in the UK; covering topics such as contributors, location agreements, consent forms and music Licensing. These templates are updated and fit for purpose, and can be tailored to suit your requirements, with a little help from us if you need it.
Our Document Library also provides a range of downloadable information such as Term of Trade documents and broadcaster and union agreements, plus a whole host of guidance notes covering topics such as holiday pay and age discrimination to name but a few.
"The contract templates are an extremely useful guideline which we have frequently used before going to our lawyer. I reckon they have saved us a small fortune!"
Deborah Forrest, Head of Production, Studio Scotland Ltd.
Constantly updated, the FAQ’s section lists the main queries we get every day so it’s always worth checking here to see if your query has already been answered, and please let us know if there are any common questions you would like us to add to this section.
We run free monthly seminars throughout the year to help keep you and your staff up to date with any changes in the industry so please do keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming events as these do book up fast.
Find a Professional
Occasionally there are times when you are going to need more help than we can provide so we have a handy list of our Pact Member business affairs, legal and accountancy firms who are experienced in the media industry and would be happy to help you.