Pact has been working to ensure that the voices of UK indies are heard during this pandemic, and that Government understands the specific support and measures required by our industry.

We are part of the BFI’s COVID-19 screen sector task force and are working proactively with other industry bodies to find solutions to the crucial issues facing the industry and everyone who works in it. Pact Chief Executive John McVay leads the industry taskforce on insurance, which worked with the Government to reach a solution to the lack of COVID-19 insurance – the £500m Production Restart Scheme.

Our policy team has also been running targeted surveys of the Pact membership during this crisis, to ensure we have an accurate and up to date picture of the situation for UK indies. These help greatly in our discussions with Government, broadcasters and unions.

Keep an eye on our news page and the weekly Pact newsletter for the latest updates related to the campaigning work we are doing on behalf of Pact members during the COVID-19 crisis.

Pact's Policy Team

Emily Oyama Head of Policy

Emily leads on the development and articulation of Pact’s overall policy position.

Susie Heron-Halliday Policy Executive

Susie provides administrative support to the Policy and Communications team.