Bectu’s Big Autumn Gathering

The future of freelancing in film and TV

Saturday 14 October 2023, 11:00-18.30
City of Westminster College, 25 Paddington Green,
London, W2 1NB

Bectu's Big Autumn Gathering on yellow background.

Bectu’s Big Autumn Gathering returns this year with a bumper programme of seminars, workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

The Big Autumn Gathering is the essential annual live event for those working in film and TV. The architecturally stunning City of Westminster College makes the perfect venue to discuss the future of film and TV freelancing with high-profile industry professionals and freelancers from across the sector.

Get the full programme for the day here.

Don’t miss this great industry day out!

  • Chat with a wide range of stakeholders and suppliers in the film and TV industry in our exhibition space
  • Discuss the pressing topics affecting film and TV freelancers
  • Network with other industry professionals from across the sector

Sessions on the day to include:

  • Negotiating Masterclass with Sara Putt from Sara Putt Associates
  • Carers and Parental Rights Seminar
  • LPD Forum; State of the Industry
  • Intimacy Co-ordinator registry launch
  • Filmmakers as Changemakers
  • Financial Planning for Freelancers; Tax and Pensions
  • Social Media Masterclass
  • Chaperones Seminar
  • Imposter Syndrome and a More Assertive Me
  • Black Members Committee presents; Black Lives Matter: Three Years On
  • Branch Meetings and one to one advice sessions

Doors open at 11am and we will finish with an early evening social event. Full programme to be released in the coming months, keep an eye out for further details. Early bird tickets are now available for non-members on the link below.

To make this a truly family friendly event, we are pleased to offer free childcare to support parents to attend, to be booked in advance. Childcare will be provided by WonderWorks, the innovative studio and location based childcare company for the film and television industries. To book childcare please email [email protected] by Monday 9th to secure your place. Children are also welcome to accompany parents into sessions if you prefer or it the care facility is full.

Get Big Autumn Gathering tickets

Free for members and £15 for non-members – you can join on the day and receive a refund for your ticket!
Click here

Come along to network, get support, discuss the main issues affecting the industry, and learn more about Bectu.

If you have questions or accessibility requirements please email us.

We wish to thank our generous sponsors:

The leading UK independent agency for Film and TV HODs, Crew and Trainee Sara Putt Associates for sponsoring our social.

Quality film and TV production equipment provider Set Gear

Independent insurance intermediary Hencilla Canworth