About us

We're your community

If you work behind the scenes in film, TV or cinema, The Film and TV Charity is here to support you. Whether you’re a researcher or a writer, in casting or production, editing or sales, distribution or exhibition, we’re ready to help.  

 We’ve been around since 1924 and today, thanks to the generosity of people and organisations in our vibrant industry, we’re able to offer the hardworking people in film and TV somewhere to turn. You can expect a friendly ear at the end of our 24/7 Support Line, as well as access to financial advice and support, and help with everything from mental wellbeing, discrimination and harassment, to a whole host of practical tools and resources.

Or, we can just listen.

“We’re shining a light on the highs and the lows of this extraordinary industry, helping people to smash their career goals and fulfil their potential.

You can feel confident that all our services are free and confidential. While we work and collaborate with the industry, we’ve always been independent and completely impartial. You’ll find us down to earth and easy to talk to. No judgements … just friendly advice and a wealth of experience and ideas to share.

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The British Sign Language team are available 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
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Welcome to the Film and Television Charity. Calls are recorded for the purposes of quality and staff training. This is a confidential service, however, there are some exceptions to this and these are where there may be a risk to your own health and safety, that of others or if you have been involved in a crime. An advisor will be with you shortly, Thank You.

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Get in touch today

Pick up the phone and call our 24/7 Support Line on 0800 054 0000 to talk through professional or emotional issues. Our team will note down a few details, discuss your options and put you in touch with the best person to help. It’s a positive step.

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Get to know us better

Through the years

A community of people since the early years of TV and cinema — see where we’ve come from and how we’re still evolving.

See our history

Ways we're making a difference

Every year, thousands of you are helped by our team to address and overcome personal and professional obstacles.

Our impact

Put names to faces

Meet the team who are working behind the scenes. Each of us keeps the charity close to our heart. Find out a little about us.

Meet the team

Want to team up?

We love building relationships with organisations that share our passion for the screen. You can be part of our work as a sponsor, corporate partner or Industry Friend. Whatever form our partnership takes, we can all benefit.

Partner with us