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About us

Supporting film, TV, and cinema workers for 100 years 

We offer support to everyone working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema. Whether you work in pre-production, production, or post-production, in sales, distribution, or exhibition, or in any other behind the scenes role, we’re here to offer a helping hand. We provide in the moment, practical support with mental and physical health and financial wellbeing, and we’re working to bring greater equity and inclusion to the industry, especially for people from marginalised or under-represented groups.

Our vision and goals

Our vision is of an industry that’s a healthy, inclusive place to work, where everyone can thrive and feel supported. That’s why we’re working hard to improve the wellbeing of individuals, to promote healthier working practices and culture, and to highlight the issues affecting you and your colleagues.

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. 
Lajaune Lincoln, Head of Client Services, The Film and TV Charity 

How we got here

We’ve been working as part of the film, TV, and cinema community since the early years of the industry. A lot has changed over the last 100 years but we remain independent, impartial, and free to access. Discover where we’ve come from and how we’re still evolving alongside the industry we support.

  • Queen Elizabeth II talking to a line up of people at the Odeon Theatre for the Film and TV Charity's Royal Film Performance of Rob Roy. Taken in 1953.

    Our history 

    We were founded in 1924 to offer financial support to people working in the screen industries. Today we help a wide range of industry workers to overcome personal and professional challenges.

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    How we’re run 

    We’re committed to being transparent about how we’re run. Find out more about our governance and read our latest Annual Report.

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The people who make it happen

Our Board of Trustees, our CEO, and our dedicated team all understand the unique pressures a career in film, TV, and cinema can bring. We’re committed to making work in the industry better for everyone. Meet the team and find out more about us.

  • Meet the team

    Find out more about our Patron, Trustees and Executive Team, and meet the team who deliver our services and support.

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

    We’re contributing to the creation of an inclusive and equitable industry where everyone can thrive

Join us

Find out more about current vacancies, what it’s like working for us, our values, and the benefits we offer.

The charity continues to impress me with its supportive and collaborative ethos 
Lucy Powell, Community Lead 

The impact we’re creating together

We’ve been around since 1924 and today, thanks to the generosity of people and organisations across our vibrant industry, we’re able to offer the hardworking people in film, TV, and cinema somewhere to turn.

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Support us

There are loads of ways to get involved, from spreading the word about what we do through to partnering with us. But most of all, we rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to make sure we’re able to offer industry workers somewhere to turn.

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Make a one-off or monthly donation

You’ll make a real difference to the people behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema who need it most.

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Here to help

Find out more about the services and advice available to everyone working behind the scenes.

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