About us

Ready to help with real issues

We’re the charity working behind the scenes of the UK film, TV and cinema industry. From research to writing, through casting and production, to editing, sales, distribution and exhibition, we support the lives of everyone involved.

The Film and TV Charity was founded back in the early days of cinema in 1924, and we’re almost reaching our centenary year. Today, we’re pleased to be able to offer a wide range of financial, practical and emotional support to people who have talent, spark and dedication … and yet find obstacles in their way. If you give your time and talent to film, TV or cinema, we’re here for you.

“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.

Ready to talk? We’re all ears

You can rely on us for free and confidential advice and financial assistance in all kinds of situations, as well as practical and emotional support. While we work with the industry, we’re completely impartial. You’ll find us down to earth and easy to talk to. No judgements … just friendly advice.

How we help

Call our 24/7 Support Line on 0800 054 0000 to ask for professional advice. 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 step in the right direction.

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Who we are

Through the years

Since the early years of cinema, we've seen it all. But some things remain the same: the passion, the struggles, the highs and lows.

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How we're governed

A prestigious team guides our journey. we have strong governance to make sure we remain accountable and sustainable.

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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.

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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.

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