About Protecting Actors
Protecting Actors is a new initiative designed to help safeguard the interests of UK actors.
Protecting Actors was formed as a way to combat the increasing number of production companies who systematically
convince actors to work for them under false pretexts; promising fees, expenses or footage they later fail to
Protecting Actors has been setup to address just one of these issues, the fact that many production companies promise
participants a DVD copy of the film, but fail to deliver this in a timely fashion, if at all.
What does the Protecting Actors shield mean?
Employers casting a production can request a 'Protecting Actors Shield', which can be displayed alongside their
casting, if and only if they agree to the Protecting Actors Casting
Agreement. Companies displaying the shield agree to provide all actors involved in the production with a
copy of the final film within 6 months of completing filming. Companies failing to provide copy of the film will be
in breach of the Protecting Actors Casting Agreement and as such
will be publicly blacklisted on the Protecting Actors website and legal action may be taken on the actors' behalf.
Why should I request a shield?
By displaying the Protecting Actors shield you agree to provide all actors involved in the production with a copy of
the final DVD. The shield is a great way to display your committment to the cast involved in your production by
upholding basic standards of professionalism.
How does my production get a shield?
If you are willing to abide by the Protecting Actors Casting Agreement you will be given permission to display a
Protecting Actors Shield alongside your casting requirement. To receive your shield please register
Who has signed up already?
Companies are signing the Protecting Actors Casting Agreement on a daily basis, click
to see a snapshot of the most recent people to sign the agreement.
How does the shield help protect me?
Companies displaying the Protecting Actors Shield have agreed to the Protecting Actors Casting Agreement. Should
they fail to abide by these terms, we can publicly blacklist the company and may take legal action on behalf of the
actors. Many casting sites subscribe to our blacklist and agree to block employers who breach these terms and
How do I report a breach of the Protecting Actors Casting Agreement?
If you have worked with a company which has signed up to the Protecting Actors Casting Agreement but has failed to
deliver a copy of the end DVD please report the company