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Standard ULB Program

Simple Steps to working with Professional Talent





1. Submit Application:

At least five business days prior to first scheduled day of shooting, please submit the following to ulbprogram@ubcp.com.

2. Apply for the necessary Insurance:

  • WorkSafeBC insurance:  Under the Standard ULB Program Production is required to pay all Performers $100 per day of work. Under BC law you are required to contact WCB regarding required employee coverage.  Please forward the registration confirmation email to ulbprogram@ubcp.com.
  • Commercial General Liability (CGL): Productions which include stunts must have Commercial General Liability Insurance. Please see Schedule A of the Ultra-Low Budget agreement for the CGL insurance requirements.  Please forward the CGL certificate to ulbprogram@ubcp.com.
  • Accident on Set Insurance: If any Union Members are not being paid (i.e.: those in a Background role), Accident on Set insurance is required. Apply for Accident on Set Insurance through AFBS (accidentonset.com) by calling the program administrator in Toronto at 1 800 387-8897, extension 304, or by email admin@accidentonset.ca  Once you have been provided with the Accident on Set Certificate, please email it to ulbprogram@ubcp.com.

3. Return signed Agreement:

Once you have completed Steps 1 & 2, UBCP/ACTRAwill provide you with the ULB Agreement. Please sign and return it to UBCP/ACTRA.

4. Return signed Performer Forms:

Once you have provided UBCP with the signed ULB Agreement, you will be provided with Performer Forms. Please have all union and non-union Performers (except background performers) sign the forms. Return these signed forms to UBCP along with a final cast list indicating each performer’s name, addresses, SIN, GST (if applicable) and the number of days worked.

Please note: If the production has a distribution agreement in place: Fees in an aggregate amount equal to five percent (5%) of Distributors’ Gross Revenue (the “DGR) shall be issued to the Union for distribution to Performers in the form of Use Fees.  The 5% of DGR is shared amongst the Performers based on days worked as provided by the Producer. DGR payments shall be issued to the Union for distribution to Performers in accordance with the Reporting and Payment Procedure of the BCMPA.

Please note: If Performers are required to stay overnight at a distant location: Please contact a ULB Program Administrator at ULBProgram@ubcp.com or 604-689-0727 for further information regarding the expenses and requirements associated with shooting at distant locations.

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