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Student ULB Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions…

Q1: Who may access the Student Ultra-Low Budget Program?

A: The student film program may be accessed by students who are producing for course credit or as part of their school curriculum.

Q2: Is there an application fee?

A:   No.

Q3: Is it possible to include a non-Canadian performer in my production?

A: All cast must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or International Students cast as part of their program credit.

Q4: We may shoot at a location in which we will require the Performers to stay overnight.   Is this permitted?

A: No.  The Ultra-Low Budget Program does not permit Producers to require any Performer to stay overnight at a distant location.

Q5: How many UBCP/ACTRA members must I cast?  Am I permitted to cast non-union members?

A: Many productions have both union and non-union members.  There is no limitation or restriction as to how many UBCP/ACTRA members you must cast. You may cast all UBCP/ACTRA members, or just one.

Q6: If a non-member performs on an ultra-low budget production, may they use the performance as a credit for membership?

A: No.  Working on an ultra-low budget production does not count as a credit toward Union membership.

Q7: Is “Accident on Set Insurance” mandatory under the Student Ultra-Low Budget Program?

A:  Yes this is a UBCP requirement.  Regardless of which ultra-low budget program you are producing under (Standard ULB, 20/20 ULB, or Student ULB) all UBCP/ACTRA members must be covered by “Accident on Set Insurance”.

Q8: How much does “Accident on Set Insurance” cost?

A: The premium for the Student Ultra-Low Budget Program is $11 per UBCP/ACTRA member, per day.  In addition, on any day where the UBCP/ACTRA member is engaged in a risk performance, the premium increases to $55 for that day per UBCP/ACTRA Member.

Please see www.accidentonset.com for additional information, or contact the Program Administrator at admin@accidentonset.ca

Q8: How much does “Accident on Set Insurance” cost?

A: The premium for the Student Ultra-Low Budget Program is $11 per UBCP/ACTRA member, per day.  In addition, on any day where the UBCP/ACTRA member is engaged in a risk performance, the premium increases to $55 for that day.

Please see www.accidentonset.com for additional information, or contact  the program administrator in Toronto at 1 800 387-8897, extension 304, or by email admin@accidentonset.ca

Q9: Are there additional insurance requirements beyond “Accident on Set Insurance” for UBCP/ACTRA members?

A: If you are paying Performers, BC provincial law requires WorkSafeBC coverage.  This means that for UBCP/ACTRA members you will require both “Accident on Set Insurance” and WorkSafeBC coverage.  In addition, if your production includes stunts, UBCP/ACTRA requires you to have Comprehensive General Liability coverage.  However, you should check with your school to see if the school is prepared to extend their Comprehensive General Liability Coverage to the production.

Q10: Why do we need to include SIN numbers on the final cast list?

A: UBCP/ACTRA requires the address, SIN number, and number of days worked for each performer.  This information is used by UBCP/ACTRA for the sole purpose of distributing residuals that may be owed to performers should your project generate revenue.

Q11: We’ve made some revenue on our production! What’s next?

A: Under the terms of the Student Film Agreement, the producer shall pay Performers an amount equal to 5% of the Distributor’s Gross Revenue.  If your production generates revenue, contact our Distribution Department – 604-689-0727

Do you have a question that hasn’t been answered? E-mail ulbprogram@ubcp.com or call 604-689-0727

 

 

 

 

 
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