All Contractors working under BTS TV,LLC must obied by our policies. 


Congratulations on being a hired contractor with BTS TV, LLC. ("BTS TV") BTS TV Strives to be polite, considerate, responsible and professional. As a hired contractor, you represent the company. Which is why the Company Policies must be abided by. 

Please be sure to review policies which appear on the left hand side. If you do not agree with something, DO NOT sign our BTS TV Crew Agreement and notify McAndy Duclos or Austin Winnie of BTS TV. 

- Thank You

Disclaimer: Understand that the purpose of the "BTS TV Policy" is to inform contractors, employee, and in some cases, Clients, of the BTS TV's Policies and procedures, and it is not a contract of employment.
 Please understand that the Company has the right to change any provision of its policies at any time and that ALL Contractors will be bound by any such changes.

 

SEXUAL HARRASMENT


BTS TV, LLC ("BTS TV")  is committed to providing a working environment free from discrimination, and prohibits harassment of its employees, clients, and contractors, including sexual harassment. BTS TV will implement the policy to comply fully with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations in the area of nondiscrimination and harassment of employees, contractors, and the other persons working under or with BTS TV.

Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome or unwanted sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature from someone in the workplace that creates discomfort and interferes with the job. 

Conduct constitutes harassment when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment;
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions and retaliation; or
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. 

Harassment due to race, religion, sex, sexual orintation, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status will not be tolerated in the BTS TV’s workplace.

Such conduct is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

Any employee or contractor, who believes he or she is a victim of sexual harassment should immediately report any incident to the project's Producer or the CEO or COO of BTS TV. (619-402-1888)

FILM ETIQUETTE


Always Always follow up. Always double check. Always try your hardest. Always ask questions. Always be respectful.

Brevity When busy, be brief. Say only what’s needed. (Especially on radio)

Copy That Saying “copy” while on a walkie talkie is the best way to confirm you’ve received and understand a message.

Driving When driving other crew and/or equipment, be gentle and aware of all laws.

Electricity Before you plug anything into an outlet, ask an electrician if it’s OK. Assuming outlets are free to use is how breakers get tripped. Tripping breakers makes the whole production look like a bunch of amateurs. 

Food While waiting in line for lunch, let the talent get their food first, unless told otherwise. When making a trip to craft services, offer to bring stuff back for other crew.

Gear Unless it’s your department’s gear or you've been tasked you to help, do not under any circumstance touch it, Seriously! Do not touch any equipment you have not been explicitly told to. 

Points! Yell this whenever carrying something around corners or through doorways. 

Introductions On your first day of a shoot, take the time to introduce yourself to everyone you can. Networking is a huge part of this business and we want to encourage making new connections. 

Keep Yourself Busy Standing or sitting around will make you look useless, confused, lost, and also lazy. There’s always something to be done. if there truly is nothing, at least make it look like you're doing something. 

Mistakes When you mess up, be responsible, tell your direct supervisor immediately. We might be frustrated with you, but we will respect your honesty and be forgiving. If we find out ourselves, however, we will not be very forgiving. 

Phones Silence them! If it rings or vibrates resulting in interrupting the production you may be asked to leave set. Production is very expensive and meticulously scheduled down to the minute. 

Quiet on set! When blocking we require a quite set so the people who are working may concentrate on the task at hand. If you want to talk go to crafty. When rolling if we hear you talking and it becomes a problem we will ask you to leave. 

Radios Only use for work related communications.

Safety Films, movies, and videos are never more important than your life. If you ever feel unsafe, alert somebody immediately and don’t be afraid to stand firm on the issue.

Video Village The harsh truth is that, besides your curiosity to watch the take, you probably don’t need to be there, unless you're a department head — so, please don’t be.

Water Bottles Initials your bottle with a sharpie on the cap. And never grab more until you finished your last one.

Uniform BTS TV does not require you to wear a uniform, but avoid wearing certain colors like white, yellow, and light grays that can unintentionally bounce light and unwanted colors into a scene. All black is highly preferred, the camera department will silently thank you.

Check your Ego at the door. We do not tolerate the "my IDMb page makes me better than you" mentality. Treat all cast and crew with equal and utmost respect, no exceptions.