Notice: The UBCP/ACTRA offices will be closed from December 18, 2021 – January 2, 2022, for the Christmas break. The deadline for all ULB applications is December 13, 2021.


Please ensure you have a Communicable Disease Plan in place for your production. The Communicable Disease Plan does not need to be written, posted, or approved by WorkSafe BC. Please visit Communicable disease prevention: A guide for employers for more information. The Union does not require a copy of this plan.

If you have any questions, please contact our ULB Administrators at

The Union has an Ultra Low Budget (ULB) Program to meet any budget so that union members and producers can work together on low budget productions while protecting the rights of performers.

There are 4 different ULB Programs available:

For Productions with a total production cash budget of $40,000 or less For student films that are being created for course credit For Productions with a total production cash budget of $40,000-$150,000 For Productions produced by UBCP/ACTRA Members with a maximum total production cash budget of $300,000
Please note the following types of projects do not qualify for the Ultra Low Budget Program, but may be eligible for the BC Indie Program (Details can be found in the BCMPA Appendix Q) :

  • Industrial/corporate videos
  • Animated productions
  • Dubbing
  • Television Pilots and Presentation Programs
  • Documentaries
  • TV series
  • Television Movies of the Week
  • Commercials
  • Educational Programs
  • Productions with a total cash budget over $150,000

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