Guidelines and Codes of Practice

Directors UK is committed to protecting and enhancing the creative, economic and contractual rights of film and television directors.

Following a major campaign in 2001 the 'Terms Agreement' was reached, which resulted in agreed Contract Guidelines and Codes of Practice being published in 2003. You can download the following below:

All producers and broadcasters should follow these regulations. If you have a query with your contract or you believe your rights, as stated in these documents have been infringed, please contact Legal Services at and we will try to help you.

Directors UK also welcomes and supports the newly updated Code of Practice for The Alliance for the Protection of Copyright (APC), created to protect those involved in both the submission and receipt of proposals for film, television and radio. To download a copy of the Code, please click below.

Attached files

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APC Code of Practice.pdf704.61 kbDownload
code of practice fiction.pdf278.95 kbDownload
code of practice fiction - Welsh.pdf276.74 kbDownload
code of practice non-fiction.pdf275.85 kbDownload
code of practice non-fiction - Welsh.pdf279.13 kbDownload
contract_guidelines.pdf270.37 kbDownload
contract_guidelines_welsh.pdf271.52 kbDownload