Update: The provincial government announced that, as of April 8, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., businesses will no longer need a COVID-19 safety plan and should follow communicable disease guidance. If you have any questions, please contact our ULB Administrators at ULBProgram@ubcpactra.ca

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 lessFor student films that are being created for course creditFor Productions with a total production cash budget of $40,000-$150,000For 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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