BTS TV, LLC DBA ("ThinkRaven") is committed to providing a working environment free from discrimination, and prohibits harassment of its employees, clients, and contractors, including sexual harassment. ThinkRaven 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 ThinkRaven.
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 orientation, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status will not be tolerated in the ThinkRaven’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 of ThinkRaven.
Employees or contractors are prohibited from reporting to place of work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
An employee who is taking a prescription drug is required to present to the company a statement from the prescribing physician that the prescription drug will not impair the employee's work performance.
Employees or contractors found to be in violation of this policy by either directly possessing or using alcohol or drugs, as described above, or through a verified positive drug test or by court conviction, will be subject to immediate discharge from employment.
Any employee who fails to cooperate with the requirements set forth in this policy, including refusal to test, failure to provide a specimen within a reasonable time, failure to report for a scheduled appointment to provide a specimen or adulteration of a specimen, will be subject to disciplinary action which may include immediate termination of employment with out pay.
Always Always follow up.
Always double check. Always try your hardest. Always ask questions. Always be respectful.
When busy, be brief. Say only what’s needed. (Especially on radio)
Saying “copy” while on a walkie talkie or not is the best way to confirm you’ve received and understand a message.
If someone needs an apple-box for example...be sure to say "Got it." This will assure that only one person is getting it and not 20 people. Communicate.
When driving other crew and/or equipment, be gentle and aware of all laws.
Before you plug anything into an outlet, ask an electrician/Gaffer 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.
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.
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.
Yell this whenever carrying something around corners or through doorways.
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.
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.
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.
Only use for work related communications.
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.
NO Special Treatment.
We DO NOT care If you worked with us 100 times, we expect everyone to act like a professional. No matter if its a crew of 4 people or 20.
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.
Initials your bottle with a sharpie on the cap. And never grab more until you finished your last one.
ThinkRaven 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.