Construction Department

Last updated on February 16th, 2022 at 12:58 pm

The following jobs are within the Construction Department.

  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Accountant
  • Leading Hand
  • Standby Carpenter
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Carpenters & Labourers – Casuals
  • Signwriter
  • Scenic Artist
  • Head Painter
  • Standby Painter
  • Painter
  • Set Finisher
  • Brush-hand
  • Construction Runner
  • Construction Electrician

In Australian A-Z Budget — Feature Films these roles are in section C.14 Construction Crew.

Construction Department is Below-The-Line. The-Line is said to differentiate the team responsible for the creative control of a motion picture from the technicians and crafts-people who make the film. More accurately Above-The-Line people are attached during the Development phase of a production while Below-The-Line people are hired once the financing is in place and Preproduction phase begins. This is the department that builds The Colosseum out of papier-mâché and plaster, so that blows the “creative control” argument out of the water, but they still fall Below-The-Line.

Construction Department is considered Labour by unions such as MEAA so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector.

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