It was jointly established in 2011 by BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union), BSC (British Society of Cinematographers), GBCT (Guild of British Camera Technicians) and GBFTE (Guild of British Film & Television Editors) and with the full support of BFDG (British Film Designers Guild).
The first Board of Directors comprised of two representatives of each of the founding organisation. However in November 2015 a new Board of Directors
was appointed at the AGM. This includes two representatives of the four crafts represented by Screen Craft Rights and two non-elected members.
The Board of Directors may, once elected, appoint additional directors (to a maximum of 4, members or non-members) who can offer knowledge or expertise in a particular area of the Society’s work.