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#1 brett.mayfield


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:26 PM

hey yall


i only recently started to freelance. before february, i was working full time for a company that would send me wherever the clients wanted, etc. i believe they were charging "travel rates" which were undisclosed to me. i currently live in los angeles, for context on the following.


i have two similar questions:


-if the production is taking me to a non-local location, how should i adjust my day rate and kit rental for travel days (the 2 days of flying in and out of a city)? slash it in half? drop kit rental...?


-if the production is willing to pay for travel and accommodations in one of my local cities (e.g. atlanta) and is planning on paying full rate for the working days, should i charge for the travel days since i cannot work those days? and again, full rate or cut?


thanks for your help on this.



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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

If you are local in Atlanta, why is production paying travel and accommodation ?
I would charge them full on my rate for all days, and maybe cut them a deal on kit rental for the non shoot days.
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