Another bum production company
Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:19 PM
I have gone back and forth with them since. My argument being the obvious paraphrase, "That shouldn't affect my payment," and their argument being paraphrased as, "There's no money." The struggle continues today.
I do hate to speak negatively about anybody, but I would also hate for any fellow op to fall into the same situation without warning.
The company is Rizen Phoenix. They are based in New York City.
Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:53 AM
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 11:33 PM
I?m wondering if any of you might have an example contract that I could us as a guide to create mine, or point that we should put in are. So we can try to avoid a problem like that one.
Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:25 AM
Date: April 21, 2006
Client: Joe Shmoe
Project: ?XYZ? feature film ? Steadicam, B camera operator
RATE: [fill in your agreed upon rate] May 1, 2006 ? June 1, 2006
For this project, Dan Coplan will bill Client at the above stated rate and for the above stated dates for camera operator services including Steadicam and camera operating as directed by Client. If production extends beyond the above stated dates, Client will pay $x/day additional. Client is responsible for all expenses including transportation, lodging, and meals. Dan Coplan will provide Steadicam equipment. Client will include this equipment on an insurance policy that covers full replacement cost without deductions for depreciation. Client is responsible for transportation of Steadicam equipment to the production location and back to Dan Coplan?s home at the end of production.
I fully understand the terms of this agreement.
Joe Shmoe, Producer Date
Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:22 AM
I'll admit, I could've been more diligent with paperwork on my end. It was a last minute, "well paying" (ha ha) job. I did not get a cert, and have since employed the help of a couple fellow ops to put together a common contract. I'm not done fighting, but it's looking like I might only take away a couple good lessons from this one.
Posted 04 September 2006 - 03:17 PM