Fred Salles Posted February 27 Report Share Posted February 27 Hello everyone. I invested quite a lot in new gear last year (SD888, Wisycom wireless, more Schoeps mikes, etc...), but, My first big invoice with this new gear, a full kit for a feature shot in October 2022 still has not been paid by the coproducer that employed me. This french production company, for which I did quite a bunch of gigs in the past so i trusted them, got bankrupt just as we came back from the shoot. They paid all salaries but, as often in that situation in France, the suppliers come last of the Lasts... Not sure if that invoice will ever be paid. It is the first time that ever happened to me and it had to occur when I am the one renting out the full gear. I have rented out my gear for documentaries for decades but feature films full gear was outsourced from rental companies till now. Appart for the financial and morale blows, I am wondering what I should have done to prevent this situation or make it less painful. Shall I ask for advanced paiement before the shoot from now on? Can you share about how you manage your finances regarding gear? Do you make sure that you save a « float » amount when you invest in case of unexpected drawback? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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