Charges are based on time of cancellation, outside equipment rentals, and freelance personnel fees, all of which have been set in the estimate/budget provided to the client by MG Pictures, Ltd.
MG Pictures, Ltd will always try to accommodate any change in the schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. We understand that certain factors can be out of our clients control and charge. With this in mind we will work together to keep all charges and costs at a minimum should a situation arise. If our clients have any reason to expect a delay or cancellation in production prior to the start of their project, MG Pictures, Ltd welcomes this information in establishing a potential solution as early as possible. Rates and cancellation terms can be set up in advance with equipment rental companies and freelance personnel.
(Guidelines are subject change without notice and are meant as a starting point to maintain complete transparency throughout production and avoid any unexpected charges)
1. Cancellation occurring with less than 24 hours, during a normal workweek, considered to be Tuesday through Friday, will be billed at 100% of the quoted rate for that day.
(Reason: At this point in time any necessary equipment has been rented and either picked up or delivered to MG Pictures. These costs are now non-refundable to MG Pictures and the cost must be passed on to the clients. Any freelance personnel hired by MG Pictures would now be out of work for the day and unable to pick up any work therefore being out of the days wages.)
2. Cancellation occurring with less than 48 hours, during a normal workweek, considered to be Tuesday through Friday, will be billed at the total cost for all freelance personnel of the quoted rate for that day. Equipment charges will not be billed.
(Reason: At this point in time there is enough notice to cancel any equipment rentals, pickups and charges. However, freelance personnel may still be unable to pick up work with such a late cancellation.)
3. Cancellation involving a Monday production requires at least 72 hours notice to avoid a 100% charge for that shoot day. Ex) if the production is scheduled to start on a Monday morning then MG Pictures must be notified by Thursday evening.
Reason: All equipment is picked up or delivered by Friday afternoon and cannot be returned over most weekends. MG Pictures freelance personnel may not be able to pick up any new work for that Monday.