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Daniel Stone October 2nd, 2006 01:24 PM

Anyone else run into this when selling services?
Contracts with production companies.

Many times I meet with agencies who say they absolutely love my work - but they can't use me because they've signed a contract with another production company -- and they can only use me for 'overflow work'.

Once I even received quoted something for an agency's creative director. He said the quote was excellent as was my work. Shortly before preproduction, he cancelled me, saying that his hands were tied - as they've signed a 2-year production contract with the big production company in town.

What do you do when all the agencies have signed production contracts with the big production company in town? That leaves only scraps for the rest of us!

Daniel Stone October 3rd, 2006 10:52 PM

Yea, didn't think so.

John Kang October 4th, 2006 06:09 AM

Why not try and contact those larger production companies and see about becoming a subcontractor for them?

If they can't do it themselves, they have a subcontractor to do their work for them.

You get the table scraps but at least you'll be fed.

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