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#1 charlene burks

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

We are searching for Cinematographers to produce: :07, :15, :30 commercials spots for an online video advertising company.

You can view the website and sign up here:

www.fourspots.com


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#2 Michael Collier

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:59 PM

On your website it claims producers get a fee upfront, and possibly royalties, but in your contract you only have a clause for 10% of revenue generated by content produced.

quote from the website:

We provide for an initial payment as well as a royalty in some cases.


and from the contract:

The Fee

Consultant shall receive a commission, paid in cash (USD), equal to 10% of the Company?s share of any revenues generated by the use of each accepted spot template. Payment will be made via electronic means to Consultant via the Company?s PayPal account. Consultant is advised, but not required, to set up a PayPal account to make processing of payments more efficient. Consultant shall receive payment for all accepted spot templates within 30 days of the last business day of the month the template was purchased by an advertiser.


how do you explain both statements, since they seem to conflict. This does not seem like a legit offer, and moreover it seems like your activley trying to decieve people. Why else would you have the clause about compensation in the top of the contract, but the definition of said fee (quoted in this post) at the bottom where few are likely to see it. Come on whats the real deal?
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#3 charlene burks

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 03:17 PM

On your website it claims producers get a fee upfront, and possibly royalties, but in your contract you only have a clause for 10% of revenue generated by content produced.

quote from the website:
and from the contract:
how do you explain both statements, since they seem to conflict. This does not seem like a legit offer, and moreover it seems like your activley trying to decieve people. Why else would you have the clause about compensation in the top of the contract, but the definition of said fee (quoted in this post) at the bottom where few are likely to see it. Come on whats the real deal?


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#4 charlene burks

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 03:44 PM

The typo has been fixed.

The Fee

Consultant shall receive a flat upfront fee of $25 (USD) and a commission, paid in cash (USD), equal to 10% of the Company?s share of any revenues generated by the use of each accepted spot template. Payment will be made via electronic means to Consultant via the Company?s PayPal account. Consultant is advised, but not required, to set up a PayPal account to make processing of payments more efficient. Consultant shall receive payment for all accepted spot templates within 30 days of the last business day of the month the template was purchased by an advertiser.


Thank you and take care!
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:26 PM

The typo has been fixed.

The Fee

Consultant shall receive a flat upfront fee of $25 (USD) and a commission, paid in cash (USD), equal to 10% of the Company?s share of any revenues generated by the use of each accepted spot template. Payment will be made via electronic means to Consultant via the Company?s PayPal account. Consultant is advised, but not required, to set up a PayPal account to make processing of payments more efficient. Consultant shall receive payment for all accepted spot templates within 30 days of the last business day of the month the template was purchased by an advertiser.
Thank you and take care!


Hi Charlene,

You changed your display from your real name to DOP, please change your display name back to 'charlene burks' as required by this forum

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#6 DOP

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:49 AM

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#7 Bill Totolo

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:49 AM

Interesting concept and a good deal for the client but from a filmmaker perspective it really doesn't add up. Refer to the old Cost/Benefit ratio from Economics 101.
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#8 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:35 AM

Why would you use PayPal? Wouldn't it be more effective to cut out THAT middleman and setup your own payroll dept.?
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#9 Charlene Burks

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:37 PM

Interesting concept and a good deal for the client but from a filmmaker perspective it really doesn't add up. Refer to the old Cost/Benefit ratio from Economics 101.



Thank you for reading the post. Have a great day.
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#10 Charlene Burks

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:38 PM

Why would you use PayPal? Wouldn't it be more effective to cut out THAT middleman and setup your own payroll dept.?



Thanks for your comments. Take Care
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#11 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for your comments. Take Care


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