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RESEARCH FEES:
For specific footage requests, FILM Archives will supply QuickTime previews at no cost. If you have extensive footage requests, FILM Archives will compile custom online or DVD sceeners. Research fees are billed at a flat rate of $50.00-$100.00 depending on the amount of footage requested.

PROJECT & LICENSE FEES:
Clients are billed a minimum project fee upon upload of a clean digital master or shipment of a broadcast quality tape or film master. This fee is fully applied against any and all license charges. License (or usage) fees are based on THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF FOOTAGE USED in the final cut. Discounts for quantity usage are available.

LICENSE MINIMUMS:
A minimum charge of 10 seconds per cut applies for all commercial and feature film projects. A 30 second project minimum applies to all other projects. All footage is billed at the rate(s) cited on our rate card, whether the full frame, sound track or any portion or modification of the footage supplied is used.

EXPENSES:
All uploads, video transfers, film laboratory, raw stock, messenger, final select preparation and shipping costs are billed to the client.

LATE AND LOSS PENALTIES:
Any original film, tape elements or duplicates not returned to FILM Archives upon completion of project will be billed at the rate of $100 per day.

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS:
Clients must email a written purchase order or formal company request for all research and final footage orders. For master orders, we must obtain a signed copy of our client agreement* and exact report indicating the amount of footage used, description of the scene(s), and name of program. All charges are due in advance for first-time clients and within 30 days of invoice for established clients.  

*Agreement grants nonexclusive rights to footage. Footage can only be used in contracted project. FILM Archives Inc. makes no warranty or representation whatsoever with respect to provided footage other than that of the title. The licensee shall be solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary clearances, waivers and permissions.

FIRST-TIME CLIENTS MUST REMIT PAYMENT PRIOR TO RECEIVING FINAL SELECTIONS.

FILM Archives RATE SCHEDULE
PLEASE NOTE: The following rate schedules are based on North American usage only and apply only to material licensed directly from FILM Archives Inc. Footage licensed by us from outside rights holders are not subject to the fees stated below. If client requires worldwide rights and/or combinations of rights detailed below (i.e. all media or broadcast + internet, etc.), please inquire regarding a discounted fee structure.

MARKET PROJECT MIN.** PER SECOND
Feature Film $1000.00 $100.00
Feature Film Playback $750.00 $75.00
Film Festivals $200.00 $20.00
**Project minimum for features covers worldwide rights in perpetuity for all media. 10-second per cut minimum.
Commercials (national) $2500.00 $250.00
Commercials (regional) $1250.00 $125.00
Commercials (local) $750.00 $75.00
**Project minimum for above media covers the first 10-second shot only. 10-second per cut minimum.
Network TV/Pay Cable/Premium Streaming (Netflix, etc.)* $1350.00 $45.00
Cable Television* $1050.00 $35.00
Syndication* $1050.00 $35.00
Internet*** $900.00 $30.00
*Fee includes worldwide all media rights.
***Fee does not include premium streaming sites (Netflix, etc.)
Educational TV $750.00 $25.00
Home Video/CD-ROM $900.00 $30.00
Music Video $1200.00 $40.00 (10 sec. shot min.)
Industrial (non-broadcast) $750.00 $25.00
**Project minimum for above media covers the first 30 seconds of usage with no per shot minimum.

A $10 per second premium is added for use of NEWS 12 FOOTAGE. Please Inquire For Rates of premium footage. For Worldwide Rights not included above, add 50% to rate above. If multiple media are requested (i.e., All Media or Network Television + Internet), please inquire for discounted rate.