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Sep 18, 2009 07:17 |  #1

I've been working with a US based magazine for a couple of years who, for the past 5 assignments, have not paid me. Had it not been for my tax accountant I would not have known that the funds (several thousand dollars) had not been received. Their response thus far has been 'we'll get to it, just hold off a little'.

Any suggestions how I (based in the UK) could get my outstanding fees from them would be hugely appreciated.

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Sep 18, 2009 10:10 |  #2

ThisOldHag wrote in post #8664973 (external link)
I've been working with a US based magazine for a couple of years who, for the past 5 assignments, have not paid me. Had it not been for my tax accountant I would not have known that the funds (several thousand dollars) had not been received. Their response thus far has been 'we'll get to it, just hold off a little'.

Any suggestions how I (based in the UK) could get my outstanding fees from them would be hugely appreciated.

Many thanks,

If you want to keep your relationship with them, then give them a little while, I guess. If not, then hire an IP attorney and have them write a kind letter explaining how very expensive this could become for them; this will definitely get their attention.


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Sep 18, 2009 21:07 |  #3

GM once paid in one week, & then 5 months on another job. I agree that you should give them enough time, but wonder how long it has been?

Situations like this are why I especially like this provision in the contract:
"3. Grant of Rights. Upon receipt of full payment, Photographer grants to the Client the following nonelectronic rights in the Work."


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Sep 19, 2009 05:32 |  #4

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... but wonder how long it has been?

Almost a year - going back to the first outstanding invoice (which, the contract stipulates, gets paid 3 months from invoice), then every 2 months. Needless to say, no assignments have been forthcoming since I first began demanding payment (not that I would work for them until I got paid, and in future demand for payment up front).


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Sep 19, 2009 08:59 |  #5

Almost a year

Well, that's just too long! Time to talk to a barrister?


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