Thank you for your choosing Julian Farris Films for your creative needs. Our standard policy for all clients is payment before delivery. Below you will find our rental requirements for new clients. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to your business.
Julian Farris Films requires both property and liability coverage. Julian Farris Films must be named as a certificate holder, which means you cannot provide merely evidence of insurance. We require that rental clients provide us with an insurance certificate. That certificate must be equal to or greater than the value of the rented equipment. The certificate must list Julian Farris Films as Additional Insured regarding liability coverage and as Loss Payee regarding property coverage. Insurance coverage must specify for "rented/ leased equipment". If you will be taking the equipment outside the United States, your insurance must also include worldwide coverage. At a minimum, your insurance must cover the entire rental period, from pickup/delivery date through date of return. You are welcome to provide blanket insurance coverage so that a new certificate is not required on a per-rental basis. Insurance must be verified and in place before a rental, so be sure to fax it promptly. Do not hand carry the insurance certificate to our location on the day of your rental.
Please be prepared to leave the deductible amount listed on your policy as a deposit. A deposit can be cash, but most commonly is a "hold" of available credit from your credit card. The deposit amount is not actually charged to your card, but is an "authorization" or "hold" of available funds. You will not have access to those funds during your rental period. Once the equipment returns and we have verified that there is no damage, the hold will be released. Julian Farris Films does not recommend using a debit card as a deposit because funds are removed from your bank account, and banks often take several days to process a refund.
Full payment of order is required prior to receipt of equipment. You may use cash, check, money order, a credit card, or a wire transfer upon approval. Julian Farris Films accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If the cardholder will not be present during rental pickup, please complete the attached cardholders authorization form and return to Julian Farris Films prior to the rental pick up. A legible photocopy (front & back) of the cardholders drivers license and credit card(s) must accompany the completed authorization form. The attached Equipment Rental Agreement requires the cardholders signature as well. Please note that Julian Farris Films cannot accept a credit card over the phone.
In Lieu of Insurance
If you are renting equipment valued under $10,000 replacement cost and need a quick turnaround time for your rental, a security deposit in the amount of the equipments replacement value will be required. A security deposit may be cash, but most commonly is a "hold" of available credit from your credit card. We do not accept checks for security deposits. Julian Farris Films cannot provide insurance coverage or waivers or cover clients under our insurance. If you have questions about how to purchase insurance or would like a referral, please contact our accounting department