Wanted: IBM AS/400 in NY for a film

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Thu Jul 30 11:24:52 CDT 2015

I think it was someone on this list who told the story of some 
antique furniture that was rented out with a ridicoulously high 
deposit and got it back with bullet holes. Apparently the 
deposit wasn't ridiculous enough with respect to the overall 
budget of the film.

Evan: it would be interesting to read your contract. I've loaned 
an IBM 5150 once with a contract I scribbled up myself.

the result: https://youtu.be/Zfcm2JL4Lnk

(spot the technical error)


On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 07:28:44AM -0700, dwight wrote:
> I'd think a ridiculously high deposit alone with the contract
> would ensure proper use.
> Simply state if it is damaged in any way, they keep the computer
> and you keep the deposit.
> I've done similar in the past and always got things back.
> Dwight
> > Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:08:59 -0400
> > From: evan at snarc.net
> > To: General at classiccmp.org; classiccmp.org:On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts cctalk at classiccmp.org
> > Subject: Re: Wanted: IBM AS/400 in NY for a film
> > 
> > 
> > >> I received this email - they want am IBM AS/400 for a film - it 
> > >> doesn't have to work. They will pay for transportation and rent. Near 
> > >> Brooklyn NY I think.
> > >
> > > And what will they pay for damage or destruction?
> > 
> > MARCH is working on this deal, since metro NYC is our backyard.
> > 
> > For anyone interested: we always require a signed contract with strict 
> > rules about how our artifacts can/can't be used by renters. In the past 
> > few years we did most of the computers for "The Americans", "Halt & 
> > Catch Fire", Apple/MSFT episode of "American Genius", and a major 
> > Hollywood film that I can't reveal, along with several smaller deals. In 
> > each case, the contract requires proof of their insurance; numerous 
> > rules about transportation, storage, and (of course) actual usage; and 
> > additional rules requiring MARCH delegates to on-site if anything needs 
> > to be up and running. Everything from wrapping to power to proximity of 
> > any open beverages is covered. Related: there are some artifacts we 
> > won't rent at any price due to value/rarity/size/etc.

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