Hey fellow lancers. I hope I'm using this hive as intended. I wanted to post about a problem that I've recently come across. I was brought on to do an animation for a NPO based in California. The full price was agreed upon, and I collected a 50% retainer immediately. We went through phases of the project, but they simply stopped with the process. I don't know why. They said they need time to get everyone's input and I waited for a week. When I called, I found that my number was blocked. The thing is, we entered into an agreement on the entire project for pricing and everything else. I never got paid for the back end work...but they also never got the final copy of the animation....Should I pursue the money with an attorney?

  • Welcome Gabe! Yes, this sort of thing is exactly what this hive is intended for. Personally I don't think a week is long enough to expect an answer, there could be other things going on that have nothing to do with you. Did you create deadlines for completion and payment in your contract? I would wait a few weeks call again. You might want to consult a lawyer to find out your options at about 45 days. Most importantly don't panic and In the mean time you are 50% ahead and you have time to look for another project, They don't have the final product so you seem to have the upper hand.

  • This comment has been removed with a light and loving touch.

  • http://printablecalendarpro.com/september-2017-...
    Yes, this sort of thing is exactly what this hive is intended for. Personally I don't think a week is long enough to expect an answer, there could be other things going on that have nothing to do with you.
    http://printablecalendarpro.com/october-2017-pr...

  • Welcome Gabe! Yes, this sort of thing is exactly what this hive is intended for. Personally I don't think a week is long enough to expect an answer, there could be other things going on that have nothing to do with you. Did you create deadlines for completion and payment in your contract? I would wait a few weeks call again. You might want to consult a lawyer to find out your options at about 45 days. Most importantly don't panic and In the mean time you are 50% ahead and you have time to look for another project, They don't have the final product so you seem to have the upper hand.

  • This comment has been removed with a light and loving touch.

  • http://printablecalendarpro.com/september-2017-...
    Yes, this sort of thing is exactly what this hive is intended for. Personally I don't think a week is long enough to expect an answer, there could be other things going on that have nothing to do with you.
    http://printablecalendarpro.com/october-2017-pr...