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Legal & Disclaimer


In order to secure a reservation, the client will provide slate studios with a 50% deposit, signed Rental Contract, and Certificate of insurance


Cancelations and rescheduling must be in writing, no less than 72 hours prior to shoot If Slate Studios receives no written notice of cancellation, the client shall forfeit their deposit.

If the client does not arrive, within 1 hour of their reservation time, the client shall forfeit their reservation and deposit. If the client requires Slate Studios to keep a reservation open for more than 1 hour, without attendance, the client will be charged the full amount on the rental agreement. This request must be in writing.

Rental Hours

The studio rental rate is based on a 9-hour (full day) or a 4-hour (half day). Half-day rentals will be booked morning, 9-1pm, or evenings, 2pm-6pm.


There is a 30-minute grace period, after which, overtime fees will begin to be charged. The overtime rate is $125.00/hr. This rate does not include taxes or any additional fees incurred during extended business hours, before 7am or after 8pm.


Payment is due in full before or on the studio rental date. If any additional hours are added on to the shoot, that budget will be added on automatically to your total Remaining Balance.

Insurance Requirements

In order to rent equipment, prior to the booked date, Client shall provide Slate Studios with a Certificate of Insurance evidencing Client’s maintenance of a policy of comprehensive insurance, in the amount of $2,000,000, covering any claim for bodily injury and/or property damage.

Security Deposit

If the client cannot meet these insurance requirements, they are required to provide a security deposit, or credit card hold, equal to the replacement cost of all rentals. Any additional credit card fees accrued by Slate Studios will be charged to the client.

Indemnification of Premises

Slate Studios shall not be responsible or liable to Client, or any person claiming, by, through, or under Client, for any loss or damage to any property or business in the premises. Slate Studios shall not be responsible for any accident or injury, including death, to any of Client’s employees, agents or invitees in or about the Demised Premises.

Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Slate Studios, its officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents of the Demised Premises or any portion thereof, from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, cost and expenses, including attorney’s fees.


The client hereby accepts full responsibility for the replacement costs of any damages caused during their time in Slate Studios.


The client will be provided with 1 key for weekend or after hour building access, if need. Each additional key will be billed at $50/each. If keys are lost or stolen, the client agrees to pay $100, for the replacement of these keys.

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