I have found myself in a situation where we are not really working under contracts. I am approached about working on a project, I say sure, and I am handed an OMF. There is email communication, but that is about it.
I just ran in to this project where it was put on hold for budget reasons(they don't have the money to pay me). This put a nice big whole in my schedule where I am not getting paid. I also have had project in the past that run long or want the mix done earlier. All this has made is VERY difficult to keep my schedule full.
So my question is this... Do you guys work under professionally written contracts? and is there a clause for a "50% upfront and n% late cancellation fee?"
Thanks for your help!