Sounds like a formal contr


Sounds like a formal contractor relationship with the “guy.” On the invoice you will bill him for whatever fee you agree on. You give him the paperwork (invoice), he gives you the cash. This gives him a receipt for his business, documenting his expense for your services. Could be used for determining income of the business, supporting expenses (offsetting income) claimed with the IRS, supporting a budget submitted to a source of grant funds financing the film production, etc.

Also, you have a copy for your records. Important when you are filing taxes and you are into the big money.

If you don’t have invoices with letterhead, knock one out withwordprocessing software, like MS Word.Doesn’t have to be fancy, couple lines, the date, the amount,time involved, what was delivered (e.g., camera services for x amount of time). Stick a number in an upper corner (Invoice #016), like you’vedone it a few times.A handscribed/scribbled “invoice” on back of envelope not recommended although would prob serve the purpose. First choice might be togeta pad of invoicesat your local office depot for a few bucks.

Your first gig, hope it’s a good one!!


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