Terms & Conditions


The information below refers to non-APA commercial shoots. For APA crew terms and conditions, please see the attached document:


Rates will be based on a pre-negotiated day length (e.g 10 or 12 hours).

A normal day will include a one hour break which is included within the agreed day length – e.g. if the day is a 10 hour day, it will be made up of 9 working hours plus one hour break.

If either kit or vehicle is to be supplied, or if the shoot is outside of the M25 then start/finish times are calculated from base-to-base (base is my home address London, SE17).

Where a shoot is within the M25, the start/finish times are calculated from the filming location or call/wrap locations.


Overtime will be charged for any hour or part of hour worked over the agreed day length. The normal fee for overtime is calculated on a time-and-a-half basis, unless after midnight, when it is calculated at the overtime rate multiple by a factor of two (herein referred to as T1.5 and T2 respectively).

If a lunch break or dinner break is missed, this will also be charged at the overtime rate as above (T1.5).  If no break is offered within 6 hours of starting work, then a missed meal break will be charged – again this is charged at T1.5.

Where a shoot is within the M25, the start/finish times are calculated from the filming location or call/wrap locations.


Travel days will be charged at a pre-negotiated rate. If travelling in the evening / after a separate shoot time will be charged as T1.5 for every hour travelled, or a half day travel rate, whatever works out cheaper for the client.

Transport to and from Airport/Stations will be covered by production and either charged as an expense on the invoice or booked by production ahead of the shoot.


Standard cancellation fees apply if a confirmed shoot is then cancelled.  If notice of cancellation is given between 48 to 24 hours or less from the shoot start time, the fee is 100% of the agreed day rate. If 48 hours or more notice is given, the fee is 50% of the agreed day rate.


Expenses will be added to the invoice unless provided for on location by production


Payment terms are strictly upon receipt of invoice.  Invoices are due for payment within 30 days of receipt.

Kit hire will be charged separately and charged upfront if not pre negotiated or a new client.


The client assumes responsibility for all equipment hired from Mike Simpson which is lost, stolen or damaged by its employees or whilst in the care of its employees.  As such, any costs incurred as a result of loss/damage/replacement costs incurred by Mike Simpson as a result of such loss, will be the charged to the client.

Clients must provide valid insurance before kit can be prepped.

Please see kit list and rates