Rental Agreement

Full Terms and Conditions and rental agreement. By shooting at Dystopian Studios you agree to the following (whether we have a signed copy of the agreement on file or not.) By entering the studio, you legally consent to the following agreement.




“Company” is Dystopian Studios LLC. “Premises” includes the studio and parking/patio area in front of the studio.  “Renter” is the person or entity renting Premises or equipment.



Rental rates are set by the most current version of the Rental Rate Sheet in effect at the time

of signing or per written agreement.



In order to confirm and hold a reservation, a deposit totaling 50% Must be filed. All remaining rental fees, plus any refundable leaning/damage deposits must be paid in full at the day/time of the rental.



Cancellations of confirmed bookings will result in the following charges:

14 days or more:

A confirmed booking that is cancelled more than 14 days prior to the booking date and time

will incur no charges. All payments will be refunded in full.

Less than 14 days:

Any additional money paid beyond the 50% deposit will be refunded. The 50% deposit will be retained. If no deposit was collected, the deposit amount must be paid before booking any future shoots.

A “no show” to a scheduled shoot is liable for the full booking amount due. No future bookings will be allowed until paid.



Rental periods are pre-arranged at the time of booking. Renter’s rental time begins promptly at the

designated starting time and ends promptly at the designated ending time. Time includes set up

and break-down. Studio must be cleaned and vacated by the end of the rental period. No prior drop-off

and/or pick-up after completion of shoot, of equipment, props, etc. unless negotiated at time of rental

contract. Additional fees may apply. Early or extended hours must be worked out and paid for in advance before rental period begins.



Renter agrees to leave the Premises and all contents and fixtures in the same condition as

they were when Renter arrived. Company will dispose of trash collected in the supplied trash

cans. Renter must discard larger items, such as props and set pieces, in the metal disposal bin

in the main parking lot. Disposal of large amounts of garbage due to large sets may also accrue additional costs.

All items brought to the Premises by Renter are to be removed by Renter. Items left after 7

days will be assumed abandoned and may be discarded or kept by the Company for Company

use, with no compensation due the renter, at the discretion of the Company.

If Renter does not return Premises to the order and cleanliness found when Renter arrived,

Company will charge at minimum a $50 cleaning fee to be withheld from the cleaning/damage




  1.  Your shoot begins at the scheduled time and ends at the scheduled time. That means no loading into the studio prior, and you must be cleared out and all gear must be removed at the conclusion. If you finish earlier than your booked time, you are still responsible for payment for full booking.
  2. No smoking whatsoever is allowed in the building.
  3. Food and drink is allowed. Please be responsible and clean up after yourself.
  4.  No alcoholic beverages without prior permission.                                                        Init_________
  5.  Be respectful of our neighbors at all times. They should not hear you or have to deal with you being a nuisance. Music is to be kept at reasonable levels.
  6.  No one will be admitted who is drunk or under the influence of illegal substances.
  7. ABSOLUTELY NO SHOOTING is permitted outside of the studio on the Brewery/BigArtLabs grounds. This includes parking areas, patio areas, or around other buildings. No exceptions, violation is ground for immediate termination of shoot with all payment due.
  8. No pets allowed without prior consent of a Company representative.
  9. All locked/closed cabinets, closets, drawers, etc are to remain closed and locked. Private work areas that are closed (workshop space or office space) are off limit to everyone.
  10. Parking

Studio I: Vehicles may park immediately alongside the purple fence in front of the studio or along the flower pots on the side of the building. Other vehicles must park on the street or in designated guest spots in the Brewery grounds.

Studio II: A maximum of 3 vehicles can park inside the gated parking lot of Big Art Labs. Vehicles MUST be in designated parking spots, and not alongside buildings or the dumpsters. All other vehicles must be parked on the street.

Dystopian Studios is not liable for any vehicle towed that is parked on the Brewery/BigArtLabs grounds in another resident’s or an unmarked spot.

  1. If more people are on site than originally agreed, the renter agrees to be responsible for all additional charges.
  2. The desk area/computer at the rear of the studio I is off limits at all times.
  3. Kitchen is available for craft services food preparation. You must provide your own flatware and serving equipment. Studio flatware/cooking equipment is not to be used without prior permission.


Violation of any rule is grounds for immediate cancellation of shoot with full payment for booked times/rental equipment immediately due.




Use of Company’s Premises and equipment is at Renter’s risk. Renter hereby agrees that

Company will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage,

injury or loss to Renter, his party or possessions while on the Premises.

Renter holds harmless and indemnifies Company and its owners, agents, representatives,

associates, officers, employees, guests and tenants against any suit, claim, loss, accident,

judgment, fine, injury or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. This indemnification

shall continue in full force and effect during and after the term of the rental for such causes

arising during the term of the rental.




This is a shared studio and we maintain a professional environment. Renter shall be solely

responsible for the conduct and welfare of all persons accompanying Renter while on

Company’s Premises. Renter agrees that a Company representative may, at Company’s sole

discretion, be present at all times. If the representative observes or otherwise becomes aware

of dangerous, illegal or negligent practices or activities, the representative reserves the right to

stop the shoot and may require Renter and Renter’s party to leave immediately. In such case

no refund will be given for unused time. However, Company and its representatives assume no responsibility to act in such cases.



Company has no responsibility to determine or verify the age of participants in the renter’s

activities but reserves the right to demand proof of parental consent if models or photographic

subjects are under the age of 18 and to end those activities if Company becomes aware that

legal age violations are occurring. Company is not liable in the case of an invalid ID or any

other form of age verification







Businesses, Corporations, Production Companies and other legal entities may be required,

prior to rental, to present a certificate of general liability insurance naming Dystopian Studio Inc. as

additionally insured on the dates of the rental. If so required, Renter’s liability insurance shall

be deemed primary and non-contributory insurance in the event of any claim or suit. Liability

insurance shall be Commercial General Liability with a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence

& annual aggregate.



Company agrees to provide equipment in good working order, but makes no special

guarantees as to said equipment’s functionality or suitability to Renter’s purposes. Renter

shall notify Company immediately of any malfunction, damage or other issues with the




Renter shall be solely responsible for any damage to Company’s property or equipment that

occurs during the time Renter or his party occupies the Premises. Damage deposits will be

held until repairs can be made. If the damage exceeds the amount of the damage deposit,

Renter agrees to pay reasonable additional repair costs to bring damaged equipment back to

working condition. Renter agrees to pay for damage to the Premises including spills, excessive

wear, marks or stains on furniture, fixtures or painted surfaces.



If the parties are unable to resolve any controversy or claim arising under this Agreement,

they agree to submit the dispute or claim to binding arbitration subject to the commercial

arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. This arbitration will take place in

Los Angeles County, CA.  The parties further agree that any such controversy or claim shall be

submitted to one arbitrator selected from the panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration

Association. Each party shall be responsible for its share of the arbitration fees in accordance

with the applicable Rules of Arbitration. In the event a party fails to proceed with arbitration,

unsuccessfully challenges the arbitrator’s award, or fails to comply with the arbitrator’s award,

the other party is entitled to costs of suit, including a reasonable attorney’s fee for having to

compel arbitration or defend or enforce the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party

may refuse to arbitrate when the dispute is for a sum less than $400.



Licensee shall comply in all respects with all federal, state, county, city, or other local laws,

regulations and ordinances and all rules and regulations of any governmental authority, in

connection with this Agreement. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding and

agreement between Company and Renter. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in

writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be

deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other

provision of this Agreement. The laws of the State of California shall govern this Agreement. The

following signatures constitute a legal and binding Agreement between Renter and Company.



Agreed terms for shoot/event




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Renter Print Name








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Dystopian Studios LLC. Representative                                                          Date



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