Very often, reputation matters more in this industry than stature does. This production house may have had a pretty successful run in the last few years, but they aren’t exactly known as the most generous or the most prompt of paymasters. And while success usually allows you to ride roughshod over others, sometimes even David strikes back against Goliath.
Recently, these producers got in touch with a post-production facility to work out timelines for doing the VFX on their upcoming film. The producers were probably expecting to hear words of profuse gratitude for being considered for this prestigious project, especially since the VFX company isn’t in the top rung yet. Instead, what they got was a prompt, ‘No thanks!’
When the shocked producers asked the reason for this refusal, the VFX outfit said they were not sure of being paid and were hence not interested in the project.