Thank you for your interest in holding your photoshoot or production filming here! Here is some information you’ll want to know before clicking through to the form link at the bottom of this page.
The application form below allows us to get an idea of what your shoot or production will be and if we are capable of hosting it. If it’s not a good fit for us due to whatever reason (size, style, etc.), we may know somewhere that would work for you.
Please note, the submission of this form and/or discussion of a booking or rental does not constitute a contract or agreement of any kind. In the event of multiple inquiries for the same date, the party who provides their reservation fee and signed contract first secures the date. No booking shall be considered in any way final without our receiving a signed contract and reservation fee.
See Rental Rates page for photoshoot and video rates. These are subject to change at any time, prior to the signing of a contract.
Please note, our props and set decoration are not included in film / video location rentals, nor for photoshoots inside an unoccupied studio space. Set dec can be rented for an additional fee from our tenant, Oompalala Set Dec + Props. Existing sets already in place, in “common areas” of the space, are included in photoshoot rentals. Be aware that the design and contents of staged areas change periodically and the availability of any specific piece is not guaranteed without a rental agreement, even for photoshoots.
Abrams expects all photoshoot and video sets to be run in a professional manner. Among other things, this means that non-working guests must be kept to a minimum. Cast, crew, and necessary guests should be conducting themselves as though they are on a job, which they are, whether paid or volunteer. Shoots are not an opportunity for a party. We reserve the right to have the production escort non-essential guests off the premises, and no refunds shall be given for this removal nor for any residual effect on the ability of the production to continue. I.e., if your principal actor becomes upset because his friend arrives drunk and is asked to leave and he then refuses to do his scene, no refund will be given to the production.
Parking and security personnel:
Events that expect more than 75 people will be required to pay for uniformed security officers and parking attendants. Should you state that you will have only 75 people and thus don’t need security or parking personnel, be advised that additional attendees beyond 75 will not be admitted into the venue and will be required to leave the property.
Payment for security, parking, and venue attendants must be made 48 hours in advance of the event, in cash or credit card only.
Cleaning, security, and damage deposit:
We require a minimum $250 cleaning and damage deposit, paid in cash or credit card prior to the start of the event. Some events may carry a higher deposit. This deposit will be returned within five business days as long as the venue and parking lot is determined to have been left in the state in which it was rented: clean, all trash removed, no vandalism, no items left behind for us to have the burden of disposing, and nothing broken or stolen. You are welcome to take pictures immediately following the event and complete a walk-through with the management. It’s easy to get 100% of your deposit back! Just make sure you clean up and that you and your attendees don’t break anything, walk off with our stuff, or vandalize our property. Both of which have happened several times.
Usage of dumpster on site:
You may dispose of BAGS OF TRASH in the dumpster. Any other items used for your event that you no longer need must be taken with you. This includes lumber, fencing, pallets, flats, paint, fabric, decorations, furniture, televisions, etc. If it doesn’t fit into a trash bag, it shouldn’t go into the dumpster. Event organizers who allow their attendees and vendors to put construction materials, chemicals, TV sets, and other debris to go into the dumpster will forfeit their entire cleaning deposit.
Alcohol, smoking, and drug policy:
Arts events: it is possible to serve alcohol but NOT to sell it. If you are serving alcohol, minors under the age of 21 ARE NOT allowed to be served or provided with drinks anywhere on the property, not even with parents’ permission. Persons serving alcohol must be 21 or older and copies of their valid driver’s license or passport will be required. Venue reserves the right to stop alcohol service at any time if safety becomes an issue, with that determination being solely at the venue’s discretion.
Productions – movie, TV, and video filming: productions are expected to be professional working environments and alcohol IS NOT ALLOWED. If you have prop bottles of alcohol, they should have colored liquid inside; or be unopened bottles. If for some unusual reason anyone involved with your production needs to actually drink alcohol while shooting, there is an additional $500 non-refundable charge per shoot day, and the venue reserves the right to eject any and all persons associated with the production should alcohol become an issue, which is determined solely at the venue’s discretion.
For any events of any kind: persons the venue determines to be drunk and/or causing a problem due to alcohol will be ejected. Event organizer assumes all federal, state, and local liability for serving alcohol.
No rental fees shall be refunded if an event or filming production has to be shut down due to alcohol issues.
Drugs, including cannabis, with the exception of prescription drugs to be taken solely by the person to whom the prescription is written, are not to be consumed inside the venue nor anywhere on the exterior property.
There is NO SMOKING WHATSOEVER allowed inside the venue nor on the deck. All cigarette smoking, vaping, vaporizers, herb cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc., must be done at least 20 feet from the deck. Smoking is also not allowed near other tenants’ units. There is a grassy area with some benches outside where you are welcome to smoke cigarettes only (not cannabis). No it’s not covered. Bring an umbrella. All cigarette butts must be removed. Do not leave them on the ground or the event organizer / production will forfeit the cleaning deposit. There is NO pot smoking allowed anywhere on the property. Please exit the gate and do what you wish and then return. Event organizers / productions are responsible for monitoring the behavior of their cast, crew, and guests. Persons smoking pot will be removed from the premises and the organizer will forfeit their deposit. Attendees are not allowed to sit in their cars and smoke pot. Please take it offsite and then return when finished.
Loitering: Event attendees and persons involved in any still photography or moving picture production should be inside working; outside on the deck working or for some air; or smoking cigarettes in the designated area. Loitering inside or out of cars is not permitted.
The entire Abrams building is a working artist community. This means there may be artists working in their spaces during your event, as well as other tenants present and working elsewhere in the building. Artists within our own space will make every effort to remain unobtrusive and generally quiet, but ambient noise from other businesses in the building may be audible and at times loud. This doesn’t matter much for photoshoots or videos where the sound is added later (such as music videos) but may be an issue for typical dialogue filming. When the space is rented for filming, Abrams tenants will time their entry and exit between cuts, and will remain quiet during rolling and sound speed. Keep in mind that other building tenants may also have clients and visitors entering and exiting their own spaces. Arrangements can be made by us for our own artists and/or other tenants in the building and a production to “buy them out” for the day if noise or traffic is a concern. Other building tenants have their own financial structure for buy-outs and payment would be made to them directly; Abrams Creative Space does not take any fee from either the production or the other tenants on buy-outs.
Payment for all events:
- 50% space reservation fee due at time of booking. Balance due two weeks before for checks; day of for cash or credit cards (prior to the start of the event).
- If you are booking a photoshoot or video shoot less than 24 hours from the call time, full payment is required at the time of booking. This means location fee, damage deposit, prop rental fee, and any additional fees pertinent to your shoot (such as a catering fee if you want us to provide it).
- Any remaining balance that is not paid prior to start of event will result in the full cancellation of the event. Under no circumstances will event be allowed to move forward without Abrams receiving full payment.
- Payment is due based on contracted hours; any overtime payments are due at the time of extension.
- I.e., if event is scheduled for six hours and it ends early, payment based on six hours is still required and no monies will be refunded. If event goes over six hours (and overtime is possible that day), OT payment due in cash at time of extension.
- Cancellation at least 31 days from date of the event: 75% of reservation fee already paid will be refunded; 25% will be forfeited.
- Cancellation between 30 and 15 days from date of the event: 50% of reservation fee already paid will be refunded, 50% will be forfeited.
- Cancellation between 14 and three days from the event: 25% of reservation fee already paid will be refunded, 75% will be forfeited.
- Cancellation within two days of the event: 100% of reservation fee already paid is forfeited.
- No-shows: 100% of reservation fee already paid is forfeited.
NOTE: nothing on this page constitutes a contract or agreement. Terms and Conditions, rates, and information on this website are subject to change at any time.