- ESTABLISHED 1964

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IRA MALEK PLAYER PIANOS

WE DO RENT PLAYER PIANOS AND REVIEW THE REQUEST ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

PARTIES:

USUALLY WITH THE PARTY COMES THE ALCOHOL. AND WITH THE ALCOHOL COMES THE MISHANDLING OF THE PLAYER PIANO. SPILLING OF A DRINK, STRIKING THE KEYS HARDER THAN THEY SHOULD BE, DRUNKEN ATTEMPTS OF USING THE CONTROLS, INSERTING ROLLS, MAKE US APPREHENSIVE TO APPROVE THE RENTAL.

WEDDINGS:

WEDDINGS ARE SIMILAR TO PARTIES BUT ARE USUALLY MORE CIVILIZED. WE ARE MORE COMFORTABLE RENTING A PLAYER PIANO IN THIS SITUATION.

MOVIE STUDIOS:

‚ÄčFIRST, MOVIE STUDIOS HAVE TO PAY US FOR THE COST OF THE PLAYER PIANO AND MOVING AS IF THEY WERE BUYING IT. THE DAILY RENTAL COST THEN COMES OFF THAT, PLUS DAMAGE, IF ANY. THEN, THE REMAINDER OF MONEY IS RETURNED WITHIN 7 DAYS. THE AGREEMENT AND CHECK HAS TO BE PROVIDED 5 DAYS MIN. BEFORE THE RENTAL IS TO BE PROVIDED, GIVING TIME FOR THE CHECK TO CLEAR. ( EXCEPTION IS CASH WHICH CAN BE DONE IMMEDIATELY AS LONG AS THERE IS PLAYER PIANO AVAILABILITY / OPERATOR AVAILABILITY IF NEEDED. )THE REASON WE DO THIS IS SIMPLE. ON SHOOT LOCATION, THE PRODUCTION COMPANY / STUDIO USES THE POLICE AS THEIR PERSONAL SECURITY. IF RENTAL COST IS NOT PAID, INCREASED RENTAL TIME WITHOUT APPROVAL, DAMAGE, ETC., THERE IS LITTLE IF ANYTHING WE OR ANYONE ELSE CAN DO. ESSENTIALLY, THE STUDIO / PRODUCTION COMPANY OWNS THE POLICE AT THAT LOCATION AND CONTROLS THE PROPERTY WITHIN, COMPLETELY.

WE OFFER NOT JUST RENTAL OF THE PLAYER PIANO, BUT HANDLING OF IT. SO IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU HAVE SCENES IN YOUR SHOOT, ROBERT MALEK, OR IRA MALEK WILL OPERATE THE PIANO WHEN NEED BE ON CUE AND BE ABLE TO HANDLE ANY ISSUES WITH IT THAT MAY ARISE. WE CAN OPERATE THE PLAYER PIANO SO THAT THE SONG STARTS AND STOPS AT THE SAME POINTS REPEATEDLY FOR RETAKES ON SHOOTS.

SINCE WE TRAVEL TO YOUR LOCATION BY CAR, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A PLACE TO PARK. NOT TO SAY, PARK HERE AND THEN DURING THE SHOOT WHEN WE ARE OPERATING THE PIANO AND CANT LEAVE, TO BE TOLD WE HAVE TO MOVE YOUR CAR SO GIVE US THE KEYS. ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE TO BE PROVIDED A SPOT AND NO ONE MOVES OUR CAR BUT US. MOVING OUR CAR WITHOUT OUR CONSENT FORFEITS ALL MONEY PROVIDED FOR RENTAL AND THE PLAYER PIANO IS NOW OWNED BY YOU, PLUS 5000 DOLLARS PENALTY FOR MOVING OUR CAR WITHOUT OUR CONSENT. QUITE SIMPLY, WE CAN MOVE OUR OWN CAR IF NEED BE BUT DONT TELL US WE CANT LEAVE THE SCENE BECAUSE WE'RE SHOOTING BUT ALSO HAVE TO MOVE YOUR CAR AT THE SAME TIME. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CAR AS WELL WHILE IT IS PARKED.

IN ADDITION, WE DON'T WAIT IN THE SAME AREA YOU HAVE SET ASIDE FOR EXTRAS, NOR DO WE EAT THE SAME FOOD THEY DO OR ON THE SCHEDULE THEY DO. WE EAT AND WAIT ALONG WITH THE USUAL UNION PAID STAFF MEMBERS. NOT UNION EXTRAS EITHER. THE USUAL STAFF OF YOUR PRODUCTION COMPANY. WE DONT PAY FOR ANY FOOD WE EAT, JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOUR STAFF. SUCH PRACTICE IS CUSTOMARY.

IN ADDITION, YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT OF OUR PROPERTY AND / OR ANY PHYSICAL ASSAULTS BY YOUR STAFF.