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Cinelease Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for answers? Then you've come to the right place! Welcome to the Cinelease Frequently Asked Questions page. Here you can find information about our student discounts, rental policies, transportation information and much much more!

Cinelease FAQ

1. How can I obtain a rental quote?

2. What documents do I need to provide to rent from Cinelease, Inc.?

Signed Lease Terms
Insurance Certificate
Security Deposit & Payment of Rental

3. Does Cinelease, Inc. rent to crew as well as the studios?
Yes, but you must have insurance, deposit and payment.

4. Does Cinelease, Inc. offer student discounts?

5. Does Cinelease, Inc. offer expendables rentals?
We do offer expendables for purchase.

6. Which payment methods does Cinelease, Inc. accept for rentals?
Credit card and company check.

7. May I reserve a rental item?

8. May I place orders for items with multiple rental time periods?

9. My I extend the duration of my rental?
Yes, but there may be further charges.

10. Are manuals provided with rental equipment?
Some items do have manuals, but most do not.

11. Does Cinelease, Inc. charge a rental deposit?
Yes, the deductible on your equipment coverage or $2500, whichever is greater.

12. Would I need to provide proof of insurance to rent from Cinelease, Inc.?
Yes, General Liability, Rented Equipment and Vehicle coverage if you are taking a truck. Cinelease needs to be listed as “additional insured & loss payee”.

13. Does Cinelease, Inc. charge sales tax on rentals?
Not in California, but some locations do depending on State and City requirements.

14. Does Cinelease, Inc. charge late fees on rentals?
Additional charges may be incurred depending on the items on rental and how late they are.

15. What areas does Cinelease, Inc. provide rental services to?
Nationwide and Europe

16. Does Cinelease, Inc. ship rental items?
We can ship rental items.

17. Does Cinelease, Inc. provide rental insurance?

18. What happens if the equipment is returned damaged?
You will be billed for any missing or damaged equipment.

19. What happens if the equipment does not work properly while on location?
We are available 24/7, please call the office at: 818-841-8282 and you will be transferred to someone in the office or on call if it is after hours.

20. What are Cinelease's Hours?
Cinelease hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday (please check our socical media sites for holiday hours).