I've been wondering for a little bit if the "freelance isn't free" act has really made a difference in our industry. Although it hasn't been long since it went into effect, I haven't really seen any studio change their practices to provide contracts and change their payment schedule the net 30.
I was thinking that this law only makes a difference if the involved parties acknowledge it's existence and do something about it. Ive been working with a larger studio, and they have been late on payment 3 times sense this law went into effect. While their late payment isn't causing me trouble now, (since i've grown accustomed to planning for late payment,) I don't think there's been much effort to change their practices since this law went into effect and it rubs me the wrong way.
Has anyone seen any changes in the way that studios and agencies operate in NYC because of this law? I was also wondering how others are communicating to their clients in regards to late payments, in light of this law.