Q: Hi. An Indian citizen here. I wanted to inquire about how to proceed with a pending invoice still not paid by agency.
The entertainment agency is based in California but I'm from India. It's been over 3 months yet the invoice hasn't been paid. As a freelancer I'm not able to afford a lawyer yet. Kindly advice on what to do.
A: In your situation, where you are based in India and the entertainment agency is located in California, there are a few steps you can consider taking. First, initiate direct communication with the agency, preferably in writing, to remind them of the outstanding invoice and politely request payment. Provide any relevant documentation or evidence supporting your claim. If you haven't done so already, follow up with multiple reminders, maintaining a professional and persistent approach. If the agency continues to ignore your requests, you might want to explore alternative methods of resolving the issue. Research whether there are any applicable laws or regulations that could assist you in pursuing payment, either in India or California. Consider seeking advice from a legal professional who specializes in international business or contract law to understand your rights and options. Additionally, you may want to reach out to organizations or associations related to your profession that offer support or resources for freelancers dealing with payment issues.
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