You can now rent your artwork props in Hamilton!
"Amazing people and amazing service! If you are filming in Hamilton, I would highly recommend renting what you need from HFS!"
~ Claire Schembri
Our walls are filled with works of art! Some classic, some beautiful, and some eclectic, but all cleared and designed to match your television or film production's art direction!
Whether you're in need of distinguished office decor, festive frames,
or a playful abstract, we have it all!
Daily and weekly rates available upon request.
Prints Only (Frame Not Included)
Frequently Asked Questions about Artwork Rentals (also see FAQs specific to renting in general, Locations Equipment & Production Equipment)
Is this artwork cleared?
Yes, all of this artwork is cleared for use in your production!
What type of artwork do you have?
All of our artwork available for rent is in the form of paintings, pictures, and prints. We currently do not have any statues or carvings for rent.
The range of styles, sizes, and content is vast. Some of it is beautiful, and some is purposefully disturbing, because hey, we never know what you creative folks are going to film!
Is all of your artwork framed?
No, some have frames and some do not. Please do not attempt to transfer one painting to another frame, as you may damage the frame or painting.
Do I need insurance to rent from you?
Yes, regardless of what type of equipment or artwork you wish to rent, you will need to provide us with a Certificate of Insurance indicating that Hamilton Film Studios Inc. is a Loss Payee and an Additional Insured with respect to the operations of the Named Insured. If you are renting equipment only and not the studio, you will require Commercial General Liability of $1,000,000 at a minimum. The insurance policy must be an "All Risks" or "Broad Form" policy, and must be for Full Replacement Cost valuation.
Insurance can be very tricky! Please talk to us about it or your insurance broker.
Why do I need liability insurance when renting artwork?
It's weird, isn't it? But there's a simple answer: lawyers. If someone on set gets hurt from a falling piece of artwork or trips over it when it's been left leaning against a wall, that person's lawyer will sue the production, the art director, the PA who placed the artwork or hung it on the wall, the city for allowing a shoot to occur, and anybody else within arm's length of the show, including whoever owns the artwork. That's us! So the Commercial General Liability insurance covers you and Hamilton Film Studios Inc. in the event of such an occurrence.
Who should I get insurance from?
Luckily, there are excellent production insurance providers around who are experienced at explaining all of the details and nuances of production insurance. Liability is especially vexing! If you're at a loss of where to start, check out Front Row Insurance, Arthur J Gallagher, and Marsh.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept all methods of payment, including direct deposit, e-transfer, cheque, debit, or credit (a small 3% fee will be added for all credit card transactions—sorry!)