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I'm an assistant producer organizing the future sound post production of a film and I'm considering various foley facilities. I'm wondering which you think is a usual budget for the foley of a 90 minute film (both in Europe and in the US), since I've been getting very dissimilar prices. This is a very "normal" independent film; no martial arts or robots or anything like that. A plain and simple drama needing good clean sounds and a full M&E track.
If anyone can help with this, I thank you in advance.
As Tim mentioned in his comment, there really aren't "usual" prices. There are a number of factors that could be contributing to you being given dissimilar quotes: experience of the foley team (which will also affect how they view the scope of work), equipment and props that they have available, overhead costs (salaries/wages, rent, electricity, etc.), and the level of demand for their services.
If you have a supervising sound editor/sound designer/audio post-supervisor, bring them into the conversation. He or she will be able to help you assess which are the best alternatives, and can help you understand where and why the discrepancies in quotes are occurring.
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I'm currently coordinating post on a 90min Irish drama feature & am also researching foley facilities at the moment. I'd love to hear how you got on & if you have found anywhere you could recommend?