In March I did a job that started as a color grading job, then escalated to become motion graphics and 3D, more than doubling and trippleing the final cost to the client, compared to what was originally discussed for grading alone. All of this was mentioned in a contract. The client had me working day and night due to a dead line that was shrunk from 12 days (including weekend) to just 7 days. But I was ok with that. It would generate a healthy amount of money. Job done, a few kinks were corrected and the job was delivered in h264 files for their final approval. It's been three weeks over due. Two notes, a few failed phone calls, and we have yet to hear from this guy. So I did something I'd usually not do - I contacted the AD of the company who's his client. She said they have had contact almost every day, planning new projects. That really grinds my gears. What the heck am I supposed to do? Refuses to answer the phone, no sign whether he's going to pay what I worked for. Times are slow, money does not grow on trees. I really, really need the money to pay rent and put food on the table. Feel free to come up with suggestions.