We created this code of ethics (code of conduct) as a formal document to establish behavioral expectations for members and employees of Prodigium Pictures and the people who work with us. It recognizes our responsibilities to act intelligently, ethically, and sustainably within the company and provides a framework for how we connect with our clients, partners, friends, and the world at large.
Our co-founders and managing partners will take this code into action by leading by example and expect all involved in the business of Prodigium projects to follow the code as well.
The co-founders of Prodigium Pictures
Purpose and Values of the Business
We create high-quality social impact entertainment (SIE). That is – commercials, branded content, short and feature films, startup videos, animation and documentaries that empower audiences to become critically thinking citizens.
Our mission is to make people think more critically through socially impactful entertainment and to foster an egalitarian society that strives for equal opportunity for all through crafting stories to make socially and environmentally positive role models with work we do as well as each action we take with members, employees, clients, and colleagues.
Our employees are what’s driving the wheels of Prodigium Pictures. Most of our work is imaginative and requires our employees to be creative and critical. That is why we strive to provide a healthy and inspirational work space and nurture motivative and stimulating working culture among us. We stand with equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity of all people to make sure our company is giving them the best care and support for their financial, psychological and physical safety. We encourage and expect everyone to be respectful of each other’s personal belief as well. Prodigium Pictures will not withstand any discriminations and harassments of any kind.
We will also provide constant opportunities for employee’s professional development whether they are professional events, educational materials and creative rewards to nurture each employee’s talents and skills.
Our clients exchange their financial and human resources for our services. They trust Prodigium Pictures to be honest and clear in our communications. For full transparency, we disclose all of the line items upon request to make sure our clients understand that we ask for fair pricing without excessive profit margin. Our profit margin is designed in a way that is safe for Prodigium to be able to operate and provide a safe and comfortable environment for our employees. Our clients trust that the work we deliver matches or exceeds their requirements, and that we provide services on time and in a professional manner.
We expect that all employees and subcontractors will treat our clients courteously and kindly. And, should the issues arise, we expect these to be addressed amicably. We believe in fair and healthy business relationships. We will also do our best to send timely invoices and we expect to be paid by clients in a timely manner as well.
We also circle back each client after our delivery of the project to see if they are concerned with their experience and address them immediately. By establishing a long-lasting relationship with our client, we are going to be able to provide better service and understand what our client really needs.
Prodigium Picture is privately held LLC with no outside source of funding. Meanwhile a corporate entity is designed for profit, we are going to balance the profit with a well being of and trustful relationship with our employees, partners and colleagues so that they are going to respect Prodigium’s missions and values as much as we do. This protects the large investment that Prodigium Pictures, its partners, and clients have made into this organization.
We rely on our production vendors to provide the highest quality services available. These include, but are not limited to, camera and lighting equipment rental companies, production design material suppliers, Film LA non profit for permitting, website hosting, accounting, bookkeeping, printing, software, and connectivity. We believe in the prompt settlement of bills to Prodigium Pictures and a quick resolution to any disputes with suppliers. All things being equal, including quality of services provided and cost, we maintain the right to choose vendors, suppliers, and other partners that are owned by women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented groups. We will always prefer working with conscientious companies, social enterprises, mission-driven companies, and not-only-for-profit organizations.
Sustainability and social responsibility
When it is available, Prodigium Pictures will always work with professional organizations to provide educational opportunities, sponsorships, or doing pro-bono activities locally. Nationally and internationally, we will continue to learn and get better at our professional skill sets of video production services and help the world become a more intellectual and more equal place. Prodigium Pictures will continue to evaluate our environmental damage caused by our projects, enforce green set protocol by having a sustainable production assistant to encourage our cast and crew to minimize waste, use nalgene bottles to avoid single-use plastic water bottles and engage with conscious catering and craft businesses. We aspire to keep sustainability a core value of our practice, our work habits and workspaces, and our aspirations for ourselves, our clients, and our planet. We make a tiny difference in every commercial and film project.
Assurance and reviews
Our managing members will take a leadership to conduct what is written here and encourage all employees and our suppliers to follow the same. And we will also review our code of ethics annually to ensure that it reflects our values and missions as well as our prompt actions. This code of ethics can be accessed publicly on our website to act as a role model for other production companies.
The only way to know if Prodigium Pictures is upholding this code of ethics, is if our employees, clients, colleagues, partners, and friends let us know. As a mission-driven organization striving to constantly innovate, we always welcome your feedback and accountability.