Monthly Archives: September 2014
LIST YOUR PROPERTY AS A FILM LOCATION RENTAL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR THE FILM AND TV INDUSTRY
We pride ourselves on offering location scouts and production personnel varied and unique locations.
Our extensive location database continues to grow with a varied offering of homes, businesses and unique locations from all over the planet. We offer photos, details and owner contact to hook up production personnel for feature films, student films, made for television movies, web series, TV commercials, music videos, still photography shoots and event venues for corporate and private venues.
If you would like your home, business or any type of property considered as a potential filming location, please list it for display to location scouts. Just register and set up a location profile. We will review your submission and if approved, your location offering will be added to our website and sent out to our community.
Please be sure to follow instruction to insure your property is accepted:
Locations must be submitted with a minimum of one photo with no people in the shot. Provide as many photographs as possible without people please. The more photos the better to assist a scout who is seeking a location.
NOTE: Once you submit your location profile and it is approved, you will be able to edit, however, to increase the chances of getting approved, you need to make sure your profile is complete including contact information and LOTS of details about your property and the surrounding area. If you are listing your home or a unique building, be sure to include as many varied photos inside and out.
PHOTOS: You do NOT need professional photos of your property, however photos of your location need to be recent, they must be clear (not blurry), and represent your property to a scout who wants to see what your location looks like interior and exterior.
If there are areas of your property you do not wish to offer, be sure to put that in your listing profile.
Renting your property as a film, photography or event venue
As a location specialist at Film Locations Wanted I get all sorts of questions from owners who want to rent their property as a film or photography location rental.
The first often asked question is “will my home or business be a good location rental?” Our continued response is that all types of locations are used for filming. Everything from dilapidated homes to mansions and estates, to entire villages. We have received all sorts of requests from scouts looking for venues from all over the world. One of the most difficult was a burned out village for a feature film. There are just not that many burned out villages in the U.S.
Any type of location is a potential filming prospect. Many movies, television programs, commercials and photography projects are shot on location. So when you are considering offering up your property as a location rental, it does not matter what or where it is in the world, or what shape it is in, any place can be used depending on what the production company needs to shoot their scenes.
Another popular question we are asked is “How much should I charge?” And our reply is “That just depends on what a production company has allotted in their budget for locations.” All production companies have a budget. Have you ever heard about a film that has gone over budget?
An owner needs to negotiate with the production company on the price. Considerations for the owner to decide to rent will include are how many days are they going to need the location, how many on set cast and crew with be there? Will they need the facilities, the electric and how much dressing of the location will be done? We advise owners to consider that after all questions are answered to ask themselves if the price the production company is willing to pay is worth it to them?
There really is no set price on the charge of renting out your property. It is very similar to renting to anyone not only production companies. What do you want as remuneration for allowing a film or photography project to use your home or business?
A final note: Many people ask us when or if their location will be used. We really cannot answer that question because it just depends on what scenes are needed to shoot. Example: If a production is looking for an abandoned house and you have a residential home in a gated community, then the chances of them inquiring are nil. If they are seeking an industrial area and you have a commercial building in a shopping center, then your property will not be considered. So with that said, it is a matter of what types of locations are needed at the time.
Our best advice: If you want to offer your property, list it. Include photos, LOTS of details about your property and easy to contact you information. Keep it on the site for as long as possible and allow scouts to review for current or future projects.
No matter what type of property you own, it can be a potential location rental. Just keep in mind as you watch television or films or see a photo taken on location you will be surprised as you will notice that the possibilities are endless as far as what type of location will be needed.
Blood and Whiskey Begins Filming at Gammons Gulch
I am getting inquiries like every day lately. I give the credit to you and your hard work at getting us out there.
We love you!!
Joanne & Jay Gammons
Being filmed at Gammons Gulch is “Blood and Whiskey”. Produced and Directed by Tyson Smith.
Here are a few crew shots as they work. Also a shot of the New Food Truck from Tucson called Joazarellis Gourmet Food Truck & Full Service Catering. Great food all day long! Felt like I was downtown New York City!!