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How to get your property listed as a film location rental.
We receive a large number of owners sending us emails daily about interest in renting out their home or business as a film location rental. While we appreciate the emails, our response is always the same. If you want to have your property considered as a film, photography, event or rental for cast and crew, you need to list your location details on the web site location database.
FilmLocationsWanted.com has a database of film locations available worldwide and owners are invited to list their property details and photos on the web site so production personnel can review for their projects.
Production and location scouts will read the details and view the photos of your location. If the property fits their requirements they will contact you, the owner directly with questions, more information, the rate you will charge and/or set up an appointment to see the location.
So while we love to see all the unique location offerings coming to us via email directly, we cannot offer your location unless it is listed on the web site. And ANY type of location can be listed. You never know what location type is needed.
To list your property for consideration, we have a number of pages on how to set up a profile, a faq page and a blog.
If you are seriously interested in making money with your property please read those pages and create a great location rental profile that attract production.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
See you in the movies!
Locations, locations, locations! We need film location rentals of all types and anywhere in the world. FilmLocationsWanted.com receives hundreds of inquiries daily seeking location rentals for film, photography and event projects.
Projects includes indie films, student films, television commercials, series of all sorts, music videos, crime reenactments, feature films, photography and everything in-between.
Film production representatives are looking for location venues to rent.
If you are wondering if your property can be used as a location rental, the answer is yes.
Locations wanted range from acreage, vacant and dilapidated property to estates, mansions, schools, grocery stores, hotels, bars, restaurants and so much more.
Any type of property can be a location consideration. If you have property of any sort and are interested in using it to generate income, list it for production companies to review when they are seeking rentals for a scene or project.
When owners list their property with details and photos, production personnel reviewing will see all your profile. If it is what they are seeking, you will get contacted for questions and perhaps a “go see” where they will set up a time to physically view the location.
Keep in mind the more you describe what you have available the increased chances of getting rented out. Projection projects may be seeking a room, a kitchen, a numbers of rooms or areas and or the exterior to shoot. It just depends on what the scene(s) call for.
Production is constantly seeking location rentals and the list is endless for what they may need and the geographic requests are endless. List your location no matter what or where it is and generate income as a film location rental. Accepting everything imaginable from all over the globe.
List and create a profile of your home or business today and see you in the movies tomorrow.
How to create the best possible profile listing for a home or business film location rental.
We receive numerous calls from owners worldwide asking what they should add to their location profile to attract production personnel to their property.
Below are tips and suggestions for listing your home or business as a filming, photography or event location rental.
- Add photos: The more recent photos of the interior and exterior of your property, the additional chances of being considered for projects. Location scouts prefer to see photos in order to determine quickly if the location will fit their needs.Owners need to keep in mind that production personnel are seeking rooms and or the entire property depending on what scenes are they need to shoot.
Perhaps they are looking for a kitchen for a cooking show or they need a living room and bedroom with an attached bathroom. Or they want a family room and living room as well as an entrance way with a staircase. For the exterior, production may need just the front of the home, a circular driveway or pool for a photography shoot. The best way to create a profile is to take clear photos of rooms and get as much of the area as possible in your photo. This goes for the exterior back and front to present an overview of your property.
- List your property for a minimum of one year: The longer you list your property the better your chances. We suggest you list a location rental for a minimum of one year. This allows your property to get the best exposure possible. A scout may see your property for a project they are working on but it currently not appropriate, but for their next project, they may remember your listing and bookmark to return to contact you.
There are have been many occasions when a scout is collecting locations available to show to production personnel in a meeting. We have numerous inquires where the scout will call the office asking where is a specific property they saw last month but is no longer listed.And finally, our staff peruses location listings and will select properties to promote to our film community. The first criteria for promoting properties are that are listed for a year to be sure that it gets out and is still available for a length of time on the web site.
- Include LOTS of details: The second section of your profile needs to have extensive details of the property you are offering. Describe how many rooms you have and what they are. The square footage of the home or business. Any unique rooms or buildings on the property. Again keep in mind that production is seeking all or part of your property for a project. If you need ideas, simply turn on a television show or movie and look at the scenes that are being used in what you are watching.
- Add dependable contact information: Production is generally on time constraints and needs to lock down locations fast. Your profile offers phone number, email and allows for additional contact information in the details section of your location listing. Once your property is of interest, location scouts will email using our online form, telephone you or email directly. You need to provide contact information that insures they can readily reach you. If you are hard to contact, production will go somewhere else for their location. Often, production contacts many location rental possibilities all at once and the owners that get back to them in a timely manner are the ones that get the project.
- Be SURE you have FilmLocationsWanted.com on your email safe list: Many scouts use our online contact form, this email goes directly to you as the owner. To insure you are receiving the email check to make sure you are receiving this form in your email. The location inquiry form will come from FilmLocationsWanted.com and will include in the body of the email the inquiry details and the contact information of the production person who has interest in your property.
- Provide a phone number(s): Your listing offers a telephone number(s) in order for scouts to call to reach you. Whenever possible, include a telephone number(s) that gets answered. If you leave it up to a machine, you may not get a message, just a hang up as they go to the next location with a person answering the phone.
- Fill out all the details requested on the setup form: Be sure that all fields are filled out in the area asking about your property. Details, contact, state, city, what projects you will consider and any other information the form supplies.When adding a price, it is suggested that this is the only area you leave BLANK unless you will not negotiate a rate. Production has a budget for everything associated with the project and that includes locations. We suggest you leave this area blank and work with production personnel on the cost of your rental for the duration of the project. Example: A production may only need your property for a few hours to much longer. It is best to get the details of the project and then talk to them about rental price.
- Let us know when you get a project: When you get projects, we suggest you let us know so we can promote your property on the web site. When owners contact us with the details of a shoot they hosted, our staff will promote and do a write-up with additional links to your listing.This helps promote to scouts to let them know you have worked with production and will review your property for additional projects.
Additionally, we will send the information out to those that are interested in properties that have experience working with production. When you get a project, email us with the details and once we have the information, our staff will send out in a press release format. Take advantage of this free promotion, by letting us know how it went.
Your profile is important and is the first impression a location scout will see when reviewing your location rental, so make it the best you possibly can. FilmLocationsWanted.com attracts 200 to 500 users a day, so create an accurate and detailed overview of the property, and allow them to reach you easily to increase your chances of getting the project.
If you need assistance or have additional questions, the staff at FilmLocationsWanted.com is available to help, our goal is to help you be successful as a location rental offering. You can contact us via email or telephone.
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.
Film Location Questions and Answers:
How to rent out your house, business, props and other unique property for
- Film and television production.
- Photography and Entertainment venues.
Read about the process of location scouting. Get yourself aquainted about the process of location scouting so you can work with production personnel.
Learn valuable information in order to work with Film and Television Crews and specifically a Location Scout
Make it easy on the location scouts, be sure to display as many photos in your listing as possible, be sure to include as many details about your location and the surrounding area. The more information you can supply the better the chance of a location scout considering your property.
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