The LA Times has written a very interesting article on how to get movie companies to rent your home as a set for films. While the focus on this article is on the Los Angeles region, the article has merit for anyone who is interested and lives in a region where films are made. Our family lives near a film making studio, and it is interesting what steps you can take to have a film shot in your house.
And the pay is not bad. According to the article, the studios will pay from 2,000 to 20,000 dollars a day to rent your house on top of putting you up in a hotel.
Not too shabby if you ask me.
“To successfully market your home as a film location, your approach should resemble that of an actor,” said Perry, author of the upcoming book “Opening Your Door to Hollywood: How to Get Rich by Turning Your Property Into a Movie Set.” “Two things all successful actors must have are perseverance and the willingness to work hard.” Not to mention the ability to handle rejection — you may get a lot of “sorry, maybe next times” before your house gets its big break.
Last year, there were more than 30,000 days of location filming for which permits were pulled in the Los Angeles area. Permits are required for any filming that takes place outside a soundstage or a film studio. About 70% to 80% of location filming in Southern California occurs in private residences.