I want to list my house as a filming location – How much should I charge for my property to be used in a film or movie?
We get this question from users daily and provide an overview below of the production budget vs. what it is worth to you.
Every production or event works from a budget detailing what each component will cost. So you as a rentor of property and the production company the rentee need to come to a meeting of the minds on the cost to use your property. THere are no set fees, it is based upon the production company an how much of their budget is allotted for locations.
You need to consider that you are in negotiation to let professional strangers in to your home or business. We are giving you some tips below to help make the project go smooth as possible for everyone.
To determine a price to charge, What is it worth to you to determine your a fair price.
Things to consider:
How many days are they using the property?
How many people (cast and crew) are going to be on the property?
Are they including your furniture?
Are they going to use your electricity?
Disruption of your home, if you are renting your occupied home.
Does the production company provide an insurance waiver?
Will the production company have a rental agreement?
NOTE: Regarding written contracts between you and the production is mainly furnished by the production company. They will provide you with an insurance waiver if they have one.
When in negotiation, be sure to have them present you with an agreement and insurance waiver. Most but not all, production companies will have an insurance waivers.
In the event you grant production without the above basics, you are taking a chance should anything get damaged or other foreseen circumstance arrive. This is not legal advice, you need to consult an attorney for options when renting out your property for production.
To help determine a value of your property when negotiating, it is best to base the price upon what is it worth to you.
All production projects have budgets that include location and props. If your offering is within the budget and fits the criteria the location scouts and managers are seeking; and you feel value of turning over your venue for use is satisfactory, then a deal can be struck.
Example Location Scenarios:
1- A small production company wants to come in and shoot 3 days in your abandoned building with 3 crew members and a host. The production company can pay $500.00 a day. So consider the factors we have mentioned and others that come up to target a price you will accept should your property be selected.
2- A large production company wants to use your property and they need ample parking for their equipment and the cast trailers. There will be over 20 people on set each day. They have their own generators and are self sufficient. Again you need to consider the budget of the production company and your value. The production company can pay you 5000.00 a day. A place to begin to negotiate your venue as a filming location.
Tips When Listing Your Property On The Web Site
Display photos that show as much of your property as possible, the front, interior, and anything else you are providing for production use.
The best display of your image on the web site profile is 600×400 pixels. If you need assistance with sizing of your photos, contact us to size and upload for you.
You do not need to upload professional photos however clear and well lit pictures are needed. Get out your good camera or call a friend to take a bunch of photos to get the best shots. Photos are reviewed and may be adjusted or deleted by staff during review if unable to pass our requirements.
We do not receive images via email unless we are assisting in sizing them for your profile. If you want to display your property as a location rental please upload your photos to the web site.
Review other location profiles listed on the web site for photos and profile setup.
Renting out your properly is a perfect way to generate income. Anything you can imagine is a potential film, television location, photography venue or destination for an event.
Show the location scout/manager what you have for rent; create a profile with good photos and plenty of details