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Want to Rent Your Home To Filmakers So It Is In a Movie? Here is How

Movie_cameraThe 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.

Read the rest in the Los Angeles Times

124 comments

  1. stella castaneda

    PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF OAK HILL CA, IN THE HIGH DESERT, IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. IT HAS A 360 DEGREE VIEW OF MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS VIEWS

    WE ARE SETTING ON A 2 1/2 ARCRE LOT PLENTY OF SPACE FOR YOU AND YOUR CREW TO PARK, ALL PROPERTYS ARE 2 1/2 ARCRE APART FROM EACH OTHER.WE ARE ON A CORNER LOT, ON A EMPTY CUL-DE-SAC LOTS, OUR HOME IS A MODERN SPANISH STYLE WITH LOTS OF ARCHES AS YOU ENTER THE FRONT ENTRY WAY YOU CAN HEAR THE SOOTHING WATER FALLS OF THE COY PONDS UNDERNEITH YOU, THERES 25FT SECOYA TREES SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY, SO IN THE WINTER YOU FILL LIKE YOUR IN BIG BEAR, WE GET PLENTY OF SNOW. OUR HOME IS 4500SF 3 BEDROOM 4 BATHROOMS LARGE KITCHEN, ALL OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH A GUEST HOUSE ALL UNDER THE SAME ROOF SURRANDED BY A COURT YARD WITH A SPANISH STYLE FOUNTAIN, THERES A LARGE 3 CAR GARAGE AND A R-V GARAGE PARKING, OUR INTERTAINMENT AREA WOULD BE THE BACK YARD WERE YOU WILL FIND A POOL WITH A ROCKSLIDE AND A JUCUZZI,AND A LARGE PATIO DECK, THERES A COVERED INTERTAINMENT/BBQ AREA SET UP WITH BAR AND 50INCH PROJECTION VIEWING AREA WITH SURROUND SOUND, AT NIGHT YOU HAVE THE LOVELY VIEW OF THE CITY LIGHTS EVEN THE LIGHTS HEADING TO VEGAS, YOU HAVE THE OPTICAL LIGHTS IN POOL AREA AND JUCUZZI THAT GIVES YOU A FEELING THAT YOUR ON VACATION.

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  2. I have a five bedroom house and three full size bathrooms in the surbarbans of Douglasville, Ga. Iam nearby the Arbor Mall and Great Adventures , and dining area , shopping district. In my backyard I have a lake, and plenty of space, the house is approx 2300 feet, also includes a family room. It is a Great Location for a sitcom/movie production

  3. use my house in barstow ca for a film. wouldn't that be cool.

  4. i have an amazing 2000 sq ft duplex in red bank new jersey right on the navesink river …..its 50 ft high in the air and has 2 roof decks with rights to a 6000 sq ft roof overlooking the navesink river looking at homes owned by bon jovi , bruce , jon stewart and many more i am looking to rent it out for daily movie shoots please contact 732 245 1537

  5. You got a really useful blog I have been here reading for about an hour. I am a newbie and your success is very much an inspiration for me. Keep up the good post!

  6. check out a website called Shoot My Home.net They offer a guidebook that tells you exactly what to do and who to contact if you want to rent your home for film & photo shoots…
    http://www.ShootMyHome.net

  7. Land for rent.

    1.09 acres

    Location. 3335 Garden Valley Ranchos

    Beryl,Utah

  8. willie mcdaniel and familey : we owne a home in hollowood just under the hollowood signe, located on ledgewood drive, the house is empty. my dad passed away. we are insterest in talking with someone in the movie rental location business.

  9. i have townhome for rent.three bed and loft.at stevenson ranch ca.i want to rent for movie.

  10. I have a huge house that I would love to see in movies! Any more links?

  11. I have a two story penthouse suite.5000sq.feet.5 balconies views mt. Baker,east,mission city,north and vancouver,west.this by far one of themost classy and tastefully decorated penthouses around.availibilty is only 24hours away at any givin time.marble,brass ,crystal glassthroughout with mostly tilefloors and a glass roof to diefor this penthouse was made for the movies.if intersted email me at [email protected]

  12. Carlene Hunt-Perryman

    Located in Texas I have a 7000 sq foot home, built in 1890.Consist of 23 rooms ( six bedrooms, six full size bathrooms including large jacuzzis in each bath. The home will take you back in time no sign of modern day furniture all furnishings are antique from Victorian to primitive. Some furnishings have been used in Lonesome Dove, Second Hand Lions, Red Headed Stranger..as movie props.

    Home has been noted to be haunted.

    Contact me by email if interested and photographs.

  13. I have a 22000 square foot house located within 20 miles of nyc. Looking to rent for movies or television.

  14. I would love to rent out my house for a movie in Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

  15. HI,

    I LIVE IN BROOKLYN AND AGREED TO LET A PRODUCTION COMPANY USE MY FRONT YARD TO DO A MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT. I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE COMPENSATED FOR IT. I DIDN'T DISCUSS PRICE BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME. WHEN I ASKED, AFTER THEY STARTED SETTING UP, I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE PAID $500.00. A $1000. IS BEING SPLIT BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE, AND THAT A MUSIC VIDEO IS DIFFERENT FROM A FILM SHOOT. THIS IS A WELL KNOWN RAPPER. IS THIS CORRECT?

  16. I have a property in Rincon puerto Rico , for rent in a small mountain with view to the ocean one acre, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath castle stairs , infinity pool wet bar gazebo extra fixture, for rent.

  17. We would like to know how can we use our park for movies, or photo shoots.

  18. I think my home in Hendersonville, NC…20 mins from Asheville, would be a perfect spot for a movie set. The house was built in 1894 has 3 stories plus full basement on beautiful 2 acre parcel , in town close to shops & restaurants. There is a detached carriage house presently being used as apts. Very private lot with all hedge & very mature trees. More than ample parking. House shows very well & is in excellent condition. The front view is very impressive & stately with 25'+ columns, very large brick front porch. Will be glad to email pictures. You may contact me @ 407 948-4500 or 828 696-3613

  19. I have a 1200sq ft home in hollywood off of cahuenga. Nice 2 bedroom. Backyard pqrking.talk me out of renting in. It is on westside rentals now. 310 980 7376

  20. I have a beautiful executive style House, with mostly antique furniture on a quarter Acer. Triple garage, double garage has a very nice Hair Salon. Its located in a very nice neiborhood Langley BC Canada.

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