fee: How much can I charge a film crew
to use my house per day filming?
How much does a TV production
company pay for using a property in a
sought after area for filming. Very nice
large house, stands out from the others
in the area that would be available.
Has anybody got any experience?
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depends on whether it will be hours or
days, and how much disruption will be
caused. E.g. £500 - £1000
per day or £50 - £100 per
hour. If they require your house for exterior
shots only then it will be at the lower
price bracket. You need to contact the
location managers at major TV companies
- regional BBC headquarters, ITV regions
etc. There are agencies such as lavishlocations.com
who will hold your property's details
in a library and send out your details
to interested parties. Part of your fee
will then be paid to the agency for their
work. Get a professional photographer
to take some quality photographs of your
house which are well-lit, and don't be
tempted to do it yourself on a small digital
camera. Remember that you are looking
to impress. Best of luck - my small terraced
house has been the location for a BBC
Wales drama. I was lucky in that someone
just came and knocked at my door.
Try coming up with a figure based on the
value of the house. If the house is worth,
say, $500,000 then a daily charge for
using it could easily be $5000. You also
want a contract that says they will repair
any damages to the property... and when
you bring in a production company SOMETHING
WILL be damaged.
with a local Real Estate Agent and get
set rate for this.
if they need power though - that's a good
rather depends on the scale of the production.
TV shows are made on budgets of as little
as ten thousand pounds so don't assume
it's megabucks time.
if it's BBC or Channel Four or someone
who sounds big, it might be a humble production
company (like mine) doing it for them
is the way of our industry these days.
not, start high and negotiate downwards.
Film production companies
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