Home Page General Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Filminglocations.com?
    Filminglocations.com is an online service dedicated to connecting properties across the United States with Hollywood for filming movies, commercials, television shows and video shoots, etc. Our website is easily navigable and easy to understand, allowing professionals in the entertainment industry to save time and money by searching through photos of potential filming locations - and contacting the property owners directly.

  2. I have a property, why should I list it?
    If your property is chosen for filming, you can make thousands of dollars a day, and enhance your chances to have filming at your place again. If the filming takes less than 15 days, the income you make is tax free! There are a number of other benefits that come with listing your property, including the exposure of your home or small business on a credible source, and an inside look at what goes on in Hollywood.

  3. I am a scout, why should I use filminglocations.com?
    Searching filminglocations.com as a scout is 100% free, eliminates communication with anyone other than the property owner, and provides access to the greatest geographic diversity of properties and locations in the country.

  4. What kind of property can I list?
    All types of properties are needed for the filming. There are needs for everything from restaurants, office buildings, parking lots, trailer homes, and everything in between. There is no limitation to what Hollywood might need for filming.

  5. Do I pay a percentage when I get filming on my property?
    No, Filminglocations.com does not take the normal 30-40% commission when your property is used for filming. This way you keep all of your income. We are simply an advertising service for your property.

  6. Why do Location Managers use FilmingLocations.com?
    Entertainment Professionals can save time and money by searching our site. Locations Managers prefer our site because it's free, and they do not have to pay any commission should they use a location that they find in our database. And of course - it's online so it is fast and easy to use.

Residential Page General Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many photos can I upload with a Gold residential listing?
    You can upload 10 photos of your property with a Gold residential listing. There is also a place to describe your property in detail so scouts can see exactly what kind of place you have.

  2. How many photos can I upload with a Platinum residential listing?
    You can upload 20 photos with a Platinum residential listing, and describe your property with as much detail as you like.

  3. How much money can I make if my property is chosen for filming?
    This price may vary, but the protocol is at least the equivalent of your mortgage payment, per day. You could make more than this, but shouldn't make any less.

  4. I have to pay taxes on the money I make, right?
    Not necessarily. According to the IRS, if you rent out your property for fewer than 15 days, any income you make does not have to be reported. However, any filming over 14 days makes for a report on all days of filming.
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  5. What kind of property can I list?
    Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a million dollar home for the film industry to film there. All types of properties are needed for filming, so no matter what your property's characteristics are – it will be useful for a film scout.

  6. How should I photograph my property?
    You may photograph your property any way you want. Try to take pictures of full rooms and avoid close up shots. Rooms that you think maybe most likely to attract, take two pictures. Also, make sure you always use the flash to enhance its attraction.

  7. Does FilmingLocations.com offer any technical support?
    FilmingLocations.com offers FREE technical support to all property owners and entertainment professionals. Property owners and entertainment professionals can use the "Live Person" chat on the top right or they can call in and get step by step support.

  8. How do I edit my listing, and make it more attractive to location scouts?
    Once you are logged in using your username and password, click the My Listings tab on the left menu. Then select the address of your property. Here you can edit basic information about your property, or edit details and features. In the Edit Details section, you can write a keyword description of your property. Don't be afraid to include all things unique about your home - as everything about it separates it from other homes.

Commercial Page General Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If I have a Gold commercial listing, how many photos can I upload?
    You are allowed to upload 10 photos for your Gold commercial listing, and there is enough real estate on the site for you to describe in detail your properties attributes.

  2. If I have a Platinum commercial listing, how many photos can I upload?
    You can upload 20 photos of your Platinum commercial property, and of course write a description of your property in any way you wish.

  3. How much money can I make if my property is chosen for filming?
    This varies greatly, but being a commercial property – a production company might match a receipt from the respective day of filming that they choose.

  4. If I don't get filming on my property, what ancillary benefits do I receive?
    Your commercial property or small business will be exposed to potential clients and customers, and your company's name can be added to a small business directory that will help to get your business' name out on the internet.

  5. I have to pay taxes on the money I make, right?
    Not necessarily. According to the IRS, if your rent your property for fewer than 15 days, any income you make does not have to be reported. However, any filming over 14 days makes for a report on all days of filming.
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  6. How should I photograph my property?
    You may photograph your property any way you want. Try to take pictures of full rooms and avoid close up shots. Rooms that you think maybe most likely to attract, take two pictures. Also, make sure you always use the flash to enhance its attraction.

  7. Does FilmingLocations.com offer any technical support?
    FilmingLocations.com offers FREE technical support to all property owners and entertainment professionals. Property owners and entertainment professionals can use the "Live Person" chat on the top right or they can call in and get step by step support.

  8. Is there a way I can edit my listing, so that it is more attractive to a location scout?
    Once you are logged in using your username and password, click the My Listings tab on the left menu. Then select the address of your property. Here you can edit basic information about your property, or edit details and features. It the Edit Details section, you can write a keyword description of your property. Don't be afraid to include all things unique about your home - as everything about it separates it from other homes.

Scout Page General Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much do I have to pay to use filminglocations.com?
    Nothing, just register for free, tell us what organization or industries you are affiliated with, and begin searching the thousands of properties in our database.

  2. What kind of properties am I going to find on filminglocations.com
    Filminglocations.com is committed to bringing film scouts and entertainment professionals the fullest, most diverse database in the world for filming locations. There is no type of property that you will not find on our website.

  3. What is a tax credit?
    A tax credit is a something that many state legislatures put into place in order to enhance the appeal of their state for a filming location. States that do not have one have similar legislation or are in the process of putting a bill through the necessary steps to become a law. A refundable tax credit is a payment that state makes to a production company. In order for the refund to come through, a tax return must be filed.

  4. What is a tax rebate?
    A tax rebate is similar to a tax credit, only it is a check that is written to a production company following production. In simpler terms, a tax rebate is really a cash rebate

  5. Does FilmingLocations.com offer any technical support or location support?
    FilmingLocations.com offers FREE technical support and location support to all entertainment professionals. Entertainment professionals can use the "Live Person" chat on the top right or they can call in and get step by step support.

Questions? Contact our Office at 877.339.3456 (FILM)