Property owners find Hollywood will pay big money to use their property for filming
A growing number of home and business owners are turning to Hollywood to earn extra income
Waukesha, WI - June 2, 2009 - In the midst of one of the toughest economic times in history, a growing number of home and business owners are turning to the film industry to earn extra income, and the company giving property owners this opportunity is Filming Locations.com.
Filming Locations connects property owners from around the country with production companies taking advantage of state tax incentives to film their next movie, commercial, TV show or video shoot.
Filming Locations, which was recently featured on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, exposes property owners to over 600 location scouts and entertainment professionals who use Filming Locations to search for properties for use in their next movie, commercial, television show or music video.
The typical shoot pays anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 but property owners can earn as much as $10,000 per day depending on the type of shoot. At Filming Locations, home and business owners can learn how the location scouting process works and easily list their property by taking pictures of their home or business and uploading them to the Filming Locations website, allowing the opportunity for their home or business to be a star in Hollywood.
A common misconception is that filming only takes place in studios or at multi-million dollar mansions.
"About 85 percent of all filming - commercials and all different types of shoots - are done on location at someone's residence or someone's business," said Randy Orth, the CEO of Filming Locations. "Almost every state in the country has passed legislation that gives production companies tax credits to do projects within their borders."
Click here to view the story that was aired on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
Filminglocations.com is the leading website for connecting properties across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico for filming movies, TV shows, commercials and video shoots. Filminglocations.com connects Hollywood with thousands and thousands of properties.
Vince Graziano Operations and PR