They want to put my house in the movies
January 21, 2014 10:10 AM Subscribe
And all it's got to do is act nat'rally.
I received a communication from a scouting agent, interested in using our house to shoot a television pilot. My first inclination is to toss said communication, and forget about it. However, I'm wondering if perhaps we should consider it. Snowflakes!
posted by heigh-hothederryo to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This house, and a few others around it, are rather unique because of age and original features. Period houses are important to the pilot for establishing verisimilitude, I gather from the message.
The reason I might be open to it is we want to sell our house, and "Appeared in XYZ" might be a draw to some folks who are already interested in its unique characteristics.
Financial recompense is offered (who knows how much), but really, could it possibly be enough to make up for the trouble of turning over one's residence to a film crew? Do they pack up and put back neatly? And, of course, what if the pilot is picked up and they want to keep using the house? We'd obviously use a lawyer if we decided to proceed.
So, has anyone ever done this before? Is this a nightmare to be easily avoided?