Film It USA is a directory of privately owned resources available for rent to the film industry that includes real estate properties, vehicles, talent, and businesses accessable in an online, searchable data base.
You want film production companies to be able to find you.
All types of properties are needed for filming purposes; commercial, residential, and agricultural. From mansion to mobile home, store front to skyscraper, vacant lot to farmland. There is also often a need for non-filming locations for staging equipment and crew.
As with properties, all types of vehicles are needed for filming; airplanes, motor homes, motorcycles, motorboats, sailboats, trailers, trucks, and cars. Vehicles more than 5 years old, classic muscle cars, vintage vehicles, and specialty vehicles that are harder to find are especially desirable.
No, Film It USA does not take a fee for filming, as production companies deal directly with you. This does not prevent you from having your property repped by a location service.
Our service is fast, easy to use, and they pay no fee to use the service.
Currently, the submission form allows you to upload up to 10 photos for each real estate property, 4 photos for each vehicle and 1 talent picture.
(See Photo Guidelines in category descriptions on Getting Started page.)
Keep in mind every production has its own budget from low to high, so the fee can vary based on the type of production and your geographic location. For negotiating purposes the protocol is generally equal to the monthly mortgage payment, per day of filming. Prep/wrap days are generally half of the filming day rate.
For a commercial property a production company could negotiate based on the respective day of filming, i.e, if filming on a Tuesday what is the average receipts for a Tuesday. Vehicle rental fees could start at $150 and go up from there depending on the type of vehicle and can go higher for specialty vehicles.
The IRS currently allows a homeowner to rent their home up to 14 days per year and not pay federal income taxes on the income. State tax laws vary so we recommend you consult your tax professional regarding this issue.