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Old 15-10-2007, 4:21 PM
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:confused: How? Where can i register my property? Any advice gratefully received.
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Try approaching production companies directly: find out the names of the researchers/scouts and get in touch with them.
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Useful to read this link - I've copied the contacts they listed below, though most seem based around London, I think they would find locations across the UK..

Amazing Space, 020 7251 6661
BBC Locations Department, 020 8576 8863
Sarah Eastel Locations, 01225 460022 www.film-locations.co.uk
Film Locations UK, 020 8393 2423, www.locations-uk.com
Lavish Locations, 020 8742 2992, www.lavishlocations.com
The Location Partnership, 020 7734 0456, www.locationpartnership.com
Location Works, 020 7494 0888, www.locationworks.com

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Default Lots of 27 location agencies

This list starts with the agencies that specialise in posher homes, with agencies who reperesent a broader selection, including more ordinary homes, at the bottom. I gather that it is often possible to register with more than one agency.


www.Airspaces.co.uk
www.olivemanagement.co.uk / Www.oakmanagement.co.uk www.shootfactory.co.uk
www.inspacelocations.com/locations.htm
http://www.rosesimmons.co.uk/host/li...docs/about.htm
www.tattersall-love.com/locations.htm
www.Re-location.net ok
www.Shootspaces.com
www.Lightlocations.com
www.localocations.com
www.beachstudios.co.uk/
www.1st-option.com
www.carolhayesmanagement.co.uk
www.Jjlocations.co.uk
www.dixcotlocations.com/
www.turnkeylocations.co.uk
www.zownirlocations.com
www.locationworks.com
www.Amazingspace.co.uk
www.location25.com
www.lavishlocations.co.uk
www.unitbase.co.uk
www.film-locations.co.uk
www.locations-uk.com
www.locationpartnership.com
www.locationworks.com
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Ive turned my bedroom into an 80s room. It has all the usual old video player and videos, old computers, old posters, super mario stuff like a clock, old tv, reciord player etc is this the sort of tyhing that maybe a film company would like to use in a film that was based in the 80s? for example the wedding singer
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Default Scottish locations

Here's the sites to register your properties in Scotland and more specifically Glasgow and Edinburgh -

http://www.scottishscreenlocations.com/regLocation.asp

http://www.glasgowfilm.org.uk/

http://www.edinfilm.com/locations/register

I used to work in this game and while there is easy money to be made it can also be very disruptive. Any location manager worth their salt will fully prepare you for this.

To answer aberdeenlads question, it's possible but unlikely. Generally the film crews art department will be the ones who "dress" the location. Unless your bedroom happens to be exactly what they're looking for exactly where they're looking for it then you're a very niche market! Still can't hurt trying.
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I think my house would only be good enough for a programme like Shameless
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I think my house would only be good enough for a programme like Shameless
lol i was just thinking the same
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I work in the film locations field - if any one has any queries or questions about how to go about getting their property on screen I'll try to assist!
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oh i have a friend whos grandparents house is the vicar of dibleys house but only from the outside mind lol
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Default houses for film sets

hi was just wondering how do i register my house for this ??
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Ive turned my bedroom into an 80s room. It has all the usual old video player and videos, old computers, old posters, super mario stuff like a clock, old tv, reciord player etc is this the sort of tyhing that maybe a film company would like to use in a film that was based in the 80s? for example the wedding singer
When a film company uses your home they strip all the furniture out if they need the interior and put their own in (recifying it afterwards of course). So whatever your decor is, it does not matter.
Be aware of a couple of things..
You cannot give permission if your home is rented, only your landlord can.
If it is being used in a series, then there will be things that you will not be able to change between filming seasons.
You may have to move out for a length of time, the cost of that will be in the allowance (usually fixed) that the company pays, you will not get "extra" for inconvenience.
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I work in the film locations field - if any one has any queries or questions about how to go about getting their property on screen I'll try to assist!
im a student do companies look for student flats and indivdual rooms as if so my whole flat would love to become one were in southampton.

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Can you do this is you rent your house through the council?
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Can you do this is you rent your house through the council?
Only if you get written permission from the council first.
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I own a field, only approached via a "restricted byway", but which was once the main highway - and is still maintained (if one could call it maintained!!!) by Council Highways Department - footpath which itself is registered as of historical interest. Field has ancient and genuine very wide stone walls which were built by peasants clearing the land of stones, sloping 1 acre with exceptional views.

Also, have acre of natural woodland, protected by English Heritage, containing streams, stone gulleys channelling water which gushes from bank, and rare indigenuous plants. Wild, overgrown.

And a property which in the main hasn't been touched since 1960's, with many original hand made features.

Any ideas which company might be interested?
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Beware,
a friend rented out there house for film shoot for a faily well known film
they held a 'rave' in the house
the furniture was covered with soap bubbles,
various characters smoked various substances in the house leaving a residual smell,
the house was not cleaned properly,
when challenged about this , they were told they should have written up a more binding contract.
puts me off big time.
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Was watching an old episode of "Inspector Wexford" the other day, on ITV3.

Imagine my surprise when in one scene they were driving around my local trading estate!
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I'm really interesed in registering my property as a location but all I can find is London based companies.

Does anyone know any in the South Wales area?

Thanks, x
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