How you can make extra income by hosting a Hollywood film set in your home

From glamorous beachside villas to old-century rustic interiors, diverse locations and settings are a critical component to modern filmmaking. Large Hollywood productions and small independent filmmakers alike are always on the lookout for the perfect location to film their next creative production. 

As the hub of the entertainment industry, Southern California produces over 15,000 films and photoshoots each year. And, thanks to competitive rates and scenery, Hawaii is quickly becoming a booming production location as well. 

For homeowners, this presents a unique opportunity to earn some additional income. Renting your home as a film shoot location could yield thousands of dollars in additional income each year. Location costs are among the highest percentage of total film budgets, and for those who have a decor that catches a producer’s eye can capitalize on a slice of the pie. 

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Before jumping in, you may want to speak with a location management company who works directly with a large network of producers to help maximize the opportunities for bookings. A location management company can also make sure that your property is well cared for during a shoot. 

Our suggestion? Sunrise Locations has been in the business for over 10 years and is the go-to resource for connecting homeowners with producers looking to rent their home or space. They feature hundreds of locations worldwide, and are a trusted partner to ensure the process is smooth from start to finish. 

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