Owner’s Pre-Filming Checklist
You want to receive the following items prior to any filming and preferably before any film crew step on your property:
- Check for payment of location rental.
- Copy of the insurance rider showing you and your property as additionally insured.
- Copy of the film permit.
- A signed copy of the location agreement.
- Where applicable, a security deposit check.
These are things the location manager could likely provide the day before filming.
Making the rental payment too far in advance is not normal, as unforeseen events could force the company to cancel filming or possibly opt out of the agreement at the last moment. (Depending on the circumstances, a cancellation fee could be included as part of an agreement.)