It’s not clear if anyone would want to put your 10-person loft share littered with bike parts on screen, but if you do have a home pretty enough to catch the eye of location scouts, you can make $1,000 to $2,000 a day, The New York Times reports this week. The Times talked to a bunch of owners of those elegant, manicured, straight-out-of-furniture magazine brownstones in Clinton Hill and Brooklyn Heights, the kind you see in the movie Friends With Kids and West Elm catalogs. But lest you think you have to be a Huxtable to get a film crew in your house, the story says a Classon Avenue “beat-up old loft with exposed I-beams and chipping paint” was used as a location for a College Humor video and a short film introducing New Balance sports bras (“The spandex in the apartment was abundant.”). Below is a list of people you can bother with pictures of your apartment to try to get them to pay you to film there.
The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting says: “list your property with Douglas Elliman by calling Adrienne Cleere at (212) 650-4844, Sothebys International Realty by contacting Laura Wagner at Laura.Wagner@Sothebyshomes.com or with The Heddings Property Group by calling Michelle Churchill at (646) 726-4860.
Other scouting service you can try: