Random question about filming a tv programme - HELP!

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Found 16th Oct 2009
The BBC are filming in my street in 2 weeks time.

They have asked to use the outside of my house.

They have to fix fake windows and doors over my existing ones as the programme is set in the 80s.

They also need me to move the car to the bottom of the street.

Filming will last most of the day for 2 days.

I will not be able to get in and out of my house via the front door.

They haven't offered me anything for letting them do this, so I was just wondering if I should ask for some sort of payment and do they normally pay people for this?

My next door neighbour says he's getting paid and is getting a brand new door as they are taking his existing one off and putting a wooden one on.

What do you think?

23 Comments

Defo would ask for something for your trouble.

Well if your next door neighbour is getting paid and a new door why cant you.

I would

'I will not be able to get in and out of my house via the front door'.

Hell yeah!!! Your neighbour getting paid and not you is a joke!

tell them unless they are willing to pay you something? I suggest £500, tell them NO

They really should offer you something for the inconvenience.

No idea what it would be though.

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deathtrap3000;6597876

Defo would ask for something for your trouble.



How much would you go for?

They are even putting a snow machine in the street! Haha!

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Starr;6597889

Well if your next door neighbour is getting paid and a new door why cant … Well if your next door neighbour is getting paid and a new door why cant you.I would




He could be lying for all I know!

He had new doors and windows 5 months ago too!

Rhianne;6597899

How much would you go for?They are even putting a snow machine in the … How much would you go for?They are even putting a snow machine in the street! Haha!




Take it the neighbour hasn't told you how much he's getting then?!

I would be holding my very big hands out. Remember that by making this programme they are going to be making profit so why shouldnt you make some money :thumbsup:

Rhianne;6597899

How much would you go for?They are even putting a snow machine in the … How much would you go for?They are even putting a snow machine in the street! Haha!



Probably something along the lines of what your neighbour is getting. Wouldnt ask for much more than that otherwise... well thats just greed lol. Unless your ok with that. :thumbsup:

Just pull out altogether then, why put yourself out if they wont stump up

deathtrap3000;6597930

Probably something along the lines of what your neighbour is getting. … Probably something along the lines of what your neighbour is getting. Wouldnt ask for much more than that otherwise... well thats just greed lol. Unless your ok with that. :thumbsup:



Was just thinking, leave it until the last min, then say its too much hassle and you dont want to do it.

Instead of taking down the fake windows they can just pay you a very healthy amount :whistling:

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becci148;6597914

Take it the neighbour hasn't told you how much he's getting then?!




He just said "there's some of that in there for me" and rubbed his fingers together!

if you dont ask you dont get, if they are not willing to pay you something tell them that you will be having a party in your front garden for family and friends during the filming, i'm sure they will offer you something

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deathtrap3000;6597930

Probably something along the lines of what your neighbour is getting. … Probably something along the lines of what your neighbour is getting. Wouldnt ask for much more than that otherwise... well thats just greed lol. Unless your ok with that. :thumbsup:



He didn't say what he was getting.

He made it seem as if he was getting paid and nobody else.

He said there's money in it for him. No mention of the other 5 houses!

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solarforce;6597942

if you dont ask you dont get, if they are not willing to pay you … if you dont ask you dont get, if they are not willing to pay you something tell them that you will be having a party in your front garden for family and friends during the filming, i'm sure they will offer you something



My boyfriend suggested refusing to the move the car.

Starr;6597938

Was just thinking, leave it until the last min, then say its too much … Was just thinking, leave it until the last min, then say its too much hassle and you dont want to do it.Instead of taking down the fake windows they can just pay you a very healthy amount :whistling:



Thats a good way of doing it

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deathtrap3000;6597971

Thats a good way of doing it



I'll think i'll try that.

Maybe i'll just run around the street like a lunatic until I get some compo!

People register with agencies like Film London, and TV people look at appropriate properties and payment is made. You should ask your neighbour which agency he/she is using and also the BBC what they are paying for the use of the property. They should pay you a similar amoun, probably a bit lower. but contact the agency for gidance. One of them is Film London, ]filmlondon.com (I think, google it and you will find the correct link). There are others, google search for tv filming agencies, for example and you will get them.
Hope this helps.
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What's being filmed?

silkymolo;6598678

What's being filmed?



porn

am I missing something here, the bbc cannot just turn up and say oh we are using your house for filming get out.

If they dn't pay up tell them to do one. if they start to tamper with your doors and windows then defend your property with all reasonable force.

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deathtrap3000;6598770

porn



A Child's Christmases in Wales with Ruth Jones (Nessa from Gavin & Stacey).

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ants97;6598790

am I missing something here, the bbc cannot just turn up and say oh we … am I missing something here, the bbc cannot just turn up and say oh we are using your house for filming get out. If they dn't pay up tell them to do one. if they start to tamper with your doors and windows then defend your property with all reasonable force.



They put a letter through the door and went around but I was in work so have had all details of the neighbour.
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