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Locations

If you own a property (home, land, office building, hotel, restaurant, etc.) it could be used as a location in a film, TV show, commercial or music video.

Screen Tasmania is providing a place where you can upload photos and details of your Tasmanian property for display in our Locations Gallery.  Please note:

  • There is no charge for this service.
  • Screen Tasmania reserves the right to not publish images or property listings at our discretion and not all property submissions will be published.
  • Listing your property with Screen Tasmania does not place the property owner under any obligation to make that property available as a location.
  • Property owners should assess any location proposal from a production company in terms of budget, when the property would be required, what the production company wants to do and the subject matter of the project. It is up to the owner to make the decision on whether to accept any proposals.

Frequently asked questions

What makes a good location?

Producations can be looking for almost anything. One universal requirement for most productions is easy access in order for equipment to be easily transported and set-up. It is important that you take photos of the access point(s) to your property.

Most properties come with some restrictions – from being under a flight path or next to a highway, to being unavailable at certain times. While noise restrictions will affect your property’s ability to host a production where location sound is important, it may not be relevant to a stills shoot or a music video. Please note any restrictions in the form.

You must also be the owner of the property (or have sufficient rights to the property) with the authority to permit a production to access that property. If the production is put at risk because you cannot grant access to the property, you may be personally liable for the costs and damages (big film crews can cost hundreds of thousands per day).

Location shots should showcase your property’s unique points, but:

  • Remember to include wide shots of your property in relation to the surrounding area. Include both interior and exterior shots
  • Please use landscape NOT portrait
  • Consider the time of day and the suitability of the weather – and also remember that these photos are on a public website
  • Please take your property’s security into account in deciding what to photograph.

Maximum number of photos – 10

Maximum size for each photo – 4 MB

What does being chosen as a location work?

If your location is of interest to a production, the first person in contact will either be a Location Scout or Location Manager. The Location Scout presents the production team with lists of suitable locations and, the Location Manager handles negotiations and the management of all chosen locations. In some productions, the Location Manager also does the scouting.

If you are contacted by a production, you should ask some questions, but also understand that you location might not be the final one chosen:

  • What sort of production is it?
  • What’s the name of the production company and the title of the production?
  • Does the producation have insurance to cover locations?
  • Ask for the name of the contact at the production company – either the Location Manager or Production Manager.
  • If chosen, when will the property be needed – including preparation days, shooting days/hours and pack-up days?
  • Ask for a description of the use of your property and what scenes it will be used for (the producation's art department will usually do some work in and around your property before shooting and then ensure it is put back to its original state.
  • Ask about the number of trucks and cars, and the size of the cast and crew.
  • If your property is chosen, the production should offer a fee to cover your expenses and inconvenience.

What happens if a production damages my property?

Before allowing a production to access your property, you should have signed a location hire agreement. This agreement should cover all possibilities to ensure the production company carries the risk for damage. All production companies must carry full public liability insurance for locations.

The Location Manager is in charge of these issues including remediation. The Location Manager also manages the cast and crew’s behaviour on set, management of non-employees, parking and areas where cast and crew eat, smoke and take breaks. Any issues should be brought to the Location Manager’s attention immediately.