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The new Lifetime show, Devious Maids, used my Ford GT and Fisker Karma for a shoot. They paid good money to just show the cars for a second or two! The Karma looks so cool!

They used the cars for the season finally too.

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They paid good money to just show the cars for a second or two! The Karma looks so cool!

They used the cars for the season finally too.

Bill
Bill, hope you negotiated for residuals from the syndication. ;)
 

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We got to the shoot at 1 PM and got home at 5 am. They paid my wife and I for the whole time, plus our cars. They waste so much time and money on these TV shows.

Lifetime used my Ferrari on Drop Dead Diva last year and the 2 second shot took 5 hours to shoot.

At least the catering is VERY good.

If anyone in Atlanta wants to do some shoots, with their car or as a background person or both, let me know in a PM and I'll give you the info on how to get jobs. In Atlanta there is at least 3 or 4 movies being shot each day and 2 or 3 TV shows. If you want, you can work every day of the week.

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We got to the shoot at 1 PM and got home at 5 am. They paid my wife and I for the whole time, plus our cars. They waste so much time and money on these TV shows.

Lifetime used my Ferrari on Drop Dead Diva last year and the 2 second shot took 5 hours to shoot.

At least the catering is VERY good.

If anyone in Atlanta wants to do some shoots, with their car or as a background person or both, let me know in a PM and I'll give you the info on how to get jobs. In Atlanta there is at least 3 or 4 movies being shot each day and 2 or 3 TV shows. If you want, you can work every day of the week.

Bill
Unreal how little the cars were shown. There wasn't even a complete shot of either car. Such a meaningless effort as itt had no impact on the scene.
 

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Unreal how little the cars were shown. There wasn't even a complete shot of either car. Such a meaningless effort as itt had no impact on the scene.
We drove up, around and down this long driveway about 30 times to get that 1 shot. It was exhausting because I was driving the FGT, not the Karma. There was a big hill to climb and they used a line of cars to go through this area. They had a Maserati, Mercedes, and my two cars driving through. The other two cars got paid too, but never shown.

It really is a big waste of time and money. But the casting company tells me that the extras and cars are the least expensive part of the production and so they don't care if they pay out $500 a day for a car/extra.

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We drove up, around and down this long driveway about 30 times to get that 1 shot. It was exhausting because I was driving the FGT, not the Karma. There was a big hill to climb and they used a line of cars to go through this area. They had a Maserati, Mercedes, and my two cars driving through. The other two cars got paid too, but never shown.

It really is a big waste of time and money. But the casting company tells me that the extras and cars are the least expensive part of the production and so they don't care if they pay out $500 a day for a car/extra.

Bill
How much did they pay to rent out the house?
 

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How much did they pay to rent out the house?
They used that house and one other in ATL for the whole season. I was told the owner of that house got close to $2k per day (3 months--unknown number of days used).

The other house is one of the largest houses in Atlanta and has ben used in a bunch of movies and TV shows. I know the guy who owns it. He wouldn't tell me what they paid, but someone on the set said it was close to $5,000 per day over the 3 months.

Only the owners know for sure... but it's easy money while living in a hotel.

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Don't think it's easy money. Imagine a film crew of 100-200 people trampling through your house/property. folks do it because it increase the resale value of the house. Sure the production has insurance, but the hassle dealing with all of it only really makes economic sense when you sell it. About movie cars. I shot a feature in South Korea that required a 20 car crash on a bridge during an earthquake. All hi-end cars (merc, beemers...). let's just say the local production company send a bunch of interns to the rental places. If you rent your car to a production, make sure you are the driver.
 
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