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Supplying a car for filming.
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Dave Plowman (News)
2015-11-04 13:47:24 UTC
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The club I belong to get quite a few requests for cars to be used in
filming.

What I've noticed over the years is the fee being offered gets lower and
lower. Latest one is for car plus driver for what they say will only be a
couple of hours, and are offering 100 quid.

Now the agreed daily rate for an extra is 85 quid. Driving is a skill so
adds 25 quid. Plus probably travel expenses.

Most of these sort of productions are period, so expect a car to be in the
condition you'd expect then - ie very good. How much would anyone here
expect to pay to hire a car for a day?
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Indy Jess John
2015-11-04 15:20:04 UTC
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Post by Dave Plowman (News)
The club I belong to get quite a few requests for cars to be used in
filming.
What I've noticed over the years is the fee being offered gets lower and
lower. Latest one is for car plus driver for what they say will only be a
couple of hours, and are offering 100 quid.
Now the agreed daily rate for an extra is 85 quid. Driving is a skill so
adds 25 quid. Plus probably travel expenses.
Most of these sort of productions are period, so expect a car to be in the
condition you'd expect then - ie very good. How much would anyone here
expect to pay to hire a car for a day?
There are companies that hire out classic cars - see the credits at the
end of one of the antiques programmes (It might be Antiques Road Trip or
something like that, but it isn't something I have watched except by
accident).

I bet they charge a lot more than 100 quid. Your club should reply
accordingly.

I also remember some advice in this group some years ago to make sure
that the contract states that nobody except you drives your car.
Otherwise it gets treated as just another prop, and you don't get it
back in the condition in which it started out.

Jim
Dave Plowman (News)
2015-11-04 17:22:09 UTC
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Post by Indy Jess John
There are companies that hire out classic cars - see the credits at the
end of one of the antiques programmes (It might be Antiques Road Trip or
something like that, but it isn't something I have watched except by
accident).
Yes - seem to remember one having the more popular classics for hire. But
doubt they keep every make and model. In this case, they wanted a specific
model for a dramatised reconstruction.

At one time, a production would use a specialist to source the cars. One
of the better known being Action Cars. They would also supply a driver,
and appropriate number plates.
Post by Indy Jess John
I bet they charge a lot more than 100 quid. Your club should reply
accordingly.
The club don't actually get involved - just pass on the info to members.
Who often seem to get star struck by the whole idea. ;-)
Post by Indy Jess John
I also remember some advice in this group some years ago to make sure
that the contract states that nobody except you drives your car.
Otherwise it gets treated as just another prop, and you don't get it
back in the condition in which it started out.
Certainly wouldn't let an actor near mine unless I was there. They all
smoke and spill coffee everywhere. ;-)
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