If My Business Is Used as a Filming Location…What Should I Get Paid?

The City does not get involved in location compensation. However, compensation is often scaled to the scope and duration of filming use. Is it an actor just walking into your business (establishing shot) or is it multiple days of interior filming with a “re-dressing” of the inside of your business? It is important that a written location agreement is completed based on candid questions and negotiations to determine compensation.

As a merchant, you should ensure that you're filming agreement outlines any terms and conditions related to filming. Creative BC has some helpful tips here.