Neighborhood Filming Guidelines
For those neighbors that have been approached about using their homes
for filming, we are providing the following guidelines. Please
click here to download the guidelines as a PDF.
- Residents that host filming in the neighborhood at their
property should do their part to be “good neighbors.” For each
project, the resident should contact the HBNA Film Committee
Chairman with the following information so HBNA is prepared to
support your permit:
- Name of Production Company
- Date and Times of Filming
- Description of Filming Activities
- Local Production Contact Number
- Neighbors’ concerns should be properly addressed to ensure the
shoot goes smoothly and is a positive experience for everyone
- Every effort should be made to ensure that production company
members do not disturb your neighbors, especially if filming
requires preparation days involving construction to “dress” your
property prior to actual shoot days.
- Reach out to your neighbors and personally notify them that
filming will be taking place at your property.
- Discuss the company’s parking plans prior to the shoot and
convey any concerns voiced by your neighbors. This will avoid
problems like blocked access to driveways or streets that can cause
ill will between your neighbors and you.
- Hosting filming frequently can take a toll on your neighbors who
may not receive the direct financial benefits that you enjoy.
The HBNA recommends the Production Company donate $1000 per day to
the HBNA for beautification and other neighborhood improvements.
- Personal vehicles of cast/crew are not permitted to park on area
streets. The production company must arrange off-site parking,
and cast/crew must be shuttled to and from the location.
- Parking of production equipment is limited to one side of the
street. Film company vehicles shall not interfere with school
bus transportation, the gardeners’’ activities, trash pick-up, Mail
delivery and safe use of the streets or access to resident
driveways, unless approved by the affected residents in writing.
If the Production Company requires the closing of a street within
the neighborhood, the HBNA must be notified thirty (30) days in
advance of the road closure to ensure proper communication with all
HBNA neighbors, regardless of whether the filming permit application
has been submitted.
- When filming occurs at night, excessive bright lights and noise
may disturb your neighbors. Prior to filming, be certain to
discuss such activities with your neighbors who may be adversely
impacted and make sure that production company addresses their
concerns. Additionally, we recommend the production company
compensate or relocate your neighbors most impacted.
- The standard approved filming hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm,
Monday to Friday. An extension of the standard filming hours
may require that affected residents be surveyed to identify
neighborhood concerns and the approved date, hours, and activities
must be specifically indicated on the permit.
- Littering is not tolerated and proper litter disposal needs to
be clearly addressed. Further, we suggest your contract
include either a No Smoking or designated smoking location.
The designated smoking location must be on your property, clearly
marked, and have the proper receptacles for all smoking products.
- HBNA Filming Committee asks the production companies using our
neighborhood to offer our neighbors “Extra” opportunities, if
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