For Hundreds Of Dollars, Your Pad Could Be A Hollywood Star

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Average Joes and Janes are finding a new way to make bank in Hollywood: Harnessing their bedroom’s star power. Producers will shell out hundreds of dollars to homeowners willing to open their well-decorated doors for print and film shoots, the New York Times’ Elizabeth A. Harris reports.

In popular filming cities like New York, residents can make up to $2,000 per shoot by signing up their pads with casting agencies that cater solely to living spaces. (Of course every agents gets their cut  – up to 25 per cent in most cases.)

“I do it mostly because it’s free money, and because I have two kids who go to (private school),” Brooklyn resident Merle Williams-Adkins told the Times. You can see her brownstone featured in Judd Apatow’s “Friends With Kids” and the yet-to-be-released “Bachelorette.” 

If you think your decorating skills have Hollywood potential, see Brokelyn’s list of where to nab a casting agent of your own: 

The Mayor’s Office of Film, theatre and Broadcasting  

Andrea Raisfeld Locations

On The Mark Locations

ScoutingNY

AKA Locations

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