I need to stir up more conversations on ScoutMy. So I spoke with Tom, my CTO, and we decided to get rid of posted rates.
Listers were constantly asking me what to charge and some productions have a bigger budget than what a profile’s rate says (so they would be losing out) or alternatively the production doesn’t have anywhere near the asking price, but maybe they aren’t shooting long or with too many people.
To simplify things and get more logins, we are going to encourage filmmakers to message any listings that fit their bill.
Tom & I are working on bettering the site to make renting out properties easier.
Without knowing all of the details of a production it is hard to know how much to ask for.
How many cast/crew?
How many hours?
The entire property or only a section of it, a specific room or just the exterior?
Any special needs?
Could you advertise my business or attach me to the project somehow?
The answers to the questions above could substantially alter the listed asking price.
So we are doing away with price tags and instead, encouraging filmakers and property owners to talk. Filmmakers, specify your budget. Property owners, ask questions.