Information for Productions
Working with Professional Location Scouts
Choosing to work with professional location scouts can save production companies a great deal of stress, time and money. When dealing with a professional location scout you can expect to benefit from their comprehensive location archive and extensive experience. Professionals deliver competent advice, anticipate potential problems and achieve excellent results – quickly and directly.
When calculating location costs including scouting, location hire, utilities and set decoration expenses it soon becomes apparent that working with a location scout is ultimately more effective for a production than working without one. Scouts invest great care and are adept at finding locations that are able to meet all requirements, be they financial or creative.
Professional location scouts are able to work to their utmost potential when involved in a production from the very start. This allows them to assure planning security for each production department and prevent potentially costly film schedule cancellations due to retracted locations. And while location scouts are naturally expert at discovering new sites, experienced professionals are also able to draw from a wide database of tried and tested film-compatible locations.
We strive to cultivate ongoing cooperation with locations and their respective property managers, as it is in everyone’s interest to pursue a mutually respectful collaboration. Moreover, an increase in location availability guarantees lower cost location hire.
Association Scouts’ Quality Standards:
Association scouts know their stuff. We are all full-time scouts with longstanding, extensive industry experience. These are the terms of admission for becoming a BVL member. We understand how vital it is for a location to fulfil all required artistic, logistical and financial demands.