Everyone knows how Airbnb works, right? Well, Giggster is the equivalent for renting spaces not as a place to stay, but a place to film. The opportunities for venues to be used as a TV or film set are vast, but the connections are not so easy to make.
Take for example, a director wants to find a gorgeous rural country house venue that looks exactly like yours. How are they going to know your venue exists? This is where Giggster comes in, playing a massive role in opening up these opportunities and allowing production companies to browse through suitable venues until they find the perfect fit.
It is usually very hard to advertise your venue as one of these spaces, but Giggster makes things so simple. You never know, your venue could even feature in the next Bridgerton! The real benefit is that these bookings pay really well, especially since you can set your own prices. You will also have complete control of your listing and can decide whether or not you want to take an enquiry further.
When did Giggster begin?
As a brief back story to Giggster, the company launched in 2017 in the US. It first operated in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco but has since expanded dramatically. They have some major clients including Netflix and Disney, as well as global fashion brands like Michael Kors and H&M. Fun fact; the concept came to CEO Yuri Baranovs in 2016 when a location scout from CSI: Miami knocked on his door, asking him if he would be willing to rent his home out for the filming of an episode!
What do I need to do?
The requirements for Giggster are simple. Any venue can list on the website for free, and a 15% commission will be taken on any bookings. To be eligible for production, you will need a description of the space, the rental price, and of course a selection of photos. If you want to find out more about how to join Giggster, the explainer video below is really helpful.
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