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Did you know your house or business could be in a movie?

Nevada Film Office updates location database
Posted: 7:23 AM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 10:34:30-04

There's a way for you to make money; it takes almost no work plus you could see your home on the big screen.

It's thanks to a new database from the Nevada Film Office.

When a huge production like one of the Bourne movies comes to town, it shuts down the strip and makes headlines, but there's a lot more shooting in Nevada than just the blockbusters.

"Everything you see on that screen has to be filmed somewhere," said Eric Preiss, the director of the Nevada Film Office.

Now you can get a piece of the action. The Nevada Film Office just put out a new location database . You can post your home or business like you would a Facebook page for free. If movie or television executives like it they could pay you to use it as a backdrop.

"I had absolutely no idea that this can happen," said James Hall, a Las Vegas homeowner.

Hall let crews use only his front yard and made $100. Like him, you could make a few hundred dollars or even tens of thousands. It's a gamble with very little risk, but it might put you on the map.

This is just one way the Nevada Film Office is trying to entice filmmakers. The Film Office has a separate directory of locals who can be hired for productions, which means bringing shoots to the state can also help locals get jobs.