How to Register Your Car for Use in Film

How to Register Your Car for Use in Film

How to Register Your Car for Use in Film

Have you always loved turning on old movies and looking at the picture cars on the TV?  Many films use picture cars to showcase a rich and fancy car and make the audience swoon over the make and model.  Sometimes those movies actually become synonymous with the cars that are featured within it.  Everyone knows about the 1961 Ferrari that meets its crashing demise in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the time-travelling 1981 DeLorean in Back to the Future.  These cars become iconic.  However, many car enthusiasts and collectors may not know that they can actually have their car featured in film as well.  Here's how you can register your much-loved car for use in the film industry.

Choose a Casting Company

Many companies will cast props, like fancy cars, so that they can have stock to offer their clients when they come looking to cast a particular vehicle.  Sometimes we will ask that you register yourself with the car.  This way, you will be able to submit yourself and your car for roles and get booked as a pair on movies, TV shows, commercials, and many other film productions.

Know the Popular Types of Cars

Whether you have a typical picture car or a beat-up 90's car, there's actually still a chance for you.  Film producers will always be looking for cars that reflect different time periods, socioeconomics, styles, and settings.  You never know when your car will suit the needs of a film, commercial, or TV show.  We will also take a look at other types of vehicles, like SUVs, trucks, and motorcycles.

Know Popular Colors

It may seem strange to think about how more car colors are more popular than others, but this is the case with the film industry.  If you want to book your car, you want to have a popular color.  Most companies will not cast red, white, or black cars.  This is typically attributed to the fact that these colors do not show up well on screen.  

Understand the Job before Accepting It

Casting directors may want to hire you to drive your car around, to have your car in the background of the film, or to set your car in a certain position, called holding.  Be sure that you read the fine print before you accept a job with your car.  You want to know if you will also be a part of this as well.

By taking these steps, you can get your car registered for use in films, movies, and TV productions.  Imagine turning on the TV screen and seeing your beauty showcased in an action movie.  It's a cool thought.  If you are looking for quality picture cars, you'll want to contact us to hear more about how we can help you today.