|Procedures for productions where blank fire props are to be used.|
Don't even think of waiting till the last minute to call for our assistance, call as soon as you start pre-production. You will need to provide us enough time to either manufacturer or acquire all the firearms you will need. We will also need time to manufacture all the blank ammunition that will be used since your choice of firearm types dictate what loadings will be needed. Also, we may be able to assist in your selection of what props will work for a particular scene. We might be able to come up with a selection that would reduce your costs yet still give you the results you want.
There are several New York State agencies, county and town officials that must be notified. All these agencies will need some paperwork provided by you before any prop and SF/X work can begin.
We will need a Certificate of General Liability Insurance provided by your insurance underwriter made out to the following agencies for an aggregate total of $5,000,000,
To the Town Clerk for the townships (or the city Clerk of the city) you will be using for your production locations for issuance of their film permit. (We will give you the proper address for posting.)
|All insurance policies are to list Movie Gun Services LLC and the township (or city) by name as co-insured.|
A certified copy of that policy is to be provided to MGS® prior to any prop or SF/X work being supplied
We will need a copy of those film permits, to be given to the police department with jurisdiction over your production location.
They must be notified as to your leasing our props and the locations where our props are to be used.
If you use our services, all town pyrotechnic permits and Fire Marshal permits are our responsibility.
|PLANNING YOUR PRODUCTION NEEDS: A PRIMER |
We consistently receive requests for pricing and services from individuals who have no prior experience with “HIRES & RENTALS”. Requests range from simple price quote questions for rubber props to “how much will it cost to blow up a car and have 30 machine guns with blanks?” As you can imagine, providing a simple price list in a menu format will not answer any of the questions posed. There is a plethora of information we need first, in order to provide the most responsible estimate. Below is a list of questions we need answers to before any discussions between us can begin:
Remember – there is a big difference between desires, wants and needs!