Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Your Property in a Starring Role
Pasadena homes and landmarks have been featured in many movies, from "Gone with the Wind" to "Changeling."
In the photo above, "Changeling" director Clint Eastwood and the film's star, Angelina Jolie, take a break during filming in the courtyard at Pasadena City Hall.
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: A residence on South Oakland Avenue will be the site of some scenes for the film "G-Force" on Jan. 9; and a residence on South Oak Knoll Avenue will be the site of some scenes for a remake of the movie "Fame" the week of Jan. 23.
Pasadena properties have also starred in countless TV programs, from "Batman" to "American Idol." (If you're an "Idol" fan, when the finalists go to Hollywood for the first few weeks of competition and elimination, it's actually the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.)
Your property could be the next star of TV or film with help from our Film Office. The team, led by Ariel Penn, maintains an online database of locations that has become a popular spot for industry scouts looking for that perfect home, bridge, warehouse, office building and more.
Turning your home over to Hollywood pros gives you something to tell friends and family about, plus you could earn an average of $5,000 a day in tax-free income. (Best of all, the first 14 days of rental income are exempt from federal and state taxes!)
You can learn more by going to this page on the city website and clicking on the orange buttons on the left side of the page.