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Filmmakers: New App Hopes to Be the Airbnb of Location Scouting

SetScouter is a database of filming locations available for rent.

Great news for independent filmmakers - location scouting just got a whole lot easier. Set Scouter, a Toronto-based company, puts independent filmmakers in touch with local property owners looking to rent out their locations. With Set Scouter, a filmmaker might be able to avoid hiring an expensive location scout, or the tedious, frustrating process of trying to secure a location on your own.

Set Scouter's comprehensive listings feature photos, location details, potential amenities, and a navigatable price guide. The scouter can sort listings by any of these designations and can view the locations on a map. Property owners can set "house rules," and Set Scouter will protect their identities and addresses during the process until the renter has completed booking the location. The app is new, but if it works, it could be the Airbnb of location scouting. 

Check out Set Scouter, which still in a beta version but has plenty of locations listed and ready for scouting!


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