A commercial film ordinance making it easier for people who want small scale productions done at their home while adding rights for their neighbors was unanimously approved by the Village Board of Trustees Monday at the regularly scheduled Board meeting.
An ordinance originally proposed in July placing restrictions on the use of private property for small-scale commercial filming was refined over the last few months and brought to the Board for final approval Monday.
People who want to offer their homes for production may do so no more than four times in a 12-month period not to exceed 12 production days. The moviemaking must take place between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
A property owner must apply for each permit at least five days before filming begins and must give neighbors within 400 linear feet in each direction notice at least five days before the project starts.
Larger productions requiring big movie sets will still require special approval from the Village, according to statements made at the meeting by Andrew Lichterman, assistant to Village Manager Kent Street.
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