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Filming at Detroit Medical Center Checklist

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This list will give you a clear picture of each step needed to ensure that your shoot comes together in a complete and timely manner.

6+ Weeks Prior to the Shoot:
Check out our database of location photos and contact the DMC Film Liaison to discuss your project and timeline.

4+ Weeks Prior to the Shoot:
Set up an appointment to scout the areas you are interested in.
If you would like us to do a preliminary availability check of specific locations on your anticipated shoot date, please let us know. Contact Us.

3+ Weeks Prior to the Shoot:
Fill out the Application For Filming. No area will be held until we have an application on file from you. Priority is based on the time of receipt of the application. Send the following to your DMC Film Liaison:


  • The application, filled out completely
  • A complete shooting script or storyboard (The script/storyboard must be approved by the DMC Administration before final approval can be given.)



Wait for a preliminary approval from the Film Liaison (normally takes 3-5 working days). During this time, we will complete the following:

  • Check availability of the location(s) requested
  • Put a preliminary hold on the areas and dates requested
  • Review script for proper content
  • Find out what parking is available near your location
  • Ensure that personnel is available to work the shoot
  • Draft the Film Location Agreement
  • Provide a Preliminary Estimate of Fees


10+ Days Prior to the Shoot:
Set up a tech scout (once you have been given preliminary approval). A minimum of 24 hours notice must be given to set up a time for this scout. Once the DMC has approved everything discussed during the tech scout, you will then be notified that your shoot has been approved. Approval to film should not be assumed until you are given final approval by the Film Liaison.

6+ Days Prior to the Shoot:
A final Estimate of Fees will be written up and sent to you by your Film Liaison.
This will give you a breakdown of fees to be incurred, as well as the dollar amount for your deposit check.

4+ Days Prior to the Shoot:
Submit a detailed timeline to your Film Liaison. Detail the arrival and departure times of every production vehicle coming onto campus, as well the estimated times (prep, shoot and wrap) of each location.

3+ Days Prior to the Shoot:
Your Film Liaison will send you the Final Film Location Agreement for your review and signature. We will not make any changes to a contract within 24 hours prior to a shoot.

1+ Day Prior to the Shoot:
Please bring the Film Liaison the following items:


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