What did I just sign?

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  1. RedneckDerek

    RedneckDerek Member

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    A production company woman just knocked on my door and notified us that they will be filming an actual lion in our neighborhood and wanted me to sign a form saying I was "OK" with it. I signed it. What does that mean? Exactly?!?! If that lion decides it wants to run wild and terrorize the neighborhood that they're not responsible if someone gets mauled?
     
  2. Valus

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    Did you read the form?????? If not, did you at least get a copy?
     
  3. hellbender

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    Yes. You are responsible for any attendant mayhem or lion poop in your neighborhood. Maybe you'll get Steve French.
     
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    Didn't you read it before you signed it? Oy vey...never ever sign anything without reading it first and understanding what it says.
     
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    I get these things all the time (lots of filming in my neighborhood). Make sure that the document specifically states the obligations of the production company should a lion run wild during filming. If the movie doesn't involve lions you should be in the clear.
     
  6. RedneckDerek

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    Nah... I just figured we'd stay inside during the times she said it would be there.

    Hope we get to see it though. Somehow
     
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    This is why I joined TGP.
     
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    A lion? In your neighborhood? Are you kidding me?

    I would have told her "not until my attorney reviews & agrees."
     
  9. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    I used to work in North Hollywood years ago.
    Are you in the hills?

    Are they letting the lion run loose?

    I would not have signed it ... people sue over the craziest things.
     
  10. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    ALWAYS keep this form handy by your door:

    "In exchange for the signature on your form, you agree that it is OK for me to discharge my 12 gauge shotgun (loaded with either 00 buck or rifled slugs, at my choice) in the direction of yourself, your company members, their agents or assigns."
     
  11. Matt Jones

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    You need a safari gun. And fast.
     
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    OP, get to know the Location Manager. He or she is responsible for minimizing the inconvenience for the residents and is the last person responsible for leaving the neighborhood as it was before.

    Some Location Managers are much, much better than others. Some have been sued for leaving disasters on movie sets.
     
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    This thread is another reason I don't answer my door for unexpected company and don't bother to repair my doorbell.
     
  15. Craig Allen

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    It was almost certainly a waiver indemnifying the company filming in your neighborhood against any damages. So if the lion mauls your kids, or even poops on your lawn, you're not getting any help from them.
     
  16. RedneckDerek

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    They do a lot of commercials around my street.

    Anyways she said, the lion will be surrounded by trainers and an electric fence will be put up around the scene.
     
  17. Valus

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    Uh, wow.

    General rule of thumb: If a stranger knocks on your door, spins a yarn of large African cats roaming your neighborhood, and then asks you to sign something, at least read the paper first!
     
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    As long as it's one of those friendly, talkative lions like from Narnia (or Food Lion) you should be good!
     
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    That might be what it says, I would be very skeptical if such a waiver was actually enforceable.
     
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    I doubt it was a waiver- more likely a notification. They need boatloads of permits, insurance, etc for filming in public.
     

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