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Guest Tutorial

Host Tutorial


Cinespot is for everyone who needs to book a space on an hourly basis. Book space for private events, productions, meetings, recording, dinner, and much more.

Listing a space on Cinespot will always be free, and you can list as many spaces as you’d like.

  • We partner with Stripe and PayPal to process payments
  • Payments for bookings are made by card (Stripe) or PayPal
  • Payouts to owners are made by PayPal via your account email set in your My Profile page of your Dashboard 
  • There is one 15% fee applied before payout
  • No additional fees or costs
  • External payment direct between host and guest is acceptable, but we cannot guarantee the security of your payment or booking.

When a request for a space is made, the owner is under no obligation to accept the request from the guest. We recommend chatting with the guest via the Messages tab in your Dashboard before approving the request and accepting payment.

Are you listing your studio, home, apartment, business or other property for the first time? It’s actually pretty easy. Just create an account and add your first listing. You can then accept or decline requests to film at your property.

Both guest and host should come to an agreement before cancelling an approved and paid booking. Use the Messages tab to work out alternative arrangements. An alternative date should be mutually selected for the project to proceed. If both parties agree to cancel permanently, funds will be returned to the guest.

If the shoot is entirely within a space, no filming permit should be required. Productions can generally take place on private property without a permit. If a location extends into public property, a permit may be required from your local Film Office. You can check with your local and state government to see if any additional permits are required for your property to be used as a production space.

All bookings are covered by our location agreement.

All productions are expected to follow our safety protocols adopted from the Chicago Film Office.

  • Some bookings require payment directly between the guest and host
  • Cinespot cannot guarantee the security of payments made outside of our platform
  • The Cinespot location agreement is no longer in effect when payment is done externally
  • Cinespot reserves the right to demote listings that use external payment mechanisms
  • You may continue to list your space on the platform
  • You may use the Messages feature in your Dashboard to facilitate external payment

Cinespot provides insurance options to productions seeking insurance here. All bookings paid through Cinespot are covered by our location agreement.

You are welcome to use your real business name, or any name for your listing. Generic names like “Video Studio in Wisconsin” usually get the most traffic, and are found in more Google searches.

MISSION: Enable creativity by changing the way spaces are shared.

VISION: Cinespot aims to be an essential tool for producers and event planners that unlocks thousands of unique spaces.

VALUES: We will be passionate and humble with ourselves and our community.


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