Cinespot has launched a new marketplace for hourly space rentals featuring over 1300 spaces across the US. The service is similar to Airbnb, but geared towards the producer, event planner, and photographer crowds.
Spaces can be rented for a variety of purposes, but the initial inspiration was the production industry. “In almost every production, finding the right location is the biggest challenge, and the platforms available to producers like myself offer little variety in spaces,” says Co-Founder Max Brudvig, “We believe Cinespot solves this problem by offering a wide variety of spaces.” Founded alongside his brother, Jack Brudvig, who has a background in software investing, the two believe their platform will become an essential tool for producers, event planners, filmmakers, photographers, and anyone who needs to book a unique space for a few hours.
“We are currently adding hundreds of spaces every week and processing more bookings than we had anticipated,” added Jack, “Cinespot is ready for scale.” With a platform that aids multiple billion dollar industries including photography, film production, and live events, Cinespot looks primed to become a major player in the space rental industry.
There are two types of users on the Cinespot platform: hosts and guests. A host can list a space for free, with Cinespot only taking a percentage of bookings when payment is processed. “Many venues are struggling in the wake of COVID, and Cinespot gives them the opportunity to make extra income by renting out their space for productions and events,” says Max, “Events are going to be making a comeback, and Cinespot is home to hundreds of banquet halls, theaters, and bars ready to be booked right now.”
Creators for social entertainment platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram are also looking for new unique locations for their photo shoots and video productions, and with Cinespot they have hundreds of new spaces to choose from. With the rise in content creation, and the need for spaces to produce that content, coupled with the returning event industry, Cinespot is anticipating their growth to continue. “It started as a database of locations I kept on hand as a producer, and it has quickly become a lot more than that.” says Max, “We’re excited to see where it leads.”