Read the entitled letter Channel Nine sent out to an entire street about The Block: ‘Get some money out of them’
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Channel Nine has been slammed after sending residents an ‘entitled’ letter asking them to move their cars so they can shoot a commercial for ‘The Block’.
Last Monday, the network sent the letter to homeowners living along Charming Street in Hampton East in the Bayside Council area in Melbourne’s south-east.
Channel Nine informed residents they intended to film a commercial for their hit show and that it would be set during the 1950s.
The letter sparked outrage for only giving residents short notice and telling them not to park their cars on the street or driveways.
Channel Nine has been slammed after sending an ‘entitled’ letter to residents asking them to move their cars so they can shoot a commercial for ‘The Block’
Channel Nine informed residents they intended to film a commercial for their hit show and that it would be set during the 1950s (pictured, ‘The Block’ host Scott Cam)
‘We will bring various 7 x 1950’s cars to park on the street and period piece props and costumes,’ the letter read.
‘As we are dressing the street, we do request on Friday evening that you please not park on the street or in your driveways.
‘We would like to keep modern cars out of the shots. If you need assistance to move your vehicles we can assist you in the morning.’
The letter went on to warn that residents living in house number 24 and 25 to make sure they didn’t park their car outside their houses on Saturday.
A photo of the letter was shared online where social media users ripped into the network for its ‘entitled’ requests.
‘Brilliant!!! They’ve got a bloody cheek, haven’t they ? Five days notice to basically cancel your entire Saturday,’ one wrote.
Another added: ‘Why cancel your Saturday? Sounds like a great day to throw an Aussie Saturday street party.’
Several suggested the residents living along the street ask the network to reimburse them for their troubles.
‘Dear Channel Nine, I’d be delighted to acquiesce to your requirements for filming,’ one wrote.
‘As this then makes me part of your production, I’m sure your accounting department would have no trouble approving payment of the attached invoice for my services.
‘Once I have confirmation, in writing, of your acceptance of my recompense I will make the arrangements you have requested.’
Last Monday, the network sent the letter to homeowners living along Charming Street at Hampton East in the Bayside Council area in Melbourne’s south-east
A second added: ‘In all seriousness, get some money out of them.
‘Park cars on your lawn and invite someone over for a BBQ in the front yard.
‘Maybe keep the cars up past the letterbox so it’s on your private property rather than the council’s, but still very visible. Make some noise in case they’re recording audio.
‘They need release forms for anyone with their face in shot.’
The social media user claimed it was standard practice that production companies pay location fees.
‘I’ve shot plenty of commercials,’ they wrote.
‘Sometimes you can get a friend to kindly lend their house for a shoot, but taking over an entire street and giving specific restrictions to each resident, without any location fees??
‘They’re counting on the plebs being both naive and also feeling privileged to have their precious street ‘on the telly’.’
Daily Mail Australia contacted Channel Nine for comment.