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Suburban homes wanted for TV, film projects

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Director Edmond Coisson monitors filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville last month. Other scenes were shot at a home in Aurora.

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A downtown Naperville home is used to film scenes from the movie "Precious Mettle." Other scenes were shot at a home in Aurora.

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A crew unloads equipment at a home in downtown Naperville before filming scenes from the movie "Precious Mettle" on June 21. The crime drama, from Chicago-based Amarok Productions, stars Paul Sorvino, Fiona Dourif, Todd Bridges and Joe Estevez. It will be released in 2014.

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Focus is checked before actor Joe Estevez reads his lines during filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville June 21.

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Actor Paul Sorvino relaxes during filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville June 21.

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Director Edmond Coisson monitors a short rehearsal session during filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville last month. Other scenes were shot at a home in Aurora.

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Cameraman Adam LoNigro records data between scene shots of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville last month.

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Actor Paul Sorvino relaxes during filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville last month.

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Actor Joe Estevez relaxes during filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" at a home in downtown Naperville June 21.

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Actor Joe Estevez relaxes during filming of the movie "Precious Mettle" in downtown Naperville June 21.

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In June 2012, crews turned Terri Dieter's home into a winter wonderland for the Kmart holiday catalog photo shoot.

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About this Article

Want your home to be featured in movies, on TV, or in ads? Suburban homes are in demand right now, and while it can be a lucrative and brag-worthy opportunity for homeowners, there are some downsides, too. How do you get your home chosen? We have some tips, but in the end, "it's a lot of luck," said Timothy Tiedje who's worked on dozens of movies.
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