Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Showtime shoot in Maspeth

"The Showtime pilot for "Possible Side Effects" was being shot in Maspeth yesterday. I was told that it had also been shot in Forest Hills the previous two days.
According to the info I dug up, this is written, directed and executive produced by Tim Robbins and will star Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas and Jason Butler Harner. Although I didn't see any of them because the filming was inside a house, I did see their trailers on Fresh Pond Road.
The shoot is actually taking place on 60th Drive near Mount Olivet Crescent.
It was something you don't see every day around here and it was interesting to watch how it's all done. You can visit my Flickr page for a few more photos."

- Christina

6 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

How much $$$ does a homeowner get for letting a movie crew use their property as a location? How does one get in on the gravy?

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg charges them for permits etc.Bloomie uses the cash for "dates".There always blocking condo vill Hunters point and the West Village area with movie trucks.

CntrySigns said...

Entourage was filming a few weeks ago around town too.
Sorry Anonymous but you're wrong. NYC now gives free permits and free police to anyone who wants to film here. Thats one of the problems... NYC used to charge builders and film crews etc to do things here and the money would support the existing infrastructure. ie ConEd, Verizon etc. Now that that money is gone, you and I get rate hikes. Read more http://home2.nyc.gov/html/film/html/index/index.shtml
You can also get on the email list to receive a list of the street closures because of filming.

CntrySigns said...

Oh sorry and for georgetheatheist... Make your home the star:
If you wish to host film and television productions, list your property with Douglas Elliman by calling Adrienne Cleere at (212) 891-7246, or with Sothebys International Realty by calling Laura Wagner at (212) 431-2444.

The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) welcomes other real estate concerns to join this program. Due to the popularity of this service, real estate companies interested in participating would need to offer a dedicated section on their website for film/television productions and sufficient technical and staffing resources to accommodate the demand. If you company would like to offer a similar specialized service to New York's entertainment community, please call the MOFTB at (212) 489-6710.

Anonymous said...

what a major inconvience for the neighbors- they leave a big mess outside and destroy your home inside. A neighbor had the movie "Romeo is Bleeding" filmed in their home in Maspeth - it was a disaster.

georgetheatheist said...

CntrySigns. Thanks for the info. But what is the dollar figure? How much moolah does the homeowner receive?