Thursday, May 30, 2013

Shelburne Falls ready for its close-up

Film crew, equipment arrive in force



SHELBURNE FALLS — About this time last year, Shelburne Falls was dressed up to play the fictional 1980s town of “Holbrook Mills, N.H.” in preparation for scenes for the movie “Labor Day.”

But Wednesday, some storefronts began getting another movie “makeover,” as Shelburne Falls gets ready for its role as a small Indiana town for “The Judge.”

This movie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meister, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga and Vincent D’Onofrio, begins shooting on Friday, with aerial footage and “driving shots” of a funeral cortege down State and Bridge streets. A helicopter with a camera mount will be filming these scenes, with traffic- and pedestrian-control on Bridge and State streets during filming. A flier that went out to residents and merchants warned them to expect delays due to filming and to note “no parking” signs or traffic cones in filming areas.
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The movie plot is about a lawyer (played by Downey) who comes back to his hometown and learns that his estranged father (played by Duvall) is a murder suspect.

Close-up street scenes will be filmed next week, starting Monday, primarily around State and Bridge streets and the Iron Bridge. Throughout the weekdays, there will be traffic and pedestrian control for some of the scenes to be filmed.

On Tuesday night, Warner Bros. Location Manager Nancy Haecker and Marie Healy of the Locations Department met with Buckland Board of Selectmen to tweak traffic control plans and permit details.

Just beyond the selectmen’s office in Town Hall, in the upstairs meeting room, a group of film writers were working.

Haecker told selectmen that merchants and businesses that might be inconvenienced by either traffic delays or unavailable parking spaces have been compensated.
Filming moves to the Arms Cemetery on Tuesday, then back to the village on Wednesday, when a tornado is to be staged on Bridge Street.

“We’re asking for greater control that day,” said Haecker. She said the filmmakers would like to detour traffic away from Bridge Street and from the Iron Bridge for about 12 hours, rather than having to start and stop traffic throughout the day. She said she thought the detour would be easier on local residents.

Also, she said, the scene requires mostly empty streets.
Selectman Kevin Fox remarked that, except after Tropical Storm Irene, the Iron Bridge has never been closed for that long.

During the filming of “Labor Day,” said Fox, scenes took about 10 to 15 minutes each, when traffic was stopped. Then traffic was allowed again on an intermittent basis.

Selectmen told Haecker the Massachusetts Department of Transportation had to give permission to close the bridge — even if it were only for a few hours.
When asked how long it would take to film the tornado scene, Haecker said, “This is one of those things that will take a long time to set up and then shoot.” 

She added that a “shooting call” is the amount of time that cameras will roll; but getting ready for filming can take 90 minutes beforehand.

Next week’s filming will end with night shots, with traffic control on the Iron Bridge, State and Bridge streets on Thursday and Friday. There will also be traffic and pedestrian-control for some scenes on these days.
The film work in Shelburne Falls will stop for a week, then return for day- and night-filming on June 12 and 13.

via The Recorder, 5.29.13
By DIANE BRONCACCIO




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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunderland, following lead of Shelburne and Buckland, creates film permitting process to prepare for Robert Downey Jr. movie, 'The Judge'

SUNDERLAND – Following the lead of nearby Shelburne and Buckland, town officials have come up with a permitting process to facilitate collaboration among departments when Hollywood comes to call.

Sunderland expects scenes from the Warner Brothers movie “The Judge” to be filmed in town in June. While most residents are eagerly looking forward to the lights, cameras and action, Town Hall wants to ensure that the necessities of everyday life remain available.
“We want to get everybody informed,” said Selectman Thomas Fydenkevez. “Police, fire, the board of health. They should all be on the same page. A lot of things can happen and there could be a cascading string of events.”

With an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Vera Farmiga, “The Judge” is a “dramady” about a lawyer (Downey, Jr.) who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral to discover that his estranged father (Duvall), the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Shooting in Shelburne Falls and other area locales is expected to begin Friday and last about 2½ weeks.
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The towns of Shelburne and Buckland, which face each other across the Deerfield River, have already devised similar permits for which production companies must apply. Shelburne Falls, the village that includes parts of both towns, had the Hollywood experience as recently as last year, when the Kate Winslet movie “Labor Day” shot scenes there.

Shelburne selectman Joseph Judd said his town began discussing the process of creating a permit last December, “long before we knew we were ever going to have another movie here.”

Although “Labor Day” was a positive experience for most people in the community, Judd said some logistics needed to be worked out. The production people at Warner Brothers have been helping the town every step of the way during preparation for shooting “The Judge.”

“They’re so professional, it’s amazing,” he said. “It’s very obvious form the way they handle themselves. We’re happy Warner Brothers chose our town again.”

Massachusetts has become a popular location for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials, thanks in large part to state film tax incentives.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, 77 productions applied for film tax credits totaling about $44 million in 2011, a significant increase from the $18.1 million in credits sought in 2010.

 Those productions generated $174.6 million, $60.7 million of which was spent in Massachusetts, nearly $27 million of that on salaries. They also created 497 new jobs.

Among the movies shot in Massachusetts in 2011 were Seth MacFarlane's "Ted," the Kevin James comedy "Here Comes the Boom," and "I Don't Know How She Does It" starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

In 2008, major portions of the Mel Gibson movie “Edge of Darkness” were filmed in Northampton and South Deerfield, as well as Boston.

Fydenkevez said Sunderland had a taste of Hollywood then, when a scene from “Edge of Darkness” was filmed on Route 116. Word is that Warner Brothers is considering shooting a scene from "The Judge" on Route 47, where the town’s public safety complex is. The permit process should help officials prepare for that.

“If they’re going to tie up the road, we need to be able to get our equipment in and out,” Fydenkevez said.

In Shelburne Falls, a funeral procession will reportedly be staged near Bridge Street, which will be wetted down to simulate rain. Although “The Judge” is supposed to be set in Indiana, Judd is hoping it will do for Shelburne Falls what “Mystic Pizza” did for Mystic, Conn.

“When I saw that movie for the first time, I wanted to see Mystic, Connecticut,” he said.
Judd has since traveled there several times to sample the pizza at the real Mystic Pizza.






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Sunday, May 26, 2013

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More filming location details for ‘The Judge’, starring Robert Downey, Jr., in Shelburne Falls, MA


As we’ve reported, Robert Downey, Jr.’s next project, The Judge, will begin filming in Shelburne Falls, MA soon, and now we have more details about exactly where and when they’ll be shooting around town.

According to local reports, on May 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the production will film aerial views of a funeral procession down Shelburne Falls’ main streets. A helicopter will be used to get shots circling through the village and from the rooftop of McCusker’s Market Building.

Several Shelburne Falls storefronts will also be featured in the movie during filming, including Neighbors convenience store, the old Mole Hollow Candle Co, Good Spirits liquor store, Rethreads consignment store, Baker’s Pharmacy, Singley’s Furniture, and Wandering Moon.

In addition, the Shelburne Police Station, Bridge Street, Zerah Fiske Road, Arms Cemetery, and Shelburne Falls’ Memorial Hall, which they would use for rehearsing, staging and extras holding, will also be filming locations.

In the Buckland side of the village, Clement Street, State Street, Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom, and part of the Lamson & Goodnow property will be used in the movie.
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The shoot is expected to last from May 31 to June 18 in Shelburne Falls before moving to Boston.

Leighton Meester, Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Billy Bob Thornton also star in the movie which focuses on a man who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral.

Boston Casting is handling all extras for The Judge.

via Onlocationvacations.com, 5.21.13

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It seems some of the cast of 'The Judge" are already in Boston....

May 21: “The Judge” star Robert Duvall dining at Legal Sea Foods Harborside in Boston

May 21: Chris Coutsoukis @CoutsoukisCP Boston, MA
Just shoved shoulders with Vincent D'Onofrio from law and order #sorrybro





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Monday, May 20, 2013

Watch "Salt On Our Skin" aka Desire for Free Online




A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and they continue their separate lives but also continue their affair through the years, loving each other despite their differences.

  • Director: Andrew Birkin
  • Stars: Anais Jeanneret, Barbara Jones, Bill Little, Charles Berling, Claudine Auger, Greta Scacchi, Hanns Zischler, Ivan Smith, László I Kish, Mark Bromilow, Norris Domingue, Petra Berndt, Philip Pretten, Richard Jutras, Robert Higden, Rolf Illig, Sandra Voe, Shirley Henderson, Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Release Date: September 17, 1992
  • Run Time: 111 mins
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
More on "Salt On Our Skin" aka Desire.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Photo: Vincent meets a fan on set of "Chlorine"


Diane Collis met Vincent on the set of Chlorine in 2011.
 
via Vincent D'Onofrio Fan Calendar page



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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Strasberg Institute "The Vincent D'Onofrio Award"

 The Vincent D’Onofrio Award recognizes young artists from around the world who embody the characteristics of this great and versatile performer. Awarded without an application, this scholarship is presented to young actors with a passion for the craft of acting, unique talent, and a dedication to life-long artistic development.

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Photo: Vincent and Carin at BPeace Gala




May 2013:  VINCENT D’ONOFRIO and wife CARIN VAN DER DONK are long-time supporters of Bpeace and shared the fun at our 10th Anniversary Gala.





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Photo: Vincent at Heroes Behind the Badge screening

 Vincent with Christina at "Heroes Behind the Badge" screening in Washington DC

Vincent signed Christina's copy of "Heroes Behind the Badge"


 

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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