Movie Shoots

shoot3.jpg I’m back home and someone is shooting a movie or a TV show in my neighborhood. This happens on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes the crews are rude, and I fantasize about ruining their shot, but never do. Sometimes they are nice. The Sex and the City people were always nice.

But this gives you an idea
of what it looks like.
Trucks of equipment up
and down the street,
then stands, lights, and
cables up and down
the sidewalk. There’s
always a table of crappy
looking food called the crafts
table. I think that’s
what they call it.
My mind is going.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Movie Shoots

  1. You were close. It’s called the “craft services” table. I’ve been on several commercial shoots and had the opportunity to take advantage of all of that. The ones I’ve seen have been amazing. I guess it depends on the company. They cater to everyone’s needs, from vegans, gluten-free folks…you name it.
    My neighborhood always has some movie or commercial being shot. They often have signs, so I can Google the titles. The one I just saw this weekend is a Lifetime movie starring Lili Taylor. And I just found out a house a few blocks from here was being used for Giada DiLaurentiis’ cooking show. Can’t escape the show biz stuff here in LA LA Land, too.

  2. This is what I love the internet! Getting these snapshots into each other’s neighborhoods/lives, etc.

    Don’t you get the urge to steal a piece of food from the table? I do, even though it looks crappy. It’s just … there. It’s sitting right there. Must. Take.

  3. I live off Wilshire near the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA. We have crews around all the time. It gets old. It’s gets really old when they shine 1500 watt bulbs into your window at 3 am.

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