Grown Ups 2 is wrapping up this week, in the insanely awesome dome set, and The Way Way Back called it a wrap early last week. Thank you New England boys, Adam Sandler, and Steve Carell! You make our digs bright.
Sure, we crush on cool stars like Kevin James and Sandra Bullock. We are in love with movies made in Massachusetts, but when we get to have a fling on set. Score! Casting notices galore. The LA based Sande Alessi Casting has had us floating in Columbia Pictures extra work this month, even work tomorrow. Boston Casting and C.P keep us smitten all year long.
Have you been on set? Do you want to? Here’s your chance with a “Club Goer” notice from C.P looking for EXTRAS EXTRAS early next week for The Heat. It’s a two day commitment and they are seeking attractive, dynamic and fun EXTRAS! Check out C.P for all the deets. Also read about the latest posting: An On-Camera acting course at BU. It’s FREE!
In a biz, where we always need to watch what we eat. It was nice to digest the latest bon appetit article with The Way Way Back, Marshvegas boy Steve Carrell who had Dorchester Mark Wahlberg’s back! Questioned about what his last meal on Earth would be. Carell said, “A cheeseburger, fries, and a shake from Wahlburgers, which is owned by Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul. That burger holds up against all others.” Now that’s two Boston boys sticking together!
As we hang out in the Way Way Back. Let’s continue to support each other too in the roles we all play in the Hollywood East film community of brilliance! Hollywood surrounds us big and small, but what matters most is that we all meet in-between with the passion to be here. Go New England Film and Television.
Seeing all the movie posters adorning the walls of the walkway between Terminal C to B at Boston’s Logan Airport, rushing to catch that connecting flight, you might think you took a wrong turn and ended up at the airport’s movie theater. Don’t worry – you didn’t, Logan doesn’t have a movie theater. Yet.
‘Lights, Camera, Action’ is the collaboration between the Massachusetts Film Office and the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates the airport. The exhibit features posters from 30Massachusettsmade films. Spanning the past 45 years, it begins with 1966’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf’ and ends with ‘The Town’, which was released in 2010.
In a release issued by Massport, Interim CEO and Executive Director David Mackey shared the reasons for the permanent exhibit. “Public art is an important element in humanizing the airport environment,’’ said Mackey. “Airports can be stressful, confusing places and art helps alleviate that. When it entertains and inspires, or provides a sense of place for out-of-towners and residents returning home, it cannot help but leave a lasting positive impression on those who walk through our terminals. We think this exhibit does that in spectacular fashion.’’
Each poster has a plaque, providing the release date and the main location of each film. Almost half of the films on display were made after the state’s film tax credit was enacted in 2006 – a visual re-enforcement of the benefits that the 25% credit generates. And with another $220 million that film production added to the local economy in 2011, there’s plenty of room for new posters.
The display may not only wax nostalgic, but may also provide a few surprises of films that were shot in the BayState. The films featured are Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Thomas Crown Affair, Jaws, The Brink’s Job, The Boondock Saints, School Ties, The Firm, The Witches of Eastwick, The Cider House Rules, Glory, The Crucible, Malice, Mystic River, The Departed, A Civil Action, The Verdict, Mall Cop, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Perfect Storm, Shutter Island, Good Will Hunting, Gone Baby Gone, The Women, The Proposal, 21, Knight and Day, Bride Wars, The Fighter, The Social Network and The Town.
So, if you have some time between flights, stop and enjoy the exhibit. And pass the popcorn. . . .
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