Johnny Depp to star in ‘The Night Stalker’ Remake & Paul Revere project.
★ Reports say former Celtic star Shaquille O’Neal will be working for Turner Broadcasting.
We spoke with special effects make-up artist, Ben Bornstein, a Mass native, who has a growing resume of film credits, most recently from gigs he’s done here in New England. Ben spent 5 years learning the trade in Hollywood, CA and moved back home 2 years ago to find the film industry keeping him quite busy.
Having worked on films such as The Fighter, Zookeeper, The Departed, Oxy-Morons, Surrogates, just to name a few, Ben’s talent has allowed him to establish his own business, Creative Initiative Make-Up & Effects Studio in Woburn, MA.
Ben is set up in Salem, MA (on Essex street) this weekend where we caught him making his magic come alive. Watch Ben transform a pedestrian into a zombie and talk about working in Hollywood East:
Ben’s website is currently under construction, but you can reach him at: [email protected] or 617-794-3531.
★ Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on the Jay Leno Show, live via a satellite from the set of Wichita at the Worcester Airport.
★ Boston-born Maura Tierney drops out of “Parenthood” TV show for NBC to concentrate on treating her breast cancer.
★ Gisele manages to walk around Boston, while being pregnant, at the same time.
★ Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet visit daddy director Ben Affleck at work near Fenway.
★ Massachusetts-bred Jenny Slate drops the F-bomb in her SNL debut
Crews for The Zookeeper, starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson, were spotted setting up on Boston Common on Tuesday, September 15. An encampment of trailers, make-up tents, food tents, and storage areas were positioned near the stone gazebo where the annual Shakespeare in the Park is held, and scenes have been shot both around Boston Common and the Public Garden.
On Tuesday, around 6:00 PM, crews set-up for filming near the Frog Pond, with signs scattered throughout the park to direct extras where to go. The scene was to include Kevin James and “Fear Factor’s” Joe Rogan, as they bicycle through the park.
Crowds quickly gathered on the Common as crews set up the various equipment and lights needed for filming. After work dog walkers and well-to-do Beacon Hill couples, still dressed in their professional attire, all gathered around the area to gawk at what is now becoming more of a familiar scene in Boston. While a small smattering of police were on hand to maintain crowd control, nothing more than some firm shouts from the production assistants to “Stay out of the frame” were enough to keep onlookers from getting to close to the otherwise open set. For more of our exclusive photos of the set, check out our Facebook page!
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