Be on the lookout for film crews in West Seattle

September 25, 2008 at 5:36 pm | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 6 Comments

We’ve received a couple notes in the past week or so from folks who saw/heard what appeared to be film crew types doing some scouting in the Seacrest/Armeni area, and talking about what sounded like action scenes. So we checked with Chris Swenson in the Mayor’s Office of Film and Music to see if there was anything that could be said publicly (knowing most of these are supposed to be kept quiet); here’s the reply we received:

… unfortunately Seattle film permits are not available to the public until the filming is complete or the project is aired. We do have a number of projects happening in West Seattle over the next couple weeks.

Swenson also promised to forward our inquiry to the productions’ publicists in hopes they might care to tell us something. We’ll let you know whatever we hear; please let us know if you know anything and aren’t sworn to secrecy!

6 Comments

  1. That’s odd that it’s kept quiet. I can’t really think of a good reason for that. Maybe some of the behind the scenes details, but we should certainly be allowed to find out where the filming is going to occur.

    Comment by Venkat — 5:52 pm September 25, 2008 #

  2. I used to work in that industry and primarily the reason they keep it quite is to keep the look-e-lo’s out (especially if they are going to have someone famous). It can literally cause a traffic jam. And if you are trying to film and have a bunch of background noise it makes your job ten times harder. HOWEVER…if you start to see random signs with funny initials or names and arrows, chances are if you follow them you’ll find a film crew. Happy star searching! :)

    Comment by B — 7:06 pm September 25, 2008 #

  3. Hmmmm. Somebody must know something? Can’t you spill some of the beans?

    Comment by AsianBradPitt — 11:23 am September 26, 2008 #

  4. I’m familiar with the process as well. Any time the City permits a film project, in a public location and sometimes even in private locations, the film crew is required to notify the immediate area including residents and businesses. So somebody does know…but chances are they aren’t supposed to talk about it either :)

    Comment by Rdub — 3:56 pm September 26, 2008 #

  5. Think Richard Gere.

    Comment by Bob — 9:51 pm September 28, 2008 #

  6. Anybody who finds this thread, the first shoot has materialized: “The Whole Truth,” shooting today (Wednesday 10/1) in Lincoln Park:
    http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=10899

    Comment by WSB — 9:41 am October 1, 2008 #

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