Tomorrow night, the area of the city around Third and State streets will be the location for filming scenes for the TV series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. On Tuesday, a flyer announcing the filming was distributed to residents of the area, which a reader shared with Gossips. The following is excerpted from the flyer.
The actual filming, it seems, will take place between 6 p.m. on Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday morning, but starting today at 6 p.m., there will be no parking on Third Street north of State, on the east end of Robinson Street, or on State Street between Second and Third.
One wonders, too, how much, if anything, the city is charging the production company for all the parking spaces they are taking over for over 30 hours (essentially two nights and one day).ReplyDelete
And where will all the cars AND TRUCKS go when DPW has to close down both lanes of South 3rd Street for 2, 3 or more days and NIGHTS to finally attempt to fix the messes along the 2 blocks that was so very poorly repaved 5 or so years ago? And when might this happen? Earth to Rob Perry, we have a problem, do you copy?ReplyDelete
Welcome to my world every day. Living on side streets means that people who work or visit Warren, park in front of your house to avoid paying the meters. If you are lucky they are gone by 5pm.ReplyDelete
Hello - I work with the production and I wanted to make sure that people knew we had to push our shoot to Monday, April 25th. New parking signs and new resident letters went out. We have made arrangements with the houses directly across from our main filming location for alternative parking. Thanks to all for cooperating and apologies for the inconvenience, but this should be our last filming day in Hudson for the season!ReplyDelete
and how much money is the City of Hudson getting for allowing this production to happen here? and where does this money get appropriated ---sidewalks? non human monitoring meters? Carol?Delete
In this instance, I don't know. But in the past, I believe, the money has gone to the police department to compensate for the overtime required to facilitate such shoots.Delete
Last year I foiled for the costs to the city related to the shoots of the production company. All I received were the costs HPD incurred for officers to sit in their idling police vehicles for hours as they blocked traffic on certain roads and alleys. The city charged the company only those overtime costs, nothing additional like gasoline, use of the vehicles, or a general fee for use of our police officers, at least as far as I could tell. I saw no other charges related to permits or removal of parking (or the city erecting all the NO PARKING signs), which is not to say those things didn't exist.ReplyDelete
HPD officers, no matter their willingness and availability, should not be used for "security purposes" for film shoots. Stick to the law enforcement and traffic enforcement, please. If the production company needs a road closed, it seems barriers and their own personnel, with a bit of assistance from HPD or DPW, would suffice. Last year at a CC meeting I asked Chief Moore about the appropriateness of HPD being used as security at the shoots and how it fit into law enforcement. He replied that since officers volunteered for the service and it was all overtime pay it had no impact on HPD's everyday operations. BOGUS.
In my neighborhood of Chelsea in NYC a great deal of filming takes place. The film companies have budget to make contributions to the Block Associations that are affected by the activity. In this way those directly impacted are rewarded for the inconvenience. The funds are used to improve the landscaping, plant flowers, trees, install tree guards, clean graffiti, and sponsor events for our members and neighbors. It's a symbiotic relationship.ReplyDelete
Presumably the productions have negotiated with City Hall for use of the streets, but this administration has shown itself to be too inept (and often, as with Galvan, too corrupt) to engage in meaningful negotiation on behalf of the community.Delete