Friday, March 27, 2009

'See Kate Run' crews return to State House area

On Saturday, March 28 from 7 a.m. to the wee hours of Sunday, March 29, crews from the currently-in-production ABC-TV pilot, formerly known as "I, Claudia" and "See Kate Run," are slotted to film around the State House on Bowdoin Street between Beacon and Ashburton.

Exterior shots are planned for the 21st Amendment located at 150 Bowdoin St., the political watering hole across the street from the State House. As previously reported in Loaded Gun, crews transformed Doyle's Cafe located at 3484 Washington St in Jamaica Plain on Monday, March 23 to act as an interior stand-in for the 21st Amendment.

Why shoot interior shots at Doyle's instead of filming at the real 21st Amendment? Apparently, the Beacon Hill haunt is too cramped for cameras.

Starring Amy Smart in the main role, the series with a working title called the "Untitled John Scott Shepherd Project" follows a Boston-based district attorney destined to become the first female president. The pilot also stars Liza Lapira from "21" and local actor Sean Paul Cormier.

Last weekend, crews from FTP Productions LLC, the group orchestrating the massive shoot for ABC, took over the front steps of the Massachusetts State House and filmed exterior shots in front of the gilded-domed building and a motley crew of extras have spent the early evening walking up and down the steps.

Click here for the latest on "See Kate Run." Also, click here for the WBUR podcast about hyper-local content. Loaded Gun Boston was featured at the end of the hour-long program.

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