Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Drama at 'The Company Men' shoot last Friday

Christine Bord, a fellow blogger and online friend over at On Location Vacations, had a less-than-stellar experience at "The Company Men" shoot located at 5 Union Park in the South End late night on Friday, April 17.

"We did go in the afternoon but they were only setting up," Bord spills to Loaded Gun Boston. "We went back around midnight and watched Tommy Lee Jones film a scene, but the PAs were kind of obnoxious. They wouldn't allow any pics, no talking, they made us stand really far away. I've hung around my fair share of movie sets at this point and I have never seen a set so uptight."

In her post here, Bord says she tried to snap a photo of Jones and what looked like Maria Bello who tells the Oscar winner and Harvard alum in character that someone "got screwed."

"After they finished filming, we tried to get a picture of TLJ getting back into the van and a PA literally blocked the shot with his body," Bord continues, adding that she was in town to see "Flight of the Conchords" at Boston University. "It makes me wonder what they’re trying to hide."

Crews are slotted to return to 5 Union Park on Monday, May 11.

Click here for the latest on "The Company Men.
--Photos by Sam Baltrusis


Matt said...

Maria Bello was on set Friday night, not Rosemarie DeWitt -- Maryanne Plunkett was also on set, she plays Chris Coopers wife in the film.

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Anonymous said...

I have been following this blog for a year and half and it still amazes me that you people have no idea what you are talking about, since I happen to work on these movies and know what I am talking about. If you got your information correct it would be a diffrent story, couple of things:
1. no pictures allowed
2. no talking or you will ruin the shot
3. keeping people away from the shot is becuase of liability if somebody gets hurt then we get sued grow up and stop saying words like "scuffle"

Sam Baltrusis said...

Based on Christine's post, she was trying to take a photo after the scene was shot.

Anonymous said...

doesnt matter NO PHOTOGRAPHY means NO PHOTOGRAPHY there are signs posted its not like we are hiding it. For somebody who runs this blog it would be nice if you knew the rules of making a movie, first rule of a PA is no pictures, no talking, no getting near equipment its quite simple but people love drama

Anonymous said...

Adding my opinion as a crew member for features in the area, everything that was said my this person "anonymous" is correct. I would like to add that even though an actor/actress is getting into a van doesn't mean there is no filming happening. Filming happens whenever. Actors/Actress's coming and going is part of the process. It happens all day long and filming happens with or without them depending on our needs.

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Sam Baltrusis said...

Thanks for your comments. Christine, the one who I quote in the blog post above, tracks film and TV shoots all over the country at On Location Vacations in New York. She's been covering film shoots since 2006, so she's commenting from a national perspective.

chris said...

To all the anonymous posters, this link should be a lesson on how to conduct yourselves.

Realize that you are guests in this city and conduct yourselves as such.

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