Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Film and TV shoots around have become so commonplace that they aren't even worth noting. For the most part.
Having said [written] that, however... "The Blacklist," an FBI crime drama on NBC starring James Spader, will be camped out all day on parts of East Seventh Street and Avenue A, among other places.
The last time that we recall crews for "The Blacklist" filming around here, they had a scene with FBI agents in tactical gear and black SUVs in Tompkins Square Park. Which provided for a few confusing moments for anyone not paying attention...
[Photo from April 2014 by Bobby Williams]
Updated 7:01 a.m.
Apparently this scene doesn't call for Joe Strummer in the background... the crew temporarily covered the mural outside Niagara on East Seventh Street...
Updated 6 p.m.
Workers uncovered the mural after the filming... someone said that they couldn't have it in the shoot because it is copyrighted art????
[Photo by Derek Berg]