Showing posts with label filming around the East Village. Show all posts
Showing posts with label filming around the East Village. Show all posts

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Counting down to 'The Equalizer' day in the East Village

Photos by Steven 

Signs are posted around the neighborhood for tomorrow's shoot of "The Equalizer," the reboot now in its fourth season on CBS. 

The Queen Latifah actioner will be around Stuyvesant Street, Ninth Street ... and large swaths of First Avenue between St. Mark's Place and 14th Street, and Second Avenue between Seventh Street and 10th Street, among other blocks, per the signage. 

Also spotted: An "Equalizer" van!
And let's just flashback to the intro to the Edward Woodward years (1985-1989)... when New York was New York! 

Watching this is like reading a crime piece in the Post...

   

... and a hand for that opening theme by Stewart Copeland of the Police...

Reconnecting with 'Past Lives'

Top image via A24 

"Past Lives," one of 2023's more celebrated films, was recently made available to stream

Writer-director Celine Song's generation-spanning film follows two childhood friends from Seoul to the East Village. This neighborhood is the backdrop for the adult characters (played by Greta Lee and Teo Yoo) and former sweethearts as they contemplate what might have been... and maybe could be.

Locations here included First Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
... and the Holiday Cocktail Lounge on St. Mark's Place. 

Here's an interview with Song and Steve Buscemi at the Angelika, discussing the climatic last scene on First Street ... and how she found this block (thanks to FocusPulling for this clip)...

   

"Past Lives" received two Oscar nominations: best picture and original screenplay... and likely deserved more.

And you can see it still on a big screen at Cinema Village on 12th Street between University and Fifth Avenue.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Lights, cameras, filming notices — action!

This is the first filming notice — before May, a ubiquitous part of the streetscape — that we recall seeing in months since the start of the strike this past summer. (Spotted on the Bowery bear Bleecker.) 

"The Dutchman" stars André Holland, Kate Mara, Zazie Beetz and Stephen McKinley Henderson ... in this psychological thriller based on the Obie Award-winning play by Amiri Baraka. 

Per Deadline, this film has previously received a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement. 

And some more background on the film via Deadline
Set on a New York subway, "The Dutchman" centers on an encounter between a well-to-do Black man and an enchanting white woman who match wits in a sexualized game of cat and mouse that leads to a violent conclusion. The searing confrontation amplifies the dimensions of racial conflict in America in this adaptation of the stage show first presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre ... in March 1964, which was later adapted into a critically acclaimed 1966 film starring Shirley Knight and Al Freeman Jr. 
Hollywood's writers strike ended on Tuesday after nearly five months. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists continues.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

'East New York' coming to the East Village

"East New York" is the latest series to film along Avenue A and various side streets.

Crews will be setting up around 5 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday!) on both sides of Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue... Avenue A between First Street and Fifth Street ... and the east side of First Avenue between First Street and Third Street. 

The CBS crime drama, which debuted in the fall to solid reviews, stars Amanda Warren, Jimmy Smits and Ruben Santiago-Hudson. 

Back on Friday, the Hulu series "Life & Beth" with Amy Schumer and Michael Cera filmed scenes on 12th Street and 13th Street near First Avenue (with production trucks along Avenue A).

Sunday, January 15, 2023

In the 'Feud' of the night

EVG regular Daniel Efram shares these photos from this past rainy Thursday evening... when crews transformed Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue (and other blocks) into a 1970s-looking NYC for the second season of the FX series "Feud: Capote and the Women." 

The series, directed by Gus Van Sant, follows Truman Capote before and after excerpts of his unfinished novel "Answered Prayers" were published in Esquire in 1975.
The cast includes Tom Hollander as Capote, Demi Moore as Ann Woodward, Diane Lane as Slim Keith, Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, Chloë Sevigny as C. Z. Guest and Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carson.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

New season of 'Feud' brings a 1970s Times Square vibe to the East Village

Photos by Derek Berg

Prep work continues this afternoon for filming scenes of the second season of the FX series "Feud: Capote and the Women" ... on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
... and Sixth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue...
As previously noted... according to Variety, Ryan Murphy's anthology series "follows the true story of how Truman Capote (Tom Hollander) was friends with numerous members of New York high society until he published excerpts of his unfinished novel 'Answered Prayers,' with the excerpts serving as a tell-all about the city's elite."

The cast includes Demi Moore as Ann Woodward, Diane Lane as Slim Keith, Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, Chloë Sevigny as C. Z. Guest and Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carson. Gus Van Sant is directing all eight episodes. 

Previously on EV Grieve:

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

This week in TV shoots: 'Feud,' 'Law & Order SVU'

Crews will be out tomorrow around Avenue A, Seventh Street and elsewhere to film scenes for the second season of the FX series "Feud: Capote and the Women" ...
According to Variety, Ryan Murphy's anthology series "follows the true story of how Truman Capote (Tom Hollander) was friends with numerous members of New York high society until he published excerpts of his unfinished novel 'Answered Prayers,' with the excerpts serving as a tell-all about the city's elite."

The cast includes Demi Moore as Ann Woodward, Diane Lane as Slim Keith, Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, Chloë Sevigny as C. Z. Guest and Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carson. Gus Van Sant will direct all eight episodes. 

The entertaining first season of "Feud" from 2017 followed the relationship between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) while filming "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" 

Also filming! A show that needs no introduction — "Law & Order SVU" ... we spotted signs along Third Street and Avenue A...
Thanks to Steven for the "Feud" pics; Stacie Joy for L&O SVU.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Noted

Photos by Derek Berg 

Thanks to the magic of TV-making, there's a new medical cannabis dispensary on Avenue A... temporarily taking the place of Avenue A Deli & Grill just south of St. Mark's Place for a scene today...
Crews for "Law & Order," an American police procedural and legal drama TV series now in its 47th season, were also spotted on Avenue B and Eighth Street.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

This morning in TV shoots

Photos by Derek Berg 

EMTs were spotted removing a body this morning on Seventh Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... as part of a shoot for "American Horror Story" ("Bandana" on the posted film notices)...
Crews for AHS were in the East Village back in the summer as filming for season 11 got underway. 

And this block of Seventh Street is apparently getting popular for TV deaths: "Law & Order" investigated a young woman's murder along here in February.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Tuesday's parting shots

Crews were out today on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue... setting up some establishing shots and one doorway-entering scene for season five of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (MMM5 on film notices) ... photos by Derek Berg...

Monday, August 22, 2022

Monday's parting shot

Filming scenes for a TV pilot ("Flawless," per signage) today at Le Fournil on Second Avenue ... pic by Derek Berg...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wednesday's parting shot

Photo by Derek Berg 

We had another serving of "Yogurt" today... the code name for "Up Here," a new musical series set in the 1990s for Hulu. 

The cast includes Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdes, John Hodgman and (above, I think!) two-time Tony Award recipient Katie Finneran

As you likely noticed, this is a big production with film trucks on Avenues A and B, Seventh Street... and more.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Getting down to 'Brass Tactics' once again

Another major production is slated to film on Avenue A and some side streets early next week. 

Film notices are up now for "Brass Tactics," codename for the new Apple+ series "City on Fire." (The series is based on the book of the same name by Garth Risk Hallberg.)

"Brass Tactics" has filmed around here several times, dating back to the springThe cast includes John Cameron Mitchell and Jemima Kirke. "City on Fire" is written and executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, whose current credits include the "Gossip Girl" reboot.

Recent TV productions along Avenue A include the aforementioned GG ... "American Horror Story" ... and "Up Here."


Friday, July 1, 2022

'American Horror Story' brings the porn and 1980s mobiles to 9th Street

Top photo by DP; the rest by Steven 

Film crews for a TV series with the code name "Bandana" (aka "American Horror Story," season 11) are filming on Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue (and along Avenue A and elsewhere) this evening. 

And the liberal Hollywood perverts have converted a storefront on the block is now a "video peeps" shop...
There are also some cars that your friend's older brother drove in high school...

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Thursday's parting shot

Filming on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue today for the new Hulu musical series "Up Here" (aka "Yogurt") ... photo by Derek Berg...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Noted

Photos by Derek Berg 

Crews are setting up for a production with the code name "Yogurt" here on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

It's a TV series with a retro vibe, given the assembled 1990s-era props here ... and NOT TRASH!
Anyway, the crews will be filming around here ... we saw notices on Avenue A... the Bowery... among other places. And we'll see if we can uncover what "Yogurt" really is (ASIDE from a popular food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk).

Updated 12:36 p.m.

Thanks to Emily, via the comments. The series is called "Up Here."

Here's more via Deadline:

Former Good Girls star Mae Whitman has been tapped as the female lead in Up Here, Hulu's musical romantic comedy series from Tick, Tick… Boom! and Dear Evan Hansen writer Steven Levenson, The Carmichael Show's Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Hamilton director Thomas Kail, and the Frozen and WandaVision songwriting duo of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Filming notices for 'Gossip Girl' outside Key Food; see you in the aisles xoxo

Crews for the HBO Max reboot of "Gossip Girl" will be in the neighborhood today (Thursday!) and tomorrow (uh, Friday!). 

EVG GG Watchers© have spotted filming notices on Fourth Street and along stretches of Avenue A.

Storylines for season 2 have been kept under wraps, so we might as well speculate what the young adults from Constance Billard-St. Jude's School are going to be doing.

The proximity of the notices to Key Food can only mean that the grocery will play a — pardon this — key role in a plot line, like (typing out loud here) that Zoya buys a "cake for any occasion" here as a makeup gift for the canceled Julien or Monet de Haan has a crisis of it-girl status while looking for the moved-several-times Skinny Pop. Or maybe the gang stops by for to-go sushi for lunch on the steps of the Met. (Yes, it's out of the way and not really very good, but through the magic of TVmaking, the Brooklyn Bridge seems like 4 blocks to Central Park.)

(As an aside: Given the no parking signs around Key, where are all the delivery trucks going to idle/double park over the next two days? On the lawn at Village View?)

Anyway, GG notices are also posted outside Katz's, which might mean a GG-corned beef combo is in our future... one can dream!
Season 2 reportedly started filming in February, with a shoot here on March 1. No word on a release date.

The East Village was a popular location during the run of the original CW series (2007-2012) ... like outside Doc Holliday's ... or inside Veselka.

Monday, June 6, 2022

This week in film-TV shoots

There's a busy week ahead for filming around the East Village ... tomorrow sees "Big Indie Smith" shooting along Avenue A and Tompkins Square Park (and 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B).

"Big Indie Smith" is code for a TV series remake of the 2005 Brad-and-Angelina vehicle "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." Donald Glover and Maya Erskine (taking over for Phoebe Waller-Bridge) are the leads in this series for Amazon Prime. 

Also!
Notices are up along Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery for "Brass Tactics" ... code for the upcoming Apple+ series "City on Fire" based on the 2015 book by Garth Risk Hallberg. (We wrote about this production here.) Both BT pics by Derek Berg

Crews were prepping Rivington Guitar (Pawn Shop!) today for tomorrow's shoot ...
LAST BUT NOT LEAST. 

The "Gossip Girl" reboot for HBO Max will be filming along Avenue A and some side streets (like Fourth) on Thursday and Friday... pic by Stacie Joy...
Live team coverage TK.

Updated 6/7 

A reader shared this from First Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue... where there's a TV commercial filming over the next few days...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thursday's parting shot

We received a lot of queries today about what was filming on Avenue A along Tompkins Square Park ... the production notices read "Nine Orchard," which is likely a fake name. 

Anyway, we don't know! But! There may have been a stunt vampire, per this phot by Derek Berg...

Friday, April 22, 2022

Wyatt will pay you to move your car on 9th Street

Photos by Steven 

There are posted film notices for tomorrow on Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue for something titled "Zoo." 

Later, on the south side of the street, someone (Wyatt? Wyatt's assistant?) placed flyers on several cars...
... offering the owners 60 bucks if they move their cars by 5 a.m. tomorrow...
How about it?