Saturday, December 22, 2007

Downside Filming in Third World

Critics, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

It was a tragedy. A film group asked for, and was given, permission to film in a high crime area. They were filming a crime scene. The crime scene involved pretend shooting.

The tragedy occurred when the right hand of bureaucracy failed to inform the left, and a tactical response group responded .. and began shooting actors. Two actors were killed.

The shooting stopped when the director called out to the police their mistake.
It is tempting for production companies to shoot in the third world because it is cheaper and there are fewer pesky regulations. Actors don't cost as much.

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