Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yo, Shreveport! Get ready for an alien invasion ...

... with stunts. And explosions. And car chases. And smoke. And helicopters. And Aaron Eckhart. And Bridget Moynahan. And director Jonathan Liebesman (who made "The Killing Room" here).

"Battle: Los Angeles" will film here Sept. 9 through Oct. 9 and then move on to Baton Rouge.

In The Shreve, there will be tons of exterior work which will involve some pretty big street closures and traffic interruptions. The I-49 overpass -- stretching from I-20 to Murphy Street -- will shut down for five weeks. I'll learn more details tomorrow.

To prepare citizens for the shoot, local mayors and two of the movie's producers will talk to the press tomorrow at 3 p.m. I'll amass as many details as I can.

Can I ask any questions for you, besides ones like, "Where can I get Michelle Rodriguez's autograph?"

Do you want to know about street closures? The cost to the cities? The most affected areas in terms of traffic? Public safety concerns? And how the hell The Shreve and The Boss will stand in as L.A.? (Magic, I tell you. And lots of digital crayons.) What do you want to know?

P.S.: Don't worry: I'm volunteering to be first reporter blasted by an on-screen death ray, if "Battle: Los Angeles" requires as much. Hey, on that note, it's time for a reader poll: vote to your right.

8 comments:

Chris Lyon said...

How about some info about how to contact the production office? None of my inquiries to the fax number you (and others) have provided have been the least bit fruitful. It's frustrating that there is work going on and yet no one I can find knows anything about it. Myself and others are missing an opportunity for work. It's like this production is steamrolling forward with an invisible crew.

Alexandyr Kent said...

Faxing or emailing a resume is just a starting point. The best way to get these jobs is to aggressively network. Find out who's line producer, UPM, a dept. head, etc. and contact them personally.

Alexandyr Kent said...

And rumor mills like solomon street films, resources like IMDB Pro are good places to track down contacts.

Alexandyr Kent said...

I am extraordinarily disappointed that nobody has voted to death-ray me yet. Come on, Shrevers. Don't let me down!

Anonymous said...

hey, go get blasted. I'm working on Battle:La and it seems like it's going to be a big one. I worked on two projects up here at the beginning of the year and then had to fight for a weeks worth of work down south. Glad to be back at work in shreveport, my hometown. I hope the citizens of shreveport and bossier don't get really upset about the road closures and such. I love this work and couldn't imagine doing anything else. And Chris, the movie business is like a lot of other businesses...it's who you know.

galab said...

Trying to find info on extras / crew for Battle Los Angeles please help, been on battlelosangeles@gmail.com no help

Anonymous said...

What an ego!!! I wish Kent would get Blasted by a Shreveport Police stun gun. The jolt might reset his enormous ego!

Anonymous said...

Saw the cast and crew at The Robinson Film Center yesterday. They were there watching The Hurt Locker. I'm so excited that this production is in town.