Monday, October 12, 2009

Riverside Drive: Car Chases & Gunshots

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 12, 2009. No Parking signs on Riverside Drive. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Last week, Amy Soule at FilmLA sent notice to the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council that The Green Hornet would be closing Riverside Drive between Glendale Blvd. & Fletcher, Oct 12 - 14, from 8PM -5AM. No parking signs are up along that stretch of Riverside, as well as south of Fletcher on Riverside to Clearwater St.

Soule responded via email to our inquiry regarding details on the filming:
"The scene involves a car chase with collisions and a bus rollover. There will be gunfire intermittently throughout the night and a special effect that will occur 1 time during the night which involves the bus jumping over a pipe ramp and window being shattered on the vehicle. When this occurs there will be some smoke and spark effects."

Soule also claimed the production company had surveyed residents for two weeks and no concerns about the filming were expressed. Unless they work in the industry or have lived through a large scale production filming in their backyard, chances are, residents didn't know what they should be concerned about. If you have questions or problems, call Amy Soule, Supervisor, Production Planning at FilmLA: (213) 977-8600.

Car chases and gunfire: it's just like any other night on Riverside Drive. At least there are no helicopters involved.