May 292014
 

A movie production planning to film a simulated car crash will close Religious Street on Friday night, and nearby residents can expect to hear simulated gunfire during the filming as well, New Orleans officials said.

For details, see the news release from the city of New Orleans below.

Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District.

On Friday, May 30, 2014 between 6:00pm and 6:00am (weather dependent), a production company will be filming exterior scenes at the intersection of Religious Street and Market Street. The filming activity will include a simulated car crash. As a result, this intersection and Religious Street from Euterpe Street to Felicity Street will be closed to vehicular traffic nightly from 7:00pm and 6:00am. Please note that Tchoupitoulas Street will be open for two-way traffic during these hours to allow for this street closure. In coordination with NOPD and on-site law enforcement, the production will utilize simulated gunfire during filming hours. Law enforcement, EMS and NOFD will be on site to ensure public safety and to help facilitate the work.

Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy assists productions with the City’s permitting process, connects productions with local crew and resources, and facilitates communication between productions and the local community.

In 2013, New Orleans hosted 60 tax credit film projects (TV, films, and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of $456 million.

For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Film New Orleans at (504) 658-0923 or visit www.filmneworleans.org.

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