City Paper is not for tourists
Jon Fischer notes that D.C. is getting some love from Hollywood today:
Veep, the upcoming HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is shooting in the District today and Saturday, the District’s Film Office writes in a press release. The series filmed parts of its pilot in D.C. this March, but the production has been spending most of its time in Baltimore, thanks to a very generous package of tax breaks and credits from the state of Maryland.
So where are they filming this week? According to the Film Office’s site, today they’re scheduled to shoot on Constitution Ave. NW between 12th and 14th streets until 11 p.m. And on Saturday the show is doing driving shoots all around town—including close to the Vice President’s Residence at Observatory Circle.
I’m actually less interested in the shoot—-though if you go over there, report back!—-and more in the final product. It often seems like television shows filmed in D.C. are really, really white. And yes, I know there aren’t many black people living near One Observatory Circle, but just in general, there are a lot of nonwhite folks living and working in the city, yet they rarely seem to even make appearances as extras.