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Friday, September 28, 2012

ATLwood: Paul Wesley of 'The Vampire Diaries' Talks About Atlanta

I was robbed! WAS IT YOU?!
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  • I was robbed! WAS IT YOU?!

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Paul Wesley, who stars in The CW series "The Vampire Diaries" (which films in Atlanta!) was recently on Jay Leno's show talking about the heat and crazy weather in our fair city, as well as how he was almost robbed after filming one day (welcome to ATL... ): Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview.

— Midtown Patch had an article this week that asked whether being "Hollywood South" is a gain ... or a pain? "Atlanta is home to more and more film and TV crews on our city's streets, and Patch wants to know if all this glamor is worth the trouble." What do you think?

— The independent documentary Troubled Waters (which was filmed across North Carolina, Georgia, and Argentina) will premiere at the Dixie Film Festival in Athens next week. The film centers on a water crisis in San Antonio de Los Cobres, Argentina and follows one man’s journey to provide clean drinking water for the entire Andean town of 6,000 people. It features the Georgia-based company, AdEdge Technologies, and was filmed partially in the Metro area. (When I first read the name I thought it was going to be about the Georgia-Alabama-Florida water wars, which WOULD be a good idea if it's not been done already).

Filming

The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire filmed at 3130 Slaton Drive this week, wrapping up production there today. They also spent some time at the Swan House.

‎‏— "The Vampire Diaries" has been filming in the Old Town Center of Conyers, near Conyers Pavillion.

Scary Movie 5, featuring Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, is currently filming at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (or as "The Walking Dead" calls it, the CDC).


Casting Calls

— TLC is casting for the second season of its reality series "Four Houses" — If interested, the homeowners should email lauren(at)pitmancasting(dot)com or call directly (818-666-3606) to discuss the show. Applicants should submit their name, contact info, along with 4 photos of their home, and a picture of them and/or their family. The deadline to submit is October 5th, but there are steps after this one so the sooner the better!

— Hylton Casting is seeking extras for the TV movie "The Start Up." Shoot will take place in Atlanta in October.

— The GA-filmed Last Vegas is seeking extras. Email contact info & picture to cgcastingatlanta(at)gmail(dot)com, or go here for details. The film stars Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline and will be filmed in the Metro Atlanta area from mid-October thru mid-December.

Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? We need 'em! Especially during this slow summer season. Drop me a line: ATLwood@cln.com or send me a tweet @keeneTV (don't forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood)!

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