Residents along Columbia Heights received a memo from Shapiro Levine Productions, LLC, saying the are "honored to be filming scenes" for their newest production, "The Wackness", starring Ben Kingsley (who starred in "Ghandi") and directed by Jonathan Levine. Filming will take place along the Promenade at Clark Street, and on Columbia Heights between Middagh and Vine Streets, on Wednesday, July 18th.
Of particular note for locals — They are taking over parking spots today, July 17th, in advance:
As per our permit with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting of New York City, we will be holding parking in advance for shoot on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007. We will be clearing some parking on Columbia Heights between Pierrepont and Orange Streets on the east side of the street, and on the north side of Clark St. between Columbia Heights and Willow St. for equipment trucks. We will also be clearing some parking on the east side of Cadman Plaza West, to stage our campers and on both sides of Columbia Heights between Middagh and Vine Streets for picture.
Also, watch out for roving bands of angry interns with clipboards telling you not to walk down the street. If you have any questions, concerns, or special needs, contact the Locations Department at 212-886-6850.