Having wrapped out A&E / Dead Again in late October I have been working as a “day player” location scout on a number of New York City area based televison shows, several movies and a commercial:
Location scout Ted 2 reshoots
Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of TED 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow TED writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as Jason Clark and John Jacobs.
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.
Location Manager at A&E Networks / A&E – Dead Again.
Series Location Manager for Season 1 / 8 episodes. The working title for Dead Again had been DOA.
Dead Again follows a top team of detectives who reexamine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.
A&E Networks has given the green light to unscripted series D.O.A. (working title) from Law & Order Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Left/Right Productions. The series follows an elite team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions linger long after the verdict. Production begins this spring on eight hour-long episodes. The team includes Chicago homicide detective Michelle Wood, Miami PD detective Joe Schillaci, and retired NYPD detective and supervisor and Kevin “Spider” Gannon. The three will begin their investigation at a reconstructed crime scene and work the case interviewing first-person players and forensic specialists. The question is whether they agree with the original verdict or if the wrong person is behind bars.
…D.O.A. is produced by Wolf Reality and Left/Right for A&E Network. Wolf and Tom Thayer are exec producing for Wolf Reality. Executive producers for Left/Right are Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver. Laura Fleury and Brad Holcman are exec producing for A&E.
In 2004, Jason Richelson opened a wine store in Brooklyn, New York. Over the next few years, one store grew into four as he added a second location, a grocery store and a coffee shop, and keeping track of a seven million dollar business, 70 employees, sales and inventory became increasingly important and more complicated.
At the time, Jason used a traditional Windows-based point of sale system from a large software company and regularly experienced a considerable amount of technological problems. In 2008 while on vacation, the stores’ server crashed and Jason had to essentially close all of the stores indefinitely. As soon as he returned home, Jason tried to find a cloud-based point of sale system but he couldn’t find anything. ShopKeep was born that day…
Direction / Production: Arise Pictures LLC (NYC) Director: Randy Scott Slavin; Producer: Julie Slavin
Co-location scouted with Mark McKennon (NYC)
ShopKeep is a cloud-based iPad point of sale (POS) system headquartered in New York, NY. Founded in 2008, its POS system is used by more than 10,000 small businesses in the United States and Canada, most of which are retail shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. The system allows merchants to ring up sales, print or email receipts, pop a cash drawer, accept credit cards and print remotely to the kitchen right from the iPad. The robust web-based BackOffice allows inventory, employee, and customer management, and robust analytics and reporting. The smartphone dashboard app allows merchants to view real-time store sales remotely.
Location Scout New York, NY Trace Adkins Summer Tour publicity photo campaign.
Tracy Darrell “Trace” Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American singer and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin’ Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and “You’re Gonna Miss This”, which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. “I Left Something Turned on at Home” went to No. 1 on Canada’s country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005’s Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies. Trace Adkins is widely known for his distinctive baritone singing voice.
Photographer / Director: Kristin Barlowe (Nashville, TN)
Production Company / Producer: Mergeleft Reps, Inc. Brett Sahler, Producer (NYC)
Series location scout (6 episodes) for an upcoming Investigation Discovery cable television show, The Help (working title).
Series is now airing as Mansions & Murders.
From butlers and bodyguards to chauffeurs and chefs, hired help runs the gamut for America’s wealthy. These helping hands get an exclusive look into the lives of the elite, gaining access to their homes, their families, and their darkest secrets.
Production Company: Bray Entertainment (NYC) Geoffrey Lind, Line Producer; Elizabeth Newman, Production Manager; Raymond Hausermann, Producer.
GARY TRIANO, PAM PHILLIPS: ‘MANSIONS AND MURDERS’ AIRS ARIZONA CAR BOMB MURDER CASE
22 April 2015
The Gary Triano and Pam Phillips murder case will air tonight on Investigation Discovery’s new show Mansions and Murders. Produced by Bray Entertainment, the true- crime docudrama will chronicle the case through interviews and reenactments of terrible crimes committed against and by rich and wealthy mansion dwellers. The season premiere episode entitled ‘Love To Bits And Pieces’ tells the tragic story of Gary Triano.
Location scout Louie S5
NYC area location scout several episodes for the upcoming 5th season of Louie on FX Networks.
Created by Louis C.K., Louie is a comedy revolving around “Louie,” a semi-fictional version of Louis C.K. played by C.K. The show is filtered through the observational humor of “Louie.” Each episode puts a spotlight on “Louie’s” hectic life as a stand-up comedian and single father who shares custody of his two daughters, “Lilly” (Hadley Delaney) and “Jane” (Ursula Parker). The single-camera comedy is a mix of “Louie’s” stand-up comedy and scripted films. The series deals with everyday life issues including work, parenting and relationships, and has touched on topics ranging from religion to politics to social behavior. While many of the episodes are stand alone, the series has also included many serialized episodes…
Production Company: Pig Newton (NYC)
Director: Louis CK
Location Manager: Jeff Caron; Assistant Location Manager Alex Starke
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.
I also location scouted several episodes of Louie, Seaon 4:
Location scout for 4th season Louie on FX
Several weeks location scouting in the NYC area for Season 4 episode(s) for the much-anticipated return of the Emmy-nominated sitcom, Louie, returning to the FX tv viewing schedule at 10:00pm EDST Monday, May 5th, 2014.
Production Company: Pig Newton (NYC)
Director: Louis CK
Location Manager: Jeff Caron
Sitcom in which we follow Louie’s everyday ordeals, quest to find love and pursuit of humor.
Location scout Daughter of God (feature film)
Writer / Director: Gee Malik Linton
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Mira Sorvino, Ana de Armas
Location Manager: Michael L. Mizrahi
After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner’s death.
Location scout NBC / Allegiance
Alex O’Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it’s revealed that his parents, Mark (Scott Cohen) and Katya (Hope Davis), are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees.
Production Company: NBCUniversal (NYC); Location Manager Mike Kriaris; Assistant Location Manager Danny Coss
A rookie CIA analyst doesn’t know that members of his family are part of a Russian sleeper cell.
Location scout Nurse Jackie
Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that’s the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won’t quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it’s going to take a white lie here, a bent rule there, and a handful of secret strategies to relieve the pain, and stay one step ahead of total disaster. Three-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco stars in the critically acclaimed Showtime Original Comedy Series NURSE JACKIE.
Production Company: Nurse Productions (NYC); Location Manager: Dena Gheith; Assistant Location Manager: Dan Welch
I love all the wacky posters, billboards and banners the show has come up with over the years 🙂
A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.