Shooting around town

 

Ever wonder what's going on with those annoying road closings, who's inside those big white trailers, and filming under the hot lights?

Burn Notice

by Brett O'Bourke

I grabbed the item below from Film Miami, the county film and entertainment office’s production resource, about recent activity in Miami-Dade. There are some cool behind the scenes photos here.

Note the $18 million Burn Notice spent in town during filming for season 3. With the state having emliminated the film industry incentives, it’ll be interesting to see if Burn Notice returns for season 4 (more on that here to come in future weeks).

Here's what's in production according to Film Miami:

“the Stephen P. Clark Government Center was the main location for a recent KFC commercial. Car commercials have also been requesting County properties to shoot at such as the 2010 Toyota Camry and the new anticipated Audi, which has yet to hit the market, which shot at the Port of Miami and the Ford Fusion which shot throughout unincorporated Miami-Dade County.  

In addition, the independent feature film “Loving the Bad Man” staring Stephen Baldwin shot at the North Dade Detention Center and Sportscheck Sportswear shot their new beachwear catalog at Homestead Bayfront Park.  Collectively these productions spent a total of $1.25 million dollars in the local economy of which $24,500 were spent on Miami-Dade County services and facilities.

The USA Network hit TV series “Burn Notice” starring Jeffrey Donovan wrapped up season 3 with shoots at Matheson Hammock, Crandon Park Beach and a big explosion scene at the Arch Creek East Preserve in North Miami. During the month of August, “Burn Notice” spent $14,500 on Miami-Dade County services including off-duty police and Fire & Rescue and Miami-Dade County parks and they spent a total of $18 million dollars locally during the production of season 3.”

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