The Other Guys shoot in Albany

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It's a spoof of buddy cop movies.

Check out the pic Brian took this morning at the shoot of that Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg movie in downtown Albany near Broadway and State.

The film crew is scheduled to be in town through next Monday shooting action shots and exteriors. Apparently none of the headlining stars will be here.

A few more photos after the jump.

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(Many thanks, Brian!)

photos: Brian Bickersmith

Earlier on AOA:
+ Detours/parking restrictions for that Will Ferrell movie shoot
+ Waiting four hours for your 15 minutes
+ Will Ferrell movie shooting in Albany

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The Other Guys film shoot
Broadway and State
Albany, NY 12207

Comments

Normally I'd be super excited about a movie shoot in albany. I went to the WoW shoot in hudson and had a blast.

This shoot - aggravating. I'm getting married downtown on October 3rd and the many of the streets around the ceremony, reception, and guest accomodations will be closed. 12 months of planning and big bills to pay and now this.

Want to make it up to me, Will Farrel? Wedding Crashers part II, for real.

I really don't see how this is going to boost the local economy. I work in downtown Albany and have been personally affected by closures due to the film shoot. Most recently I stopped at a shop on Pearl St who told me they haven't had any customers for days because of road closures. People who have to work downtown have to deal with lack of parking, inaccessable banks and other businesses, and delays. Can someone please explain to me how this could possibly be a boost for the local economy when the businesses along these closures are obviously losing business. I, for one, am getting really sick of movies being shot in Albany that are causing delays and such. Hollywood should stay in California. The rest of us work for a living.

Bill,

I agree the shoot is a pain in the ass. But believe it or not the 'guys' shooting downtown are generating revenue for the area. Do a headcount of the production team and place most of them in hotels. The hotel tax alone is going to bring big money into the county. Then consider the meals, craft service, last minute supplies, gasoline, perhaps some personal shopping they must be doing.

daleyplanit,

My advice is to ASAP call Jerry Jennings office. He's the 'mastermind' behind the shooting. I work in downtown Albany and he really didn't take anyone in Albany into consideration when he agreed to shooting. Anyway though, I'm sure he could talk with the planners and make sure at least the time around your wedding is cleared. If he won't do anything, go right downtown and talk to the people running around. Tell them your concerns (there are a TON of minions standing around) and that your wedding is planned for that day and that "you really wouldn't want to ruin a shooting take when you come to the church" and would like to work with them to make both work. The staff is actually really nice and accomodating. Probably more so then Jennings himself. Hope this helps. If you go to Jennings, I would actually go to his office downtown instead of calling.

Joie, Thanks for the tip. We felt it was easier to let our guests know of the interruption in street traffic rather than take on the city boss and hollywood. We'll take it in stride. Besides, it's an opportunity to show my fiance's Lawng Island family that we don't "Live on a fahm up in Awlbany."

I was an extra…always best if you’re invited to the party…

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