One street, 3 film crews in BR

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 10:07pm

Three major productions took over 3rd Street Monday in Baton Rouge, an unprecedented event for the city that's quickly gaining a reputation.

"Just an example of what's happening in Baton Rouge," said Donna Reichman, interim director of the Baton Rouge Film Commission. "And the amount of production and the variety of production."

The street was transformed, as sets were designed to look like New York and New England. It's not the first time for three simultaneous productions to take place, but it was the first time for three simultaneous productions to take place on the same street.

Initially there were worries about the logistics.

"It's an interesting but good challenge for us to have other companies in the area," said Garry Brown, co-executive producer of "Breakout Kings." "But I think it's fantastic for Baton rouge to have this activity, and especially this time of year."

The three film sets were the movies "Red Clover" and "Pitch Perfect," along with the episodic television show "Breakout Kings." The sets can create issues when it comes to parking for personal vehicles and industry trucks that lined the streets.

"We were a little concerned, but i think it worked out quite well," Reichman said. "Everybody was cooperative and got what they needed."

At the end of the day, all the productions worked well together and were able to get the job done.

"Breakout Kings" has been working in the city for weeks, and said the city, and the mayor-president's office, has been especially helpful on all fronts.

They will be filming in the city until February.

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