Woody Allen has spent a few weeks filming on location in San Francisco for his new feature project. The production is a boost for the city that’s been struggling to position itself as a film-friendly location in recent years.
Susannah Robbins is Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Commission and spoke to The Examiner: “I think this will help filmmakers see San Francisco in a different light. You don’t have to come here just to shoot the icons – San Francisco has so much more to offer than that.”
You don’t have to come here just to shoot the icons – San Francisco has so much more to offer than that.
Susannah Robbins, San Francisco Film Commission
She adds: “I also think that when this film airs it will be really helpful to potentially boost film production in San Francisco. Filmmakers all over the world will see that Woody Allen could shoot a film here, so maybe it isn’t so costly or difficult as the old rumours would lead one to believe.”
One of the city’s highest-profile recent shoots was the HBO miniseries Hemingway & Gellhorn. The production filmed entirely in locations throughout San Francisco, but none of the scenes are actually set there.
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