Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Film Office’

In Latest X-Men Film, Watch Magneto Destroy RFK Stadium

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest installment of the uber-lucrative Marvel Comics franchise, RFK Stadium gets it. Really gets it, in fact, as DC Sports Bog pointed out earlier this week. As you can see in the clip embedded below, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) descends into the stadium and then—you know, using his mutant powers of magnetism—rips it [...]

Arts Roundup: Barracuda Edition

D.C. Film Office says the government shutdown is screwing with movie productions in town. [Washingtonian]
Watch Dismemberment Plan cover Heart's "Barracuda." [AV Club]
Tickets for fallFringe go on sale. [Post]
Misun drops a new song. [All Things Go]
14th Street NW mural painted over. [Post]
Betty White gets her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. [AP]
A report from the PEN/Faulkner [...]

Crystal Palmer Out at Film Office, Replaced by Herbert Niles

Crystal Palmer is out of her longtime job at the D.C. Film Office. Palmer has taken a position in the office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins, where she will serve as senior adviser for special projects. Palmer will be succeeded, at least temporarily, by film office staffer Herbert Niles. Hoskins' office announced the [...]

Arts Roundup: App Happy Edition

Dismemberment Plan tops this year's CMJ lineup. [Spin]
D.C.'s Film Office gets a mobile app. [Facebook]
Pleasant dancing experiences exist in D.C. [DCist]
See local indie rock at The Lot at Union Kitchen. [Popville]
ICYMI: RIP anthropologist and Smithsonian curator Marvette Pérez. [American History Museum]

Arts Roundup: College Radio Edition

Smithsonian begins cobbling together an agriculture archive. [WTOP]
D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development revamps its website. [MPTD]
Duke Ellington students prepare to perform with Patti LaBelle. [WJLA]
American University's WVAU, University of Maryland's WMUC, George Washington University's WRGW, and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue team up to present a Deerhunter show at the synagogue April 22. [...]

Arts Roundup: Indulj Shut Down Edition

Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row [...]

Lost in Location

When it comes to bringing big film projects to D.C., the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development hasn’t exactly made it rain. Movies and TV shows do shoot here, but usually only for a day or two; after directors have collected the necessary exterior shots, they return to Maryland, Virginia, or other states whose [...]

Tyler Perry to Shoot in D.C. Sunday…From the Sky

Look to the sky Sunday, and you might see Tyler Perry. Well, maybe.
According to the D.C. Film Office's production alerts page, a crew will shoot a sequence in Georgetown for the director's upcoming film The Marriage Counselor—from a helicopter. The chopper will follow a truck from the Key Bridge through Georgetown. The shoot is scheduled [...]

Come to D.C., Make Your Career-Crowning Dog-Walker Movie!

Yesterday at a City Council budget hearing, the D.C. Film Office's Crystal Palmer offered some real talk about how to attract Hollywood productions to the District. Today, her agency uploaded a video to YouTube.
Without any words, it more or less says: Come to D.C., filmmakers with cash to spend! We've got monuments! Power! Dog-walkers! Other motifs in [...]