“Welcome to People” filmed in Claremont

“Welcome to People” filmed in Claremont

Accroding to Dailybulletin.com, Michelle’s another project “Welcome to People” was filming in Claremonet last Thursday. The leading man of the movie Chirs Pine filmed scenes inside, outside , and near Rhino Records in the downtown with actress Elizabeth Banks who plays Pine’s alcoholic sister and Olivia Wilde who is appearing as his girlfriend.

However there were no sences of Michelle filming there yet since the beautiful lady still working on “New Year’s Eve” with Zac Efron in the New York City.

The story follows a man (Pine) who must deliver $150,000 in cash to an alcoholic sister he didn’t know he had until the death of their father. He also becomes involved in the life of her angry 12-year-old son. Pfeiffer will play the mother of Pine and Banks’ character.

Claremont is a college town in eastern Los Angeles County, California, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The population as of 2008 is 37,242. Claremont is known for its seven higher-education institutions, its tree-lined streets, and its historic buildings.

Dreamworks Movie filmed in Claremont Thursday

CLAREMONT – The city went Hollywood on Thursday with the filming of the Dreamworks production “Welcome to People.”

The movie, starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde, filmed scenes inside, outside and near Rhino Records in downtown on Thursday.

Maureen Aldridge, the CEO of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, said “a lot of production people who are working on the movie are saying, `oh my God, Claremont is really great. What a great community. We want to come back and have dinner here.’ It’s exposing us to people who haven’t been exposed to Claremont before.”

Claremont spokeswoman Bevin Handel said the production was shot in the village from 6 a.m. to about 6 p.m. on Yale Avenue from Second Street to Bonita Avenue and Bonita from Yale to Indian Hill Boulevard.

There was no parking available, and street traffic was controlled.

The film’s production company made individual arrangements with affected merchants for compensation depending on how the business was impacted, Handel said.

About six weeks ago, a production scout talked to city officials. The company went through a permit and notification process, and everything went smoothly, Handel said.

“The Police Department is doing traffic control and crowd control. The production company pays for the police,” Handel said.

The production company also made an arrangement with the former Casa Flores Inc. florist location on Yale, an empty

storefront, to be used for catering.

“It helped to get money into a business not being leased right now,” Handel said.

Aldridge said actor Pine, who has starred as James T. Kirk in 2009’s “Star Trek,” was getting a lot of attention on Thursday.

“A good 50 to 100 people are watching it,” Aldridge said of the production Thursday afternoon. “There’s a lot of young girls trying to get the main character’s autograph.”

In the Alex Kurtzman- directed film, according to the Internet Movie Data Base, “A man is tasked with delivering $150,000 of his deceased father’s fortune to the sister he has never met.”

Michelle Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau also have roles in the film.

Rhino Records general manager Dennis Callaci said his store was closed for the day and that a lot of employees had roles as shoppers or employees.

“We have a couple of customers who were extras,” Callaci said. Shots were taken inside and outside the store.

Callaci said he did not see a “huge benefit” to having the movie film his store.

“The only benefit is it’s nice to have a timepiece in 20 years of the store,” Callaci said. “From my perspective, I don’t care about Hollywood.”

Callaci said he was able to listen in on dialogue from the film about the future of record stores.

“I did hear one line in the script talking about the death of the record store. There is no death of this record store. In Hollywood, there is.”

Source: dailybulletin.com


  • Tachu
    March 6, 2011

    Thanks for sharing. great pic.

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